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Pioneers

 Subject
Subject Source: Archiveswest

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

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

Don B. and Terry Diener Allen papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 500
Abstract

Collection comprises the papers of American authors Don B. Allen and Terry Allen, including literary manuscripts and research materials for works of historical fiction and non-fiction about the West and about Native Americans, as well as collections of creative writing and poetry by young American Indians edited by Terry Allen.

Dates: 1951-1967

John T. Apperson correspondence

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]: [Barcode: 35025042869202]
Identifier: A 002
Abstract

During the American Civil War, John T. Apperson served in the 1st Oregon Cavalry, and was stationed at Ft. Walla Walla and Ft. Dalles, in Oregon. The collection (1862-1865) consists of letters written to John T. Apperson during his service in the military.

Dates: 1862-1865

Albert Applegate letters

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: 35025041814340]
Identifier: A 147
Abstract

Albert Applegate (1843-1888) was a farmer and served in the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was the son of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains nine photostats of letters written by Albert Applegate during his military career.

Dates: 1863-1888

Alex M. Applegate diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]: [Barcode: 35025042869202]
Identifier: A 004
Abstract

Alex M. Applegate, son of Charles Applegate, lived near Yoncalla, Oregon In 1862 he went to the Salmon River mines, Idaho. Collection contains three volumes. One and two are Applegate's daily diary labeled 1861 and 1862. Volume three is a composite, with a title page: "Ventures and Adventures of a Party of Webfoot Miners on their Way to and in the Poly Region of the Northern Mines."

Dates: 1861-1862

Elisha L. Applegate scrapbook

 Collection — Volume 1 : [Barcode: ALMA220738]
Identifier: CA Ap52
Abstract

Elisha L. Applegate (1832-1896) was the brother of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains one scrapbook of biographical sketches, obituaries, addresses, and other clippings relating to Jacksonville and Ashland, Oregon.

Dates: 1880-1890

Jesse A. Applegate letter

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i18074704]
Identifier: SFM 014
Abstract

Jesse Applegate was an Oregon pioneer, politician, and helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection includes 1 letter from Jesse Applegate to unidentified recipient Charley [his brother?] discussing his reasons for disinheriting his daughter, and mentioning the coming national election.

Dates: October 31, 1964

Jesse Applegate notes and communications on Oregon history

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]: [Barcode: 35025042869202]
Identifier: A 003
Abstract

Jesse Applegate was an Oregon pioneer, politician, and helped to establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains notes and correspondence regarding Oregon.

Dates: circa 1811-1888

Views on Oregon history, etc., Yoncalla, 1878 / by Jesse Applegate

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i20342500]
Identifier: SFM 052
Abstract

Jessie Applegate was an Oregon pioneer, legislator, and writer who helped established the Applegate Trail. This collection contains a brief overview of Jesse Applegate's life, and a brief narrative of early Oregon events. Includes commentary on River of the West, a book on early Oregon history written by Mrs. Frances Fuller Victor, and corrections to some of her statements.

Dates: 1878

John Applegate letter

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CA 1865 May 7
Abstract

John Applegate (1842-1912) was the son of Charles and Melinda Applegate and the nephew of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail in Oregon. Collection contains a single letter (one copy of the original, and one transcribed version) written from John to his mother on May 7, 1865.

Dates: 1865 May 7

Lindsay Applegate papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 004
Abstract

Lindsay Applegate (1808-1892) pioneered Oregon's Applegate Trail with his brothers Charles and Jesse in 1843. Subsequently Applegate became a U.S. government agent for the Modoc and Klamath Indians. The Lindsay Applegate papers contain newspaper clippings related to the Applegate family; letters (1863-1891); and reports, vouchers and other administrative documents relating to Applegate's work as Subagent at Ft. Klamath (1866-1872).

Dates: 1863-1891

Moray Lindsay Applegate letters to Herbert C. Thompson and other correspondence

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 001, A 002, A 003, A 004, A 005, A 007]: [Barcode: 35025042869202]
Identifier: A 005
Abstract

Moray Lindsay Applegate (1876-1956) is a descendant of the Applegate family who were early pioneers to Oregon and established the Applegate Trail. Herbert Cooper Thompson, journalist and writer, was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1875 and died in October of 1960. Collection contains letters written to Herbert Thompson (Tommy) from Moray Applegate (living in Mexico at the time) discussing the Applegate family, correspondence to Moray's sister Alice Applegate Piel.

Dates: 1924-1957

Oliver Cromwell Applegate papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 005
Abstract Oliver Cromwell Applegate (1845-1938), the son of Lindsay and Elizabeth Applegate (Applegate Trail pioneers), spent his career working with Oregon Indians. He was a subagent with the Indian Service at Yainax, and during the Modoc War he served as an interpreter and a scout. In 1873, he became a U.S. Commissioner, and in 1898 was appointed Klamath Indian Agent. After his resignation in 1905 he continued to work with the federal government on Indian issues such as the Grande Ronde tribal...
Dates: 1841-1938

Margaret Bannard collection of Oregon pioneer letters

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042868477]
Identifier: CB B226
Abstract

Collection consists of the reminiscences of some of the first migrants from the United States to Oregon territory.

Dates: 1903

Barlow family papers

 Collection — Folder 1-4: [Barcode: ALMA213426]
Identifier: A 265
Abstract

The Barlow family came to Oregon in 1845. The Barlow family papers collection includes four folders that contain genealogy, family letters, and miscellaneous family papers.

Dates: 1855-1879; Majority of material found within 1855-1879

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

James Blakely papers

 Collection — Volume 1 : [Barcode: 35025042868683]
Identifier: CA B583
Abstract

Captain James Blakely (1812-1913) was a merchant and one of the founding members of Brownsville, OR. Collections contains one scrapbook of letters, programs, receipts, photographs, and other mementos relating to the career of James Blakely, Brownsville, Oregon.

Dates: circa 1812-1913

George Bond journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i19791094]
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

Elijah LaFayette Bristow manuscript

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CB B776
Abstract

Elijah Lafayette Bristow (1832-1887) is the son of Elijah Bristow (1788-1872), the first white settler within the present day boundary lines of Lane county. Collection contains 1 copy of Bristow's manuscript of " Rencounters with Indians, Highwaymen and Outlaws." He comments on his father's experiences in the upper Willamette Valley; Indian tribes; impact of the California gold discovery; and his own experiences in the mines in northern California in 1853.

Dates: 1878

Calbreath Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 193
Abstract

This collection documents the Calbreath and Smith families, both pioneer families in Oregon. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, account books, day books, and manuscripts of poetry and prose by Irene Smith Calbreath.

Dates: 1893-1930

Case Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 125
Abstract

William M. Case and Isaac W. Case, brothers came to Oregon in the 1840s. Isaac Case was a merchant and banker. He went to the Idaho mines in 1862 and later settled in Astoria, where he founded the Astoria Savings Bank. This collection includes family letters, financial materials, family business papers, and other miscellaneous family papers.

Dates: 1843-1925

Robert Caufield papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA205903]
Identifier: A 016
Abstract

Robert Caufield was born in Broughshand county, Ireland and moved to Oregon City in 1847. His papers include his obituary, the story of his wife Jane Burnside Caufield, correspondence, treasurer reports and finance reports.

Dates: 1832-1858

James D. Cauthorn journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA205906]
Identifier: A 017
Abstract

James D. Cauthorn traveled overland from Mexico, Missouri, to Fort Bridger in 1865. The diary ranges from March 30 to June 25, 1865 and describes his route, modes of transportation, descriptions of the landscape as well his finances.

Dates: 1865

Edward Chambreau collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025040523827]
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

Justin Chenoweth and Chenoweth family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 123
Abstract

Justin Chenoweth (1829-1898) was an Oregon pioneer and surveyor. Collection includes two containers of family letters, poems, important documents, Chenoweth's diary, and biographical and genealogical material.

Dates: 1832-1896

Stephen Coffin deed

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49075408]
Identifier: CA 1850 June 17
Abstract

Stephen Coffin (1808-1882) was a pioneer and early Oregon landowner. The collection consists of a deed issued by Coffin for "lots seven and eight" of "block number 5" of the Portland town site.

Dates: 1850 June 17 - 1854 December 11

Mildred Colbert papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 243
Abstract

The papers of Mildred Colbert, author and daughter of a prominent Washington pioneer family, are comprised of biographical material, diaries, correspondence, financial materials, manuscripts, school materials, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous.

Dates: 1929-1995; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1965

Colver family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 126
Abstract

Samuel Colver (1815-1891) came to Oregon in 1850, where he served as an Indian Agent and U.S. Marshall, and helped found the community of Phoenix, Oregon. The Colver Family Papers contain correspondence among family members, and some letters to Oliver C. Applegate, 1869-1870. The papers include historical and genealogical notes, and reminiscences of O.A. Stearns, including information on Samuel Colver.

Dates: circa 1860-1888

William M. Colvig papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA206239]
Identifier: A 018
Abstract

William M. Colvig was the district attorny for Medford, Oregon in 1865, as well as the County School Superintendent and a Republican. Papers include accounts, essays papers on court hearings and addresses.

Dates: 1886-1898

Arvazena A. Cooper papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042868451]
Identifier: CB C784
Abstract

Arvazena A. Cooper (1845-1929) traveled the Oregon Trail with her family in 1863 and settled in the Willamette Valley. The collection contains her reminiscences of that journey and biographical information about her life in Oregon.

Dates: 1845-1900