Methodist Mission Store account book, 1839-1840  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Beers, Alanson, 1808-1853Methodist Mission Store (Salem, Or.)
Methodist Mission Store account book
1839-1840 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
B 048
Account book of the Methodist Mission Store.
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 Methodist Mission Store was established along the banks of the Willamette River in what is now Salem, Oregon. There, surplus manufactured goods were traded for items such as lumber or food stuffs with the French Canadian settlers and the Native Americans. The book was kept by Alanson Beers, a Methodist Missionary and early Pioneer who came to Oregon with Elijah White.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Balance sheets kept in the book include the accounts of Alanson Beers, Winslow Anderson, Pierre Belleque, J. Delord, George W. Ebbert, John Edmunds [Pickernell], Joseph Gale, George Gay, Joseph Gervais, Felix Hathaway, Webley Hauxhurst, Francoise X. Laderoute, Daniel Lee, David Leslie, Etienne Lucier, James O'Neil, Andre Picard, Charles Plante, Charles Rondeau, J. Rowland, Cyrus Shepard, Margaret J. Smith, [Mrs. M. J. Bailey], Calvin Tibbetts, William Turner, Josiah L. Whitcomb, Elijah White, B. Williams, William H. Willson, and Ewing Young.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Methodist Mission Store account book of Alanson Beers, B 048, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Oregon--Salem
  • Methodist Church--Missions--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Gale, Joseph, Gale, Joseph, |d 1807-1881, 1807-1881
  • White, Elijah, 1806-1879
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Account books