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LOC/H. Social Sciences

 Record Group Term
Identifier: LOC/H

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Adair family reminiscences

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i37565230]
Identifier: CB Ad11
Abstract

Collection comprises photocopied typescripts of reminiscences by and about Mary Ann Dickinson Adair and John Adair. John Adair and his family traveled to Oregon via Panama and California after President Polk appointed him Collector of Customs in Astoria. The texts concern life in Kentucky and Oregon and include family information and transcriptions of archival records. Texts of letters written by Mrs. Adair during the journey are also included.

Dates: 1931

Finis Caruthers deed

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1854 Nov 13] 1: [Barcode: i49075160]
Identifier: CA 1854 Nov 13
Abstract

Finis Caruthers was a Portland, Oregon Territory, land owner. The collection consists of a photostat copy of a deed transferring ownership of a Portland lot from Caruthers to Clinton Kelly.

Dates: 1854 November 13

Robert Caufield receipts

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1853 Oct 10] 1: [Barcode: i49071142]
Identifier: CA 1853 Oct 10
Abstract

Robert Caufield was born in Broughshand County, Ireland and moved to Oregon City in 1847, where he became a county judge and opened a grocery store. His papers include tax receipts and a receipt for a medical bill.

Dates: 1853 October 10-1854 November 5

Harvey Clark indenture

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1855 July 13] 1: [Barcode: i49301482]
Identifier: CA 1855 July 13
Abstract

Harvey Clark (1807-1858) was a missionary, settler, and educator who, along with his wife, Emeline and Tabitha Moffat Brown, founded the Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove, Oregon Territory. The collection consists of an "indenture" from the Clarks to the "President of the Tualatin Academy and Pacific University" ceding control of the Clarks' Forest Grove land claim.

Dates: 1855 July 13

Lewis C. Cooper deed

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1858 Mar 10] 1: [Barcode: i49998882]
Identifier: CA 1858 Mar 10
Abstract

Lewis C. Cooper was an early resident of Portland. The collection consists of a deed transferring ownership of Cooper's Portland, Oregon Territory property to Thomas F. Scott.

Dates: 1858 March 10 - 1858 June 8

Henry Cummins papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042001137]
Identifier: Ax 130
Abstract

Henry Cummins (1840-1901) was a well-read and enthusiastic student of topics various and sundry with a partiality for pseudo-science. The collection (1858-1863) consists of Cummins' personal correspondence as well as a memory book and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1858-1863

Francis De Witt deed

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1852 Aug 18] 1: [Barcode: i49071245]
Identifier: CA 1852 Aug 18
Abstract

Francis DeWitt was a pioneer who came to the Oregon Territory from Germany in 1847 on a sailing vessel. The collection consists of a deed, drawn up by DeWitt, transferring ownership of two lots in the city of Portland to Philander Buchanan.

Dates: 1852 August 18

Josiah Failing petition to the Board of County Commissioners

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1853 Aug 15] 1: [Barcode: i49072675]
Identifier: CA 1853 Aug 15
Abstract

Josiah Failing (1806-1877) was a businessman who became the fourth mayor of Portland in April of 1853. The collection consists of a petition to the Board of County Commissioners that they intervene on behalf of John Davis, a "destitute blind man".

Dates: 1853 August 15

John Smith Griffin papers

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1842 Dec 31] 1: [Barcode: i49072481]
Identifier: CA 1842 Dec 31
Abstract

John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of promissory notes from Griffin to fellow missionary Harvey Clark for a South Tualatin land claim.

Dates: 1842 December 31

William Holmes notice

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49412851]
Identifier: CA 1854 Mar 8
Abstract

William Holmes (1807-1879) was a pioneer and the first sheriff of Clackamas Country. The collection consists of a notice alerting concerned parties to the sale of the Oregon City properties of William Riley by Holmes to settle a debt to John McLoughlin.

Dates: 1854 March 8

Davis Ingalls mortgage deed

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1857 May 1] 1: [Barcode: i49301494]
Identifier: CA 1857 May 1
Abstract

David Ingalls was an early resident of Astoria, Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a deed ceding Ingalls claim to his Astoria property to F. A. Smith.

Dates: 1857 May 1

John McClure land sale agreement

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1853 Oct 27] 1: [Barcode: i49075391]
Identifier: CA 1853 Oct 27
Abstract

John McClure was an Oregon pioneer and holder of a land claim that became Astoria, Oregon. The collection consists of a land sale agreement between McClure and business partners Herman C. Leonard and John Green.

Dates: 1853 October 27-1854 May 1

T. Metcalf letter to Albert A. Durham

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1852 Aug 14] 1: [Barcode: i49071579]
Identifier: CA 1852 Aug 14
Abstract

T. Metcalf was the superintendent of public works for the town of Oswego. The collection consists of a copy of a single letter from T. Metcalf to Albert A. Durham concerning a business trip to Hawaii.

Dates: 1852 August 14

T. Metcalf letter to Albert A. Durham

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1854 Mar 29] 1: [Barcode: i49071622]
Identifier: CA 1854 Mar 29
Abstract

T. Metcalf was the superintendant of public works for the town of Oswego. The collection consists of a copy of a single letter from T. Metcalf to Albert A. Durham concerning a business trip to Hawaii.

Dates: 1854 March 29

T. Metcalf memorandum of agreement

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1852 Feb 19] 1: [Barcode: i4907152x]
Identifier: CA 1852 Feb 19
Abstract

T. Metcalf was the superintendent of public works for the town of Oswego. The collection consists of a lumber contract brokered by Metcalf between the Hawaiian Government and Albert A. Durham of Oswego, Oregon.

Dates: 1852 February 19

Robert Moore bond

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1844 May 8] 1: [Barcode: i49151745]
Identifier: CA 1844 May 8
Abstract

Robert Moore (1781-1857) was a politician and pioneer in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of Robert Moore's promissory note to the United States Government in the amount of one thousand dollars for the right to land that would become Linn City, Oregon.

Dates: 1844 May 8

Robert Moore certification of claim

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1843 Aug 22] 1: [Barcode: i49151769]
Identifier: CA 1843 Aug 22
Abstract

Robert Moore (1781-1857) was a politician and pioneer in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a single document certifying Moore's claim to land on the Willamette River.

Dates: 1843 August 22

Francis W. Pettygrove bond

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1848 Jan 29] 1: [Barcode: i49075135]
Identifier: CA 1848 Jan 29
Abstract

Francis W. Pettygrove (1812-1887) was a pioneer and one of the founders of the cities of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists of a bond written by Pettygrove and his business partner Benjamin Stark to Rob McNamee.

Dates: 1848 January 29

Portland, Oregon Merchants & Ship Owners petition

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1854 Nov 1] 1: [Barcode: i49412668]
Identifier: CA 1854 Nov 1
Abstract

The collection consists of a petition from Portland area "Merchants & Ship Owners" to Pres. Franklin Pierce requesting that a customs house be established in Astoria, Oregon.

Dates: 1854 November 1

Joseph Nathan Teal manuscript

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CB T221] 1: [Barcode: 35025041811775]
Identifier: CB T221
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1921

Robert Thompson letter to William and Thomas Stephens

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1852 Apr 14] 1: [Barcode: i49938897]
Identifier: CA 1852 Apr 14
Abstract

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".

Dates: 1852 April 14

Robert Thompson letter to William Stephens

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1854 Jan 9] 1: [Barcode: i4993899x]
Identifier: CA 1854 Jan 9
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1854 January 9

U.S. General Land Office notice to settlers

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1853 Apr 30] 1: [Barcode: i49072663]
Identifier: CA 1853 Apr 30
Abstract

Established in 1812, the General Land Office (GLO) sought to meet the needs of settlers during the western expansion of the United States. The collection consists of a photostat copy of a notice to settlers put out by the General Land Office in 1853.

Dates: 1853 April 30

Elijah White bond

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1846 Aug 13] 1: [Barcode: i49151630]
Identifier: CA 1846 Aug 13
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1846 August 13

Willamette Cattle Company correspondence and receipts

 Collection — Multiple collection box [B 081] 1: [Barcode: i49592932]
Identifier: B 081
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1843-1844

Bushrod Washington Wilson letters to Joseph P. Wilson

 Collection — Folder 1-2: [Barcode: i49301408]
Identifier: A 135
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1846-1875