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Jessy Quinn Thornton papers

 Collection — Box: multiple collection box [CB T395] 1
Identifier: CB T395

Scope and Contents

Collection includes one, fifteen paged copy of "Oregon History" written by Thornton; one, eleven paged letter to Thornton concerning the Indian Delegation that went to St. Louis to inquire about the Bible; and one, six paged autobiography of Thornton.

Dates

  • circa 1810-1888

Creator

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

Born in Mason County, Virginia in 1810, Jessy Quinn Thornton was educated at the University of Virginia where he studied law. He later practiced law in Palmyra and Hannibal Missouri, and in Quincy, Illinois. In 1838 he married Nancy M. Logue at Hannibal. In 1846 he traveled overland to Oregon with his family. He became a judge of the Oregon Provisional Government Supreme Court and was sent to Washington to lobby for the establishment of a territorial government. His works include Oregon and California in 1848 (1849). He died in Salem, Oregon, in 1888.

Source: Northwest Digital Archives http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv56103

Extent

0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

J. Q. Thornton (1810-1888) was a lawyer, Oregon pioneer, judge and lobbyist. Collection includes one, fifteen paged copy of "Oregon History" written by Thornton; one, eleven paged letter to Thornton concerning the Indian Delegation that went to St. Louis to inquire about the Bible; and one, six paged autobiography of Thornton.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to J. Quinn Thornton can be found at Oregon Historical Society Research Library: J. Quinn Thornton Paper, Mss 371; 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205, Phone: 503-306-5240

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.
Title
Guide to the Jessy Quinn Thornton Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA