Pioneers -- Oregon
Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:
John T. Apperson correspondence
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.
Albert Applegate letters
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.
Lindsay Applegate papers
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).
Oliver Cromwell Applegate papers
William Salter Baker bill of sale
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.
Margaret Bannard collection of Oregon pioneer letters
Collection consists of the reminiscences of some of the first migrants from the United States to Oregon territory.
Barlow family papers
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.
H. L. Barret letter to Thomas R. Cornelius
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.
Julius Basinski reminiscences and letters received
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.
Lillian Caldwell Blackwood letters and photographs
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.
Josiah A. Burnett papers
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.
Calbreath Family papers
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.
Virginia F. Cannon recipe book
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.
Thomas Chavner memoir
Seventeen-page manuscript, written circa 1870-1880, by Margaret Chavner, daughter of Thomas Chavner, as told to her directly by her father. The Chavner family established the community of Gold Hill, Oregon, and owned many mining claims and farming properties in the area.
Clackamas County Probate Court land deed to James Athey
The collection consists of a single probate court document deeding "lots numbered one and two" to James Athey.
Arvazena A. Cooper papers
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.
C. S. Culver letter
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.
Hazel M. Cunningham papers
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.
Francis De Witt deed
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.
A.P. Dennison papers
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.
Orvil and Alice Dodge letters to David P. Walrad
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).
Durham family papers
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.
Jane Eakin diary
Jane Eakin was a pioneer whose diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Oregon in 1866.
Ellmaker family papers
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.
Katherine L. Fenton letter
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.
Katherine Lucas Fenton Scrapbook
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.
Fort Hoskins Army Post records
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.
William H. Frush diary
William H. Frush diary of a journey across the plains from Knox County, Missouri to Portland, Oregon in 1850.
Ira Gardner letters from Oregon
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.
John Smith Griffin letter to Brother and Sister Smith and Brother William Geiger, Jr.
John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of a handwritten letter by Griffin regarding the establishment of a Congregational Church near the Tualatin River.