Frontier and pioneer life
Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:
Adams and Company of California shipping and price lists
Adams and Company of California was a subsidiary of the Adams Express Company, a shipping and local delivery firm. The collection includes a single four-page list of items and services offered by Adams and Company of California.
James Franklin Amis papers
James F. Amis was an attorney who served as the first justice of the peace in Eugene, OR. Records include letters, legal documents, checks, receipts, cash book, one bound domestic bible with family records, and other miscellaneous items
Elisha L. Applegate scrapbook
Elisha L. Applegate (1832-1896) was the brother of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains one scrapbook of biographical sketches, obituaries, addresses, and other clippings relating to Jacksonville and Ashland, Oregon.
James Blakely papers
Captain James Blakely (1812-1913) was a merchant and one of the founding members of Brownsville, OR. Collections contains one scrapbook of letters, programs, receipts, photographs, and other mementos relating to the career of James Blakely, Brownsville, Oregon.
Rufus Butler land patent
Rufus Butler (1812-1884) was an Oregon pioneer who settled in the Umpqua River valley, where he served as a Justice of the Peace. Collection is comprised of a patent of land issued to Rufus Butler of Umpqua County, Oregon on August 8, 1866.
Case Family papers
William M. Case and Isaac W. Case, brothers came to Oregon in the 1840s. Isaac Case was a merchant and banker. He went to the Idaho mines in 1862 and later settled in Astoria, where he founded the Astoria Savings Bank. This collection includes family letters, financial materials, family business papers, and other miscellaneous family papers.
Justin Chenoweth and Chenoweth family papers
Justin Chenoweth (1829-1898) was an Oregon pioneer and surveyor. Collection includes two containers of family letters, poems, important documents, Chenoweth's diary, and biographical and genealogical material.
Mildred Colbert papers
The papers of Mildred Colbert, author and daughter of a prominent Washington pioneer family, are comprised of biographical material, diaries, correspondence, financial materials, manuscripts, school materials, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous.
Marianne Hunsaker D'Arcy papers
The collection contains Marianne Hunsaker D’Arcy’s autobiography, both in handwritten form, and typed. D’Arcy was among the first generation of Americans to settle in Oregon.
Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner deed of land
Collection is comprised of a Deed of Land documenting the sale of land from Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner, all of Linn County, Oregon.
William Geiger letters
William Geiger came to Oregon in 1839 and worked at the mission Waiilatpu. Letters include incoming correspondence regarding mission matters at Waiilatpu and an outgoing letter describing the country.
Julia A. Holt letters
The Julia Holt papers consist of correspondence between Julia Holt and her sister Adella Holt describing Julia's journey to Oregon in 1866.
Huddleston Store ledger
The Huddleston Store was a general store in Eugene, Oregon run by members of the Huddleston family, including Oregon pioneer James Huddleston. Collection consists of a single ledger for the Huddleston general store, 1853-1854.
John P. Hutton letter to James C. Hutton
John P. Hutton was believed to be a union soldier who served under Capt. David Goff at Colonel Shaw's Encampment. Collection contains a single, 3 paged letter by John P. Hutton's to to James C. Hutton while at this encampment 1856.
William and Lois Kerns land patent
Collection is comprised of the land patent issued to William Kerns and Lois B. Kerns of Clackamas County, Oregon on July 21, 1873.
Clinton Kelly and Moriah Kelly land patent
Collection is comprised of a donation land patent for Clinton Kelly and his wife Moriah Kelly of Clackamas County, Oregon.
Anna Lee autobiography
Autobiography of Anna Lee, written on July 1, 1898 and dedicated to her children and grandchildren. Describes her journey to Oregon in 1847. Includes references to Dr. Marcus Whitman.
Lemon Family papers
The Lemon Family were early pioneers who settled in various areas of the Pacific Northwest. Collection consists of autobiographies of members of the Lemon family, correspondence, mementos, photographs, and miscellaneous papers from family members.
Cyrus T. Locey diary
Cyrus T. Locey (1835-) was a rancher and farmer in eastern Oregon and is often referred to as "the Father of Malheur Country." The collection includes Locey's 2,000 paged diary dating from 1859-1911.
G. P. Loomis letter to "Humphrey"
G. P. Loomis (1819- ) was an Iowa farmer and Justice of the Peace. The collection consists of a 4 page, hand written letter to "Humphrey" of Harrisburg, Oregon Territory and a transcription of said letter.
Esther and Joseph Lyman letters about 1853 lost wagon train
Collections consists of copies of letters written by Esther and Joseph Lyman about their 1853 journey on the Oregon Trail.
Job McNemee versus Daniel Lownsdale depositions
Job McNamee and D.H. Lownsdale were residents of the Oregon Territory that both claimed the same land. Collection contains two depositions consisting of three pages, each concerning land claims.
Muster rolls: Oregon Mounted Volunteers, 1st Regiment
Collection is comprised of the muster rolls for Captain Orlando Humason's Company B of the First regiment, Oregon Mounted Volunteers.
William S. Prichard letters
Prichard left Polk County, Iowa in 1852; was in Marysville, Calif., in 1861; Union, Oregon, 1865-1867; and Rye Valley, Oregon, 1868-1869. In 1865, he built a toll road from Union to Express Ranch, Oregon, an investment that failed. His very occasional letters to a brother, Amos, and to other relatives in Iowa give a bare account of his experiences.
Rachel Tomlin Rankin and Tomlin family papers
Family papers and genealogical data gathered by Rachel Tomlin Rankin in the 1920s-1930s. Rankin, a resident of Portland, compiled the genealogy into The Tomlin Family, published in 1932.
George Roberts and the Hoffman family, Oregon pioneers / by George and Donna Roberts
Collection consists of a published history of the Hoffman family.
Hamilton Scott diary
Collection comprised of Hamilton Scott's diary of a trip from Fremont, Iowa to Walla Walla, Washington in 1862.
David Lawson Shirk diary
David Shirk (1844-1928)was a pioneer and cattle worker. The collections consists of one bound trail diary and an unbound manuscript of David Shirk's autobiography.
Viola Springer journal
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.
Mary Stump selected papers
Mary Stump was an author and journalist. The collection contains a journal (and transcription) of a steamer and overland trip from Monmouth, Oregon to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. Also included is a scrapbook of essays, clippings, performance reports, and programs largely relating to Monmouth.