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Perry Family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 337

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters sent to Elizabeth Perry from 1925 -1988. Letters are from “Auntie” Florence Sheldon and James Ferguson along with other correspondence within Elizabeth Perry’s family. One letter is to Lester Perry, brother of Florence. Some letters have the University of Oregon letterhead. Early correspondence is from Florence P. Sheldon (wife of Henry D. Sheldon, UO faculty) including descriptions of university life and activities as well as family and life in Eugene.

Dates

  • 1925-1988

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.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Perry (1907- ), lived in Massachusetts where she was married to James Walter. Elizabeth (Betty) Perry’s aunt, Florence P. Sheldon (d. 1962), lived in Eugene, Oregon with her husband Henry D. Sheldon. Sheldon was a member of the University of Oregon faculty. Florence Sheldon had two children named Duncan Ferguson and Scott Ferguson. Marion (Shelly) Ferguson married James Ferguson of Pendleton, where a son Robert Ferguson (Bob) was born in 1935. Duncan Ferguson married Martha Ferguson and had a son named Brian.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains letters sent to Elizabeth Perry; c. 1920s -1980s. Letters are from “Auntie” Florence Sheldon and James Ferguson along with other correspondence within Elizabeth Perry’s family. One letter is to Lester Perry, brother of Florence. Some letters have the University of Oregon letterhead. Early correspondence is from Florence P. Sheldon (wife of Henry D. Sheldon, UO faculty) including descriptions of university life and activities as well as family and life in Eugene.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

All of the correspondence was kept by Betty Walter, and sent to Shelly Ferguson in Bend in 1989. Material later donated to Special Collections and University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection 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 Perry Family Correspondence
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Way and Amanda Steele.
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in 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