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Overland journeys to the Pacific

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 60 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

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

The diary of George Belshaw : (Oregon Trail-1853)

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i22337143]
Identifier: SFM 224
Abstract Includes genealogical information on the Belshaw family, and a photograph of George Belshaw.
Dates: 1853

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

The diary of John Joseph Callison : Oregon Trail-1852

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i22983417]
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

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

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

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

Durham family papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042752093]
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

Orange Gaylord diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042674768]
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

Daniel Giles autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i39081448]
Identifier: CB G391
Abstract Daniel Giles was born in 1836. He traveled overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1852. Collection consists of a typed copy of the account of Giles' journey overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1852, and his experiences in gold mining and Indian fighting in southern Oregon, 1853-1855.
Dates: 1852-1855

Elizabeth Goltra papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042629465]
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: [Barcode: 35025042629473]
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: [Barcode: i50031673]
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

Joseph Hedges letter to William Fouts

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49151575]
Identifier: CA 1852 Apr 12
Abstract Joseph Hedges (1827-1895) was a carpenter and pioneer who travelled from Ohio to Oregon in 1852. The collection consists of a single, one paragraph letter from Hedge to Fouts.
Dates: 1852 April 12

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

The experiences of W.A. Hockett on the Oregon Trail, 1847

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i39887315]
Identifier: CB H659
Abstract Collection comprises a single manuscript that is W.A. Hockett's personal account of his journey across the Oregon Trail. The manuscript was typed by Hockett in 1914 and discusses events occurring in 1846-1847.
Dates: 1847

William Hoffman journal of travel from Covington, Ind. to Jacksonville, Ore.

 Collection
Identifier: A 052
Abstract The collection consists of the manuscript journal of William Hoffman, which chronicles Hoffman's journey across the Oregon Trail from Covington, Indiana to Jacksonville, Oregon in 1853.
Dates: 1853

John Lawrence Johnson diary and letter

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: 35025042918173]
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

Anna Lee autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i22983776]
Identifier: SFM 167
Abstract Autobiography of Anna Lee, written on July 1, 1898 and dedicated to her children and grandchildren. Describes her journey to Oregon in 1847. Includes references to Dr. Marcus Whitman.
Dates: 1898 July 1

Jesse Looney letter to John C. Bond

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49071063]
Identifier: CA 1843 Oct 27
Abstract Jesse Looney (1800-1869) was a pioneer farmer and early Oregon legislator. The collection consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Looney to his brother-in-law, John C. Bond.
Dates: 1843 October 27

Seth Luelling diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA208849]
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

Esther and Joseph Lyman letters about 1853 lost wagon train

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i22983491]
Identifier: SFM 228
Abstract Collections consists of copies of letters written by Esther and Joseph Lyman about their 1853 journey on the Oregon Trail.
Dates: after 1853

Andrew S. McClure journal

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 074-A 075]: [Barcode: 35025042628509]
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

How we came to Oregon : narrative poem / by John Hamilton McClure. History of the Bruce family / written by Major Wm Bruce in his 75th year / reproduced from the Vincennes (Indiana) capitol

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i22983648]
Identifier: SFM 221
Abstract Narrative poem written by McClure which describes his family's journey from Indiana to Oregon in 1853. Contains photograph of McClure and his two siblings. Also includes History of the Bruce Family, written by Major William Bruce. Includes information on.
Dates: undated

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

Walter Meacham papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 065
Abstract Walter E. Meacham (1879-1951) was a historian and Oregon Trail enthusiast. The Walter Meacham papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, and a variety of materials associated with the Old Oregon Trail Association and Meacham's promotional activities.
Dates: 1840-1943

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