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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 230 Collections and/or Records:

Burton family papers

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025041121407 ]
Identifier: Coll 112
Abstract

Collection includes letters, manuscripts, documents, financial material, memorabilia, and photographs of the J. J. Burton family. Most of the material is from Margaret W. Burton (Mrs. J. J.) addressed to her sons and daughters.

Dates: 1879-1925

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

Rufus Butler land patent

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1866 Aug 8] 1: [Barcode: ALMA244864]
Identifier: CA 1866 Aug 8
Abstract

Rufus Butler (1812-1884) was an Oregon pioneer who settled in the Umpqua River valley, where he served as a Justice of the Peace. Collection is comprised of a patent of land issued to Rufus Butler of Umpqua County, Oregon on August 8, 1866.

Dates: 1866 August 8

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

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

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 — Multiple collection box [A 016] 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

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

James D. Cauthorn journal

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 017] 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

Edward Chambreau collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 056
Abstract Edward Chambreau (1821-1902), adventurer and gambler, was born in France, migrated to Canada with his family in 1825, and in 1846 enlisted with the U.S. Army at St. Louis. From 1853 through 1875 Chambreau moved between Portland, Tygh Valley and Vancouver, running saloons, gambling parlors, general stores and a restaurant. In 1875 Chambreau converted to Christianity, sold his saloon and gave up gambling. He became a scout for the U.S. government and traveled between Oregon, Washington and...
Dates: 1847-1880

Thomas Chavner petition

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1864 Oct 24] 1: [Barcode: i50051398]
Identifier: CA 1864 Oct 24
Abstract

The collection contains a petition by Thomas Chavner, addressed to the people of Jackson County, Oregon, regarding a bridge over the Rogue River at Dardanelles. The collection contains the petition of October 24, 1864, and includes a list of supporters.

Dates: 1864 October 24

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

Clackamas County Probate Court land deed to James Athey

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1850 Sept 16] 1: [Barcode: i49154175]
Identifier: CA 1850 Sept 16
Abstract

The collection consists of a single probate court document deeding "lots numbered one and two" to James Athey.

Dates: 1850 September 16

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

Stephen Coffin deed

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1850 June 17] 1: [Barcode: i49075408]
Identifier: CA 1850 June 17
Abstract

Stephen Coffin (1808-1882) was a pioneer and early Oregon landowner. The collection consists of a deed issued by Coffin for "lots seven and eight" of "block number 5" of the Portland town site.

Dates: 1850 June 17 - 1854 December 11

William M. Colvig papers

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 018] 1: [Barcode: ALMA206239]
Identifier: A 018
Abstract

William M. Colvig was the district attorny for Medford, Oregon in 1865, as well as the County School Superintendent and a Republican. Papers include accounts, essays papers on court hearings and addresses.

Dates: 1886-1898

Philip Condit diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 019] 1: [Barcode: ALMA206240]
Identifier: A 019
Abstract

Philip Condit diary describes his trip across the plains from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the Willamette Valley.

Dates: 1854

Sylvanus Condit diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 020] 1: [Barcode: ALMA206241]
Identifier: A 020
Abstract

Sylvanus Condit diary contains entries on trip across the plains from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the Willamette Valley.

Dates: 1854

G. W. Connell letter

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1873 Mar 4] 1: [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

Arvazena A. Cooper papers

 Collection
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

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

Thomas R. Cornelius letter

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1855 Oct 20] 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 — Multiple collection box [CA 1856 Feb 20] 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 Cornell diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 021] 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

William R. Cox papers

 Collection
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 — Multiple collection box [CA 1855 June 26] 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

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