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PIO. 19th Century Western Emigration and Settlement

 Record Group
Identifier: PIO
19th century white settlement of the West, primarily the Pacific Northwest and California

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

George Allingham letter to William Allingham

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49071099]
Identifier: CA 1851 Jan 19
Abstract George Allingham ( d.1873) was a resident of Warren County, Illinois, whose son, William, emigrated to Oregon in 1850. The collection consists of a photostat copy of a letter from the elder Allingham to his son.
Dates: 1851 January 19

George Allingham letter to William Allingham

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49071105]
Identifier: CA 1852 Mar 28
Abstract George Allingham ( d.1873) was a resident of Warren County, Illinois, whose son, William, emigrated to Oregon in 1850. The collection consists of a photostat copy of a letter from the elder Allingham to his son.
Dates: 1852 March 28

Benjamin Alvord letter to J.M. Sutton

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50051878]
Identifier: CA 1863 July 16
Abstract Major Benjamin Alvord of Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, wrote a letter dated July 16, 1863 to J.M. Sutton of Jacksonville, regarding fighting in the Rogue River Valley. The collection contains the letter, which references Jesse and Lindsay Applegate.
Dates: 1863 July 16

James Franklin Amis papers

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025041754058]
Identifier: Ax 678
Abstract James F. Amis was an attorney who served as the first justice of the peace in Eugene, OR. Records include letters, legal documents, checks, receipts, cash book, one bound domestic bible with family records, and other miscellaneous items
Dates: circa 1828-1912

John T. Apperson correspondence

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]: [Barcode: 35025042869202]
Identifier: A 002
Abstract During the American Civil War, John T. Apperson served in the 1st Oregon Cavalry, and was stationed at Ft. Walla Walla and Ft. Dalles, in Oregon. The collection (1862-1865) consists of letters written to John T. Apperson during his service in the military.
Dates: 1862-1865

Albert Applegate letters

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: 35025041814340]
Identifier: A 147
Abstract Albert Applegate (1843-1888) was a farmer and served in the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was the son of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains nine photostats of letters written by Albert Applegate during his military career.
Dates: 1863-1888

Jesse Applegate notes and communications on Oregon history

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]: [Barcode: 35025042869202]
Identifier: A 003
Abstract Jesse Applegate was an Oregon pioneer, politician, and helped to establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains notes and correspondence regarding Oregon.
Dates: circa 1811-1888

John Applegate letter

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CA 1865 May 7
Abstract John Applegate (1842-1912) was the son of Charles and Melinda Applegate and the nephew of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail in Oregon. Collection contains a single letter (one copy of the original, and one transcribed version) written from John to his mother on May 7, 1865.
Dates: 1865 May 7

Lindsay Applegate papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 004
Abstract Lindsay Applegate (1808-1892) pioneered Oregon's Applegate Trail with his brothers Charles and Jesse in 1843. Subsequently Applegate became a U.S. government agent for the Modoc and Klamath Indians. The Lindsay Applegate papers contain newspaper clippings related to the Applegate family; letters (1863-1891); and reports, vouchers and other administrative documents relating to Applegate's work as Subagent at Ft. Klamath (1866-1872).
Dates: 1863-1891

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

Barlow family papers

 Collection — Folder 1-4: [Barcode: ALMA213426]
Identifier: A 265
Abstract The Barlow family came to Oregon in 1845. The Barlow family papers collection includes four folders that contain genealogy, family letters, and miscellaneous family papers.
Dates: 1855-1879; Majority of material found within 1855-1879

H. L. Barret letter to Thomas R. Cornelius

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: i50103738]
Identifier: CA 1884 Feb 24
Abstract The collection contains a letter dated February 24, 1884, from H. L. Barret, of Birch Creek, Oregon to Thomas R. Cornelius. In the letter, Barret reports on snow and wagon travel in the mountains, his oxen, and the the trials of travel.
Dates: 1884 February 24

Julius Basinski reminiscences and letters received

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49942876]
Identifier: A 157
Abstract Julius Basinski (1844 - ) immigrated from Germany in 1866 and travelled west in 1870, first to Montana, and later into Oregon and Washington. The collection (1894-1921) contains reminiscences by Basinski and incoming correspondence.
Dates: 1866-1921

Rollin Simeon Belknap letter

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i5009130x]
Identifier: CA 1872 June 5
Abstract In 1870, Rollin Simeon Belknap claimed a hot springs site located in Oregon, in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, that is now known as Belknap Hot Springs. The collection contains a letter of June 5, 1872, from Belknap to A. Gibbs, asking Gibbs to pass on a bottle of water (that was sent with the letter) to a chemist for tests, as the springs he found were said to be good for healing. (The bottle is not included in the collection).
Dates: 1872 June 5

Lillian Caldwell Blackwood letters and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: A 010
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1877-1928

James Blakely papers

 Collection — Volume 1 : [Barcode: 35025042868683]
Identifier: CA B583
Abstract Captain James Blakely (1812-1913) was a merchant and one of the founding members of Brownsville, OR. Collections contains one scrapbook of letters, programs, receipts, photographs, and other mementos relating to the career of James Blakely, Brownsville, Oregon.
Dates: circa 1812-1913

Josiah A. Burnett papers

 Collection — Folder 1-2 : [Barcode: i50010803]
Identifier: A 014
Abstract Josiah Burnett of Eagle Creek, Oregon, worked in mining, survey work, and farming. The collection (1852-1874) contains correspondence regarding family, mining, and politics, and also contains articles of incorporation of Oregon businesses.
Dates: 1852-1874

Asahel Bush papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 184
Abstract Asahel Bush (1824-1913) was a prominent early Oregon citizen who worked as a printer, was the founder and editor of the Oregon Statesman newspaper, and was a banker. The collection (1850-1914) contains photostat copies of correspondence.
Dates: 1850-1913

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

William Alexander Carter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 110
Abstract William Alexander Carter (1818-1881) was the sutler and post trader at Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, from 1858 to 1881, and his business was continued by his widow, Mary. The collection (1850-1912) contains invoices, receipts, contracts, checks, and minor personal correspondence.
Dates: 1850-1912

Case Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 125
Abstract William M. Case and Isaac W. Case, brothers came to Oregon in the 1840s. Isaac Case was a merchant and banker. He went to the Idaho mines in 1862 and later settled in Astoria, where he founded the Astoria Savings Bank. This collection includes family letters, financial materials, family business papers, and other miscellaneous family papers.
Dates: 1843-1925

Robert Caufield papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA205903]
Identifier: A 016
Abstract Robert Caufield was born in Broughshand county, Ireland and moved to Oregon City in 1847. His papers include his obituary, the story of his wife Jane Burnside Caufield, correspondence, treasurer reports and finance reports.
Dates: 1832-1858

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

G. W. Connell letter

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50105723]
Identifier: CA 1873 Mar 4
Abstract The collection contains a letter dated March 4, 1873, from G. W. Connell, an Independent Order of Odd Fellows member from Vancouver, Washington Territory, to J. T. Apperson, the Grand Master of Oregon. In the letter, Connell asks Apperson for his opinion about a brother who is in arrears for $18.00.
Dates: 1873, March 4

Thomas R. Cornelius letter

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49075081]
Identifier: CA 1855 Oct 20
Abstract Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was a pioneer and member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection consists of a single letter to his wife written during his military service.
Dates: 1855 October 20

Thomas R. Cornelius letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i48753944]
Identifier: CA 1856 Feb 20
Abstract Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was a pioneer and member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection consists of a single letter to his wife written during his military service.
Dates: 1856 February 20

William R. Cox papers

 Collection — Photo box 1: [Barcode: 35025041131182]
Identifier: Coll 032
Abstract William Cox (1901-1988) was a prolific writer for the pulp fiction magazine industry during the 1930s, 1940s and into the early 1950s. He later wrote for the television industry and continued to publish in a wide variety of genres including sports, Westerns, and juvenile fiction. This Collection consists of three main series: correspondence with business associates and other contemporary writers (Red Barber, Ray Bradbury, John Ford, David Frost, Lillian Hellman, Elmore Leonard and Allen...
Dates: 1914-1980

Daniel Craft order of payment

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49151952]
Identifier: CA 1855 June 26
Abstract Daniel Craft (ca. 1815-1908) immigrated to Oregon in 1847. The collection consists of an order of payment from Craft to John S. Hurt of Marion County, Oregon Territory.
Dates: 1855 June 26

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