Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Lillian Caldwell Blackwood letters and photographs
Lillian Caldwell Blackwood was an Oregon pioneer who lived in Jacksonville, Oregon. The collection (1877-1928) contains correspondence regarding family and Oregon society and family photographs.
Rose A. Blanchard "Memories of My Sister, Fannie Lyons Dimmick"
Rose Arrington Blanchard was the Oregon born daughter of emigrants to Scottsburg, Oregon. The Rose A. Blanchard "Memories of My Sister, Fannie Lyons Dimmick" collection contains an eleven page account of Blanchard's sister's life as a pioneer resident of Scottsburg and Coos Bay, Oregon.
Hazel M. Cunningham papers
The collection contains the memoirs of Hazel M. Cunningham, original handwritten family letters from the 1870-1890s, and draft pages of the memoir manuscript. The collection includes a bound copy of the memoirs titled, Tapestry, A Partial History of Some Pioneer Families of Polk County, Nebraska, 1979.
Marianne Hunsaker D'Arcy papers
The collection contains Marianne Hunsaker D’Arcy’s autobiography, both in handwritten form, and typed. D’Arcy was among the first generation of Americans to settle in Oregon.
Orvil and Alice Dodge letters to David P. Walrad
Orvil and Alice Dodge lived in Jacksonville, Oregon, where Orvil worked as a photographer. Collection includes several handwritten letters to David P. Walrad and his wife along with a brief history of Norman Dodge by Orvil and Allen Dodge (his sons).
Jane Eakin diary
Jane Eakin was a pioneer whose diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Oregon in 1866.
Katherine L. Fenton letter
Katherine L. Fenton was a pioneer who settled in Portland, Or and a mother of two soldiers. Includes a letter in which she describes the lives of her family including her father as well as her own and the transformation from pioneer days to a modern progressive community.
Elizabeth Goltra papers
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.
Amelia A. Hadley journal
The Amelia A. Hadley journal includes entries regarding her 1851 journey from Galesburg, Illinois to Oregon City, Oregon.
Hill family papers
John and Mary Webster Perit Huntington letters
John Webster Perit Huntington (1831-1869), publisher, lawyer, teacher, farmer and Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon. In 1857 Huntington met and married Mary Applegate (1834-1878), daughter of Charles Applegate. Collections include copies of 9 letters addressed to "Ma" and "Pa." These letters are both written by John and his wife Mary to their parents between 1855 and 1860.
Anna Lee autobiography
Autobiography of Anna Lee, written on July 1, 1898 and dedicated to her children and grandchildren. Describes her journey to Oregon in 1847. Includes references to Dr. Marcus Whitman.
James and Hannah Lloyd Neall papers
James Neall (1820-1903) was a pioneer, merchant, and entrepreneur from Philadelphia who established claims and businesses in Oregon and California. His wife, Hannah Lloyd Neall (1817-1912) was a cultural enthusiast and suffragist who wrote for numerous early California publications. The collection consists of reminiscences, correspondence, miscellaneous papers, bound volumes and a painted tin box.
Bethenia Owens-Adair letter
Bethenia Owens-Adair was an American social reformer and one of the first female physicians in Oregon. This collection contains one letter written by Owens-Adair on December 29th 1924.
Porter Family correspondence
Isabella Porter Spencer (1849-1924), of Ashland, was the daughter of James M. Porter of Iowa. The collection consists of both her own correspondence and that of her father.
Sarah Louise Porter diary
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.
Almira Adeline David Raymond letters from Oregon
Almira Raymond, wife of mission farmer William W. Raymond, arrived in Oregon in 1849 as part of the mission "reinforcement" aboard the Lausanne. Her letters reflect the hardships of mission life and the ambiguous attitude of the missionaries toward the Indians.
Kate L. Robbins papers
Kate Robbins, nee Pratt, was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, and moved with her husband Abner to Ochoco, Oregon in 1868. The family was among the first settlers in the Ochoco area. The collection is composed of correspondence that describes living conditions in and near Ochoco and Prineville, with references to Indian uprisings, feuds between cattle and sheep ranchers, politics, and social life.
Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd journal
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.
Viola Springer journal
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 diary
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.
Jane H. Walrad diary
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.
John R. Williams letters to Lucy Applegate
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.