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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 209 Collections and/or Records:

William and Lois Kerns land patent

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1873 July 21] 1: [Barcode: ALMA244867]
Identifier: CA 1873 July 21
Abstract

Collection is comprised of the land patent issued to William Kerns and Lois B. Kerns of Clackamas County, Oregon on July 21, 1873.

Dates: 1873 July 21

La Creole Academy records

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1892 Dec 13] 1: [Barcode: i5010696x]
Identifier: CA 1892 Dec 13
Abstract La Creole Academic Institute was built in 1846 between the towns of La Creole and Dallas, Oregon as a non-sectarian, liberal arts college; the name of the school would later change to La Creole Academy. The collection (1892) contains student essays hand-written on Academy writing stationery on physical geography, rhetoric, algebra, Latin, the solar system, and book keeping subjects. The collection also includes a journal of the minutes of the faculty of Dallas College, dating from 1904 to...
Dates: 1892 December 13

Clinton Kelly and Moriah Kelly land patent

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1866 Mar 19] 1: [Barcode: ALMA244871]
Identifier: CA 1866 Mar 19
Abstract

Collection is comprised of a donation land patent for Clinton Kelly and his wife Moriah Kelly of Clackamas County, Oregon.

Dates: 1866 March 19

Anna Lee autobiography

 Collection — Multiple collection box [SFM 167] 1: [Barcode: i22983776]
Identifier: SFM 167
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1898 July 1

Cyrus T. Locey diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 153
Abstract

Cyrus T. Locey (1835-) was a rancher and farmer in eastern Oregon and is often referred to as "the Father of Malheur Country." The collection includes Locey's 2,000 paged diary dating from 1859-1911.

Dates: circa 1859-1911

G. P. Loomis letter to "Humphrey"

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: ALMA235487]
Identifier: CA 1859 Jan 6
Abstract

G. P. Loomis (1819- ) was an Iowa farmer and Justice of the Peace. The collection consists of a 4 page, hand written letter to "Humphrey" of Harrisburg, Oregon Territory and a transcription of said letter.

Dates: 1859 January 6

Daniel H. Lownsdale letter to Aaron E. Wait

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1853 Feb 1] 1: [Barcode: i49154096]
Identifier: CA 1853 Feb 1
Abstract

Daniel H. Lownsdale (1803-1862) was one of the founders of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists of a single letter from Lownsdale to the "Honorable A. E. Wait" of Eugene related to a charge of claim jumping.

Dates: 1853 February 1

"Mack" letter to "Dear Sister"

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1863 Feb 22] 1: [Barcode: i50035721]
Identifier: CA 1863 Feb 22
Abstract

"Mack," of Corvallis, Oregon wrote a letter to his sister, dated February 22, 1863, in which he describes Patrick Malone, editor of Oregon Weekly Union (a Corvallis newspaper), and mentions the paper is about to close, and also that he expects to travel to California.

Dates: 1863 February 22

W. H. Marshall blacksmith account books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: B 046
Abstract

W. H. Marshall was a Pendleton, Oregon, blacksmith. Collection includes one volume of "A" accounts, two of "B" accounts.

Dates: 1880-1887

Charles Hiram Mattoon letter to Reuben C. Hill

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1862 Jan 18] 1: [Barcode: i50034984]
Identifier: CA 1862 Jan 18
Abstract

Charles Hiram Mattoon and Reuben C. Hill were both early ministers of Oregon, and Hill also served in the Oregon territory government, in 1857. The collection contains a letter of January 18, 1862 from Mattoon to Hill, warning Hill about rumours that he favored slavery.

Dates: 1862 January 18

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

Job McNemee versus Daniel Lownsdale depositions

 Collection
Identifier: CA 1852 May 26
Abstract

Job McNamee and D.H. Lownsdale were residents of the Oregon Territory that both claimed the same land. Collection contains two depositions consisting of three pages, each concerning land claims.

Dates: 1852 May 26

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

Methodist Mission Store account book

 Collection — Volume 1: [Barcode: 35025042918009]
Identifier: B 048
Abstract

Account book of the Methodist Mission Store.

Dates: 1839-1840

Metschan family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 686
Abstract

Phil Metschan, Sr. (1840-1920) was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany and travelled to the United States and settled in Canyon City, Oregon where he ran a store, became Oregon state treasurer, and established a hotel in Portland, Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, financial and legal records, pioneer family files, photographs and memorabilia.

Dates: 1862-1946

Joaquin Miller papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 864
Abstract

Joaquin Miller (1837-1913) was the pen name of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, a Northwest writer, newspaper publisher, and poet. The collection (1868-1960) contains correspondence and published works by Miller, and also material collected by Pherne Miller regarding her Uncle Joaquin, including photographs, as well as her personal papers.

Dates: 1868-1960

Miles M. Miller letter

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1868 July 30] 1: [Barcode: i5009144x]
Identifier: CA 1868 July 30
Abstract

Miles M. Miller, of Salem Oregon, wrote a letter dated July 30, 1868 , to L. J. Powell. The collection contains the letter in which Miller offers friendship, news, and reminds Powell that he has not yet paid his dues to the [Masonic?] Lodge.

Dates: 1868 July 30

Milton Shannon general store scrapbook

 Collection — Volume 1 : [Barcode: 35025042917902]
Identifier: B 127
Abstract

Milton Shannon was the first postmaster of Monroe, Oregon, and he also owned a general store. The collection (1868-1876) contains a scrapbook of invoices and receipts.

Dates: 1868-1876

John Minto letter to William P. Lord

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1892 Jan 15] 1: [Barcode: i50120700]
Identifier: CA 1892 Jan 15
Abstract

The collection contains a letter from John Minto to William P. Lord, of Salem, Oregon, dated January 15, 1892. In the letter, Minto describes his experiences as an escort for Jesse Applegate, from 1847 to 1848, including travel through the Siskiyou mountains.

Dates: 1892 January 15

Moore, Hampton, Dillard family papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 153
Abstract

Fay Hampton Robertson compiled histories of the Moore, Hampton, and Dillard branches of her family. The collection consists of typewritten copies of those histories as well as the trail diary of Jonathan Limerick Moore (1830-1862).

Dates: 1852-1964

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

Muster rolls: Oregon Mounted Volunteers, 1st Regiment

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1856 June 1] 1: [Barcode: ALMA235494]
Identifier: CA 1856 June 1
Abstract

Collection is comprised of the muster rolls for Captain Orlando Humason's Company B of the First regiment, Oregon Mounted Volunteers.

Dates: 1855 October 20-1856 June 1

Nathaniel Myer diary of a trip to the Rogue River Valley

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 086] 1: [Barcode: ALMA318295]
Identifier: A 086
Abstract

Nathaniel Myer's diary recounts his travels from Van Buren, Iowa to the Rogue River Valley of Oregon. His diary includes descriptions of the weather and landscapes along with events.

Dates: 1853

James and Hannah Lloyd Neall papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 347
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1845-1906

Georgia Nesmith letter to James Willis Nesmith

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1893 Sep 28] 1: [Barcode: ALMA224012]
Identifier: CA 1893 Sep 28
Abstract

James Willis Nesmith was a US Senator and a US Representative for Oregon between 1861-1875. Collection contains correspondence between Nesmith and Georgia Nesmith.

Dates: 1893 September 28

James Willis Nesmith print block and broadside

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SFM 071
Abstract

James Willis Nesmith was a US Senator and a US Representative for Oregon between 1861-1875. This collection includes a print block and a broadside.

Dates: circa 1820-1885

William T. Newby papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 088
Abstract

The William T. Newby Papers contain a variety of information about Newby's overland crossing from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trial in 1843. Newby was a member of the wagon train made famous by Jesse Applegate. The collection provides weather observations, account summaries, and personal experiences of living in and journeying to Oregon from 1843-1864.

Dates: 1843-1864