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Elizabeth Goltra papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 034
Abstract

Elizabeth Goltra traveled with her husband to Oregon from Missouri in 1853. This collection contains copies of the journal she kept during their overland crossing. Pages dealing with the history of the Goltra family are also included.

Dates: 1853

Amelia A. Hadley journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 043
Abstract

The Amelia A. Hadley journal includes entries regarding her 1851 journey from Galesburg, Illinois to Oregon City, Oregon.

Dates: 1851

Samuel Handsaker papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB H192a
Abstract

Sam "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars. The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains," which is a transcription of a section of Handsaker's journal (1853).

Dates: 1853-1937

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

John Lawrence Johnson diary and letter

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell)
Identifier: A 270
Abstract

John Lawrence Johnson (1830-1916) was a pioneer who came to Oregon with his parents in 1851. The collection includes Johnson's diary of that journey as well as a letter from Johnson's uncle.

Dates: 1851-1908; 1851

Moore, Hampton, Dillard family papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 153
Abstract

Fay Hampton Robertson compiled histories of the Moore, Hampton, and Dillard branches of her family. The collection consists of typewritten copies of those histories as well as the trail diary of Jonathan Limerick Moore (1830-1862).

Dates: 1852-1964

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

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

Grace Guile Purse papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 033
Abstract

Grace Guile Purse was a physician in Washington, D.C. early in the twentieth century. In 1920 Purse pursued genealogical research in an effort to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dates: 1844-1942

James Henry Bascom Royal papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 106
Abstract

The James Henry Bascom Royal papers include a journal of an overland trip from Illinois to Oregon, June 5, 1853-October 27, 1853; diaries, June 17, 1849-February 24, 1853 and December 19, 1853-July 4, 1855; and two letters from James H. Wilbur.

Dates: 1849-1855

Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd journal

 Collection
Identifier: A 107
Abstract

Mrs. Lydia A. Rudd traveled overland from Missouri to Oregon in 1852; Notes by the Wayside En Route to Oregon is her journal from May 6, 1852-October 27, 1852.

Dates: 1852

Taylor Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 121
Abstract

The Taylor family papers include a journal of an overland trip from Rockford, Illinois to Oregon in 1853 by Rachel Taylor; a diary of D. H. Taylor on military service against Indians, January 1862-May 1862; and a genealogy of the Taylor family and related families.

Dates: 1853-1862

Solomon Tetherow journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 123
Abstract

Solomon Tetherow was a wagonmaster of an expedition to Oregon. Solomon Tetherow's journal of the Oregon Emigrating Society of 1845 contains copies as well as photo negatives of the journal.

Dates: 1845

Ahio Scott Watt reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB W34
Abstract

Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848 who became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory. The collection (1802-1835) contains Watt's personal and family reminiscences.

Dates: 1802-1835

Joseph Warren Wood journal

 Collection — Folder: 1-2
Identifier: A 137
Abstract

Joseph Warren Wood (1826-1914) was a Wisconsin farmer who sought his fortune in California during the gold rush. The collection consists of photocopies of Wood's journals chronicling his trip to California.

Dates: 1849-1853

Woolverton family papers

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell box)
Identifier: A 149
Abstract

John Woolverton came overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1856 and settled in Polk County, Oregon. The collection (1864-1941) contains a copy of an overland journal to Oregon, a history of John Woolverton, and proceedings of the National and International Association of Woolvertons.

Dates: 1864-1941; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1902