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Theodore T. Geer letter to Fred T. Merrill and Company

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1899 Feb 14] 1
Identifier: CA 1899 Feb 14

Scope and Contents

In the letter of February 14, 1899, Geer wrote that he found office work confining, and that he had decided to exercise on a bicycle. He ordered a "Rambler" from the company.


  • Creation: 1899 February 14


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Biographical / Historical

Theodore T. Geer (1851-1924) served in the Oregon state House of Representatives in 1880, and again in 1889 until 1893. He was elected governor of Oregon, and served from January 9, 1899 until January 14, 1903.

During his first year as governor, Geer wrote a letter to Fred T. Merrill and Company in which he described his work, his desire to exercise, and ordered a bicycle from the company.


0.025 linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Theodore T. Geer (1851-1924) served in the Oregon State House of Representatives, and in 1899, was elected governor of Oregon. The collection (1899) consists of one letter in which Geer describes his work, his desire to exercise, and orders a bicycle.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Theodore Thurston Geer at Special Collections and University Archives include: Theodore Thurston Geer receipt, CA 1898 Apr 28.

Physical Description

1 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.

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.

Guide to the Theodore T. Geer Letter to Fred T. Merrill and Company
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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