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George Lawrence Company records, 1867-1920

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lawrence George, Company (Portland, Or.)
Title
George Lawrence Company records
Dates
1867-1920 (inclusive)
Quantity
9.5 linear feet, (3 containers, 32 volumes.)
Collection Number
Bx 200
Summary
The George Lawrence Co., established in Portland, Oregon in 1857, was a saddlery and harness shop made famous by also producing exquisite leather goods such as handgun holsters, cartridge belts, slings, scabbards, etc. The collection contains company ledgers, cash and credit books, other account and purchasing journals, letterpress copybooks containing correspondence, and product catalogs.
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.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The George Lawrence Co., was established in Portland, Oregon in 1857. It was a saddlery and harness shop made famous by also producing exquisite leather goods such as handgun holsters, cartridge belts, slings, scabbards, etc. The company evolved into a wholesaler and supplier of auto parts, shoe repair and shoe store supplies, hat blocking equipment, fishing, and hunting supplies. The Company ceased operations in 1985 when family members retired, and the historic 1/4-block, 4-story brick building that George Lawrence built in 1903 in downtown Portland was sold.

Source: William "Bill" Lawrence website: http://home.teleport.com/~bill3rd/

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains company ledgers, cash and credit books, other account and purchasing journals, letterpress copybooks containing correspondence, and product catalogs.

The collection also contains photographs of the George Lawrence company products such as saddles and shoulder bags.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Lawrence Company records, Bx 200, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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 material 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.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description
Papers
Photographs

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