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: ALMA212378]
Identifier: A 127
Abstract Jesse Walling was a pioneer in Marion and Polk counties, Oregon. The papers include three letters from Walling, 1849, 1860, and 1869.
Collection — Folder 1-2 : [Barcode: ALMA212380]
Identifier: A 128
Abstract Jane H. Walrad (maiden name Mullen; 1823-1892) was a Pioneer who travelled with her husband, David P. Walrad from Illinois to Oregon. Her diary gives a day to day description of events, the weather and family matters.
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...
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a box): [Barcode: i49998316]
Identifier: CA 1857 Mar 24
Abstract Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848, who became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory. The collection (March 24, 1857) contains a description of the boundaries of a school district in Oregon.
Dates: 1857 March 24
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50033840]
Identifier: CB W34
Abstract Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848 who became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory. The collection (1802-1835) contains Watt's personal and family reminiscences.
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50171689]
Identifier: CA 1917 Feb 24
Abstract John W. Welch and Sarah Welch Wood were members of the pioneer Welch family that settled in Astoria, Oregon, beginning in 1844. The collection contains a letter dated February 24, 1917, in which John Welch reminisces about the founding of Lewiston, Idaho, and his early days in Astoria, Oregon.
Dates: 1917 February 24
Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CB W52
Abstract George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853. Collection consists of one 49 paged reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included.
Dates: circa 1831-1912
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49151630]
Identifier: CA 1846 Aug 13
Abstract Elijah White (1806–1879) was a missionary and agent for the United States government in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a bond issued by White for the sale of two lots to John Shively.
Dates: 1846 August 13
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i18652761]
Identifier: SFM 059
Abstract Biographical sketch of Margaret Mary Widmer, daughter of Oregon pioneer Conrad Widmer. Includes a brief history of the Widmer family.
Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49592932]
Identifier: B 081
Abstract Established in 1837, the Willamette Cattle Company was formed with the expressed purpose of purchasing cattle in California and bringing it to the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of letters and receipts.
Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CA 1858 Mar 22
Abstract Willamette University is private university located in Salem, Oregon and was founded in 1842. Collection consists of a single, 1 page certificate that promises Calvin S. Knipley a five hundred dollar tuition scholarship signed by the president of the university, David Leslie.
Dates: 1858 March 22
Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49301755]
Identifier: CB T859
Abstract Robert Aubrey Miller, C.C. Beekman, Henry Klippel and William M. Turner, were all prominent Oregon businessmen. The collection contains one letter in memoriam about William M. Turner.
Dates: circa 1887
Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: 35025041814357]
Identifier: A 148
Abstract Lucy Applegate (1830-1910) was the daughter of Charles Applegate and the niece of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail in Oregon. Collection contains five letters that are undated.
Dates: circa 1840-1910
Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA212647]
Identifier: A 134
Abstract V. Williams was a pioneer who took the California road to Oregon. Journal documents the journey from Iowa to Klamath Lake, Oregon.
Collection — Folder 1-2: [Barcode: i49301408]
Identifier: A 135
Abstract Bushrod Washington Wilson (1824-1900) was a sailor, gold miner, and carpenter who eventually settled in Corvallis, Oregon, where he became a prominent citizen. The collection consists of Wilson's letters to his brother, Joseph.
Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CA 1856 Feb 6
Abstract William H. Willson (1805-1856) was a doctor and preacher in the Oregon Territory and is remembered as the "founder of Salem." The collection consists of a single, 1 paged warranty deed of various pieces of land in the Oregon Territory written by William H. Willson to A. Kitelinger in the presence of H. Holden and C. N. Terry.
Dates: 1856 February 6
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50091116]
Identifier: CA 1872 Aug 21
Abstract The collection contains a letter dated August 21, 1872 from William Wolff to "Dear Sir and Dr.," and regards mutual aquaintances and events in Eastern Oregon.
Dates: 1872 August 21
Collection — Folder 1-2 : [Barcode: i49943200]
Identifier: A 137
Abstract Joseph Warren Wood (1826-1914) was a Wisconsin farmer who sought his fortune in California during the gold rush. The collection consists of photocopies of Wood's journals chronicling his trip to California.
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: 35025041814365]
Identifier: A 149
Abstract John Woolverton came overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1856 and settled in Polk County, Oregon. The collection (1864-1941) contains a copy of an overland journal to Oregon, a history of John Woolverton, and proceedings of the National and International Association of Woolvertons.
Dates: 1864-1941; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1902
Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: i48753853]
Identifier: A 139
Abstract Alfred Zieber (1830-1890) travelled overland from Peoria, Illinois to California. The collection consists of Zieber's diary of his journey, as well as four subsequent letters from his father, John S. Zieber.