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Elijah White bond

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1846 Aug 13] 1
Identifier: CA 1846 Aug 13

Scope and Contents

The bond describes the sale of two lots by White to John Shively for the sum of two-hundred dollars each. The lots were located in Oregon City and "Robbins Nest" (Linn City).


  • Creation: 1846 August 13


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Biographical / Historical

Elijah White (1806–1879) was a missionary and agent for the United States government in the Oregon Territory.

John Shively (1804-1894) was a pioneer and early resident of Astoria, Oregon. In 1847, he was appointed postmaster of Astoria by president James K. Polk--the first postmaster west of the Rocky Mountains.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Elijah White (1806–1879) was a missionary and agent for the United States government in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a bond issued by White for the sale of two lots to John Shively.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Elijah White and John Shively can be found at the Oregon Historical Society: Elijah White papers 1842-1862, Mss 1217; John M. Shively papers, Mss 1127.

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Repository Details

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1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA