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Lot Livermore correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 324

Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of correspondence ranging in date from January 1861 to March 1905. The contents of the letters are both personal and of business, discusses life in Oregon, finances, and events.


  • 1861-1905


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use note

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Biographical/Historical note

Lot Livermore is one of the best-known residents of Eastern Oregon, and, as a businessman, from the earliest times has been highly instrumental in developing the country. He was born in Marietta, Ohio, in 1835 and in 1851 crossed the plains to Oregon where he and his parents settled in Polk county. In 1866 Mr. Livermore came to Umatilla Landing and for three years operated in the general merchandise in the firm of Bushee LIvermore & Co. In 1869 he removed to Pendleton, Oregon, engaging in merchandising under his own name, until 1878, when he accepted the office of postmaster, and also became Wells, Fargo & Co's agent and state dispatcher. In 1886 he entered into the general merchandise business with Lee Moorehouse.

He was a Republican and was elected county treasurer of Umatilla county by a majority of one hundred and fifty-nine. He was elected the first mayor of Pendleton, and was re-elected.

Mr. Livermore was married at Umatilla in 1869, and had two children, Bushee and Della. He was married secondly at Pendleton to Mrs. Ellen Switzler, a pioneer of this country, and they had one child, Lotta.

Source: History of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington, 1889.


0.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Lot Livermore (1835- ) was a Republican who was elected county treasurer of Umatilla County and was elected as the first mayor of Pendleton.

His collection consists of correspondence ranging in date from January 1861 to March 1905. The letters concern his life in Oregon, finances, and events.

Physical Description

1 manuscript box

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.

Guide to the Lot Livermore Correspondence
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Amanda Steele.
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA