LOC/E-F. History of the Americas
Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collection comprised of Hamilton Scott's diary of a trip from Fremont, Iowa to Walla Walla, Washington in 1862.
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.
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.
Sarah Sutton traveled to Oregon with her husband, John Sutton, their four children and other family and friends from Cass County, Illinois to Grand Ronde Valley, Oregon. Collection includes one volume of Sarah Sutton's printed diary of crossing the plains pasted into a ledger book.
The Taylor family papers include a journal of an overland trip from Rockford, Illinois to Oregon in 1853 by Rachel Taylor; a diary of D. H. Taylor on military service against Indians, January 1862-May 1862; and a genealogy of the Taylor family and related families.
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.
Jane H. Walrad (maiden name Mullen; 1823-1892) was a Pioneer who travelled with her husband, David P. Walrad from Illinois to Oregon. Her diary gives a day to day description of events, the weather and family matters.
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.
V. Williams was a pioneer who took the California road to Oregon. Journal documents the journey from Iowa to Klamath Lake, Oregon.
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.
John Woolverton came overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1856 and settled in Polk County, Oregon. The collection (1864-1941) contains a copy of an overland journal to Oregon, a history of John Woolverton, and proceedings of the National and International Association of Woolvertons.
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.