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Pioneers -- Oregon

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

Oliver Cromwell Applegate papers

 Collection — Box 1, photo: [Barcode: 35025041835857]
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 status...
Dates: 1841-1938

William Salter Baker bill of sale

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49152166]
Identifier: CA 1850 Aug 20
Abstract The collection consists of a bill of sale transferring half-ownership of the "Brig. Anna & Maime" from William Salter Baker to Orville Risley for the amount of $4,000.00.
Dates: 1850 August 20

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

H. L. Barret letter to Thomas R. Cornelius

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: i50103738]
Identifier: CA 1884 Feb 24
Abstract The collection contains a letter dated February 24, 1884, from H. L. Barret, of Birch Creek, Oregon to Thomas R. Cornelius. In the letter, Barret reports on snow and wagon travel in the mountains, his oxen, and the the trials of travel.
Dates: 1884 February 24

Julius Basinski reminiscences and letters received

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49942876]
Identifier: A 157
Abstract Julius Basinski (1844 - ) immigrated from Germany in 1866 and travelled west in 1870, first to Montana, and later into Oregon and Washington. The collection (1894-1921) contains reminiscences by Basinski and incoming correspondence.
Dates: 1866-1921

Lillian Caldwell Blackwood letters and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: A 010
Abstract Lillian Caldwell Blackwood was an Oregon pioneer who lived in Jacksonville, Oregon. The collection (1877-1928) contains correspondence regarding family and Oregon society and family photographs.
Dates: 1877-1928

Josiah A. Burnett papers

 Collection — Folder 1-2 : [Barcode: i50010803]
Identifier: A 014
Abstract Josiah Burnett of Eagle Creek, Oregon, worked in mining, survey work, and farming. The collection (1852-1874) contains correspondence regarding family, mining, and politics, and also contains articles of incorporation of Oregon businesses.
Dates: 1852-1874

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

Virginia F. Cannon recipe book

 Collection — Multiple collection box [Coll 603] 1: [Barcode: 35025032078509]
Identifier: Coll 603
Abstract Virginia F. Cannon (1838-1918) was a resident of Peoria, Oregon. Collection contains one journal of hand-written recipes, and recipes compiled from newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1880-1889

Clackamas County Probate Court land deed to James Athey

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49154175]
Identifier: CA 1850 Sept 16
Abstract The collection consists of a single probate court document deeding "lots numbered one and two" to James Athey.
Dates: 1850 September 16

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

C. S. Culver letter

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50125424]
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

Hazel M. Cunningham papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025041715513]
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

Francis De Witt deed

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49071245]
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

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

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

Jane Eakin diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042917084]
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

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

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: [Barcode: 35025042868824]
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: [Barcode: 35025042674743]
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

Ira Gardner letters from Oregon

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell): [Barcode: 35025042918041]
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

John Smith Griffin papers

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49072481]
Identifier: CA 1842 Dec 31
Abstract John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of promissory notes from Griffin to fellow missionary Harvey Clark for a South Tualatin land claim.
Dates: 1842 December 31

A. J. Grover letter to Edwin Beebe

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box) : [Barcode: i50051738]
Identifier: CA 1863 Apr 18
Abstract A. J. Grover wrote a letter dated April 18, 1863, to Edwin Beebe, of Placerville, Idaho to say that he had been delayed by Indians and it was too late for best market in Placerville; he also quotes prices in mining towns.
Dates: 1863 April 18