Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
George Law Curry correspondence
George Law Curry (1820–1878) served as a representative to the legislature and Territorial Secretary before being appointed the last Governor of the Oregon Territory. His correspondences concern the Yakima Indian War.
Delazon Smith letter to Aaron E. Wait
Delazon Smith settled in Linn County in 1852 and was one of the first United States Senators from Oregon, elected in 1858. The four page letter is from Delazon Smith, Albany, Oregon Territory, to Aaron E. Wait, on Sept. 13, 1855. Smith offers advice on the case of Lee vs. Summers.
Delazon Smith letters to William H. Smith of Rochester, New York
Delazon Smith settled in Linn County in 1852 and was one of the first United States Senators from Oregon, elected in 1858. The letters are to his brother and refer at length to the question of statehood for Oregon.
Jessy Quinn Thornton papers
J. Q. Thornton (1810-1888) was a lawyer, Oregon pioneer, judge and lobbyist. Collection includes one, fifteen paged copy of "Oregon History" written by Thornton; one, eleven paged letter to Thornton concerning the Indian Delegation that went to St. Louis to inquire about the Bible; and one, six paged autobiography of Thornton.