Oregon -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Henry Cummins papers
Henry Cummins (1840-1901) was a well-read and enthusiastic student of topics various and sundry with a partiality for pseudo-science. The collection (1858-1863) consists of Cummins' personal correspondence as well as a memory book and miscellaneous papers.
John F. Eccles letter to Colonel Brophy
John F. Eccles, of Portland, Oregon wrote a letter dated March 13, 1862, to Colonel Brophy, of California, about the nature of Oregonians, and also about mining.
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.
Theodore T. Geer letter to Fred T. Merrill and Company
Theodore T. Geer (1851-1924) served in the Oregon State House of Representatives, and in 1899, was elected governor of Oregon. The collection (1899) consists of one letter in which Geer describes his work, his desire to exercise, and orders a bicycle.
Joseph Gragg papers
Halsey Building Association financial records
The Halsey Building Association built a hall in Halsey, Oregon and rented out for dances, events, and to it to local groups for meetings. The collection (1892-1900) contains financial records of the association that include the date, price, and type of event held at the hall.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Blue Mountain Lodge of Canyon City, Or. correspondence
The Independent Organization of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that traces its roots back to 17th century England. The collection contains one piece of correspondence regarding "intoxicating beverages," written by members of the Blue Mountain Lodge of Canyon City, Oregon, on January 30, 1873.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Empire City, Or. correspondence
The Independent Organization of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that traces its roots back to 17th century England. The collection contains one piece of correspondence between members of an Odd Fellows lodge in Empire City, Oregon, dated September 23, 1872.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Oregon records
The Independent Organization of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that traces its roots back to 17th century England; the first Odd Fellows lodge in Oregon was organized in 1852, in Salem. The collection (1891-1893) contains the transactions of Grand Master Abel D. Helman, of the Grand Chapter of Oregon.
Melchi Johnson letter
Melchi Johnson, of Bethel, Polk County, Oregon, wrote a letter dated August 30, 1869, to his daughter. The collection contains the letter in which Johnson reminds his daughter that she has not been forgotten by her family.
"Mack" letter to "Dear Sister"
"Mack," of Corvallis, Oregon wrote a letter to his sister, dated February 22, 1863, in which he describes Patrick Malone, editor of Oregon Weekly Union (a Corvallis newspaper), and mentions the paper is about to close, and also that he expects to travel to California.
Oregon Camera Club resolution
The Oregon Camera Club was located in Portland, Oregon. The collection (1899) contains a resolution regarding the retirement of Hugo B. and William P. Goldsmith from the club on June 7th, 1899.
Red Star Roller Mills records
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.
Samuel A. Snowden correspondence
Samuel A. Snowden came to Forest Grove, Oregon in 1853. Correspondence includes letter to his son Samuel D. Snowden about Oregon politics, government, and social life.
Robert Starkey scrapbook
Robert Starkey wrote articles, essays, and humourous sketches for the Weekly Coast Mail, a newspaper of Marshfield, Oregon (now known as Coos Bay, Oregon). The collection (1885-1889) consists of Starkey's scrapbook that contains clippings of his writings regarding people, culture, and ideas of the day.
Chester N. Terry letters
The collection contains two letters, dated March 14th and 19th of 1873, from (Oregon) Grand Secretary of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Chester N. Terry, to J. T. Apperson, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Oregon. In the letters, Terry informs Apperson that about members who would like to form new lodges, other dispensation requests, and member news.