Corbett, Failing, and Company records, 1855-1901  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Corbett, Failing & Co.Elfelt, Weil & Co.Failing and Hatt (Portland, Or.).First Baptist Church (Portland, Or.).
Title
Corbett, Failing, and Company records
Dates
1855-1901 (inclusive)
Quantity
14.0 linear feet, (23 containers, 5 volumes)
Collection Number
Bx 191
Summary
Corbett, Failing and Company was a general store in Portland, Oregon during the mid-1880s to early 1900s. The collection contains the bills, account books and shipping ledgers, receipts, telegrams and correspondence, inventories and scrapbooks of Corbett, Failing and Co., as well as some records and business documents of Failing and Hatt, and Elfelt, Weil and Co.
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.

Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Corbett, Failing and Company was a general store in Portland, Oregon during the mid-1880s to early 1900s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains the bills, account books and shipping ledgers, receipts, telegrams and correspondence, inventories and scrapbooks of Corbett, Failing and Co., as well as some records and business documents of Failing and Hatt, and Elfelt, Weil and Co., covering the years 1855-1901.

Records include hand-written receipts, bills, correspondence, inventories, scrapbooks and cash/account/shipping ledgers.

Scrapbooks and letter press books contain correspondence, clippings, telegrams, post cards, receipts, and contain information on such subjects as the salmon industry. Correspondents of note include the Honorable A. C. Meachem.

Volumes include account ledgers, shipping ledgers, and account books. There is one account book specifically for receipts of gold dust.

Also available is a cash account book of the treasurer of the First Baptist Church of Portland, Oregon (1860-1863). Corbett or Failing may have been the treasurer.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Corbett, Failing, and Company records, Bx 191, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Business enterprises--Oregon--Portland
  • Business, Industry, and Labor
  • General stores--Oregon--Portland
  • Personal Names :
  • Corbett, Henry W. (Henry Winslow), 1827-1903
  • Failing, James F., 1842-1920
  • Corporate Names :
  • Corbett, Failing & Co.--Records and correspondence.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Commerce
  • Portland (Or.)--Commerce
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Account books
  • Financial records
  • Scrapbooks