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Berryman Jennings letter to "Commandant"

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1848 Feb 8] 1
Identifier: CA 1848 Feb 8


Berryman Jennings (1807-1888) was an Oregon Pioneer and and namesake of Jennings Lodge, Oregon. The collection consists of a single letter requesting provisions from Jennings to an unnamed and unknown "Commandant at Gilliam".


  • Creation: 1848 February 8


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Biographical / Historical

Berryman Jennings (1807-1888) was an Oregon Pioneer and and namesake of Jennings Lodge, Oregon. He was born in Butler County, Indiana, and is credited with having been the first school teacher in the state of Iowa, in 1830. In 1847, he travelled to Oregon, where he served as a quartermaster at Waskopam, Oregon Territory. He became a member of the Oregon Legislature in 1860, and later the registrary of the Oregon City land office. He died at his home in Jennings Lodge on December 22, 1888.

Source: History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/Volume 4 by Benjamin F. Gue


0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

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Related Materials

Other collections relating to Berryman Jennings at Special Collections and University Archives include: Berryman Jennings Letter to R. H. Mallory, CA 1857 Oct 24.

Physical Description

1 folder

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Guide to the Berryman Jennings Letter to "Commandant"
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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).

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