Scope and Contents
The papers consist of receipts, deeds, letters of appointment, and a "Biennial Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Oregon" (1872), when Dennison held that office. There is also a scrapbook of clippings and election tickets, and unidentified photographs.
The scrapbook includes a Washington Territory broadside, The Political Views and Opinions of Selucius Garfield, Delegate in Congress from Washington Territory, as Expressed by Himself in Writing, Nov. 28, 1866 (Olympia, W.T., 1869), a letter from Garfield to James W. Nesmith.
Photographs (cartes de visite) in this collection were separated from their original location for preservation purposes. They are filed under call number PH228. Cartes de visite include portraits of women, children, pictures of mechanical devices.
- Dennison, A. P., 1824-1896 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
A native of Bath, Maine, Ammi Prince Dennison (1824-1896) travelled to California in 1849 and moved to Oregon in 1852. He settled a claim on the west bank of Willamette River adjacent to that of John H. Couch & D.H. Lownsdale.
Dennison was receptive to political appointments and election to minor offices. He served as Indian Agent at The Dalles, City Recorder of Portland, and Adjutant General of Oregon.
0.5 linear feet (2 containers) : 1 clamshell box, Photograph container
Language of Materials
Originally from Maine, A. P. Dennison (1824-1896) held numerous minor political offices in the Oregon Territory, including Adjutant General. The papers consist of receipts, letters of appointment, reports, and a bound scrapbook.
Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
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.
- Cartes de visite Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Deeds Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Dennison, A. P., 1824-1896
- Indian agents -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Nesmith, James Willis, 1820-1885
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon Territory -- Militia Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon Territory -- Politics and government Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon. Adjutant-General's Office
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Pioneers -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pioneers -- Oregon Territory -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Receipts (financial records) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Reports Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Washington Territory -- Politics and government Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the A.P. Dennison papers
- Complete Description
- Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Austin Munsell
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).