Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 61 - 90 of 239

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

Creighton and McCully family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A 260
Abstract

John Creighton (1834-1884) a pioneer of 1858, came first to Washington and later became a rancher in Oregon, where married Mary J. McCully of Salem. Mary McCully's father, David McCully, invested in some of Creighton's enterprises. The collection (1867-1885) contains correspondence, clippings of the Creighton and McCully family and related family members, receipts, bills, certificates, and other papers.

Dates: 1867-1885

Pioneer life of Mollie Truax Crocker

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB C872
Abstract

Mollie Truax Crocker was born in Oregon City, Oregon. The collection constitutes her reminiscences of her pioneer life in the Northwest from the 1860s through the 1890s.

Dates: circa 1890

C. S. Culver letter

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell box)
Identifier: CA 1889 Oct 20
Abstract

The collection contains a typed copy of a letter dated October 20, 1889, from C. S. Culver of Mantorville, Minnesota, to his brother and sister Lucius and Amanda Culver. The letter is a description of transportation facilities and natural resources of Oregon during 1889.

Dates: 1889 October 20

Henry Cummins papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Ax 130
Abstract

Henry Cummins (1840-1901) was a well-read and enthusiastic student of topics various and sundry with a partiality for pseudo-science. The collection (1858-1863) consists of Cummins' personal correspondence as well as a memory book and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1858-1863

Hazel M. Cunningham papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll 411
Abstract

The collection contains the memoirs of Hazel M. Cunningham, original handwritten family letters from the 1870-1890s, and draft pages of the memoir manuscript. The collection includes a bound copy of the memoirs titled, Tapestry, A Partial History of Some Pioneer Families of Polk County, Nebraska, 1979.

Dates: 1870-1899; 1979

Marianne Hunsaker D'Arcy papers

 Collection
Identifier: CB D244
Abstract

The collection contains Marianne Hunsaker D’Arcy’s autobiography, both in handwritten form, and typed. D’Arcy was among the first generation of Americans to settle in Oregon.

Dates: 1937-1939

Paul Darst diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 026
Abstract

Paul Darst was an early Oregon Pioneer who crossed the plains in just four months with a small group. Paul Darst diary of plains crossing, from Fort Laramie to Oregon City.

Dates: 1847

William B. Davis letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1853 Dec 21
Abstract

William B. Davis was a pioneer and settler. The collection consists of a single letter written by Davis.

Dates: 1853 December 21

Francis De Witt deed

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1852 Aug 18
Abstract

Francis DeWitt was a pioneer who came to the Oregon Territory from Germany in 1847 on a sailing vessel. The collection consists of a deed, drawn up by DeWitt, transferring ownership of two lots in the city of Portland to Philander Buchanan.

Dates: 1852 August 18

Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner deed of land

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1863 Mar 16
Abstract

Collection is comprised of a Deed of Land documenting the sale of land from Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner, all of Linn County, Oregon.

Dates: 1863 March 16

A.P. Dennison papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 177
Abstract

Originally from Maine, A. P. Dennison (1824-1896) held numerous minor political offices in the Oregon Territory, including Adjutant General. The papers consist of receipts, letters of appointment, reports, and a bound scrapbook.

Dates: 1855-1870

Orvil and Alice Dodge letters to David P. Walrad

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 261
Abstract

Orvil and Alice Dodge lived in Jacksonville, Oregon, where Orvil worked as a photographer. Collection includes several handwritten letters to David P. Walrad and his wife along with a brief history of Norman Dodge by Orvil and Allen Dodge (his sons).

Dates: 1862-1863

James Douglas journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 029
Abstract

James Douglas is a legendary figure in British Columbia, from his fur trade days at Fort St. James to his dual governorship of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. His journal describes a voyage from Fort Vancouver to California.

Dates: 1840

Willis Dunagan diaries and legal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 133
Abstract

Willis Dunagan was a farmer in Marion County, Oregon. The collection consists of Dunagan's diaries from 1859 to 1897, a folder of legal documents, and two original school diplomas earned by Dunagan.

Dates: 1858-1897

Durham family papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll 383
Abstract

The Durham family was based in Kentucky, although some family members moved out west. The collection (1846-1925) contains correspondence, telegrams, an obituary, an article clipping, and poetry.

Dates: 1846-1925

Jane Eakin diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 030
Abstract

Jane Eakin was a pioneer whose diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Oregon in 1866.

Dates: 1866

S. B. Eakin diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 031
Abstract

S. B. Eakin's diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Or. in 1866.

Dates: 1866

John F. Eccles letter to Colonel Brophy

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a manuscript box)
Identifier: CA 1862 Mar 13
Abstract

John F. Eccles, of Portland, Oregon wrote a letter dated March 13, 1862, to Colonel Brophy, of California, about the nature of Oregonians, and also about mining.

Dates: 1862 March 13

Ellmaker family papers

 Collection
Identifier: A 032
Abstract

The Ellmakers are a prominent pioneer family who first settled in Lane County, Oregon in the 1850s following their journey across the United States on the Oregon Trail. The Ellmaker family papers include personal papers of members of the Ellmaker family; maps, drawings, and photographs; artifacts; books and periodicals; and genealogical research and resources.

Dates: 1768-2005

Elwood Evans notebook

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell)
Identifier: A 036
Abstract

Elwood Evans (1828-1898) was a lawyer, politician, and historian of the Pacific Northwest. The collection consists of a single notebook intended primarily as source notes for Evans' historical work.

Dates: 1859-1882

Mrs. S.D. Evans account

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB Ev16
Abstract

The S.D. Evans document, “A Trip from Washoe, Nevada to Douglas County, Oregon, 1863” is a personal narrative recounting Evans’ move from Nevada to Oregon in 1863.

Dates: 1863

Hymen Fairchild land sale agreement

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1858 Oct 5
Abstract

Hymen Fairchild (1832-1907) was an pioneer and early resident of Jackson County, Oregon Territory. The collection consists of land sale agreement between Fairchild and brothers Thomas and Robert Beale.

Dates: 1858 October 5

Katherine L. Fenton letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1926 Oct 30
Abstract

Katherine L. Fenton was a pioneer who settled in Portland, Or and a mother of two soldiers. Includes a letter in which she describes the lives of her family including her father as well as her own and the transformation from pioneer days to a modern progressive community.

Dates: 1926 October 30

Katherine Lucas Fenton Scrapbook

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: CA F367
Abstract

Katherine Lucas Fenton of Portland, Oregon, was a pioneer and the mother of the two soldiers. The scrapbook is composed of newspaper and magazine articles relating to Oregon history. Includes considerable material on the Whitman controversy, and an article on Oregon history by William MacLeod Raine.

Dates: 1859-1930

Fort Hoskins Army Post records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Bx 087
Abstract

Fort Hoskins was established in 1856 on the Luckiamute River in Benton County, Oregon to protect and monitor the new coastal Indian reservation. The collection includes post orders, letters books, and records of the proceedings of the Councils of Administration.

Dates: 1856-1865

William H. Frush diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: A 038
Abstract

William H. Frush diary of a journey across the plains from Knox County, Missouri to Portland, Oregon in 1850.

Dates: 1850-1851

W. Gale letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CA 1848 July 5
Abstract

W. Gale was an Oregon pioneer. The collection consists of a single letter written by Gale in which he discusses his "Oregon claim".

Dates: 1848 July 5

Ira Gardner letters from Oregon

 Collection — Folder: 1 (shares a clamshell)
Identifier: A 256
Abstract

Ira Gardner was a woodworker, who wrote letters from Oregon to his family in Iowa, during the mid 1800s. The collection (1865) contains three pieces of Gardner's correspondence, in which he praises Oregon's "froots" and "psalmon," but damns the weather.

Dates: 1865