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William H. Fear and his wife Lucia (Drum) Fear moved from Burlington, Kansas to Portland, Oregon in 1889. Their son Lyle Fear was a naval officer on board the U.S.S. Olympia. Their daughter Lois Fear was trained as an osteopath and practiced in Portland.
The collection contains correspondence (about 1,500 letters), Fear and Drum family papers, medical case books, and files of Nora B. Green.
The correspondence written between 1881-1906 mainly concerns the courtship and marriage of William Fear and Lucia (Drum) Fear.
From 1905 to 1918 most of the letters are from the Fear children, Lyle, a student at Yale University Sheffield Scientific School (1905-1908), and Lois, a student at the University of California, Berkeley (1906-1908) and at Wellesley College (1908-1910).
Included in the collection are Lois Fear's school work, medical case books, and the papers, correspondence and other files of Nora B. Green, a teacher and spiritualist from Portland, Oregon.
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[Identification of item], Fear family papers, Ax 034, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.