Crawford Isbell papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence from Isbell to his siblings, and letters from others regarding Isbell's murder.
letters by Isbell writing from Yreka and Scotts Valley, California to his sister and brother about work in the mines;
letters from 1864-1865, reporting and confirming the murder of Crawford Isbell.
- Isbell, Crawford, 1837-1864 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Crawford Isbell (1837-1864) lived in Eugene, Oregon but worked in mines in California. He was murdered "on the road between Canyon City and Eugene by one Henry Deadmond, who was hanged in this city [The Dalles, Oregon] for that crime on Feb. 7, 1865.”
0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
Crawford Isbell (1837-1864) lived in Eugene, Oregon, worked in mines in California, and was murdered on on the road between Canyon City and Eugene. The collection (1864-1865) contains correspondence from Isbell to his siblings, and letters from other's regarding Isbell's murder.
Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
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.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Frontier and pioneer life -- California Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Isbell, Crawford, 1837-1864
- Miners -- California Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mines and Mineral Resources Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pioneers -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Crawford Isbell Papers
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- Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo
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- 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).