Scope and Contents
Collection consists of a transcription, photostatic copy, and photo negative of Solomon Tetherow's journal of the Oregon Emigrating Society of 1845. The journal describes Tetherow's difficult experiences as captain of one group of wagon trains being guided by Stephen Meek. Meek infamously led nearly two hundred families off the road near Fort Boise on a "short cut" that led to "all sorts of grief".
- Creation: 1845
- Tetherow, Solomon, 1800-1879 (Person)
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
Solomon Tetherow (1800-1879) was a wagonmaster of an expedition to Oregon. After arriving, he settled in Dallas, Oregon, where he and his wife, Elizabeth Baker Teherow, raised 15 children.
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
Solomon Tetherow was a wagonmaster of an expedition to Oregon. Solomon Tetherow's journal of the Oregon Emigrating Society of 1845 contains copies as well as photo negatives of the journal.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
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 Solomon Tetherow Journal
- Complete Description
- University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team, Amanda Steele, and Chasmodai Cassidy
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.