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Methodist Mission Store account book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: B 048

Scope and Contents

Balance sheets kept in the book include the accounts of Alanson Beers, Winslow Anderson, Pierre Belleque, J. Delord, George W. Ebbert, John Edmunds [Pickernell], Joseph Gale, George Gay, Joseph Gervais, Felix Hathaway, Webley Hauxhurst, Francoise X. Laderoute, Daniel Lee, David Leslie, Etienne Lucier, James O'Neil, Andre Picard, Charles Plante, Charles Rondeau, J. Rowland, Cyrus Shepard, Margaret J. Smith, [Mrs. M. J. Bailey], Calvin Tibbetts, William Turner, Josiah L. Whitcomb, Elijah White, B. Williams, William H. Willson, and Ewing Young.


  • 1839-1840


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Methodist Mission Store was established along the banks of the Willamette River in what is now Salem, Oregon. There, surplus manufactured goods were traded for items such as lumber or food stuffs with the French Canadian settlers and the Native Americans. The book was kept by Alanson Beers, a Methodist Missionary and early Pioneer who came to Oregon with Elijah White.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Account book of the Methodist Mission Store.

Related Materials

An analysis of this account book appears as the first chapter of Gold in the Woodpile by Orin K. Burrell (Eugene, 1967).

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Methodist Mission Store Account Book
Complete Description
University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team, Amanda Steele, and Chasmodai Cassidy
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA