Myron Eells Collection, 1848-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Eells, Myron
Myron Eells Collection
1848-1998 (inclusive)
31.4 linear feet, (2 flat boxes, 13 record cartons, 48 manuscript boxes)
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The Myrons Eells Collection contains articles, books, manuscripts, and correspondence. This extensive collection, which spans from 1848 to 1998, also consists of speeches, sermons, scrapbooks and other ephemera createad or collected by Myron Eells.
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in Spokane County, in 1843, Reverend Eells lived in the Willamette Valley, graduated from Pacific University and Hartford Theological Seminary and became ordained in the Congregational Church. He returned to the northwest and spent most of his years in the Puget Sound region as a missionary to the tribes and white settlers until his death in 1907.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Myron Eells Collection contains articles, books, and manuscripts. This collection, which dates from 1848 through 1998, also consists of correspondence, speeches and sermons. There is also a series of six scrapbooks, "The Indians of Puget Sound," which contain drawings, photographs and detailed descriptions of Eells' version of the life and culture of those with whom he worked and lived. This collection also includes travel journals, census reports, books and pamphlets in Pacific Northwest Indian languages, and the Eells family Bible.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indians of North America--Northwest, Pacific