Scope and Contents
The collection (1866-1870) contains correspondence, bills, payrolls, and reports, and other business records.
- Oregon Iron Company (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
"The iron industry began in the late 1840s with the discovery of ore with a high iron content on the west bank of the Willamette River near Oregon City.
In 1862, Aaron Olds established an ironworks on the Tualatin River. Two years later, the Oregon Iron Company built the first charcoal iron smelter, the Oswego Iron Furnace, on the Pacific Coast on the edge of the little town of Oswego. The Oregon Iron Company produced its first pig iron in 1867." That town is now known as Lake Oswego.
From 1866 to 1868 the company was owned by Henry W. Corbett.
[Source: Oregon Encyclopedia]
1.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 record storage box
Language of Materials
In 1864, the Oregon Iron Company built the first charcoal iron smelter on the Pacific Coast on the edge of Oswego, Oregon, now known as Lake Oswego. The collection (1866-1870) contains correspondence, bills, payrolls, and reports, and other business records.
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.
- Business records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Iron and steel workers -- Oregon -- Oswego -- History -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Iron industry and trade -- Oregon -- Oswego -- History -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Iron mines and mining -- Oregon -- History -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lake Oswego (Or.) -- History -- 19th century Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon Iron Company -- Correspondence
- Payroll records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Oregon Iron Company Records
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet. Revisions by Alexandra M. Bisio.
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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).