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Papers, 1855-1910

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Darling, Linus Wilson, 1855-1910
Title
Papers
Dates
1855-1910 (inclusive)
Quantity
.5 cubic feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 129
Summary
Papers of a farmer, surveyor, merchant, lawyer, and justice of the peace in Gilliam County, Oregon. Includes correspondence, diary, financial records, notes on farming, scale drawings and plans for farm structures and houses, and genealogical materials.
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

The 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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Linus Wilson Darling was a farmer, surveyor, general store owner, druggist, lawyer, and justice of the peace in Gilliam County, Oregon (Lonerock, Condon).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers include: Correspondence (1880-1893); diary (1883-1890; 1897); financial accounts (1859, 1876 and 1884-1887); school exercises; essays; notes on farming, surveying, and public construction; scale drawings and plans for farm structures and houses; genealogical materials regarding the Darling-Pauling family; newspaper clippings; and memorabilia.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Researchers are requested to use preservation copies of the materials, found in Box 2 of the collection.

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 prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Linus Wilson Darling papers, Mss 129, 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.

Volume 1, 1859-1876Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Accounts
Page
1-4, 7-9
1876 Jan.
10-12, 70-71
1876 Feb.
13-15, 72-74
1876 Mar.
16-20
1876 Apr.
67-69
1859 Mar.
79-80
undated
Page
29-30, 32-33, 50-58, 65-66, 75, 92, 108-109
Arithmetic problems
undated
37-46, 82, 85-91, 110-124
English exercises
undated
49, 100-103, 105
Letters, articles (some of them drafts)
undated
60-61
Notes on planetary system
undated

Volume 2, 1883-1894Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Page
90-113, 238
Accounts
1884-1886
3, 7, 30-31
Articles
undated
Clippings
Page
3
1883
27, 34-35
1884
194, 196-197
1894
Diary
Page
10-26
1883 Feb.-Oct.
41-89
1883 Oct.-1884 Oct.
140-153
1884
154-184
1885
184-185, 116-139, 232-235
1886
Page
28
Marriages performed by Darling
1882-1884
8-9
Notes concerning nomenclature of Lone Rock, Tutuila, and Butter Creek
undated
29
Notes concerning nomenclature of Hangman's Creek
undated
187-193, 203-230
Surveys
undated

Volume 3, 1886-1897Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Accounts
Page
128
1886
2-11, 121-125
1887
40-41
Re: building of drugstore
1887
Page
12-39
1887
42-50
1888-1890
61-105
1897
Page
126-127
List of letters written and orders placed
1887
59-60
Notes concerning construction of a windmill
undated
Scale drawings and notes
Page
52
Plans for a grain house
undated
53, 56
Plans for an ice house
undated
54
Farming notes
undated
57
Plans for a barn
undated
58
Plans for a house
undated

Volume 4, 1880-1906Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
1880-1893
Drafts and manuscripts of articles
undated
Clippings relating to Linus Darling and his family
undated
Newspaper advertisement
ca. 1893
Programs
1892-1906
Surveys
undated
General notes and clippings regarding farming
undated
Poems--clippings, articles and manuscripts
undated
Clippings and papers relating to elections
undated

Preservation photostatic copiesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description
Volume
1
Contents of original vol. 1
Includes accounts, letters, and articles
2
Contents of original vol. 2
Includes accounts, diary, farm notes, surveys
3
Contents of original vol. 3
Includes accounts, diary, construction notes
4
Contents of original vol. 4
Includes correspondence, articles, genealogy, newspaper clippings, surveys, and political tickets