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LOC/E-F/E5. Pioneers

 Record Group Term
Identifier: LOC/E-F/E5

Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:

James Akin papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 001
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1852-1919

Oliver Cromwell Applegate papers

 Collection — Box 1, photo: [Barcode: 35025041835857]
Identifier: Ax 005
Abstract Oliver Cromwell Applegate (1845-1938), the son of Lindsay and Elizabeth Applegate (Applegate Trail pioneers), spent his career working with Oregon Indians. He was a subagent with the Indian Service at Yainax, and during the Modoc War he served as an interpreter and a scout. In 1873, he became a U.S. Commissioner, and in 1898 was appointed Klamath Indian Agent. After his resignation in 1905 he continued to work with the federal government on Indian issues such as the Grande Ronde tribal status...
Dates: 1841-1938

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

Welborn Beeson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 799
Abstract Welborn Beeson was a farmer in Jackson County, Oregon during the late 1800s. The Beeson family came overland to Oregon in 1853, settling in Jackson County along Wagner Creek. In 1851, when Welborn Beeson was fifteen years old, he began to keep a diary and continued to do so until his death in 1893. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Beeson returned to farm in Jackson County, and was active in politics and in the social life of the area. The collection includes diaries,...
Dates: 1848-1893

George Bond journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i19791094]
Identifier: SFM 023
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1853

Calbreath Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 193
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1893-1930

The diary of John Joseph Callison : Oregon Trail-1852

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i22983417]
Identifier: SFM 219
Abstract Diary kept by John Joseph Callison during his journey, Apr. 6-June 25, 1852. Includes reproduction of one page of the original diary and genealogical information on the Callison family. Callison died of cholera during the journey, on August 23, 1852.
Dates: 1852

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 Idaho...
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

Philip Condit diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA206240]
Identifier: A 019
Abstract Philip Condit diary describes his trip across the plains from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the Willamette Valley.
Dates: 1854

Sylvanus Condit diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA206241]
Identifier: A 020
Abstract Sylvanus Condit diary contains entries on trip across the plains from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the Willamette Valley.
Dates: 1854

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

Isom Cranfill papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 127
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1847–1903

Medorem Crawford papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 129
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1842-1891

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

James Douglas journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA206246]
Identifier: A 029
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1840

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

Jane Eakin diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042917084]
Identifier: A 030
Abstract Jane Eakin was a pioneer whose diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Oregon in 1866.
Dates: 1866

S. B. Eakin diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA207420]
Identifier: A 031
Abstract S. B. Eakin's diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Or. in 1866.
Dates: 1866

William H. Frush diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042674743]
Identifier: A 038
Abstract William H. Frush diary of a journey across the plains from Knox County, Missouri to Portland, Oregon in 1850.
Dates: 1850-1851

Orange Gaylord diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042674768]
Identifier: A 040
Abstract The Orange Gaylord diary is a typed copy of Gaylord's accounts of his travels to and from the west during the years 1850-1853.
Dates: 1850-1853

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

J. K. Guttry diary

 Collection — Folder 1 (1 clamshell box): [Barcode: i50134401]
Identifier: A 240
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1889-1891

Amelia A. Hadley journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA208117]
Identifier: A 043
Abstract The Amelia A. Hadley journal includes entries regarding her 1851 journey from Galesburg, Illinois to Oregon City, Oregon.
Dates: 1851

Lawrence Hall commonplace book

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49593869]
Identifier: A 044
Abstract The Lawrence Hall commonplace book is the single volume ledger of financial transactions and a weather record of an Oregon City resident.
Dates: 1850-1858

James Watson Hamilton diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA208119]
Identifier: A 045
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1878 January 7 - 1879 September 11

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