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Cyrus Olney letter to A. B. Hallock

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1860 Oct 29

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a four page letter from Cyrus Olney of Astoria, Oregon, to A. B. Hallock of Portland, Oregon, October 29, 1860. Olney asks Hallock to make survey of Astoria.


  • Creation: 1860 October 29


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

Cyrus Olney (1815-1870) was a noted politician and lawyer who came to Oregon from his native Ohio. Olney served as the 6th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court in the Oregon Territory. Olney was a member of the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention and served in the Oregon legislature. Absalom B. Hallock (1826-1892) was one of Portland's earliest contractors.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Four page letter from Cyrus Olney, Astoria, Oregon, to A. B. Hallock, Portland, Oregon, October 29, 1860. Asks Hallock to make survey of Astoria.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to A.B. Hallock at Special Collections and University Archives include: Hallock & Day Co. Ledger, 1853-1859, B 030; Rodney Glisan Letter to A.B. Hallock, CA 1860 Jan 17; A.B. Hallock Journal, 1880-1882, A035.

Physical Description

Four page letter in one folder.

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.


Guide to the Cyrus Olney Letter to A. B. Hallock
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University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Amanda Steele
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

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Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA