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Jesse D. Walling papers

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 127] 1
Identifier: A 127

Scope and Contents

The papers include three letters from Walling, dated 1849, 1860, and 1869. In the 1860, letter he states that he has changed the name of his location to Lincoln, in honor of the recently elected President. The post office had been Valfontis, in Polk County. Other documents include steamboat invoices and a ferry license.


  • 1849-1869


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

Jesse D. Walling (1816-1870) was a pioneer who settled in Marion and Polk Counties, Oregon. He is buried in the historic Spring Valley Cemetery in Polk County.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Jesse Walling was a pioneer in Marion and Polk counties, Oregon. The papers include three letters from Walling, 1849, 1860, and 1869.

Physical Description

1 folder, including 23 items

Processing Information

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.

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 Jesse D. Walling Papers
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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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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