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William M. Turner memorial letter

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CB T859] 1
Identifier: CB T859

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one letter from Robert Aubrey Miller, C.C. Beekman, and Henry Klippel titled, "In Memory of William M. Turner," circa 1887.


  • Creation: circa 1887


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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

Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) owned a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives from district 19 and as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. He was active in politics, a Democrat, president of the Willamette Valley Chautauqua Association, member of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange, and frequently addressed pioneer gatherings.

C.C. Beekman was an Oregon pioneer who settled in Jacksonville, Oregon, worked as a pony express rider, a Wells Fargo agent, and became a successful financier.

Henry Klippel, born in Germany in 1833, became an Oregon pioneer, moving to Oregon from St. Joseph, Missouri in 1851. He was elected Sheriff of Jackson County in 1870 and served until 1872. He also served as City Recorder for the City of Jacksonville and County Recorder and County Assessor for Jackson County. He fought in the Rogue River Indian War, owned a hardware business and worked in a sawmill. Klippel also was a Commissioner for the construction of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

William M. Turner, who was originally from Ireland, also became an Oregon pioneer and was the editor of the Jacksonville, Oregon Sentinel, during the 1870s-1880's.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Robert Aubrey Miller, C.C. Beekman, Henry Klippel and William M. Turner, were all prominent Oregon businessmen. The collection contains one letter in memoriam about William M. Turner.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Robert Aubrey Miller at Special Collections and University Archives include: Robert Aubrey Miller papers, Ax 070.

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Guide to the William M. Turner memorial letter
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Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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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