LOC/E-F. History of the Americas
Found in 180 Collections and/or Records:
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 collection contains a letter dated April 17, 1889 from "T. J. S.," of Eugene, Oregon to Frank [Hyland?]. In the letter, T. J. S. advises Frank to proceed with county improvements regardless of the supposed will of the voters.
Joseph Nathan Teal (1858-1929) was an Oregon rancher, lawyer, investor, and civic leader who was an advocate of waterways development, and served as U.S. Shipping Commissioner from 1920-1921. The collection contains a manuscript of a series of reminiscences of ranch life during the 1850s through the 1870s, in eastern Oregon, that Teal wrote down for his family in 1921.
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.
Robert Thompson was an Irish immigrant and pioneer who established a claim in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a letter from Robert Thompson to the brothers William and Thomas Stephens at "Caddlepootle R., St. Helens".
Robert Thompson (1812-1860) was a businessman and politician. The collection consists of a single letter from Thompson to his friend and business partner William Stephens.
J. Q. Thornton (1810-1888) was a lawyer, Oregon pioneer, judge and lobbyist. Collection includes one, fifteen paged copy of "Oregon History" written by Thornton; one, eleven paged letter to Thornton concerning the Indian Delegation that went to St. Louis to inquire about the Bible; and one, six paged autobiography of Thornton.
William Tichenor (1813-1887) was an Oregon pioneer whose attempt to settle a town in the area that would become Port Orford was derailed by skirmishes with people of the Tututni tribe. The collection (1849-1886) contains William Tichenor's reminiscences and family histories, other family documents, and newspaper clippings.
Warren N. Vaughn (1823-1907) was a Oregon pioneer who settled in Tillamook, Oregon, and served as county treasurer, county commissioner, sheriff, and assessor. The collection (1851-1858) contains a typed version of his recollections about the early history of Tillamook.
John Joseph Villair (1876- ) was an Oregon pioneer and resident of Josephine County. The collection consists of a typed transcription of Villair's reminiscences as told to John C. Kuhns (1887-1901).
Marcus Whitman Walker was a son of Elkanah Walker, a pioneer missionary in Oregon. The collection (1867-1893) contains letters written by Marcus Walker from Brownsville, Weston, and Warm Springs, Oregon to family members.
Jesse Walling was a pioneer in Marion and Polk counties, Oregon. The papers include three letters from Walling, 1849, 1860, and 1869.
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 (March 24, 1857) contains a description of the boundaries of a school district in Oregon.
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.
John W. Welch and Sarah Welch Wood were members of the pioneer Welch family that settled in Astoria, Oregon, beginning in 1844. The collection contains a letter dated February 24, 1917, in which John Welch reminisces about the founding of Lewiston, Idaho, and his early days in Astoria, Oregon.
George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853. Collection consists of one 49 paged reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included.
Elijah White (1806–1879) was a missionary and agent for the United States government in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a bond issued by White for the sale of two lots to John Shively.
Biographical sketch of Margaret Mary Widmer, daughter of Oregon pioneer Conrad Widmer. Includes a brief history of the Widmer family.
Established in 1837, the Willamette Cattle Company was formed with the expressed purpose of purchasing cattle in California and bringing it to the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of letters and receipts.
Robert Aubrey Miller, C.C. Beekman, Henry Klippel and William M. Turner, were all prominent Oregon businessmen. The collection contains one letter in memoriam about William M. Turner.
Lucy Applegate (1830-1910) was the daughter of Charles Applegate and the niece of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail in Oregon. Collection contains five letters that are undated.
V. Williams was a pioneer who took the California road to Oregon. Journal documents the journey from Iowa to Klamath Lake, Oregon.
Bushrod Washington Wilson (1824-1900) was a sailor, gold miner, and carpenter who eventually settled in Corvallis, Oregon, where he became a prominent citizen. The collection consists of Wilson's letters to his brother, Joseph.
William H. Willson (1805-1856) was a doctor and preacher in the Oregon Territory and is remembered as the "founder of Salem." The collection consists of a single, 1 paged warranty deed of various pieces of land in the Oregon Territory written by William H. Willson to A. Kitelinger in the presence of H. Holden and C. N. Terry.
The collection contains a letter dated August 21, 1872 from William Wolff to "Dear Sir and Dr.," and regards mutual aquaintances and events in Eastern Oregon.
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.
The Historical Records Survey (H.R.S.) was initiated by the federal government in 1935 as one of five programs under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A., renamed Work Projects Administration in 1939). All W.P.A. projects ended in February 1943, and most H.R.S. records were deposited in public repositories. The Oregon Historical Records Survey collection, arranged according to its original order, contains detailed documentation of Oregon history and records.
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.