John Smith Griffin papers, December 26, 1842  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Griffin, John Smith, 1807-1899
John Smith Griffin papers
December 26, 1842
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
CA 1842 Dec 26
John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of Griffin's record of an interview with fellow missionaries.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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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

John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary who participated at the Champoeg Meetings that created the Provisional Government of Oregon in 1843.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of Griffin's recording of the minutes of an interview between himself and missionaries Harvey Clark and Alvin T. Smith.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Smith Griffin papers, CA 1842 Dec 26, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Oregon Territory--History--Sources
  • Pioneers--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Clark, Harvey
  • Griffin, John Smith, 1807-1899
  • Smith, Alvin Thompson, 1802-1888
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon Territory--History
  • Oregon Territory--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews