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Dowell, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Franklin Dowell papers

Identifier: Ax 031

Benjamin Franklin Dowell, a native of Virginia, came west on the overland trail in 1850. He practiced law in Jacksonville, Oregon and in Washington, D.C. Dowell, with the assistance of his wife and others, owned the Oregon Sentinel newspaper in Jacksonville. The Benjamin Franklin Dowell Papers includes memorandum books, diaries, scrapbooks, and correspondence between Dowell and his wife from Jacksonville and Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1847-1882

James McDonald letter to J. S. Smith

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1870 Jan 29] 1: [Barcode: i50091499]
Identifier: CA 1870 Jan 29

The collection contains one letter dated January 29, 1870, from James McDonald, of Oakland, Oregon to J. S. Smith. In the letter, McDonald asks Smith to press a claim, through B. F. Dowell, for payment for service of mules during the Yakima war, 1855-1856.

Dates: 1870 January 29

Rogue River War affidavit

 Collection — Multiple collection box [35025042618799]: [Barcode: 35025042618799], Folder: 1 of 1
Identifier: Coll 925

56-page manuscript folio of affidavits and claims for compensation for depredations during the Rogue River Wars in the 1850s. These papers were filed in the 1880s by Benajmin Franklin Dowell and Daughter, attorneys in Portland, Oregon who specialized in Oregon Indian claims.

Dates: 1850-1880

Stearns and Chenoweth records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Bx 025

Stearns and Chenoweth was a hardware store located in Oakland, Oregon, that dealt in hardware, stoves, tinware, guns, pistols and sewing machines. The collection (1855-1912) contains deeds and legal papers, account books, a map, and correspondence.

Dates: 1855-1912