Scope and Contents
Collection consists of autobiographies of members of the Lemon family, correspondence, mementos, photographs, and miscellaneous papers from family members.
Millard Lemon's papers include an autobiography dictated to his daughter in 1934 and a series of letters to "Bella" Cook, from Chile, 1882-1888.
Other family papers consist of an autobiography of David Webster III (1815-1896), grandfather of Marabella Cook; he was an early resident and developer of Garden Grove, California, settling there in 1876.
There are minor papers of Alonzo G. Cook, representative of the Oregon and Washington Trust Investment Co., Ltd.,
Mementos include those of the Philadelphia Exposition, 1876, and Santiago College.
There are also many photographs, including tintypes, of the Lemon Family. Dating: early 1850-1900.
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
The Lemon Family were early pioneers who settled in various areas of the Pacific Northwest.
Most of the collection concerns Millard Lemon (1852-1943), who was born on the Oregon Trail, raised at Cloquato, W.T., and educated at Willamette University and Indiana Asbury (DePauw). In 1881 he went to Santiago, Chile, a teacher in the boys' department of Santiago College. In 1883 he became a construction engineer for American railroad contractors in Chile. In 1888 he returned to the United States to wed Marabella Cook of Long Beach, Calif., and then moved to Seattle, where he operated a real estate business and located railroad lines for logging companies. In 1891, he purchased the Capital City Abstract Co. of Seattle, and was later city and then became the county's county engineer.
3 linear feet (4 containers) : 1 record storage box, 3 manuscript boxes
Language of Materials
The Lemon Family were early pioneers who settled in various areas of the Pacific Northwest. Collection consists of autobiographies of members of the Lemon family, correspondence, mementos, photographs, and miscellaneous papers from family members.
Collection processed by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents. Folder titles are based on those created by the creators or previous custodians. Titles have not all been verified against the contents of the folders. In some cases, staff supplied folder titles during initial processing.
- Guide to the Lemon Family Papers
- Complete Description
- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Jenn Newby
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English