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LOC/E-F. History of the Americas

 Record Group Term
Identifier: LOC/E-F

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 007
Abstract

The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker's sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.

Dates: 1864-1959

Edward Chambreau collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025040523827]
Identifier: Coll 056
Abstract Edward Chambreau (1821-1902), adventurer and gambler, was born in France, migrated to Canada with his family in 1825, and in 1846 enlisted with the U.S. Army at St. Louis. From 1853 through 1875 Chambreau moved between Portland, Tygh Valley and Vancouver, running saloons, gambling parlors, general stores and a restaurant. In 1875 Chambreau converted to Christianity, sold his saloon and gave up gambling. He became a scout for the U.S. government and traveled between Oregon, Washington and...
Dates: 1847-1880

Justin Chenoweth and Chenoweth family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 123
Abstract

Justin Chenoweth (1829-1898) was an Oregon pioneer and surveyor. Collection includes two containers of family letters, poems, important documents, Chenoweth's diary, and biographical and genealogical material.

Dates: 1832-1896

William Cornell diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA206242]
Identifier: A 021
Abstract

William Cornell was a pioneer from Alexandria, Ohio. This collection consist of a copy of his diary that describes his crossing of the plains in 1852 to Oregon.

Dates: 1852

Paul Darst diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA206245]
Identifier: A 026
Abstract

Paul Darst was an early Oregon Pioneer who crossed the plains in just four months with a small group. Paul Darst diary of plains crossing, from Fort Laramie to Oregon City.

Dates: 1847

Willis Dunagan diaries and legal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 133
Abstract

Willis Dunagan was a farmer in Marion County, Oregon. The collection consists of Dunagan's diaries from 1859 to 1897, a folder of legal documents, and two original school diplomas earned by Dunagan.

Dates: 1858-1897

Elizabeth Goltra papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042629465]
Identifier: A 034
Abstract

Elizabeth Goltra traveled with her husband to Oregon from Missouri in 1853. This collection contains copies of the journal she kept during their overland crossing. Pages dealing with the history of the Goltra family are also included.

Dates: 1853

Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042629473]
Identifier: CB G659
Abstract

Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon was an Oregon pioneer and school teacher. The collection consists of a detailed typewritten memoir of an overland wagon trip from Kansas to Oregon in 1883.

Dates: 1883

Samuel Handsaker papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50031673]
Identifier: CB H192a
Abstract

Sam "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars. The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains," which is a transcription of a section of Handsaker's journal (1853).

Dates: 1853-1937

Cyrus T. Locey diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 153
Abstract

Cyrus T. Locey (1835-) was a rancher and farmer in eastern Oregon and is often referred to as "the Father of Malheur Country." The collection includes Locey's 2,000 paged diary dating from 1859-1911.

Dates: circa 1859-1911

Seth Luelling diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [35025041944725]: [Barcode: 35025041944725]
Identifier: A 071
Abstract

Seth Lewelling's Diary recounts his travels from Cincinnati Ohio to California, accounts of his finances, poetry of Oregon and California written by family members, and a list of the names of the Luelling Family members.

Dates: 1850-1853

Moore, Hampton, Dillard family papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 153
Abstract

Fay Hampton Robertson compiled histories of the Moore, Hampton, and Dillard branches of her family. The collection consists of typewritten copies of those histories as well as the trail diary of Jonathan Limerick Moore (1830-1862).

Dates: 1852-1964

William T. Newby papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 088
Abstract

The William T. Newby Papers contain a variety of information about Newby's overland crossing from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trial in 1843. Newby was a member of the wagon train made famous by Jesse Applegate. The collection provides weather observations, account summaries, and personal experiences of living in and journeying to Oregon from 1843-1864.

Dates: 1843-1864

Journal of a trip across the plains from Missouri to Oregon and of a land trip to California, March 31 to October 28, 1853, November 1853

 Collection
Identifier: A 093
Abstract

Benjamin Franklin Owen (1828-1917) was a pioneer on the overland trail to Oregon. The collection consists of Owen's journal, My Trip Across the Plains, March 31, 1853-October 28, 1853.

Dates: 1853

Sarah Louise Porter diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA209715]
Identifier: A 097
Abstract

Sarah Porter was born in Marion County Oregon September 16th, 1854 and was the daughter of William Porter. Her diary makes a few notes of each day, sometimes just on the weather.

Dates: 1880-1887

Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd journal

 Collection
Identifier: A 107
Abstract

Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd traveled overland from Missouri to Oregon in 1852; Notes by the Wayside En Route to Oregon is her journal from May 6, 1852-October 27, 1852.

Dates: 1852

Hamilton Scott diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA209722]
Identifier: A 108
Abstract

Collection comprised of Hamilton Scott's diary of a trip from Fremont, Iowa to Walla Walla, Washington in 1862.

Dates: 1862

David Lawson Shirk diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA230982]
Identifier: A 110
Abstract

David Shirk (1844-1928)was a pioneer and cattle worker. The collections consists of one bound trail diary and an unbound manuscript of David Shirk's autobiography.

Dates: 1873-1920

Fabritus Smith diaries

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025042868170]
Identifier: A 191
Abstract

Fabritus R. Smith (1819-1898) came to Oregon in 1846 with Joseph Waldo, where he lived and worked his land claim near Salem. The collection consists of the diaries of Smith and his son, Hamlin, as well as personal and legal papers.

Dates: 1854-1874

Viola Springer journal

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042868014]
Identifier: A 116
Abstract

Viola Springer was from Sullivan County, Missouri and was an Oregon pioneer. The Viola Springer journal describes in detail her trip from Princeton, Montana to Harney Valley, Oregon in 1885-1886.

Dates: 1885 May 18 – 1886 February 22

Solomon Tetherow journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA328511]
Identifier: A 123
Abstract

Solomon Tetherow was a wagonmaster of an expedition to Oregon. Solomon Tetherow's journal of the Oregon Emigrating Society of 1845 contains copies as well as photo negatives of the journal.

Dates: 1845

Ahio Scott Watt reminiscences

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50033840]
Identifier: CB W34
Abstract

Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848 who became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory. The collection (1802-1835) contains Watt's personal and family reminiscences.

Dates: 1802-1835

V. Williams journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA212647]
Identifier: A 134
Abstract

V. Williams was a pioneer who took the California road to Oregon. Journal documents the journey from Iowa to Klamath Lake, Oregon.

Dates: 1853

Joseph Warren Wood journal

 Collection — Folder 1-2 : [Barcode: i49943200]
Identifier: A 137
Abstract

Joseph Warren Wood (1826-1914) was a Wisconsin farmer who sought his fortune in California during the gold rush. The collection consists of photocopies of Wood's journals chronicling his trip to California.

Dates: 1849-1853

Albert Zieber diary and letters

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: i48753853]
Identifier: A 139
Abstract

Alfred Zieber (1830-1890) travelled overland from Peoria, Illinois to California. The collection consists of Zieber's diary of his journey, as well as four subsequent letters from his father, John S. Zieber.

Dates: 1850