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Ahio S. Watt description of school district boundaries

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1857 Mar 24] 1
Identifier: CA 1857 Mar 24

Scope and Contents

Collection includes a single, one page description of the boundaries of a school district between the Yamhill and Willamette Rivers in Oregon.


  • Creation: 1857 March 24


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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

Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848, who he became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory.

"Watt was born in Knox County, Ohio, on January 15, 1824. At the age of 14, he went with his parents to Sullivan County, Missouri, where he made his home until March, 1848, when the Watt family crossed the plains to Oregon, settling near the present town of Amity, in Yamhill County. Watt later acquired land and engaged in farming. He also taught school for some time.

In 1884 he became land and tax agent of the Southern Pacific railroad and later of the O.R. and N. lines as well, keeping this position for twenty years. He became a member of the Oregon Pioneer Association soon after its organization in 1873, and also of the Oregon Historical Society."

On July 23, 1850, he married Mary Elizabeth Elder, who was also an Oregon pioneer.

[Source: Oregonian, Obituaries, May 16, 1909]


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848, who became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory. The collection (March 24, 1857) contains a description of the boundaries of a school district in Oregon.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Ahio S. Watt at Special Collections and University Archives include: Ahio Scott Watt reminiscences, CB W34.

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.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Ahio S. Watt Description of School District Boundaries
Complete Description
Jenn Newby and Kira B. Homo.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA