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James Willis Nesmith legal document

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1865 Aug 7

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a legal agreement dated August 7, 1865, between James Willis Nesmith, Samuel Goff, and Jeremiah Gelmick concerning rental of Nesmith's farm in Polk County, Oregon.


  • 1865 August 7


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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

James Willis Nesmith was the second US Senator elected from Oregon, serving 1861 -1867. He was also elected to the US Congress in 1873 and served until 1875. He served both houses of the legislature as a Democrat.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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James Willis Nesmith was a US Senator and a US Representative for Oregon between 1861-1875. This collection consists of a document concerning the rental of Nesmith's farm in Polk County, Oregon, 1865

Related Materials

Other collections relating to James Willis Nesmith at Special Collections and University Archives include:

James Willis Nesmith account book, A 087; James Willis Nesmith print block and broadside), SFM 071; Nesmith County, Oregon, proposal of 1911, A 271;

Georgia Nesmith letter to James Nesmith, CA 1893 Sept 28; Harriet Nesmith McArthur (Diary), A 073.

Correspondence to/from James Willis Nesmith can also be found at Special Collections and University Archives in: Medorem Crawford Papers, Ax 129; A.P. Dennison Papers, A 177; Joel Palmer Papers, Ax 57; Joseph Gardner Wilson Papers, CA 1870 Feb 26

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Guide to the James Willis Nesmith Legal Document
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University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet
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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