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John H. Nicklin letter

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1851 Feb 25] 1
Identifier: CA 1851 Feb 25

Scope and Contents note

The papers of John H. Nicklin comprise a single letter written on February 25, 1851 to his brother. The letter documents John Nicklin's journey across the Oregon Trail and the conditions found in Oregon. The letter goes into detail about the agriculture productivity and crops he found in Oregon. The letter is eight typed pages.


  • Creation: 1851 February 25


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

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 note

John H. Nicklin was an Oregon pioneer who journeyed across the Oregon Trail in 1851 from Iowa. He settled on the Salt Creek, about 60 miles from Portland and 35 miles off the Pacific coast. Nicklin received 640 acres from the government in Oregon to cultivate for the next four years.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



The John H. Nicklin letter is a single letter, addressed to Nicklin's brother, describing the journey to and conditions found in Oregon in 1851. The letter focuses on the journey over the Oregon Trail and the available agriculture of the Willamette Valley.

Arrangement note

The collection consists of a single letter.

Location note

Collection is located with other single file letters, which are arranged chronologically.

Guide to the John H. Nicklin Letter
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA