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Vancouver Transportation Co. records

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [B 119] 1, Volume: 1-2 (shared RSB box)
Identifier: B 119

Scope and Contents

The collection (1888-1891) contains correspondence, invoices, statements, and two volumes of purser's reports.

There are about eighty invoices and statements, and many are noteworthy for the intricate illustrations of the other companies, many of them from Oregon.

The first volume of purser's reports are for the Lurline, and is dated July 2, 1888 to August 31, 1889.

The second is for the Undine, and is dated June 26, 1889 to April 31, 1891.


  • 1888-1891


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 Vancouver Transportation Company was headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The president was Jacob Kamm, the vice-president was S. W. Brown, and the secretary was James T. Gray.


0.5 linear feet (3 containers) : 1 folder, 2 volumes

Language of Materials



The Vancouver Transportation company was headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The collection (1888-1891) contains correspondence, invoices, statements, and two volumes of purser's reports.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

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

Guide to the Vancouver Transportation Co. Records
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA