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William Spalding family papers

 Collection
Identifier: S3607

Scope and Contents

This collection contains family photographs, letters between family members, also a letter from William Spalding to the President, business documents, The Zenith City Star newspapers, biographical information, mainly from newspaper articles. It also includes newspaper clippings pertaining to William Spalding, a prayer cloth belonging to William, personal journals and address books and a series of maps of  the Crow Wing County area including Fox and Eagle Lakes.

Dates

  • 1844-1929

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

William W. Spalding was born in Pennsylvania and came to the Lake Superior area in 1844 in search of copper. He came to Duluth, Minnesota in 1869 where he set up a store. He served as a Duluth Alderman, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Duluth Board of Trade, and Receiver of the U.S. Land Office. He was President of the Spalding Hotel Company, previously the Spaliding House Company. His son William M. Spalding was the editor of a monthly amateur journal, The Zenith City Star.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains family photographs, letters between family members, also a letter from William Spalding to the President, business documents, The Zenith City Star newspapers, biographical information, mainly from newspaper articles. It also includes newspaper clippings pertaining to William Spalding, a prayer cloth belonging to William, personal journals and address books and a series of maps of  the Crow Wing County area including Fox and Eagle Lakes.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S3181 T.J. Richardson sketchbook

NEMHC Archival Collections S3083 Spalding Hotel records

NEMHC Essay Collection Jenkins, John R. William Witter Spalding: Exponent of Two Frontiers in the Lake Superior Country, 1971

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
Title
Guide to the William Spalding family papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526