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Frontier and pioneer life

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Adams and Company of California shipping and price lists

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: ALMA232165]
Identifier: CA 1853 Jan 31
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1853 January 31

James Franklin Amis papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 678
Abstract

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

Dates: circa 1828-1912

Elisha L. Applegate scrapbook

 Collection — Volume 1 : [Barcode: ALMA220738]
Identifier: CA Ap52
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1880-1890

James Blakely papers

 Collection — Volume 1 : [Barcode: 35025042868683]
Identifier: CA B583
Abstract

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.

Dates: circa 1812-1913

Rufus Butler land patent

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1866 Aug 8] 1: [Barcode: ALMA244864]
Identifier: CA 1866 Aug 8
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1866 August 8

Case Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 125
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1843-1925

Justin Chenoweth and Chenoweth family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 123
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1832-1896

Mildred Colbert papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll 243
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1929-1995; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1965

Marianne Hunsaker D'Arcy papers

 Collection
Identifier: CB D244
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1937-1939

Samuel and Permelia Nebeker to Seldon Warner deed of land

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1863 Mar 16] 1: [Barcode: ALMA235489]
Identifier: CA 1863 Mar 16
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 March 16

William Geiger letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 35025042674776]
Identifier: A 041
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1842-1849

Julia A. Holt letters

 Collection — Multiple collection box [SFM 113] 1: [Barcode: i20342718]
Identifier: SFM 113
Abstract

The Julia Holt papers consist of correspondence between Julia Holt and her sister Adella Holt describing Julia's journey to Oregon in 1866.

Dates: 1865-1875

Huddleston Store ledger

 Collection — Volume 1: [Barcode: 35025042917977]
Identifier: B 033
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1853-1854

John P. Hutton letter to James C. Hutton

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: ALMA235493]
Identifier: CA 1856 July 26
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1856 July 28

William and Lois Kerns land patent

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1873 July 21] 1: [Barcode: ALMA244867]
Identifier: CA 1873 July 21
Abstract

Collection is comprised of the land patent issued to William Kerns and Lois B. Kerns of Clackamas County, Oregon on July 21, 1873.

Dates: 1873 July 21

Clinton Kelly and Moriah Kelly land patent

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1866 Mar 19] 1: [Barcode: ALMA244871]
Identifier: CA 1866 Mar 19
Abstract

Collection is comprised of a donation land patent for Clinton Kelly and his wife Moriah Kelly of Clackamas County, Oregon.

Dates: 1866 March 19

Anna Lee autobiography

 Collection — Multiple collection box [SFM 167] 1: [Barcode: i22983776]
Identifier: SFM 167
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1898 July 1

Lemon Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 060
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1861-1934

Cyrus T. Locey diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 153
Abstract

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.

Dates: circa 1859-1911

G. P. Loomis letter to "Humphrey"

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: ALMA235487]
Identifier: CA 1859 Jan 6
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1859 January 6

Esther and Joseph Lyman letters about 1853 lost wagon train

 Collection — Multiple collection box [SFM 228] 1: [Barcode: i22983491]
Identifier: SFM 228
Abstract

Collections consists of copies of letters written by Esther and Joseph Lyman about their 1853 journey on the Oregon Trail.

Dates: after 1853

Job McNemee versus Daniel Lownsdale depositions

 Collection
Identifier: CA 1852 May 26
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1852 May 26

Muster rolls: Oregon Mounted Volunteers, 1st Regiment

 Collection — Multiple collection box [CA 1856 June 1] 1: [Barcode: ALMA235494]
Identifier: CA 1856 June 1
Abstract

Collection is comprised of the muster rolls for Captain Orlando Humason's Company B of the First regiment, Oregon Mounted Volunteers.

Dates: 1855 October 20-1856 June 1

William S. Prichard letters

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 099] 1: [Barcode: ALMA209716]
Identifier: A 099
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1852-1869

Rachel Tomlin Rankin and Tomlin family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 163
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1924-1932

George Roberts and the Hoffman family, Oregon pioneers / by George and Donna Roberts

 Collection — Multiple collection box [SFM 168] 1: [Barcode: i22983090]
Identifier: SFM 168
Abstract

Collection consists of a published history of the Hoffman family.

Dates: not yet dated

Hamilton Scott diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 108] 1: [Barcode: ALMA209722]
Identifier: A 108
Abstract

Collection comprised of Hamilton Scott's diary of a trip from Fremont, Iowa to Walla Walla, Washington in 1862.

Dates: 1862

David Lawson Shirk diary

 Collection — Multiple collection box [A 110] 1: [Barcode: ALMA230982]
Identifier: A 110
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1873-1920

Viola Springer journal

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 35025042868014]
Identifier: A 116
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1885 May 18 – 1886 February 22

Mary Stump selected papers

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025042166492]
Identifier: Coll 104
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1871-1902