Justus Steinberger papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of letters and financial documents. The letters are from Rufus Ingalls, George Wright, Benjamin F. Harding, and John C. Ainsworth. Most of the correspondence concerns military matters in Oregon and Washington, 1862-1865, with political and personal overtones. The documents, most of them dated 1853, concern Steinberger's business relations with the Adams Express Co. In 1853 Steinberger purchased the express business of Newell & Company, and formed the Oregon Express, associated with Adams & Company.
- Steinberger, Justus, 1825-1870 (Correspondent, Person)
- Ainsworth, J. C. (John Commingers), 1822-1893 (Correspondent, Person)
- Harding, Benjamin Franklin, 1823-1899 (Correspondent, Person)
- Wright, George, 1803-1865 (Correspondent, Person)
- Ingalls, Rufus, 1818-1893 (Correspondent, Person)
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Collection is open to the public.
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Biographical / Historical
Justus Steinberger (1825-1870) was an Army officer. He was in command of the District of Oregon in 1862. In 1853 he purchased the express business of Newell & Co., and formed the Oregon Express, associated with Adams & Co.
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
Steinberger was an Army officer in command of the District of Oregon in 1862. Most of the correspondence concerns military matters in Oregon and Washington, 1862-1865, with political and personal overtones.
1 folder, including 28 letters, 12 documents
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.
- Adams Express Company
- Business enterprises -- Oregon Territory Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Communications, Military Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Financial records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Letters (Correspondence) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Military Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Military planning -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Military planning -- Washington Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Justus Steinberger Papers
- Complete Description
- University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team, Amanda Steele, and Chasmodai Cassidy
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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