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Oregon Steam Navigation Company

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

John C. Ainsworth papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 250
Abstract John Commingers Ainsworth (1822-1893) was the major founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation (OSN) Company, the most powerful transportation monopoly in the Pacific Northwest. Ainsworth was also involved in a number of other ventures, including the Northern Pacific Railroad (NPRR) and various gold, silver and coal mining operations. The John Commingers Ainsworth Papers contain Ainsworth’s diaries, autobiography, personal correspondence, photographs, and the business records of the Oregon...
Dates: 1858-1911

John T. Apperson correspondence

 Collection — Multiple collection box: [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]
Identifier: A 002
Abstract

During the American Civil War, John T. Apperson served in the 1st Oregon Cavalry, and was stationed at Ft. Walla Walla and Ft. Dalles, in Oregon. The collection (1862-1865) consists of letters written to John T. Apperson during his service in the military.

Dates: 1862-1865

John Gates papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 036
Abstract

John Gates (1827-1888) was a construction engineer for the Oregon Steam Navigation Co. and the Oregon Railway and Navigation Co. From 1885 to 1888, he served as mayor of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, diaries, scrapbook pages, steamboat plans and inventions, and photographs.

Dates: 1853-1909

George W. Murray letter to W. W. Baker and Company

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1863 Sep 18
Abstract

The collection contains a letter dated September 18, 1963 from George W. Murray, of Portland, Oregon to W. W. Baker and Company, also of Portland, asking for payment of draft to Oregon Steam Navigation Co.

Dates: 1863 September 18

Oregon Steamship Company bill of lading

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1878 Oct 21
Abstract

The Oregon Steamship company was organized in July of 1872. The collection contains a bill of lading dated October 21, 1878.

Dates: 1878 October 21

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Correspondence 3
Oregon 3
Diaries 2
Transportation 2
Bedrooms -- Photographs 1