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Oregon -- Social life and customs -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

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

Henry Cummins papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042001137]
Identifier: Ax 130
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1858-1863

John F. Eccles letter to Colonel Brophy

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a manuscript box): [Barcode: i50035009]
Identifier: CA 1862 Mar 13
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862 March 13

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

Theodore T. Geer letter to Fred T. Merrill and Company

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50035423]
Identifier: CA 1899 Feb 14
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1899 February 14

Joseph Gragg papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 139
Abstract Joseph Gragg came overland to Oregon from Illinois in 1852 when he was 25 years old. He settled on a farm near Monroe and married Levina Buckingham, who came to Oregon with her family in 1846 via the southern route, led by Jesse Applegate. The Gragggs had eight children, three of whom died in childhood; the five surviving children were Thomas Heman, Betsey M.., James Phile, David Vernon, and Marcus Edward. The Joseph Gragg Papers consist mainly of family letters and miscellaneous documents....
Dates: 1859-1939

Halsey Building Association financial records

 Collection — Folder 1-4: [Barcode: 35025042917514]
Identifier: B 031
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1892-1900

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Blue Mountain Lodge of Canyon City, Or. correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a folder): [Barcode: i50088701]
Identifier: CA 1873 Jan 30
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1873 January 30

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Empire City, Or. correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50088713]
Identifier: CA 1872 Sept 23
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1872 September 23

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Oregon records

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042926275]
Identifier: B 073
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1891-1893

Melchi Johnson letter

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50091426]
Identifier: CA 1869 Aug 30
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1869 August 30

"Mack" letter to "Dear Sister"

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50035721]
Identifier: CA 1863 Feb 22
Abstract

"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.

Dates: 1863 February 22

Oregon Camera Club resolution

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i50020018]
Identifier: CA 1899 June 7
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1899 June 7

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

Samuel A. Snowden correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: A 114
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1851-1854

Robert Starkey scrapbook

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a RSB): [Barcode: i50174162]
Identifier: CA St28
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1885-1889

Chester N. Terry letters

 Collection — Folder 1 (shares a clamshell box): [Barcode: i50102953]
Identifier: CA 1873 Mar 19
Abstract

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.

Dates: March 1873