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John Smith Griffin papers

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1842 Dec 26] 1
Identifier: CA 1842 Dec 26

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Griffin's recording of the minutes of an interview between himself and missionaries Harvey Clark and Alvin T. Smith.


  • 1842 December 26


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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

John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary who participated at the Champoeg Meetings that created the Provisional Government of Oregon in 1843.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of Griffin's record of an interview with fellow missionaries.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to John Smith Griffin at Special Collections and University Archives include: John Smith Griffin papers, CA 1842 Dec 31; First Congregational Church (Tualatin, Or.) letter to Rev. J.S. Griffin, SFM 011.

John Smith Griffin can also be found at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library: John Smith Griffin papers, Mss 1075.

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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Austin Munsell
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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