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T. Metcalf letter to Albert A. Durham

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1854 Mar 29] 1
Identifier: CA 1854 Mar 29

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a photostat copy of a letter from "T. Metcalf" to Albert A. Durham concerned primarily with accounting discrepancies.


  • Creation: 1854 March 29


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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

T. Metcalf was an early superintendant of public works for the town of Oswego. In 1852, he travelled to Hawaii to negotiate a lumber deal on behalf of Albert A. Durham and the city of Oswego to deliver lumber to Hawaii.

Albert Alonzo Durham (1814-1898) came to Oregon in 1847. He build a sawmill in Oregon City, and later moved to Lake Oswego, where he made his living as a lumber merchant. Durham is the namesake of the town of Durham, Oregon.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



T. Metcalf was the superintendant of public works for the town of Oswego. The collection consists of a copy of a single letter from T. Metcalf to Albert A. Durham concerning a business trip to Hawaii.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen Platt, great-granddaughter of Albert A. Durham, in 1946.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to T. Metcalf at Special Collections and University Archives include: T. Metcalf Letter to Albert A. Durham, CA 1852 Aug 14; T. Metcalf Memorandum of Agreement, CA 1852 Feb 19.

Processing Information

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Guide to the T. Metcalf Letter to Albert A. Durham
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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).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA