• Creator
  • Squire, Ida Remington
  • Created Date
  • 1886
  • Description
  • Ida Remington Squire, the wife of Washington Territorial Governor Watson C. Squire, recorded her impressions of events in Seattle prior to, during, and immediately after the anti-Chinese riots that took place on February 8, 1886. The account gives first-hand details about some events, particularly conversations taking place in the Occidental Hotel (usually involving either her husband or Chief Justice Roger Sherman Greene) and events visible t... more
    Ida Remington Squire, the wife of Washington Territorial Governor Watson C. Squire, recorded her impressions of events in Seattle prior to, during, and immediately after the anti-Chinese riots that took place on February 8, 1886. The account gives first-hand details about some events, particularly conversations taking place in the Occidental Hotel (usually involving either her husband or Chief Justice Roger Sherman Greene) and events visible to Squire from her room's windows at the Occidental. She also briefly describes a walk to the bank on the morning of the riots, as an escort (along with Sarah Yesler) for a Chinese man who needed to withdraw funds before being forced out of town. For other events, Squire records information she is told (or overhears): some of these accounts are factually accurate, and some are exaggerations or false rumors. Her account focuses particularly on her fears of violence aimed at her husband or the other officials charged with handling the crisis,... less
  • Format
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    Diary
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2010