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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:

Creighton and McCully family papers

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025042751863]
Identifier: A 260
Abstract

John Creighton (1834-1884) a pioneer of 1858, came first to Washington and later became a rancher in Oregon, where married Mary J. McCully of Salem. Mary McCully's father, David McCully, invested in some of Creighton's enterprises. The collection (1867-1885) contains correspondence, clippings of the Creighton and McCully family and related family members, receipts, bills, certificates, and other papers.

Dates: 1867-1885

Pioneer life of Mollie Truax Crocker

 Collection
Identifier: CB C872
Abstract

Mollie Truax Crocker was born in Oregon City, Oregon. The collection constitutes her reminiscences of her pioneer life in the Northwest from the 1860s through the 1890s.

Dates: circa 1890

William S. Crust letter to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1868 Jun 2] 1: [Barcode: i50174137]
Identifier: CA 1868 Jun 2
Abstract

William S. Crust of Ft. Laramie, Indian Territory wrote a letter dated dated June 2, 1868, to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, regarding their son, Alfred. The collection contains the letter in which Crust informed the parents that their son was "killed by Indians" on May 29th, while camped by Elk Horn Creek.

Dates: 1868 June 2

C. S. Culver letter

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1889 Oct 20] 1: [Barcode: i50125424]
Identifier: CA 1889 Oct 20
Abstract

The collection contains a typed copy of a letter dated October 20, 1889, from C. S. Culver of Mantorville, Minnesota, to his brother and sister Lucius and Amanda Culver. The letter is a description of transportation facilities and natural resources of Oregon during 1889.

Dates: 1889 October 20

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

Hazel M. Cunningham papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025041715513]
Identifier: Coll 411
Abstract

The collection contains the memoirs of Hazel M. Cunningham, original handwritten family letters from the 1870-1890s, and draft pages of the memoir manuscript. The collection includes a bound copy of the memoirs titled, Tapestry, A Partial History of Some Pioneer Families of Polk County, Nebraska, 1979.

Dates: 1870-1899; 1979

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 — Multiple collection box [A 026] 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

William B. Davis letter

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1853 Dec 21] 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

Francis De Witt deed

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1852 Aug 18] 1: [Barcode: i49071245]
Identifier: CA 1852 Aug 18
Abstract

Francis DeWitt was a pioneer who came to the Oregon Territory from Germany in 1847 on a sailing vessel. The collection consists of a deed, drawn up by DeWitt, transferring ownership of two lots in the city of Portland to Philander Buchanan.

Dates: 1852 August 18

Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner deed of land

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1863 Mar 16] 1: [Barcode: ALMA235489]
Identifier: CA 1863 Mar 16
Abstract

Collection is comprised of a Deed of Land documenting the sale of land from Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner, all of Linn County, Oregon.

Dates: 1863 March 16

A.P. Dennison papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 177
Abstract

Originally from Maine, A. P. Dennison (1824-1896) held numerous minor political offices in the Oregon Territory, including Adjutant General. The papers consist of receipts, letters of appointment, reports, and a bound scrapbook.

Dates: 1855-1870

Louis Dielschneider reminiscences of Portland, Oregon

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CBD737-CBD716]: [Barcode: 35025042616132]
Identifier: CB D564
Abstract

Louis Dielschneider was the owner of a general country store in McMinnville, Oregon. His store did business with merchants in Portland, particularly Allan Lewis. The Louis Dielschneider reminiscences of Portland, Oregon collection contains one handwritten account of Dielschneider's experiences as an Oregon merchant in the early 20th century.

Dates: circa 1913

Orvil and Alice Dodge letters to David P. Walrad

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 261] 1: [Barcode: ALMA213425]
Identifier: A 261
Abstract

Orvil and Alice Dodge lived in Jacksonville, Oregon, where Orvil worked as a photographer. Collection includes several handwritten letters to David P. Walrad and his wife along with a brief history of Norman Dodge by Orvil and Allen Dodge (his sons).

Dates: 1862-1863

James Douglas journal

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 029] 1: [Barcode: ALMA206246]
Identifier: A 029
Abstract

James Douglas is a legendary figure in British Columbia, from his fur trade days at Fort St. James to his dual governorship of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. His journal describes a voyage from Fort Vancouver to California.

Dates: 1840

Willis Dunagan diaries and legal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 133
Abstract

Willis Dunagan was a farmer in Marion County, Oregon. The collection consists of Dunagan's diaries from 1859 to 1897, a folder of legal documents, and two original school diplomas earned by Dunagan.

Dates: 1858-1897

Durham family papers

 Collection — Multiple collection box [Coll 383] 1: [Barcode: 35025042752093]
Identifier: Coll 383
Abstract

The Durham family was based in Kentucky, although some family members moved out west. The collection (1846-1925) contains correspondence, telegrams, an obituary, an article clipping, and poetry.

Dates: 1846-1925

Jane Eakin diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 030] 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 — Multiple collection box [A 031] 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

John F. Eccles letter to Colonel Brophy

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1862 Mar 13] 1: [Barcode: i50035009]
Identifier: CA 1862 Mar 13
Abstract

John F. Eccles, of Portland, Oregon wrote a letter dated March 13, 1862, to Colonel Brophy, of California, about the nature of Oregonians, and also about mining.

Dates: 1862 March 13

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

Hymen Fairchild land sale agreement

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1858 Oct 5] 1: [Barcode: i50002697]
Identifier: CA 1858 Oct 5
Abstract

Hymen Fairchild (1832-1907) was an pioneer and early resident of Jackson County, Oregon Territory. The collection consists of land sale agreement between Fairchild and brothers Thomas and Robert Beale.

Dates: 1858 October 5

Katherine L. Fenton letter

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1926 Oct 30] 1: [Barcode: ALMA220728]
Identifier: CA 1926 Oct 30
Abstract

Katherine L. Fenton was a pioneer who settled in Portland, Or and a mother of two soldiers. Includes a letter in which she describes the lives of her family including her father as well as her own and the transformation from pioneer days to a modern progressive community.

Dates: 1926 October 30

Katherine Lucas Fenton Scrapbook

 Collection — Volume 1: [Barcode: 35025042868824]
Identifier: CA F367
Abstract

Katherine Lucas Fenton of Portland, Oregon, was a pioneer and the mother of the two soldiers. The scrapbook is composed of newspaper and magazine articles relating to Oregon history. Includes considerable material on the Whitman controversy, and an article on Oregon history by William MacLeod Raine.

Dates: 1859-1930

Fort Hoskins Army Post records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Bx 087
Abstract

Fort Hoskins was established in 1856 on the Luckiamute River in Benton County, Oregon to protect and monitor the new coastal Indian reservation. The collection includes post orders, letters books, and records of the proceedings of the Councils of Administration.

Dates: 1856-1865

William H. Frush diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 038] 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

W. Gale letter

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1848 July 5] 1: [Barcode: i49301718]
Identifier: CA 1848 July 5
Abstract

W. Gale was an Oregon pioneer. The collection consists of a single letter written by Gale in which he discusses his "Oregon claim".

Dates: 1848 July 5

Ira Gardner letters from Oregon

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: 35025042918041]
Identifier: A 256
Abstract

Ira Gardner was a woodworker, who wrote letters from Oregon to his family in Iowa, during the mid 1800s. The collection (1865) contains three pieces of Gardner's correspondence, in which he praises Oregon's "froots" and "psalmon," but damns the weather.

Dates: 1865

William Geiger letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042674776]
Identifier: A 041
Abstract

William Geiger came to Oregon in 1839 and worked at the mission Waiilatpu. Letters include incoming correspondence regarding mission matters at Waiilatpu and an outgoing letter describing the country.

Dates: 1842-1849

Daniel Giles autobiography

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CB G391] 1: [Barcode: i39081448]
Identifier: CB G391
Abstract

Daniel Giles was born in 1836. He traveled overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1852. Collection consists of a typed copy of the account of Giles' journey overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1852, and his experiences in gold mining and Indian fighting in southern Oregon, 1853-1855.

Dates: 1852-1855