University Station, Seattle, WA: The Washington University Historical Society, Oct 1906 - July 1908. First Edition. Green paper covers with Table of Contents on the cover and bound internally with three large staples, protected in mylar and housed in a custom sized black slip case. 10" x 6.75", pp. 2-378. This is a remarkably fine copy and uncommon set of the first eight issues of The Washington Historical Quarterly. Collections of 7-9 scholarly treatise of the issues, laws, personalities and documented history of the 42nd State. All volumes have age fade along the spine and edges of cover, with Vol I-1, which was on the end having the most, while copies in the center of the pack still mostly original green front and back. Insignificant fanning at the outer corners of Vol I-1, the rest are flat, clean and collectible.
All volumes have a small, <1" label on lower left of inside first page, "Glenn Daugherty, The Barclay House, Oregon City, OR". Dr. Forbes Barclay was an Arctic explorer, physician, public official, philanthropist. His home, built in 1849, was originally near the river, but was moved in 1937 next door to the McLoughlin House. It currently houses offices for the National Park Service and serves as gift shop for McGloughlin complex. Fine. Item #1410
"The purposes for which this corporation shall be formed are as followed, to wit: To establish and maintain a society for the collection and preservation of historical facts and records...research relating to the Indians and tribes...to act as trustee and custodian of any historical, literary, scientific or other books..." (p 3).