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George Bond journal

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [SFM 023] 1
Identifier: SFM 023

Scope and Contents note

The Geoge Bond papers comprise a photocopy of a published typescript which presents the text of George Bond's diary, which concerns the Bond family's 1853 overland journey to Oregon. There are six leaves in total, most containing two pages of the original typescript.


  • Creation: 1853


Conditions Governing Access note

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 note

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 note

George Bond was born in Henry County, Kentucky in 1818. With his family, he later moved to Indiana and then Illinois. He was, for many years, a Baptist minister. Along with several members of his family, George Bond made the overland journey to Oregon. Bond's diaries were left with his son James, who suppressed them because he feared that the spelling found in the writing might cast discredit on his father's reputation. The diaries came to light after the death of James Bond. After arriving in Oregon, the members of the travelling party scattered throughout the Willamette Valley. The portions of the diary transcribed here cover the overland journey, April-September 1853.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



The George Bond papers comprise a photocopy of a published typescript in which a segment of George Bond's diary in transcribed. The segment concerns the Bond family's 1853 overland journey to Oregon.

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Guide to the George Bond Journal
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Finding aid prepared by Erick Arenas
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA