Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Digital Content/Other Formats

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Other Finding Aids

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the McElroy Family Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 0027
Accession No.: 0027-001
Creator: McElroy family , creator
Title: McElroy family papers
Date Span: 1847-1927
Quantity: 1.5' linear
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Pioneer family.

Thorton Fleming McElroy, 1825-1885. Sara Collins McElroy, 1827-1894. Harry Bates McElroy, 1861-1928. Thorton McElroy joined the gold rush to California, journeyed overland by wagon train to Oregon City, Or., to work on the Oregon Spectator, was sent by Thomas Dryer to Olympia, Washington to establish and publish "The Columbian" in 1852, was Territorial printer (1863-1872), and was foreman of the "Pioneer and Democrat".

Scope and Content

Family papers, including correspondence of Thornton F. McElroy, Washington Territorial official; his wife, Sara Collins McElroy; and their son, Harry Bates McElroy; papers relate to an overland journey to California in 1849, the newspaper publishing and printing business in Oregon and Washington Territories, politics in Washington Territory, and social conditions in the Northwest during the pioneer period; 1847-1927.

Typewritten transcription of two T. F. McElroy letters (May 8, 1849; June 8, 1849)

Digital Content/Other Formats

Selected documents available as digital copies at http://content.lib.washington.edu/pioneerlifeweb/collections.html

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Mrs. Charles E. Allison, 1959-61

Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bagley, Clarence, 1843-1932, creator.
Lewis, J. R., creator.
McElroy family--Archives.
McElroy, Harry Bates, creator.
McElroy, Sarah Collins, creator.
Last modified: July 19, 2007
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