George Miller West transcribed reminiscence of journey to Oregon, circa 1831-1912  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
West, George Miller, 1831-1912
Title
George Miller West transcribed reminiscence of journey to Oregon
Dates
circa 1831-1912 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
CB W52
Summary
George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853. Collection consists of one 49 paged reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists of one 49 page reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included. Discusses incidents relating to Miller's crossing the plains to Oregon in the summer of 1853 with the Butler train out of Monmouth, Illinois. Includes his experiences in the goldfields of southern Oregon and northern California.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Miller West transcribed reminiscence of journey to Oregon, CB W52, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Gold mines and mining--California
  • Gold mines and mining--Oregon
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Pioneers--Oregon Territory
  • Personal Names :
  • West, George Miller, 1831-1912
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon National Historic Trail--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Reminiscences