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Job McNemee versus Daniel Lownsdale depositions

Identifier: CA 1852 May 26

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two depositions consisting of three pages each concerning land claims in what became Portland, Oregon. One is signed by A.C. Bonnel for Lownsdale and the other by Josiah Parrish for McNamee.


  • 1852 May 26


Conditions Governing Access

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

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

Daniel H. Lownsdale (1803-1862) was one of the founders of Portland, Oregon. Job McNamee (1812-1872) moved to Oregon in 1846 and started the first school in Portland, Oregon. Josiah L. Parrish (1806-1895) was a missionary who favored creating a provisional government in the Oregon Territory. Parrish was chosen to be an indian agent for Oregon in 1849. A.C. (Allison Clark) Bonnell (1801-1875) was a records clerk. In 1852, Bonnell was elected the second mayor of Portland.



0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Job McNamee and D.H. Lownsdale were residents of the Oregon Territory that both claimed the same land. Collection contains two depositions consisting of three pages, each concerning land claims.

Existence and Location of Copies

Collection is available online in the Job McNemee versus Daniel Lownsdale depositions in Oregon Digital.

Physical Description

1 folder

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Job McNamee Versus Daniel Lownsdale Depositions
Preliminary Description
University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA