PIO. 19th Century Western Emigration and Settlement
19th century white settlement of the West, primarily the Pacific Northwest and California
Found in 230 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042629465]
Identifier: A 034
Abstract Elizabeth Goltra traveled with her husband to Oregon from Missouri in 1853. This collection contains copies of the journal she kept during their overland crossing. Pages dealing with the history of the Goltra family are also included.
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042629473]
Identifier: CB G659
Abstract Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon was an Oregon pioneer and school teacher. The collection consists of a detailed typewritten memoir of an overland wagon trip from Kansas to Oregon in 1883.
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i4907247x]
Identifier: CA 1842 Dec 26
Abstract John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of Griffin's record of an interview with fellow missionaries.
Dates: 1842 December 26
Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49072481]
Identifier: CA 1842 Dec 31
Abstract John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of promissory notes from Griffin to fellow missionary Harvey Clark for a South Tualatin land claim.
Dates: 1842 December 31
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50089766]
Identifier: CA 1862 Dec 17
Abstract A. J. Grover, of Auburn, Oregon wrote a letter dated December 17, 1862, to Edwin Beebe of Portland, Oregon. The collection (1862) contains one letter discussing business and society in Auburn, Oregon.
Dates: 1862 December 17
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box) : [Barcode: i50051738]
Identifier: CA 1863 Apr 18
Abstract A. J. Grover wrote a letter dated April 18, 1863, to Edwin Beebe, of Placerville, Idaho to say that he had been delayed by Indians and it was too late for best market in Placerville; he also quotes prices in mining towns.
Dates: 1863 April 18
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50089791]
Identifier: CA 1863 Jan 5
Abstract The collection contains one letter dated January 5, 1863, from A. J. Grover to Edwin Beebe, of Portland, Oregon, giving a good report of Boise mines.
Dates: January 5, 1863
Collection — Folder 1 (1 clamshell box): [Barcode: i50134401]
Identifier: A 240
Abstract J. K. Guttry (1869 - ?), of rural Sheridan, Oregon, became a teacher and worked in in Harmony, Oregon. The collection (1889-1891) contains Guttry's diary.
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.
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49593869]
Identifier: A 044
Abstract The Lawrence Hall commonplace book is the single volume ledger of financial transactions and a weather record of an Oregon City resident.
Collection — Volume 1: [Barcode: ALMA207423]
Identifier: A 035
Abstract Hallock was born in Utica, New York. He trained as a cabinet maker, draftsman, surveyor, and civil engineer and became one of Portland's earliest contractors. The journal describes his experiences on the coast, daily transactions and experiences during construction jobs. He fished, trapped, observed the weather, visited, and was visited.
Dates: 1880 December 15 - 1882 July 6
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA208119]
Identifier: A 045
Abstract James Watson Hamilton was a circuit judge at Roseburg, and a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Oregon. His diary details his work as a clerk in the law office of S.H. Hazard of Empire City,and his later partnership with Hazard. Folder also contains a bill from the Alcona Lodge for the year 1890.
Dates: 1878 January 7 - 1879 September 11
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50031673]
Identifier: CB H192a
Abstract Sam "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars. The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains," which is a transcription of a section of Handsaker's journal (1853).
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50091220]
Identifier: CA 1872 Feb 16
Abstract The collection contains a letter dated February 16, 1872 from H. Epps Hardy of Walla Walla, Washington Territory, to Dick [Hardy?]. The letter describes itinerant life, and Hardy explains that he spends most of his time inside mines.
Dates: 1872 February 16
Collection — Box 1
Identifier: CB H262
Abstract Maria Eloisa McLoughlin (1817-1884) was the second daughter of John McLoughlin. Collection includes one copy of "Life of John McLoughlin Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company Possessions on the Pacific Slope, at Fort Vancouver" manuscript.
Identifier: Coll 221
Abstract The Hedden family, owners of the Hedden Store in Scottsburg, Oregon, were some of the original inhabitants of the town, arriving in 1851. The collection primarily contains personal correspondence within the Hedden family dating from 1885-1959 and also documents and business correspondence dating from 1880 to 1969.
Identifier: Bx 016
Abstract The Hedden store was a general merchandise store that operated from 1852-1976 in Scottsburg, Oregon. The collection contains store and postal ledgers detailing accounts of purchases (both general and postal) and also provides information on customers.
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
Identifier: A 048
Abstract The Abel Helman Papers comprise four folders that include a diary of Helman's overland trip from Ohio to California, a list of travel expenses, detailed description of weather reports of Ashland, Oregon, and a photostat copy of the journal of the Mountain Rangers from 1863 to 1866.
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49941513]
Identifier: A 049
Abstract Ansel Hemenway (1841 - ) farmed near Crow, Oregon. The collection contains a diary that consists of seven volumes, and is mostly an accounting of farm work.
Collection — Folder 1-3: [Barcode: i49075123]
Identifier: CB H426
Abstract Binger Hermann (1843-1926) was a Roseburg attorney and politician who represented Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years and served as commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO) under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. The collection contains a handwritten manuscript about the Baltimore colony, titled " Baltimore Colony Pioneer Recollections, Family Memoirs."
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 047
Abstract Collection consists of 2,112 letters. The collection reflects the settlement and growth of a pioneer family, their personal lives, social contacts, business affairs, and educational and cultural experiences. The major files concern: Henry Hill, Nelly May Hill, Verd Hill, Henry Denlinger, Wendell Denlinger, and Clyde Hill. Among the Nelly Hill letters are five from Herbert C. Hoover, written when he was a student at Stanford. The letters were published in University of Oregon Library Call...
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.
Identifier: A 052
Abstract The collection consists of the manuscript journal of William Hoffman, which chronicles Hoffman's journey across the Oregon Trail from Covington, Indiana to Jacksonville, Oregon in 1853.
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i17728083]
Identifier: CA 1854 Mar 8
Abstract William Holmes (1807-1879) was a pioneer and the first sheriff of Clackamas Country. The collection consists of a notice alerting concerned parties to the sale of the Oregon City properties of William Riley by Holmes to settle a debt to John McLoughlin.
Dates: 1854 March 8
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i20342718]
Identifier: SFM 113
Abstract The Julia Holt papers consist of correspondence between Julia Holt and her sister Adella Holt describing Julia's journey to Oregon in 1866.
Collection — Volume 1: [Barcode: 35025042917977]
Identifier: B 033
Abstract The Huddleston Store was a general store in Eugene, Oregon run by members of the Huddleston family, including Oregon pioneer James Huddleston. Collection consists of a single ledger for the Huddleston general store, 1853-1854.
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042751871]
Identifier: B 034
Abstract The Hudson's Bay Company is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and one of the oldest in the world. A fur trading business for much of its existence, today Hudson's Bay Company owns and operates retail stores throughout Canada. Collection includes Hudson's Bay Company journal of events at Stuart Lake.
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a box): [Barcode: i49941537]
Identifier: A 058
Abstract George Humphrey was a resident of Springfield, Oregon who held interests in sheep, the Oregon Iron Works, the Oregon Central Military Wagon Road, and the Springfield Manufacturing company. The collection (1866-1867) consists of two personal account books that includes information regarding household goods, cash on hand, investments, interest, and expenses.
Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: 35025041814332]
Identifier: A 146
Abstract John Webster Perit Huntington (1831-1869), publisher, lawyer, teacher, farmer and Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon. In 1857 Huntington met and married Mary Applegate (1834-1878), daughter of Charles Applegate. Collections include copies of 9 letters addressed to "Ma" and "Pa." These letters are both written by John and his wife Mary to their parents between 1855 and 1860.