A.P. Dennison papers, 1855-1870  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dennison, A. P.
Title
A.P. Dennison papers
Dates
1855-1870 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
A 177
Summary
Originally from Maine, A. P. Dennison (1827-?) held numerous minor political offices in the Oregon Territory, including Adjutant General. The papers consist of receipts, letters of appointment, reports, and a bound scrapbook.
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
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers consist of receipts, deeds, letters of appointment, and a "Biennial Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Oregon" (1872), when Dennison held that office. There is also a scrapbook of clippings and election tickets, and unidentified photographs.

The scrapbook includes a Washington Territory broadside, The Political Views and Opinions of Selucius Garfield, Delegate in Congress front Washington Territory, as Expressed by Himself in Writing, Nov. 28,1866 (Olympia, W.T.,1869), a letter from Garfield to James W. Nesmith.

Photographs (cartes de visite) in this collection were separated from their original location for preservation purposes. They are filed under call number PH228. Cartes de visite include portraits of women, children, pictures of mechanical devices.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

A native of Bath, Maine, Ammi P. Dennison (1827-) travelled to California in 1849 and moved to Oregon in 1852. He settled a claim on the west bank of Willamette River adjacent to that of John H. Couch & D.H. Lownsdale.

Dennison was receptive to political appointments and election to minor offices. He served as Indian Agent at The Dalles, City Recorder of Portland, and Adjutant General of Oregon.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A.P. Dennison papers, A 177, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Photographs (PH228)Return to Top

Description Dates
PH228_01: [Woman in dark colored dress standing in studio next to chair.]
1.0 photographic print
3.75 x 2 inches
Ellsworth & Cardwell of Portland, Or. (1866-1867)
1866-1867
PH228_02: Geo. Holman. [Studio portrait of young boy in dark suit with string bowtie.]
1.0 photographic print
3.75 x 2.25 inches
Buchtel & Stolte of Portland, OR (1873-1880 c.)
1873-1880 c
PH228_03: Metlir [?] Ladd. [Studio portrait of young boy in dark suit with white shirt standing in studio with hand on chair next to curtain.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel & Cardwell of Portland, OR (1859-1865)
1859-1865
PH228_04: Love of Little Annie. [Young girl in white dress propped up in chair covered in blanket in studio.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel, Joseph (1830-1916) of Portland and Salem, OR
not yet assigned
PH228_05: [Young boy standing on chair in studio wearing a striped sailor suit, holding hat and stick. Chair is next to end table with pitcher on it.]
1.0 photographic print
3.75 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel & Stolte of Portland, OR (1873-1880 c.)
1873-1880 c
PH228_06: [Studio portrait of young woman wearing dark top with lace collar. Her hair is tied back, she wears earrings and a cross chocker.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel, Joseph (1830-1916) of Portland and Salem, OR
not yet assigned
PH228_07: [Vignette of woman in light colored top with dark ribbons around the neck.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel, Joseph (1830-1916) of Portland and Salem, OR
not yet assigned
PH228_08: [Studio portrait of woman in dark plaid dress standing next to chair (same chair as in no.1).]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Ellsworth & Cardwell of Portland, Or. (1866-1867)
1866-1867
PH228_09: [Studio portrait of young child in white dress in chair in studio.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Ellsworth & Cardwell of Portland, Or. (1866-1867)
1866-1867
PH228_10: [Studio portrait of woman with wild hair with flowers in one side. She wears a light colored top and a pearl chocker with a cross hanging from it.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel, Joseph (1830-1916) of Portland and Salem, OR
not yet assigned
PH228_11: Geo. Buchanan? [Young boy in dark suit standing with legs crossed with elbows on back of chair in studio.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel, Joseph (1830-1916) of Portland and Salem, OR
not yet assigned
PH228_12: [Mechanical contraption consisting of a set of stairs leading up to three tiers, on a round pedestal.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel, Joseph (1830-1916) of Portland and Salem, OR
not yet assigned
PH228_13: [Mechanical contraption with set of stairs or conveyor belt, all on wheels.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel, Joseph (1830-1916) of Portland and Salem, OR
not yet assigned
PH228_14: [Vignette of man in dark suit with light shirt. Man has full beard and well groomed hair.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Ellsworth & Cardwell of Portland, Or. (1866-1867)
1866-1867
PH228_15: Rec'd at Camp Watson Ogn. Oct - 5th 1864. [Vignette of woman in dark colored top with white collar and broach, her hair is parted in the middle and tied back.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel & Cardwell of Portland, OR (1859-1865)
1859-1865
PH228_16: [Studio portrait of woman in dark dress with white lace collar with chain hanging from it. Her hair is tied back.]
1.0 photographic print
4 x 2.5 inches
Buchtel & Stolte of Portland, OR (1873-1880 c.)
1873-1880 c

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon Territory--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Reports