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Joseph Henry Brown letter to John H. Mitchell

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1893 May 18

Scope and Contents

The collection (May 19, 1893) contains a letter from Brown to John H. Mitchell, a U.S. Senator from Oregon, about maps Brown wanted to use in his historical work about "Indian Wars" in Oregon.

Dates

  • 1893 May 18

Creator

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Biographical / Historical

Joseph Henry Brown was born near Wilmington, Will County, Illinois, in 1837, and came overland to Oregon with his parents in 1847.

He served as an apprentice with the Oregon Statesman newspaper in Salem in the late 1850s. He joined the First Oregon Cavalry in 1861 and saw action in conflicts with Native Americans in eastern Oregon. He served as a clerk in the state legislature, and was employed as the Salem correspondent for the Oregonian newspaper.

In 1869 he married Margaret R. Graves, with whom he had four children, and around 1880 they moved to Portland.

Brown wrote monographs of histories of Oregon, and of "Indian wars in Oregon." The first volume of Political History of Oregon to 1848, was published in 1892, but subsequent volumes (1949-1860) remained unpublished due to Brown's ill health.

[Source: Joseph Henry Brown papers, Mss 1002, Oregon Historical Society Research Library; UO Libraries Digital Collection: Tribal Legacies.]

Extent

0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Joseph Henry Brown (1867-1898) was an Oregon pioneer, newspaper printer and correspondent, Veteran, and a historian who wrote about politics and Native American culture and conflicts in Oregon. The collection (May 19, 1893) contains a letter from Brown to John H. Mitchell, a U.S. Senator from Oregon, about maps Brown wanted to use in his historical work about "Indian Wars" in Oregon.

Processing Information

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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.

Title
Guide to the Joseph Henry Brown Letter to John H. Mitchell
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet.
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
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

Contact:
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Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA