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    Allen Porter papers
    Creation Date: 1833-1884
    Catalog ID: 1909.1.2
    Call Number: MsSC 245
    This collection contains a handwritten account of Allen Porter's overland journey to the Puget Sound area in 1852 (written in 1884) a letter to A. Denny from L. Burr who originally received the account an account receipt book (1833-1857) that includes notes made at the trial of Leschi by Porter, and a photocopy of a 1911 Tacoma News Tribune article on Porter's wagon coming to the Washington State History Museum.
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    [Dexter Horton Bank, Seattle, W.T., 1881]
    Creation Date: 1881
    Catalog ID: S1992.27.42
    Call Number: S1992.27.42
    Black and white1881 image of the interior of Dexter Horton & Co., Bankers, in Seattle, King County, W.T. Standing behind a long wooden counter in the foreground, from left to right, are Benjamin F. Briggs, bookkeeper, Arthur Armstrong Denny, vice president, Rolland Herschel Denny, teller, and Norval Hastings Latimer, bank manager. A vault, with door open, is behind them. Captain Penfield stands in front of the counter at photo right.
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    Arthur Armstrong Denny papers
    Creation Date: 1851-1951
    Catalog ID: 1997.15.6
    Call Number: MsSC 100
    During Seattle’s early history, Arthur Armstrong Denny was its wealthiest citizen, who owned vast property, both real estate and personal, the latter covered banking, street railway, irrigation, and other properties. Besides business arrangements Denny served in several political offices. He was the county commissioner for Thurston County, Oregon, and then King County commissioner. Denny was appointed to serve as Seattle’s first postmaster in 1853. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the Washington Territory for nine consecutive sessions. He was the speaker of the House during the third session. He was registrar of the U.S. Land Office from 1861 to 1865. Denny was elected territorial delegate to the thirty-ninth Congress to serve under Governor William Pickering in 1865. After political office Denny took a half interest in Dexter Horton and Co., a bank founded by Dexter Horton and David Phillips in 1870. Denny served as the president of the Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad Company. He also was active in Society of Washington Pioneers and wrote Pioneer Days in Puget Sound. Also Denny was involved in finding a site for the state university and the foundation of the Puget Sound University and the University of Washington. The Arthur Armstrong Denny papers cover the years 1851-1959. The records divided into thirteen series: Correspondence, Family, Financial Records, Receipts, Territorial Delegate, Postmaster, Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad Co., Society of Washington Pioneers, Estates, Percy Bamford, Arcade Building and Realty Co., Manuscripts, and Miscellaneous Items.