Oregon Southern Improvement Company correspondence, 1883  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Besse, William H.Bourne, Jonathan, 1855-1940Oregon Southern Improvement Company (Portland, Or.).
Oregon Southern Improvement Company correspondence
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
B 052
This collection contains 53 correspondence relating to the establishment of the Oregon Southern Improvement Co., 1883.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon Southern Improvement Company was incorporated on June 14, 1883 by William H. Besse of Massachusetts and Jonathan Bourne, Jr. of Portland, Oregon. The interests of the company were primarily mining and natural resources.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains 53 letters relating to the establishment of the Oregon Southern Improvement Company in 1883.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Oregon Southern Improvement Company correspondence, B 052, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mining corporations--Northwest, Pacific
  • Natural resources--Northwest, Pacific
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Business records
  • Correspondence