John T. Apperson correspondence
Scope and Contents
The collection (1862-1865) consists of letters written to John T. Apperson during his service in the military.
Sixteen of the letters are from his brother, Albert Jefferson Apperson, who was a clerk with the Oregon Steam Navigation Company, and refer to steamboat and related business.
Other letters are from Amanda and Jennie Gaines, and Elvira Fellows, young ladies of Clackamas County, Oregon. The correspondence contains social news, mild flirtation, gossip, and oblique references to the American Civil War.
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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.
0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
During the American Civil War, John T. Apperson served in the 1st Oregon Cavalry, and was stationed at Ft. Walla Walla and Ft. Dalles, in Oregon. The collection (1862-1865) consists of letters written to John T. Apperson during his service in the military.
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