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Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company records

 Collection
Identifier: Bx 001
Abstract

The Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company records contain the correspondence between Andrew Sherwood and the Alaska Mining and Prospecting Company. The letters concern an expedition to Alaska in search of gold. The collection also contains printed matter and maps concerning the expedition. Finally, it contains two journals by Andrew Sherwood spanning the time of the expedition.

Dates: 1897-1901

I. Banta papers

 Collection — Multiple collection box: [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]
Identifier: A 007
Abstract

I. Banta worked for an English company that explored for mineral deposits in Alaska from June 10 through June 25, 1902. The I. Banta Papers contain a ledger for the 1902 journey and a transcription of a book that served as both a diary and ledger for the journey. Also included is a letter from Harold Banta, the son of I. Banta, that explains the context of his father's journey to Alaska from reminiscences of his father's stories of the trip.

Dates: 1902

Henry J. Biddle papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 645
Abstract

Henry J. Biddle (1862-1928) was an engineer and an amateur botanist. The collection consists of diaries, trip logs, account books, correspondence, manuscripts, sketch and survey maps, and photograph prints and albums.

Dates: circa 1862-1928

Charles F. Bulfinch papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 252
Abstract

Charles F. Bulfinch lived in Weston, Oregon. By age 17 he had joined the army. The Charles F. Bulfinch Papers consist of a dairy of his 1898 trip to Alaska and the Klondike region. The trip began in March and he returned home to Weston in October of the same year. The diary contains daily entries, sketches, food recipes, and one photograph of Bulfinch at age 17.

Dates: 1898

Edward Chambreau collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 056
Abstract Edward Chambreau (1821-1902), adventurer and gambler, was born in France, migrated to Canada with his family in 1825, and in 1846 enlisted with the U.S. Army at St. Louis. From 1853 through 1875 Chambreau moved between Portland, Tygh Valley and Vancouver, running saloons, gambling parlors, general stores and a restaurant. In 1875 Chambreau converted to Christianity, sold his saloon and gave up gambling. He became a scout for the U.S. government and traveled between Oregon, Washington and...
Dates: 1847-1880

Orange Gaylord diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 040
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1850-1853

Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB G659
Abstract

Wyona Eliza Surfus Gordon was an Oregon pioneer and school teacher. The collection consists of a detailed typewritten memoir of an overland wagon trip from Kansas to Oregon in 1883.

Dates: 1883

Abel D. Helman papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 048
Abstract

The Abel Helman Papers comprise four folders that include a diary of Helman's overland trip from Ohio to California, a list of travel expenses, detailed description of weather reports of Ashland, Oregon, and a photostat copy of the journal of the Mountain Rangers from 1863 to 1866.

Dates: 1850-1892

W. Harry Hembree papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB H371
Abstract

W. Harry Hembree was a ship captain and master ship builder in Oregon. His family, and the Kellogg family, owned and built ships and created a freight transportation company in the Willamette Valley. The W. Harry Hembree Papers consist of the retelling of Hembree's grandfather's 1843 overland journey, a 1947 interview in which Hembree reminisces about his family and his life, and Hembree's 1912 log of the Althea voyage from Portland, Oregon to Alaska.

Dates: 1912-1947

H. Johnson journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SFM 067
Abstract

H. Johnson journal from the 1860s discusses trips through Oregon and local Methodist churches.

Dates: 1860s

R. Nevan McCullough papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 170
Abstract

R. Nevan McCullough (1904-1983) was a U.S. Forest Service ranger, serving as District Ranger of the White River Ranger District of the Snoqualmie National Forest from 1928 to 1959. The collection contains subject files, correspondence, notes, and diaries.

Dates: 1903-1982

William T. Newby papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 088
Abstract

The William T. Newby Papers contain a variety of information about Newby's overland crossing from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trial in 1843. Newby was a member of the wagon train made famous by Jesse Applegate. The collection provides weather observations, account summaries, and personal experiences of living in and journeying to Oregon from 1843-1864.

Dates: 1843-1864

Francis Nighswander papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 091
Abstract

The Francis Marion Nighswander papers are contained in a single folder. The papers comprise a journal, personal drawings, letters, and documents concerning the currency question of 1885. The materials are focused around Oregon and California life, as that is where Nighswander lived and worked for the majority of his life.

Dates: 1862-1870

Journal of a trip across the plains from Missouri to Oregon and of a land trip to California, March 31 to October 28, 1853, November 1853

 Collection
Identifier: A 093
Abstract

Benjamin Franklin Owen (1828-1917) was a pioneer on the overland trail to Oregon. The collection consists of Owen's journal, My Trip Across the Plains, March 31, 1853-October 28, 1853.

Dates: 1853

John Breckenridge Waldo papers

 Collection — Box: 1, photo
Identifier: Coll 303
Abstract Judge John Breckenridge Waldo (1844-1907) was a conservationist who explored Oregon's Cascade Range and sought to protect it as a forest reserve. The collection includes his diary, 1891-1907; letters, journals, and photographs by Waldo on his travels in the Cascade Range, 1880-1907; and two periodical articles about Waldo and his conservation efforts published in 1984 and 1989. The materials in the collection present a portrait of Oregon’s Cascade Range at the time it came under protection...
Dates: 1880-1989