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Hapgood and Company records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Bx 010

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of ledgers that contain outgoing correspondence (1870-1897), account invoices and sales, and other financial information. The 1891 ledger also contains incoming correspondence.


  • 1870-1897


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

Hapgood and Company were Northwest salmon packers and shippers, and were successors to Hapgood, Hume and Company.

The Northwest salmon-canning industry got its start in 1866, when Hapgood, Hume and Company built a cannery on the Columbia River at Eagle Cliff, on the Washington side. This was two years after the company had built the first cannery on the West Coast on the Sacramento River.

Hapgood and Hume marketed their fish to the eastern United States, Britain, and Australia under the labels Crown, Globe, Royal, and Oregon.

In 1872, facing a labor shortage, George Hume hired Chinese workers to work in his Columbia River cannery.



1 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Hapgood and Company were Northwest salmon packers and shippers, and were successors to Hapgood, Hume and Company. The collection (1870-1897) contains ledgers, correspondence, invoices, sales, account information, and other financial records.

Physical Description

1 legal manuscript box, and one manuscript box.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in the 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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 to no organization and rehousing.

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

Guide to the Hapgood and Company Records
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
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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