Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

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Acquisition Info

Other Finding Aids

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Schwabacher Bros. & Company Records
1866-1980



Manuscript Collection No.: 1403
Accession No.: 1403-006
Creator: Schwabacher Bros. & Company (Seattle, Wash.) , creator
Title: Schwabacher Bros. & Company records
Date Span: 1866-1980
Bulk: 1879-1951
Quantity: 6 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

Schwabacher Brothers & Company was founded in 1869. It sold groceries, clothing, hardware and building materials, and was the outfitter for many prospectors during the Alaska gold rush. Schwabacher Hardware Company was incorporated as a separate business in 1888. Gatzert-Schwabacher Land Company owned property in Seattle (primarily), Anacortes, and Pierce, and in Skagit and Jefferson Counties.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, deeds, abstracts of title, proxies, stock and land certificates, financial records, legal documents, bills of sale, advertisements, agreements, minutes, clippings and ephemera.

Bulk relates to the family's land investment companies, Gatzert-Schwabacher Land Company and Schwabacher Realty Company. The remaining relates to the Seattle general merchandise business and family.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

List is given of each donation. No source date for 1403-006, however.

Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Aronson, Sigismund, creator.
Eckstein, Nathan, 1873-1945, creator.
Gatzert, Bailey, 1829-1893, creator.
Preston, Howard Hall, creator.
Schwabacher family, creator.
Schwabacher, Morton L. (Morton Leo), creator.
Organizations:
Gatzert-Schwabacher Land Company, creator.
Schwabacher Bros. & Company (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives.
Schwabacher Hardware Co. (Seattle, Wash.)
Schwabacher Realty Company (Seattle, Wash.), creator.
Last modified: November 19, 2007
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