Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains", which is a transcription of Handsaker's journal from August 25 to September 17, 1853, that is billed as a missing chapter of the book Pioneer Life.
This missing chapter was given to the University of Oregon library in 1937 by Handsaker's daughter, Luella Bristow, to supplement the library's copy of Pioneer Life.
- Creation: 1853-1937
- Handsaker, Samuel, 1831-1909 (Person)
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
Samuel "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars.
Handsaker came to Oregon in 1853, and joined the Oregon Mounted Volunteers shortly thereafter. Pioneer Life, a collection of Handsakers writings for various local papers detailing his experiences as a pioneer and soldier, was published in 1908.
0.025 linear feet (1 folder )
Language of Materials
Sam "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars. The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains," which is a transcription of a section of Handsaker's journal (1853).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Luella Bristow in 1937.
Collection processed by Austin Munsell, 2012.
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 Samuel Handsaker Papers
- Complete Description
- Austin Munsell, Tanya Parlet, and Kira B. Homo.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).