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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 32 Collections and/or Records:

James Akin papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 001
Abstract The James Akin collection contains a diary recording events during the 1852 journey of the Richey, Ingram and Akin families to Oregon. The origins of this diary are unclear, since another James Akin diary is known to exist in the collections of the Wyoming state archives. Also included in the collection are secondary sources relating to the Akin diary and family history.
Dates: 1852-1919

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

Welborn Beeson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 799
Abstract Welborn Beeson was a farmer in Jackson County, Oregon during the late 1800s. The Beeson family came overland to Oregon in 1853, settling in Jackson County along Wagner Creek. In 1851, when Welborn Beeson was fifteen years old, he began to keep a diary and continued to do so until his death in 1893. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Beeson returned to farm in Jackson County, and was active in politics and in the social life of the area. The collection includes diaries,...
Dates: 1848-1893

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

James D. Cauthorn journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA205906]
Identifier: A 017
Abstract James D. Cauthorn traveled overland from Mexico, Missouri, to Fort Bridger in 1865. The diary ranges from March 30 to June 25, 1865 and describes his route, modes of transportation, descriptions of the landscape as well his finances.
Dates: 1865

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

Arvazena A. Cooper papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042868451]
Identifier: CB C784
Abstract Arvazena A. Cooper (1845-1929) traveled the Oregon Trail with her family in 1863 and settled in the Willamette Valley. The collection contains her reminiscences of that journey and biographical information about her life in Oregon.
Dates: 1845-1900

William Cornell diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA206242]
Identifier: A 021
Abstract William Cornell was a pioneer from Alexandria, Ohio. This collection consist of a copy of his diary that describes his crossing of the plains in 1852 to Oregon.
Dates: 1852

Joseph Cornwall and Narcissa Cornwall Moore overland trail historical narratives

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CBD737-CBD716]: [Barcode: 35025042616132]
Identifier: CB C816
Abstract Joseph Hardin Cornwall and Narcissa Cornwall Moore were the children of Joseph Adamson Cornwall who crossed the Great Plains to Oregon via the Applegate Trail in 1846. The Joseph Cornwall and Narcissa Cornwall Moore overland trail historical narratives collection contains a typed and handwritten manuscript of "The Narrative of Joseph Cornwall Crossing the Plains to Oregon in 1846" by Joseph Hardin Cornwall, and "Captain Dunbar's Company 1846: the Applegate Route from Ft. Hall," by Narcissa...
Dates: circa 1900-1934

Isom Cranfill papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 127
Abstract Isom Cranfill lived in various areas of Oregon, working as a cabinetmaker, farmer, and itinerant preacher. He was justice of the peace in Clackamas County in 1848 and ran a general store in Oregon City from 1849-1850. The collection consists mainly of diaries: 1847, 1860, and 1863–1877 (16 volumes). The 1847 diary is an account of his overland journey and the others are a record of daily activities in Oregon.
Dates: 1847–1903

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

Marianne Hunsaker D'Arcy papers

 Collection
Identifier: CB D244
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1937-1939

Paul Darst diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA206245]
Identifier: A 026
Abstract Paul Darst was an early Oregon Pioneer who crossed the plains in just four months with a small group. Paul Darst diary of plains crossing, from Fort Laramie to Oregon City.
Dates: 1847

Jane Eakin diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042917084]
Identifier: A 030
Abstract Jane Eakin was a pioneer whose diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Oregon in 1866.
Dates: 1866

S. B. Eakin diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA207420]
Identifier: A 031
Abstract S. B. Eakin's diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Or. in 1866.
Dates: 1866

Ellmaker family papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 032
Abstract The Ellmakers are a prominent pioneer family who first settled in Lane County, Oregon in the 1850s following their journey across the United States on the Oregon Trail. The Ellmaker family papers include personal papers of members of the Ellmaker family; maps, drawings, and photographs; artifacts; books and periodicals; and genealogical research and resources.
Dates: 1768-2005

William H. Frush diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042674743]
Identifier: A 038
Abstract William H. Frush diary of a journey across the plains from Knox County, Missouri to Portland, Oregon in 1850.
Dates: 1850-1851

Amelia A. Hadley journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA208117]
Identifier: A 043
Abstract The Amelia A. Hadley journal includes entries regarding her 1851 journey from Galesburg, Illinois to Oregon City, Oregon.
Dates: 1851

The experiences of W.A. Hockett on the Oregon Trail, 1847

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i39887315]
Identifier: CB H659
Abstract Collection comprises a single manuscript that is W.A. Hockett's personal account of his journey across the Oregon Trail. The manuscript was typed by Hockett in 1914 and discusses events occurring in 1846-1847.
Dates: 1847

Nathaniel Myer diary of a trip to the Rogue River Valley

 Collection — Folder 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

John H. Nicklin letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i39886712]
Identifier: CA 1851 Feb 25
Abstract The John H. Nicklin letter is a single letter, addressed to Nicklin's brother, describing the journey to and conditions found in Oregon in 1851. The letter focuses on the journey over the Oregon Trail and the available agriculture of the Willamette Valley.
Dates: 1851 February 25

Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker early recollections of Oregon pioneer life

 Collection — Folder 1-2: [Barcode: 35025042917142]
Identifier: CB P225
Abstract Collection consists of the memoir of Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker, who crossed the plains from Illinois to Oregon in 1848 and spent her childhood in Yamhill, Oregon. Her memoir, Early recollections of Oregon pioneer life, tells of her life in Illinois. Inez Adams Parker traveled on the Oregon Trail as a very young child and wrote her recollections late in life. The collection consists of her typed, autobiographical account of her life in Oregon.
Dates: ca. 1924

William S. Prichard letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA209716]
Identifier: A 099
Abstract Prichard left Polk County, Iowa in 1852; was in Marysville, Calif., in 1861; Union, Oregon, 1865-1867; and Rye Valley, Oregon, 1868-1869. In 1865, he built a toll road from Union to Express Ranch, Oregon, an investment that failed. His very occasional letters to a brother, Amos, and to other relatives in Iowa give a bare account of his experiences.
Dates: 1852-1869

Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd journal

 Collection
Identifier: A 107
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1852

Hamilton Scott diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA209722]
Identifier: A 108
Abstract Collection comprised of Hamilton Scott's diary of a trip from Fremont, Iowa to Walla Walla, Washington in 1862.
Dates: 1862

Viola Springer journal

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042868014]
Identifier: A 116
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1885 May 18 – 1886 February 22

Sarah Sutton diary

 Collection — Volume 1 : [Barcode: 35025042868493]
Identifier: CA Su87
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1854

Joseph Nathan Teal manuscript

 Collection — Box 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

Solomon Tetherow journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA328511]
Identifier: A 123
Abstract Solomon Tetherow was a wagonmaster of an expedition to Oregon. Solomon Tetherow's journal of the Oregon Emigrating Society of 1845 contains copies as well as photo negatives of the journal.
Dates: 1845

Mason Y. Warner papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 245
Abstract Mason Young Warner was born in 1868, the son of parents Agnes Stewart and Thomas Warner. Mason Y. Warner married Celia A. Hyland in 1894. The couple lived in Lane County all their lives, except for a short time spent in eastern Washington. They had three children, Ivan, Claire and Erma. The collection is composed mainly of correspondence, some personal files, and photographs. Most extensive in this collection is the Claire Warner Churchill Thompson material in Series IV. Her papers include many...
Dates: 1859-1954