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Orange Gaylord diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 040

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a typed copy Gaylord's accounts of his journeys to and from the west. The original diary is housed at the Oregon Historical Society Library repository. This copy, made in May 1939, is 39 pages in total.


  • Creation: 1850-1853


Conditions Governing Access note

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 note

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 note

Orange Gaylord was born in 1823. In 1850 he embarked on an overland trip from Illinois to California and then traveled to Oregon. In 1851 he reutrned to Illinois via Panama and New York. In 1853 Gaylord returned to Oregon from Illinois via an overland route.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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The Orange Gaylord diary is a typed copy of Gaylord's accounts of his travels to and from the west during the years 1850-1853.

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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA