Samuel A. Snowden correspondence
Scope and Contents
From 1851 to 1853 Snowden's letters paint a picture of Oregon politics, government, and social life, as seen through his son's letters and Oregon newspapers. The letters of 1853-1854, written from Forest Grove and French Prairie, are from Samuel A. Snowden to his son Samuel D. Snowden.
- Snowden, Samuel D. (Correspondent, Person)
- Snowden, Samuel A. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
In 1851 Samuel A. Snowden was living in London. His son, Samuel D., was in Oregon on a land claim near Champoeg, and engaged in survey work. In 1853 the elder Snowden, along with his daughter, Mary Ann, came to Oregon. He lived with friends in Forest Grove.
1.5 linear feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
Samuel A. Snowden came to Forest Grove, Oregon in 1853. Correspondence includes letter to his son Samuel D. Snowden about Oregon politics, government, and social life.
Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
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- Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon Territory Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Oregon Territory -- Politics and government -- To 1859 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Pioneers -- Oregon -- Forest Grove Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Samuel A. Snowden Correspondence
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