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Lawrence Hall commonplace book

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [A 044] 1
Identifier: A 044

Scope and Contents

The common book includes notations of amounts received and owed, items bought and sold, and transactions with the Portland and Valley Plank Road Co. There is also a record of the weather at Oregon City, Oregon, for 1854.

Among the names of creditors and debtors are: James Scott, David Watters, Thomas J. Dryer, Sylvester Hall, Benjamin Harding.


  • Creation: 1850-1858


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.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



The Lawrence Hall commonplace book is the single volume ledger of financial transactions and a weather record of an Oregon City resident.

Processing Information

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.

Guide to the Lawrence Hall Commonplace Book
Complete Description
Austin Munsell
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid 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