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Joseph Gragg papers, 1859-1939

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gragg, Joseph
Title
Joseph Gragg papers
Dates
1859-1939 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 139
Summary
Joseph Gragg came overland to Oregon from Illinois in 1852 when he was 25 years old. He settled on a farm near Monroe and married Levina Buckingham, who came to Oregon with her family in 1846 via the southern route, led by Jesse Applegate. The Gragggs had eight children, three of whom died in childhood; the five surviving children were Thomas Heman, Betsey M.., James Phile, David Vernon, and Marcus Edward. The Joseph Gragg Papers consist mainly of family letters and miscellaneous documents. The collection also contains a diary of Joseph Gragg, describing his trip to the Salmon River, Idaho mines in 1863; finiancial material relating to the Gragg Brothers (farmers); and miscellaneous family material. The collection contains information on the history of Philomath College and on the history of the United Brethren Church in Oregon.
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 the Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph Gragg came overland to Oregon from Illinois in 1852 when he was 25 years old. He settled on a farm near Monroe and married Levina Buckingham, who came to Oregon with her family in 1846 via the southern route, led by Jesse Applegate. The Gragggs had eight children, three of whom died in childhood; the five surviving children were Thomas Heman, Betsey M., James Phile, David Vernon, and Marcus Edward.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joseph Gragg Papers consist mainly of family letters and miscellaneous documents. The collection also contains a diary of Joseph Gragg, describing his trip to the Salmon River, Idaho mines in 1863; financial material relating to the Gragg Brothers (farmers); and miscellaneous family matieral.

The letters provide a commentary on family relationships, from life, church affairs, schools and school teaching, and social life in general. There is much information on the history of Philomath College, especially a controversy over control of the college in the 1880s, and the history of the United Brethren Church in Oregon. A manuscript calendar for the letters is available in the Library.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Gragg Papers, Ax 139, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
1859-1879
1 3
1880-1884
1 4
1885
1 5
1886-1888
1 6
1889
1 7
1890
folder1
2 1
1891
2 2
1892/1895
2
1896-1897
2 4
1900
2 5
January 1901-May 1901
2 6
June 1901-December 1901
2 7
1903-1909
2 8
1909
3 1
1910-1911
3 2
1912-1914
3 3
1915-1930
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 4
Diary of Joseph Gragg's trip to the Salmon River, Idaho, mines in 1863; Family History
1863
3 4
Gragg Brothers (farmers): business correspondence, invoices, bank statements, etc.
3 6
Miscellaneous