LOC/E-F. History of the Americas
Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:
The James Akin collection contains a diary recording events during the 1852 journey of the Richey, Ingram and Akin families to Oregon. The origins of this diary are unclear, since another James Akin diary is known to exist in the collections of the Wyoming state archives. Also included in the collection are secondary sources relating to the Akin diary and family history.
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.
The George Bond papers comprise a photocopy of a published typescript in which a segment of George Bond's diary in transcribed. The segment concerns the Bond family's 1853 overland journey to Oregon.
This collection documents the Calbreath and Smith families, both pioneer families in Oregon. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, account books, day books, and manuscripts of poetry and prose by Irene Smith Calbreath.
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.
Philip Condit diary describes his trip across the plains from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the Willamette Valley.
Sylvanus Condit diary contains entries on trip across the plains from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the Willamette Valley.
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.
Isom Cranfill lived in various areas of Oregon, working as a cabinetmaker, farmer, and itinerant preacher. He was justice of the peace in Clackamas County in 1848 and ran a general store in Oregon City from 1849-1850. The collection consists mainly of diaries: 1847, 1860, and 1863–1877 (16 volumes). The 1847 diary is an account of his overland journey and the others are a record of daily activities in Oregon.
Medorem Crawford helped lead emigrants overland to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1860s. From 1864 to 1869 he was Oregon collector of internal revenue, and from 1871 to 1875 he served as appraiser of customs. The collection is comprised of diaries, correspondence and account books. Some of the diaries describe overland journeys. The major part of the collection are the diaries for 1859-1861, 1863, 1864, 1869-1871, 1876-1877, 1885-1886.
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.
James Douglas is a legendary figure in British Columbia, from his fur trade days at Fort St. James to his dual governorship of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. His journal describes a voyage from Fort Vancouver to California.
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.
Jane Eakin was a pioneer whose diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Oregon in 1866.
S. B. Eakin's diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Or. in 1866.
William H. Frush diary of a journey across the plains from Knox County, Missouri to Portland, Oregon in 1850.
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.
J. K. Guttry (1869 - ?), of rural Sheridan, Oregon, became a teacher and worked in in Harmony, Oregon. The collection (1889-1891) contains Guttry's diary.
The Amelia A. Hadley journal includes entries regarding her 1851 journey from Galesburg, Illinois to Oregon City, Oregon.
The Lawrence Hall commonplace book is the single volume ledger of financial transactions and a weather record of an Oregon City resident.
James Watson Hamilton was a circuit judge at Roseburg, and a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Oregon. His diary details his work as a clerk in the law office of S.H. Hazard of Empire City,and his later partnership with Hazard. Folder also contains a bill from the Alcona Lodge for the year 1890.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.