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LOC/E-F. History of the Americas

 Record Group Term
Identifier: LOC/E-F

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

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

Abel D. Helman papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 048
Abstract

The Abel Helman Papers comprise four folders that include a diary of Helman's overland trip from Ohio to California, a list of travel expenses, detailed description of weather reports of Ashland, Oregon, and a photostat copy of the journal of the Mountain Rangers from 1863 to 1866.

Dates: 1850-1892

W. Harry Hembree papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CB H371
Abstract

W. Harry Hembree was a ship captain and master ship builder in Oregon. His family, and the Kellogg family, owned and built ships and created a freight transportation company in the Willamette Valley. The W. Harry Hembree Papers consist of the retelling of Hembree's grandfather's 1843 overland journey, a 1947 interview in which Hembree reminisces about his family and his life, and Hembree's 1912 log of the Althea voyage from Portland, Oregon to Alaska.

Dates: 1912-1947

Ansel Hemenway diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49941513]
Identifier: A 049
Abstract

Ansel Hemenway (1841 - ) farmed near Crow, Oregon. The collection contains a diary that consists of seven volumes, and is mostly an accounting of farm work.

Dates: 1866-1889

David John diary and account book

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042001707]
Identifier: Ax 180
Abstract

David John was a pioneer of Williamsburg, Oregon, and was a partner in the John Brothers blacksmith firm of Williamsburg. The collection (1860-1869) contains a diary, and an account book for John Brothers.

Dates: 1860-1879

John Lawrence Johnson diary and letter

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: 35025042918173]
Identifier: A 270
Abstract

John Lawrence Johnson (1830-1916) was a pioneer who came to Oregon with his parents in 1851. The collection includes Johnson's diary of that journey as well as a letter from Johnson's uncle.

Dates: 1851-1908; 1851

Joseph Lane papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 183
Abstract

Joseph Lane (1801-1881) was an active Oregonian politician serving as Governor and Oregon's first Senator. The Joseph Lane papers include diaries, correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, a draft of Nina Lane Faubion’s biography of Lane, and photographs.

Dates: 1848-1887

Ben Linder collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 304
Abstract

Ben Linder (1959-1987) was an American mechanical engineer who worked in San Jose de Bocay, Nicaragua from 1983 until his death by the Contras on April 28, 1987. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, articles on political and engineering subjects, photographs, and the Linder family’s records, all of which reflect Linder’s humanitarian work, his political activism, and the impact his death had on American foreign policy debates and within the general public sphere.

Dates: 1966-2003

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

Sara Burleson Machetanz papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: i42862425]
Identifier: A 219
Abstract

Sara Burleson Machetanz (1918- ) is known for her books and films about Eskimo life in Alaska. The papers include manuscript fragments, letters, and a diary written in Unalakeet, Alaska describing her experiences in an Eskimo village.

Dates: 1954-1961

Wallace McCamant papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 155
Abstract Wallace McCamant came to Oregon in 1890 and practiced law. Later, he was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court in 1916, but resigned in 1918, and resumed private law practice. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920, and nominated Calvin Coolidge for the vice-presidency. In 1925, Coolidge nominated him to the Circuit Court of Appeals, a nomination that failed confirmation because of opposition by Senator Hiram Johnson. The collection includes correspondence relating...
Dates: 1867-1944

Evans Smith McComas papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 181
Abstract

Evans Smith McComas came from Iowa to Oregon to work in the mines in the 1860s. He later owned and edited newspapers. The collection consists of scrapbooks and the McComas diary, 1862-1867, which describes his journey on the overland trip to Oregon.

Dates: 1862-1911

Charles T. McDaniel papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 181
Abstract

Charles T. McDaniel was, for many years, a cashier of the Stockgrowers & Farmers National Bank of Wallowa, Oregon. The collection contains bank correspondence, personal and family correspondence, a travel diary, memorial letters, and a photograph album.

Dates: 1917-1934

Metschan family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 686
Abstract

Phil Metschan, Sr. (1840-1920) was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany and travelled to the United States and settled in Canyon City, Oregon where he ran a store, became Oregon state treasurer, and established a hotel in Portland, Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, financial and legal records, pioneer family files, photographs and memorabilia.

Dates: 1862-1946

Thelma Mills papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025041754868]
Identifier: Ax 857
Abstract

Thelma Mills worked in education, primarily with foreign students, in China, Taiwan and in the US; while in China (1925-1927) she observed the Chinese civil war. The collection contains diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, travel mementos, postcards, and photographs, 1925-1976.

Dates: 1925-1976

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

Nathaniel Myer diary of a trip to the Rogue River Valley

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA318295]
Identifier: A 086
Abstract

Nathaniel Myer's diary recounts his travels from Van Buren, Iowa to the Rogue River Valley of Oregon. His diary includes descriptions of the weather and landscapes along with events.

Dates: 1853

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

Ruth Evelyn Morse Parkhurst and Austin Flint Parkhurst papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 228
Abstract Ruth Evelyn Morse (1899-1983) taught in American Indian schools and was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and her husband, Austin Flint Parkhurst (1885-1965), was in the Navy during WWI and became a radio engineer. The collection contains personal and professional records of Ruth Parkhurst, including her career as a teacher in American Indian schools and her work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as well as personal and professional (mostly military) records of Austin...
Dates: 1936-1983

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

William Porter diaries

 Collection — Folder 1-4 : [Barcode: 35025042868337]
Identifier: A 096
Abstract

William Porter was an Oregon pioneer who settled in Aumsville, Oregon. His diaries range from 1861-1885 and describe the weather, finances, events and daily routines along with some notes on his neighbors.

Dates: 1861-1885

Powell family papers

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025041720620]
Identifier: Ax 521
Abstract Collection consists of personal, social, and business records relating to the John A. Powell family and the Joseph B.V. Butler family of Linn and Polk counties, Oregon. The collection includes the following: 1. Manuscript guide book listing mileage and condition of the trail from Fort Hall to the John Day River, Oregon in 1851. It includes sundry feed and ferriage accounts for the overland journey, and accounts of the estate of Anthony Probst, deceased. 2. Account book, 1857-1871, and...
Dates: 1851-1918

Grace Guile Purse papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 033
Abstract

Grace Guile Purse was a physician in Washington, D.C. early in the twentieth century. In 1920 Purse pursued genealogical research in an effort to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dates: 1844-1942

James Henry Bascom Royal papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 106
Abstract

The James Henry Bascom Royal papers include a journal of an overland trip from Illinois to Oregon, June 5, 1853-October 27, 1853; diaries, June 17, 1849-February 24, 1853 and December 19, 1853-July 4, 1855; and two letters from James H. Wilbur.

Dates: 1849-1855

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

Silas Russell diary

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: 35025042918157]
Identifier: A 283
Abstract

Silas Russell (1835 or 1837-1919) was an Oregon pioneer who farmed near Pleasant Hill, Lane County and who also served in Company H, First Oregon Volunteer Infantry, during the period of "Indian Wars" in Oregon. The collection (1865-1866) contains a diary that describes Russell's experience in the infantry.

Dates: 1865-1866

Scott Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 302
Abstract Charles Leland Scott (1866-1924) was the mayor of Springfield, Oregon; a bank president; and an educator in the Eugene, Oregon area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Scott Family Papers comprise the personal and professional papers of Charles Leland Scott, the papers of his wife, Mollie Brattain Scott, a schoolteacher, and of the Scott children and other relatives. The collection includes correspondence, journals, diaries, catalogs, account books, deeds and mortgages,...
Dates: circa 1850-2004

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