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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 17 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

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

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

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

William B. Davis letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49530100]
Identifier: CA 1853 Dec 21
Abstract

William B. Davis was a pioneer and settler. The collection consists of a single letter written by Davis.

Dates: 1853 December 21

Joseph Hedges letter to William Fouts

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49151575]
Identifier: CA 1852 Apr 12
Abstract

Joseph Hedges (1827-1895) was a carpenter and pioneer who travelled from Ohio to Oregon in 1852. The collection consists of a single, one paragraph letter from Hedge to Fouts.

Dates: 1852 April 12

Berryman Jennings letter to "Commandant"

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49151915]
Identifier: CA 1848 Feb 8
Abstract

Berryman Jennings (1807-1888) was an Oregon Pioneer and and namesake of Jennings Lodge, Oregon. The collection consists of a single letter requesting provisions from Jennings to an unnamed and unknown "Commandant at Gilliam".

Dates: 1848 February 8

Berryman Jennings letter to R. H. Malory

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49151848]
Identifier: CA 1857 Oct 24
Abstract

Berryman Jennings (1807-1888) was an Oregon pioneer and namesake of Jennings Lodge, Oregon. The collection consists of a letter from Jennings to R. H. Malory of Grand Ronde, Oregon Territory.

Dates: 1857 October 24

T. Metcalf letter to Albert A. Durham

 Collection — Folder 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 — Folder 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

J.M. Sutton account of the Rogue River Indian War of 1855

 Collection — Box multiple collection box [CB Su87]: [Barcode: 35025041811841]
Identifier: CB Su87
Abstract

J.M. Sutton enquired, gathered information, and wrote an account of Rogue River Indian War of 1855; it is only known that he wrote the account, not that he participated in the war. The collection (1863) contains Sutton's account of the war, and a letter from Sutton, addressed to "Sir," explaining that he had "gleaned" his account from "enquires made."

Dates: 1863

Robert Thompson letter to William and Thomas Stephens

 Collection — Folder 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 — Folder 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

Willamette Cattle Company correspondence and receipts

 Collection — Folder 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