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James Akin papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 001
Abstract

The James Akin collection contains a diary recording events during the 1852 journey of the Richey, Ingram and Akin families to Oregon. The origins of this diary are unclear, since another James Akin diary is known to exist in the collections of the Wyoming state archives. Also included in the collection are secondary sources relating to the Akin diary and family history.

Dates: 1852-1919

Welborn Beeson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 799
Abstract Welborn Beeson was a farmer in Jackson County, Oregon during the late 1800s. The Beeson family came overland to Oregon in 1853, settling in Jackson County along Wagner Creek. In 1851, when Welborn Beeson was fifteen years old, he began to keep a diary and continued to do so until his death in 1893. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, Beeson returned to farm in Jackson County, and was active in politics and in the social life of the area. The collection includes diaries,...
Dates: 1848-1893

George Bond journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SFM 023
Abstract

The George Bond papers comprise a photocopy of a published typescript in which a segment of George Bond's diary in transcribed. The segment concerns the Bond family's 1853 overland journey to Oregon.

Dates: 1853

The diary of John Joseph Callison : Oregon Trail-1852

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: SFM 219
Abstract

Diary kept by John Joseph Callison during his journey, Apr. 6-June 25, 1852. Includes reproduction of one page of the original diary and genealogical information on the Callison family. Callison died of cholera during the journey, on August 23, 1852.

Dates: 1852

Isom Cranfill papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 127
Abstract

Isom Cranfill lived in various areas of Oregon, working as a cabinetmaker, farmer, and itinerant preacher. He was justice of the peace in Clackamas County in 1848 and ran a general store in Oregon City from 1849-1850. The collection consists mainly of diaries: 1847, 1860, and 1863–1877 (16 volumes). The 1847 diary is an account of his overland journey and the others are a record of daily activities in Oregon.

Dates: 1847–1903

Medorem Crawford papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 129
Abstract

Medorem Crawford helped lead emigrants overland to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1860s. From 1864 to 1869 he was Oregon collector of internal revenue, and from 1871 to 1875 he served as appraiser of customs. The collection is comprised of diaries, correspondence and account books. Some of the diaries describe overland journeys. The major part of the collection are the diaries for 1859-1861, 1863, 1864, 1869-1871, 1876-1877, 1885-1886.

Dates: 1842-1891

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

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

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

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

Seth Luelling diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box: [35025041944725]
Identifier: A 071
Abstract

Seth Lewelling's Diary recounts his travels from Cincinnati Ohio to California, accounts of his finances, poetry of Oregon and California written by family members, and a list of the names of the Luelling Family members.

Dates: 1850-1853

Andrew S. McClure journal

 Collection — Multiple collection box: [A 074-A 075]
Identifier: A 074
Abstract

Andrew S. McClure (1829-1898) traveled from Kansas to Oregon in 1853. The collection consists of two typed transcriptions of his journal, chronicling that journey.

Dates: 1853-1942; Majority of material found in 1853 - 1853

Evans Smith McComas papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 181
Abstract

Evans Smith McComas came from Iowa to Oregon to work in the mines in the 1860s. He later owned and edited newspapers. The collection consists of scrapbooks and the McComas diary, 1862-1867, which describes his journey on the overland trip to Oregon.

Dates: 1862-1911

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

Powell family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 521
Abstract Collection consists of personal, social, and business records relating to the John A. Powell family and the Joseph B.V. Butler family of Linn and Polk counties, Oregon. The collection includes the following: 1. Manuscript guide book listing mileage and condition of the trail from Fort Hall to the John Day River, Oregon in 1851. It includes sundry feed and ferriage accounts for the overland journey, and accounts of the estate of Anthony Probst, deceased. 2. Account book, 1857-1871, and...
Dates: 1851-1918

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

Viola Springer journal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A 116
Abstract

Viola Springer was from Sullivan County, Missouri and was an Oregon pioneer. The Viola Springer journal describes in detail her trip from Princeton, Montana to Harney Valley, Oregon in 1885-1886.

Dates: 1885 May 18 – 1886 February 22

Sarah Sutton diary

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: CA Su87
Abstract

Sarah Sutton traveled to Oregon with her husband, John Sutton, their four children and other family and friends from Cass County, Illinois to Grand Ronde Valley, Oregon. Collection includes one volume of Sarah Sutton's printed diary of crossing the plains pasted into a ledger book.

Dates: 1854

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

Mason Y. Warner papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 245
Abstract Mason Young Warner was born in 1868, the son of parents Agnes Stewart and Thomas Warner. Mason Y. Warner married Celia A. Hyland in 1894. The couple lived in Lane County all their lives, except for a short time spent in eastern Washington. They had three children, Ivan, Claire and Erma. The collection is composed mainly of correspondence, some personal files, and photographs. Most extensive in this collection is the Claire Warner Churchill Thompson material in Series IV. Her papers include...
Dates: 1859-1954

V. Williams journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 134
Abstract

V. Williams was a pioneer who took the California road to Oregon. Journal documents the journey from Iowa to Klamath Lake, Oregon.

Dates: 1853

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