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Overland journeys to the Pacific

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

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

Robert Newell memorandum of travels in the territory of Missouri

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i39426014]
Identifier: A 089
Abstract Collection consists of a memorandum book that describes Newell's career to 1842. There are also miscellaneous accounts and supply lists.
Dates: 1829-1842

John H. Nicklin letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i39886712]
Identifier: CA 1851 Feb 25
Abstract The John H. Nicklin letter is a single letter, addressed to Nicklin's brother, describing the journey to and conditions found in Oregon in 1851. The letter focuses on the journey over the Oregon Trail and the available agriculture of the Willamette Valley.
Dates: 1851 February 25

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

William H. Packwood papers

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50165732]
Identifier: CA 1915 Jan 24
Abstract William Henderson Packwood (1932-1917) was an Oregon pioneer, who in 1857, was the youngest delegate sent to Oregon's Constitutional Convention. The collection (1915) contains a letter to Fred Lockley regarding Packwood's boyhood, along with a typed memoir of the Packwood family's overland journey to Oregon in 1849.
Dates: 1915 January 24

Joel Palmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 057
Abstract Joel Palmer (1810-1881) began his political career in Indiana, where he served as a state legislator until he came to Oregon in 1847. Shortly after his arrival, Palmer became Superintendent of Indian Affairs, a post he held until 1857. He also served as an Oregon state representative and senator, and was a losing candidate in the 1870 governor's race. The Joel Palmer Papers comprise correspondence, official records of the Oregon Superintendency, U.S. Office of Indian Affairs, documents relating...
Dates: 1851-1879

Papers relating to the Bristow family

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i20403525]
Identifier: SFM 115
Abstract Reminiscences, excerpts from letters and diaries, and newspaper clippings relating to the Bristow family. Includes fragmentary historical sketch of the family; typed account of Elijah Lafayette Bristow's family's journey from Illinois to Oregon in 1848 wr.
Dates: 19--

Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker early recollections of Oregon pioneer life

 Collection — Folder 1-2: [Barcode: 35025042917142]
Identifier: CB P225
Abstract Collection consists of the memoir of Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker, who crossed the plains from Illinois to Oregon in 1848 and spent her childhood in Yamhill, Oregon. Her memoir, Early recollections of Oregon pioneer life, tells of her life in Illinois. Inez Adams Parker traveled on the Oregon Trail as a very young child and wrote her recollections late in life. The collection consists of her typed, autobiographical account of her life in Oregon.
Dates: ca. 1924

Powell family papers

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025041720620]
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 daybook,...
Dates: 1851-1918

Philander Powell journal of a trip from Arkansas to California

 Collection
Identifier: A 098
Abstract This collection contains the history of Philander Powell's trip across the plains from Arkansas to California during April 19, 1860-October 10, 1860.
Dates: 1860

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

Red Star Roller Mills records

 Collection — Box 1 (shared RSB box): [Barcode: 35025042868287]
Identifier: B 188
Abstract The company Red Star Roller Mills, a flouring mill, was located in Turner, Oregon. The collection (1892-1900) contains financial ledgers and day books, and a biography of George Frank Robertson which describes an overland journey to Oregon.
Dates: 1892-1900

George Roberts and the Hoffman family, Oregon pioneers / by George and Donna Roberts

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i22983090]
Identifier: SFM 168
Abstract Collection consists of a published history of the Hoffman family.
Dates: not yet dated

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: [Barcode: 35025042868014]
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 : [Barcode: 35025042868493]
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

Joseph Nathan Teal manuscript

 Collection — Box multiple collection box [CB T221] 1: [Barcode: 35025041811775]
Identifier: CB T221
Abstract Joseph Nathan Teal (1858-1929) was an Oregon rancher, lawyer, investor, and civic leader who was an advocate of waterways development, and served as U.S. Shipping Commissioner from 1920-1921. The collection contains a manuscript of a series of reminiscences of ranch life during the 1850s through the 1870s, in eastern Oregon, that Teal wrote down for his family in 1921.
Dates: 1921

Solomon Tetherow journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA328511]
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

The organizational journal of an emigrant train of 1845

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i22983363]
Identifier: SFM 220
Abstract Copy of the (Savannah) Oregon Emigrating Society Constitution, minutes and proceedings, and census. Includes essay titled An Account of the Wagon Train mastered by Solomon Tetherow, written by Fidelia March Bowers, which gives information on the wagon tra.
Dates: 1845-1869

John Joseph Villair reminiscences

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i5003490x]
Identifier: CB V711
Abstract John Joseph Villair (1876- ) was an Oregon pioneer and resident of Josephine County. The collection consists of a typed transcription of Villair's reminiscences as told to John C. Kuhns (1887-1901).
Dates: 1887-1901

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 many...
Dates: 1859-1954

George Miller West transcribed reminiscence of journey to Oregon

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CB W52
Abstract George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853. Collection consists of one 49 paged reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included.
Dates: circa 1831-1912

Clark Moor Will papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 062
Abstract The Clark Moor Will papers contain materials concerning the Aurora Colony of Marion County, Oregon and the Salem Water Department. The Aurora Materials cover all aspects of the colony, including the band, music, women, daily life, site maps, correspondence and architecture. The collection also includes manuscripts and articles written by other authors concerning the Aurora Colony. The Salem Water Department materials cover the history of the department and Salem's water supply, as well as...
Dates: 1871-1981

V. Williams journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA212647]
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 : [Barcode: i49943200]
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): [Barcode: 35025041814365]
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

Albert Zieber diary and letters

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: i48753853]
Identifier: A 139
Abstract Alfred Zieber (1830-1890) travelled overland from Peoria, Illinois to California. The collection consists of Zieber's diary of his journey, as well as four subsequent letters from his father, John S. Zieber.
Dates: 1850