• Narcissa Latimer letter to Alexander and Sarah Latimer, November 17, 1884

    Narcissa Latimer letter to Alexander and Sarah Latimer, November 17, 1884

    Denny, Narcissa Latimer, 1851-1900

    Narcissa Leonora (Nora) Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). Narcissa married Orion Denny on April 1, 1889. The letter is addressed to Alexander and Sarah Latimer and is written from Seattle. It discusses Seattle's climate, her duties as a teacher, women's suffrage, the recent presidential election and Denny family matters including the birth of Roland Denny's third daughter (Edith Denny). Narcissa writes that one of Roland's daughters' was upset that the baby was a girl and notes that ""Cousin Arthur"" (Arthur Denny) consoled the child by telling her that a girl is worth as much as a boy because ""She can vote."" (Washington Territory women were granted the right to vote in 1883 but the right was repealed in August 1888 when a court ruled that the territorial government did not have the authority to enfranchise women voters. Washington became a state in 1889 but women did not regain the vote in Washington until 1910.)

    Identifier: spl_lj_004

    Date: 1884-11-17

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  • Unknown man in Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1880

    Stringfield, Alfred Moore, 1849-1886

    Photograph taken by Alfred Moore Stringfield in Santa Barbara, California.

    Identifier: spl_lj_053

    Date: 1880?

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  • Alexander Latimer, ca. 1865

    Alexander Latimer, ca. 1865

    Tintype portrait of Alexander Latimer. Alexander was married to Sarah Latimer and had five daughters: Narcissa Latimer Denny (1851-1900), Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946).

    Identifier: spl_lj_019

    Date: 1865?

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  • Unknown woman in New York, ca. 1880

    Unknown woman in New York, ca. 1880

    Hayden, C.

    Photograph taken by C. Hayden in New York City.

    Identifier: spl_lj_026

    Date: 1880?

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  • Unknown woman in Clarinda, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Unknown woman in Clarinda, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Hinman, E.B.

    Photograph taken by E.B. Hinman in Clarinda, Iowa.

    Identifier: spl_lj_031

    Date: 1880?

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  • Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds, ca. 1880

    Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds, ca. 1880

    Meason Studio; Meason, L.E.

    Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer and sister to Narcissa Latimer. Emma married Charles Reynolds in 1886 in Minnesota. Photograph taken by the Meason Studio in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

    Identifier: spl_lj_041

    Date: 1880?

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  • "Monterey" gunboat in Port Orchard dry dock, ca. 1896

    "Monterey" gunboat in Port Orchard dry dock, ca. 1896

    Transcribed from back of photograph: "The Monterey in dry dock at Port Orchard near Seattle. They put the boats in the dock, then pump out the water to paint or clean the bottom which gets covered with barnacles, little muscle shell, seaweeds, + c." The Port Orchard Dry Dock mentioned in the caption is likely the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

    Identifier: spl_lj_063

    Date: 1896?

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  • Two unknown men, ca. 1865

    Two unknown men, ca. 1865

    Tintype portrait of two unidentified men.

    Identifier: spl_lj_038

    Date: 1865?

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  • Group of three Native Americans, ca. 1897

    Group of three Native Americans, ca. 1897

    Identity of the men and location of the photograph unknown. Time period provided is estimated.

    Identifier: spl_lj_069

    Date: 1897?

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  • Clara, Alice and Emma Latimer, ca. 1880

    Clara, Alice and Emma Latimer, ca. 1880

    H.S. & J.W. Hoot; Hoot, Howard S., 1857-1941; Hoot, Jerome W., 1859-1943

    Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946) were the daughters of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. Their sisters, Narcissa Latimer Denny and Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens are not pictured. Photograph taken by H.S. & J.W. Hoot in Waterloo, Iowa.

    Identifier: spl_lj_042

    Date: 1880?

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