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Oregon Steamship Company bill of lading

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1878 Sept 26] 1
Identifier: CA 1878 Sept 26

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a bill of lading dated September 26, 1878, with a detailed list of goods.


  • 1878 September 26


Conditions Governing Access

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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

The Oregon Steamship company was organized in July of 1872, with steamers purchased from the North Pacific Transportation company. The North Pacific company would, from then on, operate only south of San Francisco, while the Oregon Steamship would operate north of the bay area. The Oregon Steamship company also purchased the entire stock of the Willamette Transportation company.

The officers of the Oregon Steamship company were Benjamin Holladay (president), Benjamin Holladay, Jr. (vice president), E. H. C. Taylor (secretary), and J. D. Biles (agent of the Steamboat Department).

[Source: Victorian Daily Standard, August 6, 1872.]


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



The Oregon Steamship company was organized in July of 1872. The collection contains a bill of lading dated September 26, 1878, with a detailed list of goods.

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.

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA