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John T. Apperson correspondence

 Collection — Multiple collection box: [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]
Identifier: A 002

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.

Dates

  • 1862-1865

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to John T. Apperson at Special Collections and University Archives include: John T. Apperson day book, B 009.

Processing Information

Collection is processed.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the John T. Apperson correspondence
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet
Date
c2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA