Grace Howard Gray Scrapbook, circa 1862-1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gray, Grace Howard
Title
Grace Howard Gray Scrapbook
Dates
circa 1862-1966 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear ft., ((1 document case; 1 box Oversize A—11x14))
Collection Number
Mss 6049
Summary
A scrapbook kept by Grace Howard Gray (1857-1949) to document family history and historic events, including mementos, drawings and ephemera collected during her lifetime. The scrapbook contains items related to the life of General O. O. Howard (1830-1909), Gray's father, and drawings by Guy Howard (1855-1899), her brother, and Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852-1944). Additional materials were added to the scrapbook by other family members.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Grace Howard Gray (1857-1949), a daughter of General O. O. Howard (1830-1909), was born in Leeds, Maine. In 1875, she left her studies at Vassar College to join her parents at Vancouver, Washington Territory, where her father commanded the U.S. Army's Department of the Columbia.

General Howard, a Union officer during the Civil War, founded Howard University in Washington, D.C., and in 1877 he led a military campaign against the Nez Perce’ Indians in Idaho and Montana. In 1879, Grace E. Howard married Captain James Taylor Gray (1852-1928) in a ceremony at the Vancouver Barracks. Captain Gray was an early steamboat designer and pilot on the Willamette and Columbia rivers in Oregon, and the Yukon River in Alaska.

Grace Howard Gray was a board member of the Free Library in Portland, Oregon, and later a director of the Portland Public Library board. She was an early organizer of the Portland Woman's Club and a charter member and director of the Portland Y.W.C.A. Gray and her husband lived at Grayhaven, the family home in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

A scrapbook kept by Grace Howard Gray (1857-1949) to document family history and historic events, including mementos, drawings and ephemera collected during her lifetime. The scrapbook contains items related to the life of General O. O. Howard (1830-1909), Gray's father, and drawings by Guy Howard (1855-1899), her brother, and Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852-1944). Additional materials were added to the scrapbook by other family members.

The scrapbook also contains a speech, an article, and correspondence to and from General O. O. Howard. Newspaper clippings document aspects of General Howard's professional career. Additional items added to the scrapbook by other family members include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a photograph of Grayhaven, the family home of Grace Howard and James Taylor Gray (1852-1928) in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

The scrapbook has been photocopied for preservation purposes and reference use.

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Photocopying is permitted only from the reference copy of the scrapbook.

Preferred Citation

Grace Howard Gray Scrapbook, Mss 6049, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Scrapbook ca. 1862-1966
2 Reference photocopy of scrapbook.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Nez Percé Indians
  • Nez Percé Indians Wars, 1877
  • Personal Names :
  • Gray, Grace Howard, 1857-1949
  • Gray, James Taylor, 1852-1928
  • Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909
  • Howard, Guy, 1855-1899
  • Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Army. Dept. of the Columbia
  • Geographical Names :
  • Fort Vancouver (Wash.)
  • United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Scrapbooks