Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a single, 1 paged warranty deed for various pieces of land in the Oregon Territory written by William H. Willson to A. Kitelinger in the presence of H. Holden and C. N. Terry.
- 1856 February 6
- Willson, William H., 1805-1856 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
William Holden Willson was born in New Hampshire April 14, 1805 and died in April of 1856. In 1837, he traveled west as a missionary. During this time, Willson acquired an informal medical education from Dr. Elijah White, and began a long career as an unlicensed doctor and pharmacist. Dr. Willson was also a licensed preacher who traveled widely in the Oregon Territory. He took part in many civic activities such as serving as the first treasurer of Oregon and serving on the board of the Oregon Institute.
0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
William H. Willson (1805-1856) was a doctor and preacher in the Oregon Territory and is remembered as the "founder of Salem." The collection consists of a single, 1 paged warranty deed of various pieces of land in the Oregon Territory written by William H. Willson to A. Kitelinger in the presence of H. Holden and C. N. Terry.
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- Deeds Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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- Pioneers -- Oregon Territory Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the William H. Willson Deed
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