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Slade-Johnson Family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 439

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two small diaries kept by Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slade, Jane's younger sister; two newsclippings of poetry, one of which was submitted by Hiram on behalf of Jane, shortly before her death; six letters, dated between 1836 and 1839, between Hiram Johnson and Jane Slade; and one anonymous, hand-written poem entitled, "Mother, Home and Heaven."


  • 1836-1875


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

Colonel Hiram Johnson was born December 23, 1801 in Farmersville, New York. He married Jane Slade, born January 2, 1816, on December 1, 1836. They had 5 children: Frances Horace, Issac Sam, Eliza Jane, Ellen Amelia, and Edgar Hiram. Jane and Hiram's letters to each other are primarily of a romantic nature, both during their courtship and after their marriage. Hiram also speaks of a trip to Washington, D.C. Jane died in 1870. Hiram worked listed his occupation as "farmer" in the census prior to his death. He died in Painesville, Ohio in 1876.

Elizabeth A. Slade, Jane's younger sister, was born in July of 1823. Elizabeth's diaries detail her visits to and from friends and family, her physical and mental health, and include some poetry. Elizabeth died August 7, 1894.


0.1 linear feet (3 containers) : 3 folders

Language of Materials



Collection is comprised of correspondence, diaries, newsclippings, and writings of Hiram Johnson and Jane Slade Johnson, and Elizabeth Slade, Jane Slade's younger sister.


Collection is arranged topically by folder.

Guide to the Slade-Johnson Family papers
Preliminary Description
Finding aid prepared by Rachel Lilley.
Description rules
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).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA