William Cornell diary
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of a photocopy of the diary describing William Cornell's 1852 crossing of the plains in to Oregon.
- Creation: 1852
- Cornell, William, 1812-1891 (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
William Cornell (1812-1891) was a pioneer and methodist minister who moved from Alexandria, Ohio to the Oregon Territory, establishing a land claim along what would become Cornell Road, in the Cedar Mill suburb of Portland, Oregon.
0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
William Cornell was a pioneer from Alexandria, Ohio. This collection consist of a copy of his diary that describes his crossing of the plains in 1852 to Oregon.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Mrs. Emma Royal, Portland, Or, Jan., 1939.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
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 William Cornell Diary
- Complete Description
- University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team, Amanda Steele, and Chasmodai Cassidy
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.