Joseph Lane papers, 1848-1940  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881
Title
Joseph Lane papers
Dates
1848-1940 (inclusive)
1850-1858 (bulk)
Quantity
3 cubic feet (7 document cases, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
Mss 1146
Summary
Papers include correspondence (1848-1875) received during Lane's service as Oregon's delegate to Congress; territorial proclamations (1847-1849); copy letters written by Lane (1848-1861); photocopy of report (1849) to the U.S. secretary of war concerning the customs and locations of various Indian tribes in the Oregon Territory; mailing lists (1848-1859) of Lane's constituents when he held public office; survey of Lane's donation land claim; orders, reports, and requisitions created while Lane served in the Mexican War; documents (1849-1851) related to the Rogue River Indian wars and Whitman Massacre.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

A card index to correspondents in the Joseph Lane papers is available in the reading room of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph Lane, first Territorial Governor of Oregon, Territorial delegate to Congress, and U.S.

Senator, was born in North Carolina in 1801. His family moved to Kentucky when he was a

young man, and Lane later went on to Indiana, where he married Mary (Polly) Hart in 1820 and became active in politics. Distinguishing himself in the Mexican War, he was eventually appointed by President James K. Polk to be the first governor of the Oregon Territory, arriving in Oregon City on March 2, 1849. Known for his good relations with the Cayuse and Rogue River Indians, Lane was recognized as the principal architect of the peace treaty with the Rogue River Indian tribal chiefs, which was signed at Table Rock in September 1853.

On June 18, 1850, Lane resigned his governorship and was soon elected Oregon

delegate to Congress, a position he held until 1859. While in Congress he advocated policies of economic growth, peace with the Indians, postal reform, and internal improvements for Oregon, as well as amendments to the Oregon donation land law. When Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859, Joseph Lane and Delazon Smith became the first of the state's U.S. Senators. Lane remained in the Senate until his retirement on March 3, 1861.

After attempting to secure the Democratic presidential nomination in 1852, and again in 1856, Lane was selected as the vice-presidential candidate in 1860 on the John Breckinridge Democratic ticket, which did not oppose Confederate secession. After the ticket's defeat, Lane lost his political support in Oregon and announced his retirement from public life. He spent his last twenty years on his farm near Roseburg, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers include: correspondence (1848-1875) received during Lane's service as Oregon's delegate to Congress; territorial proclamations (1847-1849); copies of letters written by Lane (1848-1861); photocopy of report (1849) to the U.S. secretary of war concerning the customs and locations of various Indian tribes in the Oregon Territory; mailing lists (1848-1859) of Lane's constituents when he held public office; survey of Lane's Donation Land Claim; orders, reports, and requisitions created while Lane served in the Mexican War; and documents (1849-1851) related to the Rogue River Indian wars and Whitman Massacre. Correspondents include George Abernethy, Benjamin Alvord, Jesse Applegate, George Atkinson, William Blain, Francis Norbert Blanchet, Reuben Patrick Boise, John Breckenridge, William P. Bryant, Asahel Bush, Jefferson Davis, Matthew Paul Deady, Addison Crandall Gibbs, La Fayette Grover, Amory Holbrook, John Webster Perit Huntington, John McBride, Joseph Meek, James Nesmith, Joel Palmer, O. C. Pratt, Delazon Smith, J. Quinn Thornton, and Elijah White. Subjects discussed within the correspondence include Indian affairs, the seat of government controversy (1852), partition of Oregon Territory, political appointments, veterans' pensions, Lane's presidential candidacy in 1852 and 1856, and proposed amendments to the Oregon Donation Land Act.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Selected materials also available on microfilm from the Oregon Historical Society Research Library, Microfilm Mss1146.

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any publication use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Joseph Lane Papers, Mss1146, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series A:  Incoming Correspondence, 1848-1875Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
A-Al--except Adair
  • Abel, John, 1 item, January 22, 1853
  • Abernethy, George (1807-1877), 7 items, December 9, 1851-December 26, 1854
  • Adams, James Hopkins (1812-1861), 1 item, January 24, 1858
  • Adams, William Lysander (1821-1893), 1 item, June 14, 1852
  • Ainsworth, John Commigers (1822-1893), 1 item, June 20, 1859
  • Albertson, Nathaniel (1800-1863), 2 items, February 19, 1852; January 10, 1853
  • Alden, Bradford Ripley (d. 1870), 2 items, June 27, 1854; July 1, 1854
  • Alexander, J. I., 2 items, January 7, 1853; February 15, 1853
  • Allphin, William (1797-1876) 6 items, June 12, 1852-December 18, 1854
  • Alvord, Benjamin (1813-1884), 2 items, November 25, 1853; December 15, 1854
1852-1859
1/2
Adair, John (1808-1888)
26 items
December 9; 1851-December 26; 1854
1/3
Am-Ap (except Jesse Applegate)
  • Ambrose, George H. (b. 1823), 4 items, December 8, 1853-June 24, 1855
  • Anderson, Butler Patton (d. 1878), 4 items, January 5, 1851-May 20, 1854
  • Anderson, James Patton (1822-1873), 1 item, February 1, 1855
  • Anderson, John A., 2 items, October 8, 1851; D29, 1852
  • Anderson (L.) & Co., 1 item, October 15, 1854
  • Anderson, Nathaniel, 1 item, February 26, 1853
  • Anderson, T. S., 1 item, February 26, 1853
  • App, John M., 1 item, February 28, 1853
  • Applegate, Lindsay (1808-1892), 4 items, February 20, 1852-May 2, 1854
1851-1855
1/4
Applegate, Jesse (1811-1888)
19 items
September 20; 1851-December 19; 1854
1/5
Ar-Aw
  • Arbuthnot, John, 1 item, January 26, 1853
  • Armstrong, Charles, 1 item, September 6, 1851
  • Athon, James S. (1811-1875), 4 items, Mr24, 1852-F22, 1853
  • Athon & Lord, 1 item, February 5, 1852
  • Atkinson, George Henry (1819-1889), 3 items, December 16, 1851-July 1, 1852
  • Avery, Joseph Conant (1817-1876), 6 items, November 22, 1851-September 16, 1854
  • Awbrey, Thomas N. (1791-1899), 1 item, February 10, 1852
1851-1854
1/6
Ba
  • Babcock, Avery D. (b. 1818), 1 item, January 3, 1854
  • Backenstos, Jacob B. (1811-1857), 7 items, November 27, 1852-May 26, 1854
  • Barbour, H. H., 1 item, December 3, 1853
  • Barkwell, H. G., 1 item, March 17, 1852
  • Barlow, Anderson (1810-1879), 1 item, August 4, 1852
  • [Barlow?], M. L., 1 item, January 3, 1853
  • Barnes, Daniel P. (b. 1823), 1 item, March 17, 1852
  • Barnum, Eli M. (1823-1881), 1 item, December 27, 1854
  • Barton, G. G., 1 item, December 14, 1852
  • Battell, Charles I., 1 item, January 10, 1853
  • Battle, C. C., 1 item, May 29, 1854
1852-1854
1/7
Be-Bi
  • Beer, Robert (1816-1877), 1 item, February 27, 1852
  • Belknap, David M. (b.1815), 1 item, February 1, 1852
  • Bell, John Colgate (b. 1814), 1 item, February 28, 1853
  • Bell, John W. (1816-1901), 1 item, April 1, 1854
  • Berry, William J. (b. 1817), 3 items, March 1, 1852-November 5, 1853
  • Bickers, Henry C. (1820-1893), 1 item, October 7, 1854
  • Bigelow, D. R., 1 item, December 21, 1851
  • Bird, Mrs. B. B., 1 item, June 15, no year
  • Bishop, Z. C., 1 item, March 10, 1854
1851-1854; undated
1/8
Bl-Bo
  • Black, Samuel W. (d. 1867), 4 items, December 1, 1852-February 5, 1853
  • Blackman, H. C., 1 item, February 18, 1852
  • Blain, Wilson L. (1813-1861), 2 items, March 29, 1852; June 16, 1854
  • Blanchet, Augustin Magloire, Bishop of Nisqually (1797-1887), 1 item, May 25, 1852 -- Petition for a section of land at Fort Vancouver.
  • Blanchet, Francois Norbert (1795-1883), 1 item, May 24, 1852
  • Blanfield, James B., 2 items, October 11, 1852; November 29, 1852
  • Boise, Reuben Patrick (1819-1907), 2 items, July 16, 1854; September 19, 1854
  • Bolton, Nathaniel H., 1 item, February 9, 1853
  • Bolton, Sarah Tittle (Barrett) (1814-1893), 2 items, November 1, 1854; December 17, 1854
  • Boon, John Daniel (1817-1864), 3 items, December 22, 1852-November 5, 1854
  • Boon, John L., 1 item, October 1, 1854
  • Bowes, William R., 1 item, February 2, 1853
  • Bowling, Conrad, 1 item, March 16, 1852
1852-1854
1/9
Bra
  • Brackett, Albert Gallatin (d. 1896), 6 items, December 4, 1851-January 8, 1855
  • Brady, Henry, 1 item, December 27, 1852
  • Braman, Jason (b. 1821), 1 item, May 20, 1854
  • Brawley, Daniel F., 1 item, December 16, 1851
  • Bray, M. J., 1 item, February 9, 1853
1851-1855
1/10
Bre-Bri
  • Breckenridge, John Cabell (1821-1875), 1 item, April 1, 1854
  • Brewster, Charles, 3 items, February 24-May 25, 1852
  • Bright, George M., 1 item, February 5, 1852
  • Bright, Jesse David (1812-1875), 1 item, September 8, 1851
  • Bright, John N., 1 item, November 22, 1852
  • Bright, Michael Graham (1803-1881), 15 items, December 26, 1851-May 4, 1852
  • Bristow, Elijah (1788-1872), 1 item, November 7, 1851
  • Bristow, William Wilshire (1826-1874), 2 items, January 10, 1854; May 25, 1852
1851-1854
1/11
Bro-Bry
  • Brooke, Lloyd (d. 1893), 1 item, June 4, 1852
  • Brooks, Quincy Adams (1826- 1857), 1 item, December 3, 1852
  • Brough, John, 1 item, November 7, 1851
  • Brower, Isaac M., 1 item, August 24, 1848
  • Brown, William John (1805-1857), 3 items, December 14, 1851-February 17, 1852
  • Brownfield, Daniel F., 1 item, December 25, 1852
  • Brunet, J. M., 1 item, February 12, 1852
  • Bruce, John, 1 item, December 24, 1854
  • Bryant, John, 3 items, December 20, 1853-March 17, 1855
  • Bryant, William P. (1806-1860), 9 items, August 29, 1848-February 15, 1853
1848-1855
1/12
Bu-By -- except Asahel Bush
  • Buck, William Wentworth (1804-1886), 3 items, December 22, 1851-December 24, 1853
  • Buell, George Pearson (d. 1883), 3 items, February 9, 1852-October 16, 1854
  • Burbage, Ezekiel K. (b. 1778), 1 item, June 16, 1851
  • Burch, Benjamin Franklin (1825-1893), 1 item, August 2, 1854
  • Burk, Marshall B. (b. 1815), 2 items, January 30, 1852; April 1, 1854
  • Burkhardt, John (1786-1856), 1 item, May 3, 1852
  • Burkhardt, Leander C. (b. 1823), 1 item, June 1, 1852
  • Burnett, James D. (b. 1822), 2 items, February 26, 1854; September 8, 1854
  • Burton, John C., 1 item, October 9, 1854
  • Bybee, M. L., 2 items, October 5, 1851; November 1, 1851
1851-1854
1/13
Bush, Asahel (1824-1813)
9 items
November 17; 1852-December 7; 1854
1/14
Ca-Can
  • Cain, John, 10 items, January 29, 1852-December 7, 1854
  • Campbell, Archibald Barrington (d. 1878), 1 item, August 28, 1848
  • Campbell, Hamilton (1812-1863), 1 item, January 7, 1852
  • Campbell, Hector (1793-1873), 1 item, undated
  • Campbell, Nathaniel (b. 1833), 2 items, August 18, 1852; December 26, 1854
  • Canfield, R., 1 item, January 5, 1852
  • Cannon, Lewis W. (b. 1826), 1 item, December 8, 1851
  • Cantwell, Edward (d. 1891), 11 items, February 17, 1852-February 14, 1853
1848-1854
1/15
Car-Cath
  • Cardozo, Jacob Newton (1786-1873), 1 item, February 18, 1852
  • Cartee, L. F., 3 items, December 24, 1853-November 28, 1854
  • Carter, C. M., 2 items, July 3 & 18, 1854
  • Carter, William Davis (1828-1897), 2 items, January 6 & 19, 1852
  • Case, Eliphalet, 1 item, April 30, 1852
  • Cason, Fendal C. (1799-1860), 3 items, April 12, 1854
  • Casselberry, Isaac, 1 item, March 16, 1852
  • Cathcart, William (b. 1797), 1 item, January 25, 1853
1852-1854
1/16
Ch
  • Chamberlin, Edmund Kirby, 2 items, March 20, 1852; May 19, 1852
  • Chambers, Thomas and Latitia, 1 item, December 15, 1851
  • Chandler, John (b. 1831), 1 item, March 8, 1852
  • Chandler, R. A., 1 item, August 23 [1858]
  • Chapman, J. B., 5 items, September 29, 1851-February 18, 1852
  • Chapman, J. P., 4 items, July 1852-January 17, 1853
  • Chapman, J. W., 1 item, July 25, 1848
  • Chapman, William Williams (1808-1892), 5 items, February 9, 1852-Novvember 18, 1854
  • Chenoweth, Francis A. (1819-1899), 2 items, October 28, 1851; November 1, 1851
1848-1858
1/17
Cl-Col
  • Claiborne, John Francis Hamtramck (1809-1884), 1 item, August 6, 1851
  • Clements, James M., 1 item, May 10, 1852
  • Clinkinbeard, James L. (1819-1897), 1 item, September 14, 1854
  • Coe, Nathaniel (1788-1868), 7 items, January 22-December 31, 1852
  • Colby, Elias F. (b. 1811), 1 item, December 25, 1854
  • Coleman, A. B., 3 items, December 3, 1851-February 25, 1853
  • Collins, James Layton (1833-1916), 1 item, March 6, 1854
  • Colmesnil, J. D., 1 item, July 29, 1854
  • Colquitt, Alfred Holt (1824-1894), 1 item, November 30, 1876
1851-1876
1/18
Con-Cro
  • Conaway, William, 1 item, January 20, 1853
  • Condit, A., 1 item, December 15, 1857
  • Conger, John S., 1 item, January 2, 1852
  • Conrad & Baker, 1 item, February 14, 1852
  • Conser, Jacob (1818-1893), 1 item, March 15, 1852
  • Cook, Joel B. (b. 1815), 1 item, December 19, 1851
  • Cooley, Jackson (b. 1816), 1 item, March 24, 1854
  • Cooper, H. C., 1 item, January 7, 1853
  • Cooper, John, 1 item, March 22, 1852
  • Corcoran, F. E., 2 items, March 15, 1853; Ja6, 1854
  • Corliss, George W., 1 item, December 23, 1854
  • Costello, James (1830-1855), 1 item, March 28, 1854
  • Covington, Richard, 1 item, September 1, 1854
  • Cowan, J. D., 2 items, May 13, 1854; August 13, 1854
  • Crosby, Nathaniel, Jr. (circa 1812-1856), 3 items, May 13-August 22, 1854
  • Crosman, George Hampton (d. 1882), 1 item, March 8, 1852
1851-1857
1/19
Cu
  • Culver, Charles P. (1829-1879), 1 item, November 6, 1851
  • Culver, Sanuel H., 11 items, October 11, 1853-O6, 1854
  • Currey, George Byron (1833-1906), 1 item, September 16, 1854
1851-1854
1/20
Da
  • Daggett, E. M., 1 item, October 15, 1851
  • Daily, William Mitchell, 4 items, November 20, 1854-February 8, 1855
  • Darnes, Samuel E. (b. 1819), 1 item, December 20, 1854
  • Darst, Paul (1819-1874), 1 item, October 22, 1854
  • Dart, Anson, 3 items, May 20, 1852
  • Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889), 1 item, April 3, 1854
  • Davis, John Wesley (1799-1859), 5 items, December 8, 1852-April 19, 1854
  • Davis, Levi Adrian (1832-1901), 2 items, October 4, 1854; December 25, 1854
  • Davis, William Watts Hart, 1 item, December 13, 1852
  • Davis, Zedekiah (b. 1804), 2 items, January 17, 1852; March 12, 1852
  • Dawson, George (1813-1883), 1 item, September 14, 1851
  • Dawson, W. H. R., 1 item, March 29, 1860
1851-1860
1/21
Deady, Matthew Paul (1824-1893)
24 items
December 4; 1851-February 7; 1858
1/22
De-Di
  • Delanay, M. W., 1 item, January 4, 1853
  • Dement, John Daniel (1825-1891), 1 item, April 14, 1854
  • Denby, Charles, 2 items, November 13 & 22, 1854
  • Denman, Charles Lewis, 2 items, April 9, 1854; January 6, 1855
  • Dennison, Ami P. (b. 1827), 1 item, February 28, 1854
  • Denver, James William (1817-1892), 1 item, March 31, 1855
  • Devinney, Albert S., 1 item, January 29, 1855
  • Dick, James, 1 item, December 16, 1852
  • Dickenson, Emily, 2 items, April 22, 1852; May 12, 1852
  • Dickeson, O. H., 1 item, November 25, 1852
  • Dickey, John Kilgore (b. 1821), 1 item, March 21, 1852
1852-1855
1/23
Do
  • Dobbins, William W., 1 item, September 5, 1848
  • Dodge, A. C., 1 item, June 9, 1854
  • Dodd, John W., 1 item, April 11, 1852
  • Donaldson & Armstrong, 2 items, February 2 & 6, 1852
  • Doran, Ed C., 1 item, December 24, 1852
  • Doris, St. John O., 3 items, November 27, 1854-January 4, 1855
  • Dougherty, William Paydon (d. 1898), 1 item, April 29, 1852
  • Douglas, Samuel, 1 item, May 25, 1852
  • Dowell, Benjamin Franklin (1826-1897), 3 items, March 15, 1852-March 1, 1854
  • Dowling, John, 1 item, May 21, 1854
1848-1855
1/24
Dr-Du -- except Dunbar, Robert W.
  • Drake, J. P., 3 items, January 31, 1853-October 17, 1857
  • Drew, Edwin P., 1 item, December 16, 1854
  • Drew, Joseph W. (d. 1883), 2 items, May 1, 1852; July 15, 1854
  • Dryer, Thomas Jefferson (1808-1879), 3 items, November 6, 1851-November 25, 1852
  • Dufour, A. L. Ruter, 2 items, June 13, 1854; May 18, 1855
  • Dumont, Ebenezer (1814-1871), 6 items, August 27, 1848-July 17, 1854
  • Dunne, George, 1 item, August 28, 1848
  • Dupuis, Edward (b. 1821), 1 item, February 3, 1852
  • Durbron, Joseph, 1 item, October 19, 1853
  • Dusenberg, William Coxe, 1 item, December 16, 1853
1848-1857
1/25
Dunbar, Robert W.
31 items
January 18; 1852-November 26; 1854
2/1
E
  • Eastland, Thomas B., 2 items, January 14, 1853; January 8, 1855
  • Ebey, Isaac Newton (d. 1857), 3 items, January 23, 1852-July 1, 1854
  • Eckels, Delany R .(d. 1888), 1 item, January 15, 1853
  • Eckerson, Theodore John (d. 1906), 1 item, February 10, 1852
  • Eckert, T. F., 2 items, November 24, 1852; January 14, 1853
  • Eddy, Henry, 1 item, January 17, 1855
  • Eddy, W. H., 1 item, December 9, 1853
  • Edmonston, R. E., 1 item, April 11, 1852
  • Eldridge, F. E., 1 item, April 3, 1854
  • Eliot, Charles, 1 item, January 12, 1854
  • Elkins, Luther (circa 1808-1887), 1 item, July 25, 1854
  • English, Levin Nelson (b. 1792), 1 item, March 1, 1854
  • Evans, Charles, 1 item, December 8, 1851
  • Evans, Elwood (1828-1898), 2 items, September 3, 1852; December 14, 1852
  • Evans, Henry W., 1 item, August 6, 1854
1851-1855
2/2
February
  • Farrar, William H. (1826-1873), 5 items, September 12, 1853-August 15, 1854
  • Fassett, W. H., 1 item, November 6, 1854
  • Fauntleroy, Thomas Turner, Jr., 1 item, July 31, 1852
  • Fay, Edward, 1 item, February 17, 1855
  • Ferguson, John, 1 item, November 13, 1852
  • Fickas, John, 1 item, May 6, 1852
  • Fidler, George (b. 1812), 4 items, January 8, 1852-December 17, 1854
  • Fiechter, John, 1 item, October 13, 1854
  • Fitch, A. D., 1 item, October 19, 1854
  • Fitch, Graham Newell (1809-1892), 1 item, November 22, 1852
  • Fitch, Mrs. M. V., 1 item, September 25, [1851]
  • Flint, A. F., 1 item, March 20, 1854
  • Fondren, H., 1 item, December 6, 1852
  • Force, James, 3 items, December 7, 1852-June 7, 1855
  • Ford, Nathaniel (1795-1890), 3 items, December 21, 1852-April 2, 1854
  • Forney, John Wien (1817-1881), 1 item, December 18, 1854
  • Foster, W. C., 2 items, December 7, 1851; August 16, 1852
  • Fox, Charles E. (b. 1829), 1 item, April 8, 1854
  • Frazer, John, 1 item, August 24, 1852
1851-1854
2/3
Ga
  • Gaines, A. K., 1 item, June 16, 1852
  • Gaines, John Pollard (1798-1857), 7 items, January 21, 1851-April 22, 1852
  • Gamble, James S., 1 item, April 10, 1854
  • Gardner, John M., 1 item, December 22, 1853
  • Garrett, Samuel B., 13 items, November 18, 1852-January 3, 1854
  • Garrison, Joseph N. (1813-1884), 2 items, April 26, 1854; December 23, 1854
  • Gazlay, James F. (1822-1897), 1 item, January 8, 1853
1851-1854
2/4
Ge-Gi -- except Gibbs, Addison Crandall
  • Geary, Edward Rachford (1811-1886), 1 item, September 20, 1854
  • Geer, Joseph Carey, Jr. (b. 1825), 1 item, May 13, 1854
  • Geer, Ralph Carey (1816-1895), 1 item, September 12, 1854
  • Gibbons, J. Henry, 1 item, December 17, 1852
  • Gibson, Horatio Gates, 1 item, January 19, 1854
  • Gibson, Thomas W. & James S. Athon, 1 item, August 17, 1852
  • Gibson, William Ruff (d. 1899), 2 items, February 8, 1852; November 17, 1853
  • Gilliam, Robert (b. 1816), 2 items, July 30, 1854; October 22, 1854
1852-1854
2/5
Gibbs, Addison Crandall (1825-1886)
13 items
December 10; 1851-December 16; 1854
2/6
Go
  • Goldsborough, H. A., 1 item, April 11, 1852
  • Goodall, Albert Gallatin (1826-1887), 1 item, February 24, 1855
  • Goodall, James P., 8 items, November 28, 1853-June 26, 1855
  • Goodwin, Benjamin Franklin, 1 item, March 14, 1854
  • Gordon, Jonathon Wesley (d. 1887), 1 item, October 20, 1854
1852-1854
2/7
Gra
  • Graebe, C. W. J., 1 item, August 28, 1848
  • Graham, Christopher Columbus, 2 items, January 3, 1853; November 26, 1854
  • Granger, Ira P., 2 items, February 6, 1853; May 20, 1854
  • Gray, A. J., 1 item, October 14, 1854
  • Gray, David D. (b. 1807), 2 items, January 12, 1855; undated
  • Gray, L. C., 1 item, January 7, 1852
  • Gray, William Henry (1810-1889), 1 item, February 9, 1853
1848-1855
2/8
Gre-Gri
  • Greathouse, W. R., 2 items, December 21, 1852; January 23, 1853
  • Green, Grant, 1 item, January 24, 1853
  • Green, Henry Hall (d. 1894), 3 items, February 1, 1852-January 1, 1855
  • Green, Joel C., 2 items, December 6 & December 27, 1852
  • Griffith, Orlando B. (d. 1877), 6 items, February 4, 1852-August 23, 1853
  • Grimsby, John (b. 1793), 1 item, November 2, 1853
  • Griswold, W. C., 2 items, December 26, 1853; July 21, 1854
1852-1854
2/9
Gro-Gw
  • Groom, John C., 2 items, January 25, 1853; undated, 1853
  • Grover, C., 1 item, January 13, 1855
  • Grover, John B., 1 item, August 23, 1848
  • Grover, Lafayette (1823-1911), 5 items, February 7-November 27, 1854
  • Guthrie, James, Jr., 5 items, March 10, 1854-June 28, 1855
  • Gwin, Frank, 1 item, May 9, 1852
  • Gwin, James M., 1 item, January 31, 1855
1848-1855
2/10
H-Ham
  • Haddon, W. P., 1 item, December 2, 1852
  • Haden, John M., 2 items, December 21, 1851; June 24, 1852
  • Hall, James, 1 item, November 12, 1852
  • Hall, John B. (circa 1827-), 1 item, August 30, 1848
  • Hall, Lawrence (1839-1919), 1 item, April 17, 1854
  • Hall, Washington, 1 item, September 1, 1851
  • Hall, Willard Preble (1820-1882), 1 item, March 16, 1852
  • Halsted, Stiles & Co., 1 item, February 16, 1852
  • Hamilton, E., 5 items, January 17, 1852-January 8, 1855
  • Hampton, Jacob (b. 1804), 1 item, April 20, 1854
1851-1855
2/11
Han-Hay
  • Hanan, George (d. 1878), 1 item, July 22, 1854
  • Hannegan, Edward Allen (1807-1859), 1 item, September 3, 1848
  • Hanscom, William L., 1 item, February 9, 1852
  • Harding, Benjamin F. (1832-1899), 4 items, February 13, 1852-December 12, 1854
  • Harris, Horatio J., 2 items, December 14, 1852; May 30, 1854
  • Harrison, Thomas, 1 item, March 8, 1853
  • Harritt, Jesse (1818-1888), 1 item, November 25, 1854
  • Hatheway, Marshall R., 1 item, December 16, 1854
  • Hatheway, L. S., 1 item, February 5, 1852
  • Hays, Alexander (1819-1864), 2 items, February 19, 1853; September 26, 1854
  • Hays, John Coffee (1817-1885), 1 item, December 25, 1852
1848-1854
2/12
He-Him -- except Hibben, Ethelbert C.
  • Heap, G. H., 1 item, December 10, 1852
  • Heath, Lucien (b. 1819), 1 item, October 9, 1854
  • Heberd, John C., 1 item, January 3, 1853
  • Hedges & Barlow, 1 item, February 21, 1852
  • Hembree, Absolom Jefferson (1813-1856), 1 item, October 12, 1854
  • Hendricks, J. G., 1 item, June 4, 1852
  • Henry, Anson G. (1804-1865), 2 items, December 9, 1851; March 4, 1852
  • Herren, William J. (1824-1891), 2 items, April 3, 1852; October 15, 1854
  • Herriman, D. B., 1 item, June 18, 1852
  • Higgins, Selden (b. 1808), 1 item, July 30, 1854
  • Hinton, R. B., 1 item, March 13, 1854
1851-1854
2/13
Hibben, Ethelbert C. (1824-1876)
12 items
September 5; 1852-October 31; 1854
2/14
Hod-Holm
  • Hodge, W. [T.], 1 item, undated
  • Hoke, John F., 1 item, June 19, 1852
  • Hoggatt, S. A., 1 item, November 26, 1852
  • Holbrook, Amory (1820-1866), 7 items, December 31, 1851-July 9, 1852
  • Holland, F. S., 2 items, May 24, 1852; November 18, 1854
  • Holland, Homer, 3 items, May 27, 1852-February 12, 1855
  • Holman, James Duval (1814-1882), 2 items, January 1, 1852; March 8, 1852
  • Holmes, Horatio Nelson Viscount (b. 1811), 1 item, March 22, 1852
1852-1855; undated
2/15
Home-How
  • Home, Mrs. A. M., 1 item, February 17, n.y.
  • Hood, Andrew (b. 1802), 2 items, December 5, 1851; September 18, 1854
  • Hord, Edward R., 1 item, May 4, 1852
  • Horn, H.B. & John J. Selman, 1 item, February 14, 1852
  • Hovey, Albert Gallatin (b. 1824), 2 items, February 28, 1854; March 22, 1854
  • Hovey, Alvin Peterson (1821-1891), 2 items, November 4 & November 15, 1854
  • Howe, John M., 1 item, May 25, 1852
  • Howel, M. J., 1 item, undated
  • Howes, Lewis, 2 items, January 27, 1854; February 6, 1855
1851-1855; undated
2/16
Hu-Hy
  • Huber, N., 1 item, February 8, 1853
  • Hudson, Nathaniel, 1 item, February 26, 1852
  • Hughes, James T., 1 item, January 20, 1853
  • Humason, Orlando (1828-1875), 1 item, December 14, 1853
  • Humphrey, Augustus L. (1796-1880), 2 items, January 1, 1852; July 19, 1854
  • Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson (1810-1883), 1 item, February 16, 1855
  • Hunt, R. P., 1 item, January 3, 1853
  • Hunt, Robert, 1 item, January 18, 1852
  • Hunter, William, 1 item, February 2, 1855
  • Huntington, H. C., 2 items, February 5, 1852; November 15, 1852
  • Huntington, James Webster Perit (1831-1869), 3 items, March 31, 1852-July 28, 1864
  • Huntress, F. D., 3 items, May 8, 1852-December 25, 1852
  • Hutchins, C. L., 1 item, undated [May 17]
  • Hutchinson, J., 1 item, January 28, 1853
  • Hyde, M. R., 1 item, undated
1852-1864; undated
2/17
I
  • Ingalls, Cyrus, 1 item, March 29, 1852
  • Ingalls, David, 1 item, July 16, 1851
  • Ingalls, Rugus (1820-circa 1893), 4 items, July 24, 1851-February 7, 1852
  • Irvine, C. E., 1 item, September 21, 1851
  • Irvine, J., 1 item, March 24, 1852
  • Irwin, Richard (b. 1817), 2 items, Ap1, 1852; Ap4, 1854
  • Ish, William K., 1 item, January 31, 1854
1851-1854
2/18
J
  • Jackson, Benjamin B. (b. 1821), 2 items, Ap7, 1854; D10, 1854
  • Jackson, Richard H., 1 item, December 7, 1852
  • Jacoby, A., 1 item, November 12, 1854
  • Jennings, Edward L., 1 item, July 15, 1854
  • Jesup, Thomas Sidney (1788-1860), 2 items, June 11, 1852; February 3, 1855
  • Jewell, J. C., 1 item, February 28, 1853
  • Johnson, B. H., et. Al., 1 item, February 28, 1853
  • Johnson, Hezekiah (1797-1866), 1 item, September 3, 1851
  • Johnson, J. W., 1 item, December 1, 1854
  • Johnson, James, 1 item, February 10, 1852
  • Johnson, William, 1 item, December 25, 1851
  • Jones, A. C., 1 item, March 29, 1854
  • Jones, Charles, R., 3 items, October 21, 1852-March 31, 1854
  • Jones, Cook & Co., 1 item, October 27, 1854
  • Jones, James G., 4 items, December 27, 1853-February 6, 1854
  • Jones, James Wesley (b. 1829), 1 item, January 29, 1854
  • Jones, Llewellyn (d. 1873), 1 item, November 16, 1851
  • Jones, M., 2 items, November 26, 1851; December 1, 1851
  • Jones, Mrs. W. T. T., 1 item, February 10, 1840
1840-1855
2/19
K
  • Kautz, August Valentine (1828-1895), 1 item, May 25, 1854
  • Keeney, Jonathan (circa 1816- ), 1 item, November 16, 1854
  • Kellogg, B. W., 1 item, January 15, 1853
  • Kellogg, John R., 1 item, July 2, 1852
  • Kelly, James Kerr (1819-1903), 2 items, March 9, 1854; April 3, 1854
  • Kelsay, John (1819-1899), 2 items, September 19, 1854; January 10, 1855
  • Kent, Lewis Dosier (1814-1857), 1 item, May 19, 1854
  • Kent, P. M., 5 items, January 27, 1850-January 1, 1855
  • Kent, Willard, 1 item, undated
  • Kilborn, William R., 2 items, July 6, 1852; March 4, 1853
  • King, Horatio, 1 item, May 2, 1854
  • King, William Myram (1800-1869), 4 items, July 11, 1852-March 4, 1853
  • Kinney, Robert Crouch (1813-1875), 3 items, March 5, 1852-December 9, 1852
  • Kirk, M. T., 1 item, February 9, 1852
  • Kirkpatrick, William M., 1 item, June 30, 1854
  • Kone, William W., 1 item, March 30, 1852
1850-1854
2/20
L-Lan
  • Ladd, Robert J., 4 items, November 25, 1853-November 18, 1854
  • Laird, David T., 3 items, November 8, 1851-March 1, 1852
  • Lally, Folliot Thornton, 1 item, October 23, 1854
  • Lamb, William J., 1 item, May 2, 1854
  • Lander, Edward, 6 items, May 10, 1852-June 15, 1855
  • Lane, Daniel S., 1 item, December 29, 1852
  • Lane, R. N., 1 item, March 1, 1852
  • Lane, Sarah, 1 item, August 19, 1852
  • Lane, W. B., 1 item, December 2, 1852
  • Lane, William Bertlett (d. 1898), 4 items, December 5, 1851-July 7, 1854
  • Lane, William S., 1 item, May 29, 1852
1851-1854
2/21
Lar-Laws
  • Larrabee, William Clark (1802-1859), 5 items, October 17, 1854-November 22, 1854
  • Laughlin, Thomas, 1 item, January 27, 1852
  • Law, John (1796-1873), 11 items, December 10, 1852-February 21, 1855
  • Laws, S. G., et. al., 1 item, December 1, 1851
1851-1854
2/22
Le-Li
  • Leathers, John W., 1 item, January 13, 1853
  • Leland, Alonzo (1818-1892), 7 items, November 24, 1851-September 25, 1854
  • Lemon, John M., 1 item, December 13, 1852
  • Lenox, David Thomas (1802-1874), 1 item, October 18, 1852
  • Lewis, John Stewart (1818-1899), 1 item, March 30, 1854
  • Lewis, Lorenzo, 1 item, November 25, 1851
  • Leypold, Mary E., 1 item, undated
  • Limerick, S., 4 items, December 24, 1853-February 10, 1854
  • Linville, Harrison (1813-1857), 1 item, April 1, 1854
  • Liston, J. A., 2 items, August 24, 1848; November 9, 1854
1848-1854
2/23
Lo-Lu
Except Asa L. Lovejoy & Daniel H. Lownsdale.
  • Lockhart, James (1806-1857), 1 item, December 12, 1846
  • Lovejoy, Abbot L., 1 item, December 12, 1846
  • Lowe, J. B., 3 items, March 16, 1852-February 10, 1853
  • Lowndale, James P. O. (b. 1830), 1 item, February 8, 1854
  • Lowry, D. R., 3 items, July 27, 1852-February 2, 1858
  • Lucas, Daniel, 1 item, October 25, 1854
  • Luce, H., 1 item, March 29, 1852
1846-1858
2/24
Lovejoy, Asa Lawrence (1808-1882)
18 items
May 18; 1850-August 3; 1854
2/25
Lownsdale, Daniel H. (1803-1862)
12 items
February 8; 1852-December 9; 1854
3/1
McA-McB
  • McAvoy, James, 1 item, February 23, 1852
  • McBride, James (1800-1877), 7 items, January 15, 1852-November 10, 1854
1852-1854
3/2
McCab-McCar
  • McCabe, James (1826-1877), 2 items, June 30, 1854; November 10, 1854
  • McCarty, A. V., 1 item, April 15, 1854
  • McCarver, Morton Matthew (1807-1875), 8 items, November 5, 1851-December 17, 1854
1854
3/3
McCl-McCu
  • McClellan, George B., 1 item, February 23, 1852
  • McClelland, Alexander, 3 items, January 31, 1852-February 5, 1853
  • McClernand, John Alexander (1812-1900), 1 item, January 13, 1854
  • McCoy, Mary J., 1 item, January 26, 1853
  • McClure, John (b. 1798), 4 items, 1851-April 8, 1852
  • McCord, John, 1 item, December 30, 1852
  • McCoy, W. W., 6 items, March 8, 1852-January 14, 1853
  • McCracken, John (1826-1915), 1 item, October 6, 1854
  • McCue, Sarah, 1 item, January 17, 1855
1852-1855
3/4
McD-McM
  • McDonald, Bedney F., 3 items, September 6, 1848-January 30, 1855
  • McDougal, William C., 2 items, November 26, 1851; April 8, 1855
  • McFadden, Obadiah B. (1814-1878), 1 item, October 27, 1853
  • McIteeny, John S. (b. 1823), 1 item, November 1, 1853
  • McKean, Ambrose B. (B. 1824), 3 items, March 8, 1852-November 26, 1852
  • McKean, Samuel Terry (1794-1873), 1 item, October 15, 1854
  • McKnight, O., 2 items, March 16, 1854; June 15, 1854
  • McLanahan, James Xavier (1809-1861), 1 item, February 1852
  • McLaughlin, Nathan M., 1 item, August 18, 1854
  • McLean, W., et. al., 1 item, September 22, 1851
  • McMahon, Richard (b. 1812), 1 item, April 8, 1852
  • McMullen, Daniel, 1 item, January 19, 1856
1851-1855
3/5
Mace-May--except William Jennings Martin
  • Mace, Daniel (1811-1867), 2 items, February 6, 1852; January 9, 1855
  • Mann, Samuel S., 1 item, February 19, 1852
  • Mansfield, Joseph King Fenno (1803-1862), 1 item, December 20, 1854
  • Marple, Perry B. (b. 1819), 2 items, November 11, 1853; March 12, 1854
  • Marriott, James C. (d. 1881), 1 item, February 25, 1853
  • Martin, Franklin B. (b. 1811), 6 items, December 24, 1851-September 18, 1854
  • Marye, Simon B., 1 item, May 1, 1854
  • Mason, A. L., 1 item, August 30, 1848
  • Mason, S. Rufus, 1 item, July 6, 1854
  • Massey, E., 1 item, November 10, 1853
  • Matthieu, Francois Xavier (1818-1914), 1 item, March 7, 1854
  • May, A., 1 item, May 4, 1852
  • May, Samuel E. (d. 1894), 3 items, March 1, 1852-February 17, 1853
1848-1855
3/6
Martin, William Jennings (1814-1901)
15 items
November 23; 1851-November 20; 1854
3/7
Me-Mi
  • Mealey, W. B., 1 item, April 3, 1852
  • Meek, Joseph L., 2 items, J3, 1852; July 23, 1852
  • Meldrum, John (1808-1889), 2 items, January 1, 1852; undated
  • Meriweather, David (1800-1893), 1 item, October 30, 1853
  • Meriweather, J. B., 1 item, February 8, 1855
  • Metcalfe, R. B., 1 item, October 16, 1854
  • Miller, John A., 2 items, April 27, 1854; May 10, 1854
  • Miller, S. G., 1 item, July 15, 1854
  • Milner, Moses E., 1 item, November 13, 1853
  • Mitchell, Israel (1796-1873), 1 item, March 26, 1854
  • Mitchell, Matthew W., 1 item, July 25, 1854
1852-1854
3/8
Mo
  • Moffitt, Joab W. (b. 1806), 5 items, November 5, 1851-January 2, 1854
  • Moffitt, Joab W., Jr., 1 item, March 18, 1852
  • Moody, Zenas Ferry (1832-1917), 1 item, April 26, 1852
  • Mooney, Matilda B., 1 item, January 8, 1855
  • Moor, Sylvanus (b. 1796), 1 item, undated
  • Moore, James M. (1808-1854), 1 item, March 17, 1852
  • Morford, R. B., 2 items, April 12, 1852; undated
  • Morgan, George Washington (1820-1893), 1 item, February 10, 1853
  • Morrison, William P., 1 item, February 12, 1852
  • Moses, Simpson P., 1 item, March 27, 1852
  • Mosher, LaFayette (1824-1894), 7 items, September 24, 1851-December 18, 1854
  • Moss, Sidney Walter (1810-1902), 1 item, December 29, 1851
1851-1854
3/9
N -- except James W. Nesmith
  • [Nappett], John C., 1 item, March 25, 1852
  • Nelson, Thomas (1819-1907), 2 items, January 20, 1852; April 5, 1852
  • Nevins, William R., 1 item, February 2, 1855
  • Newell, Robert (1807-1869), 2 items, February 1, 1852; April 10, 1852
  • Newman, Moses C., 1 item, February 10, 1852
  • Newsom, David (1805-1881), 1 item, December 4, 1854
  • Nichols, Benjamin Franklin (1825-1920), 1 item, April 15, 1854
  • Nichols, Caleb, 1 item, March 10, 1852
  • Nickel, Caroline, 1 item, December 1, 1851
  • Norris, Thomas, 2 items, August 17, 1851; August 20, 1854
1851-1855
3/10
Nesmith, James Willis (1820-1885)
22 items
August 17; 1851-November 27; 1852
3/11
O -- except Robert Dale Owen
  • O'Donnell, James, 1 item, July 28, 1852
  • Ogden, Edmund Augustus (d. 1855), 1 item, January 13, 1852
  • O'Kelly, Nimrod, 3 items, December 5, 1851-June 4, 1852
  • Olney, Cyrus (1814-1877), 5 items, October 18, 1853-May 1, 1854
1851-1853
3/12
Owen, Robert Dale (1800-1877)
5 items
October 24; 1851-December 10; 1876
3/13
Pa-Pe -- except Joel Palmer
  • Paddock, Alexander, 4 items, February 14, 1851-January 22, 1853
  • Page, Bacon & Co., 1 item, June 7, 1855
  • Palmer, Mary, 1 item, February 10, 1854
  • Parker, Samuel (b. 1806), 3 items, January 9, 1852-November 15, 1852
  • Parrish, Josiah L. (1806-1895), 4 items, January 14, 1852-October 25, 1852
  • Peabody, Francis B., 1 item, January 30, 1855
  • Peck, George Washington (1817-1859), 1 item, February 23, 1852
  • Peck, John Mason (1789-1897), 1 item, March 19, 1852
  • Peebles, John Cannon (1826-1897), 1 item, April 11, 1854
  • Pepper, Abel C. (d. 1860), 2 items, November 30, 1851; April 7, 1852
  • Perry, William (1788-1887), 2 items, September 19, 1851; February 7, 1853
  • Perry, William B. (b. 1825), 1 item, February 26, 1854
  • Perry, William Thomas (1809-1883), 1 item, April 8, 1854
  • Peterson, H. J., 2 items, December 15, 1853; December 23, 1853
  • Pettit, John (1807-1887), 1 item, December 28, 1854
1851-1854
3/14
Palmer, Joel
1852-1854
3/15
Ph-Q -- except Powers & Orville C. Pratt
  • Phelps, Austin (1820-1890), 3 items, February 15, 1852-February 1, 1854
  • Phelps, Lucius W. (b. 1807), 1 item, December 17, 1852
  • Phillips, M. D., 1 item, December 17, 1852
  • Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869), 1 item, June 22, 1852
  • Pollock, James T. (1810-1870), 3 items, January 24, 1852-December 3, 1854
  • Porter, William (1812-1899), 1 item, January 1, 1852
  • Powell, Paulus (1809-1874), 1 item, August 17, 1854
  • Pratt, A. M., 1 item, February 14, 1854
  • Prescott, Joseph N. (1807-1881), 8 items, April 20, 1852-November 30, 1854
  • Preston, J. L., 1 item, December 3, 1853
  • Preston, John B., 1 item, January 22, 1852
  • Price, Ann C., 1 item, January 2, 1854
  • Provence, David, 1 item, February 8, 1855
  • Purcell, Edward, 1 item, December 6, 1852
  • Queen, John B., 1 item, July 27, 1854
  • Quenandon, Daniel V., 2 items, November 16, 1851; May 7, 1854
1851-1854
3/16
Powers, Truman P. (b. 1803)
18 items
November 20; 1851-December 17; 1857
3/17-21
Pratt, Orville C. (1819-1891)
59 items
1852 January-1854 December
3/22
Ra-Re
  • Raborg, F. W., 2 items, May 29, 1852; May 7, 1854
  • Ramage, John, 1 item, December 27, 1854
  • Rand, Thomas I., 1 item, January 23, 1852
  • Randson, Robert E., 1 item, March 23, 1854
  • Rathbone, G. W., 3 items, April 2, 1852-January 2, 1855
  • Raymond, Henry C., 1 item, March 31, no year.
  • Raymond, Narcisse, 1 item, June 13, 185[?]
  • Rector, Ludwell J. (b. 1828), 1 item, February 5, 1852
  • Rector, William Henry (b. 1806), 1 item, December 10, 1852
1852-1854
3/23
Ri
  • Rice, G. A., 2 items, January 5, 1852; January 21, 1852
  • Richards, William, 1 item, February 21, 1853
  • Richardson, Aaron (b. 1800), 1 item, December 31, 1851
  • Ricker, Samuel, 1 item, February 9, 1852
  • Ridgely, Franklin Lee, 2 items, undated
  • Ridgely, J., 1 item, December 6, 1851
  • Ridgely, J. L., 1 item, June 10, 1852
  • Ridgely, Mary, 1 item, April 5, 1852
  • Riggs, James B. (1802-1870), 1 item, March 10, 1854
  • Risdon, David (b. 1822), 1 item, February 5, 1852
1851-1854
3/24
Rob
  • Robb, John H. (1814-1861), 1 item, January 8, 1855
  • Roberts, Benjamin Stone (d. 1875), 2 items, January 6, 1852; June 28, 1852
  • Roberts, G. H., 2 items, January 19, 1853; February 6, 1853
  • Robinson, A. A., 2 items, March 11, 1852; January 8, 1855
  • Robinson, A. L., 1 item, December 11, 1852
  • Robinson, George, 1 item, December 7, 1853
  • Robinson, John (1793-1895), 2 items, December 15, 1851; September 22, 1852
  • Robinson, James Larne (1813-1860), 2 items, August 2, 1851; April 16, 1852
  • Robson, Robert, 1 item, undated
1851-1855
3/25
Rog-Ru
  • Rogers, Amos E. (b. 1827), 1 item, October 24, 1854
  • Rogers, Clark, 1 item, January 30, 1855
  • Rogers, Sion Hart (1825-1874), 1 item, February 10, 1855
  • Rose, Allen, 1 item, August 29, 1848
  • Ross, John E. (b. 1818), 1 item, September 15, 1854
  • Rudolph, Casper (b. 1792), 2 items, March 5, 1852; November 29, 1852
  • Ruff, Charles Frederick (d. 1885), 4 items, March 24, 1852-February 1, 1855
  • Russell, William Henry (1802-1873), 2 items, November 15, 1851; December 2, 1851
  • Rutter, John P., 1 item, May 18, 1854
1848-1855
14/1
Sa-Se
  • Samuel, Isaac, 1 item, January 4, 1852
  • Sanderson, T. R., 1 item, November 22, 1854
  • Sands, Lewis H., 1 item, January 22, 1853
  • Sanford, George, 1 item, February 23, 1855
  • Schnebly, David J. (1818-1901), 1 item, March 8, 1852
  • Scholfield, Nathan, 4 items, January 1851-April 26, 1852
  • Scott, L. H., 1 item, June 2, 1852
  • Scott, Levi (1797-1890), 2 items, October 27, 1854; December 7, 1854
  • Scott, Winfield (1786-1866), 1 item, January 11, 1853
  • Sears, Henry B. (d. 1880), 2 items, March 16, 1852; May 3, 1852
  • Selby, Thomas O., 2 items, March 15, 1852; November 25, 1852
  • Selover, A. A., 1 item, January 30, 1852
1852-1855
4/2
Sha
  • Shane, Carlos Walstein (1817-1901), 1 item, November 4, 1854
  • Shannon, Milton, 4 items, April 4, 1854-August 21, 1854
  • Shannon, Wesley (b. 1818), 6 items, December 24, 1851-July 3, 1854
  • Shaw, Alva Compton Riggs (circa 1816-1880), 5 items, October 15, 1851-February 22, 1853
  • Shaw, Thomas Clemmens (b. 1823), 2 items, December 22, 1851; F4, 1852
  • Shaw, William (1795-1887)1 item, March 26, 1852
1851-1854
4/3
She-Shu
  • Sheapley, James b., 1 item, December 29, 1854
  • Sheil, Edward, 5 items, September 26, 1853-January 5, 1854
  • Shelby, Aaron DeLany (1829-1881), 2 items, February 13, 1853; February 26, 1854
  • Sherrod, W. F., 1 item, June 18, 1852
  • Shillerm, Joseph P., 1 item, March 5, 1854
  • Shively, John M. (1804-1893), 3 items, January 17, 1852-April 2, 1854
  • Shombre, H. J., 1 item, January 22, 1853
  • Short, Amos M. (1810-1854), 1 item, October 25, 1852
  • Shrum, Nicholas (1803-1863), 3 items, February 17, 1852-January 9, 1855
  • Shuck, Andrew, et. al., 2 items, October 27, 1853; December 30, 1854
1852-1854
4/4
Si-Sl
  • Sibley, Henry Hastings (1811-1891), 1 item, November 12, 1852
  • Silver, A., 2 items, March 1, 1852; February 10, 1853
  • Simmons, Michael Troutman (1814-1867), 7 items, January 12, 1852-March 1, 1854
  • Simmons, Seneca Galusha (d. 1862), 2 items, January 7, 1852; March 25, 1852
  • [Simms], William, 1 item, September 20, 1851
  • Simonson, John Smith (d. 1881), 3 items, December 31, 1851-March 31, 1854
  • Simpson, B., 1 item, July 27, 1854
  • Sister Loyola, 1 item, October 18, 1851
  • Skidmore, Andrew R. (1805-1860), 1 item, March 16, 1852
  • Skinner, Eugene F. (1809-1864), 1 item, February 24, 1854
  • Slade, William (1786-1859), 1 item, October 26, 1849
  • Sloan, Thomas, 1 item, February 1852
  • Sluss, John M., 2 items, undated, 1854; February 22, 1855
1849-1854
4/5
Sm-Sp
  • Smith, Andrew Jackson (1815-1897), 1 item, December 18, 1853
  • Smith, Charles Ferguson, 2 items, October 1, 1854; December 5, 1854
  • Smith, Delazon (1816-1860), 1 item, December 18, 1854
  • Smith, F. M., 1 item, December 2, 1853
  • Smith, John H., 1 item, November 12, 1852
  • Smith, Thomas Hardman (b. 1826), 2 items, June 10, 1852; June 21, 1852
  • Smith, Thomas H., et. al., 1 item, March 25, 1852
  • Snelling, George L., 5 items, May 13, 1854-January 29, 1855
  • Spencer, Asahel C. (b. 1800), 1 item, March 21, 1852
  • Spencer, John, 1 item, February2, 1852
  • Spencer, John W., 1 item, January 11, 1853
1852-1855
4/6
St-Sw
  • Steele, E., 2 items, May 1, 1851; January 5, 1852
  • Stephens, Alexander H., 1 item, Undated
  • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls (1818-1862), 2 items, October 16, 1854; November 14, 1854
  • Stewart, Daniel (b. 1825), 1 item, October 26, 1854
  • Stewart, John M., 1 item, August 3, 1852
  • Stone, William D., 1 item, April 22, 1852
  • Stratton, Riley Evans (1823-1866), 2 items, September 4, 1854; October 6, 1854
  • Strong, George M., 1 item, January 4, 1854
  • Sulger, Abraham, 3 items, December 26, 1851-November 11, 1853
  • Swain, David Lowry (1801-1868), 4 items, February 7, 1852-January 15, 1855
  • Swartwout, Henry Alden (d. 1867), 1 item, February 5, 1855
1851-1855
4/7
Ta-Th
  • Tanner, Gordon, 1 item, October 18, 1854
  • Taylor, Cris (b. 1822), 1 item, April 26, 1852
  • Taylor, J., 2 items, December 20, 1851; March 30, 1854
  • Taylor, S. H., 2 items, September 7, 1854; November 11, 1854
  • Terry, Chester N., 3 items, December 19, 1851-October 17, 1854
  • Terry, John S., 1 item, January 1, 1853
  • Terry, W. J., 1 item, undated
  • [Thatcher], D., 1 item, February 14, 1852
  • Thomas, B. M., 2 items, January 5, 1853; February 18, 1853
  • Thompson, David (b. 1806), 1 item, October 16, 1854
  • Thompson, Elizabeth, 1 item, January 15, 1852
  • Thompson, J. W., 1 item, December 17, 1852
  • Thompson, Lewis, 2 items, October 20, 1851; December 11, 1851
  • Thompson, Philip F. (1811-1854), 1 item, April 7, 1852
  • Thompson, Phillip W., 1 item, January 2, 1852
  • Thompson, Robert (1810-1860), 3 items, March 1, 1854-January 8, 1855
  • Thompson, Robert R. (1820-1908), 4 items, August 20, 1852-August 6, 1854
1851-1854
4/8
Thor-Thur
  • Thornton, Jesse Quinn (1810-1888), 3 items, February 4, 1852-December 28, 1853
  • Thorp, John (1797-1882), 6 items, July 23, 1851-February 10, 1854
  • Thurston, Elizabeth, 2 items, December 12, 1852; November 12, 1853
1851-1852
4/9
Ti-Tr
  • Tichenor, William (1813-1887), 2 items, December 12, 1852; November 12, 1853
  • Tilton, Thomas B., 1 item, February 21, 1852
  • Todd, Levi L., 3 items, October 21, 1854-December 4, 1854
  • Tomlinson, Stephen D., 1 item, January 24, 1853
  • Tomkins, David D. (b. 1802), 1 item, January 8, 1854
  • Torrence, Luke G. (b. 1814), 1 item, January 18, 1852
  • Townsend, L. W., 1 item, February 26, 1853
  • Travers, Boyle, 1 item, August 28, 1854
  • Trevitt, William, 4 items, January 20, 1852-May 12, 1852
1852-1854
4/10
Tu-Ty
  • Tuck, Amos (1810-1879), 1 item, August 19, 1852
  • Tucker, Stephen S., 5 items, October 27, 1853-March 30, 1854
  • Tuttle, Milton, 1 item, November 16, 1854
  • T'Vault, William Green (1806-1869), 2 items, May 22, 1852; October 27, 1852
  • Tyler, George W., 1 item, November 23, 1854
  • Tyler, Robert (1816-1877), 1 item, June 15, 1854
1852-1854
4/11
U-U.S. General Land Office
  • Underwood, David C. (b. 1829), 1 item, April 17, 1854
  • U.S. Coast Survey, 1 item, December 20, 1854
  • U.S. Engineer Dept., 3 items, February 17, 1852-March 4, 1853
  • U.S. General Land Office, 12 items, January 26, 1852-January 4, 1855
1852-1854
4/12
U.S. Indian Affairs Office-U.S. War Department
Except U.S. Treasury Dept.
  • U.S. Indian Affairs Office, 3 items, March 15, 1852-July 29, 1854
  • U.S. Interior Dept., 1 item, January 9, 1852
  • U.S. Navy Dept., 1 item, May 7, 1852
  • U.S. Post Office Dept., 4 items, March 1, 1852-January 20, 1855
  • U.S. State Dept., 1 item, August 27, 1852
  • U.S. War Dept., 2 items, April 15, 1852; September 29, 1852
1852-1855
4/13-15
U.S. Treasury Dept.
33 items
1852-1855
4/16
V
  • Vallely, John (circa 1829- ), 1 item, February 18, 1852
  • Van Dusen, Adam (d. 1854), 4 items, November 25, 1851-November 10, 1853
  • Vaughan, Lewis, 1 item, January 1, 1855
  • Vaughn, Abel, 1 item, February 19, 1852
  • Voris, R., 1 item, undated
1851-1855; undated
4/17
Wad-Wal
  • Wadsworth, Cyrus (1815-1854), 1 item, July 1, 1852
  • Wait, Aaron E. (1813-1898), 6 items, January 3, 1852-September 20, 1854
  • Waldo, Daniel (1820-1880), 3 items, December 17, 1851-August 22, 1852
  • Walker, Courney Meade (1812-1887), 2 items, October 18, 1852; November 20, 1853
  • Walker, George B., 5 items, March 20, 1852-May 13, 1854
  • Walker, John C., 2 items, November 21, 1852; December 24, 1852
  • Walker, John T., 1 item, February 8, 1853
  • Walker, R. M., 1 item, January 3, 1852
  • Walker, William Henry Talbot (1816-1864), 1 item, February 29, 1852
  • Wallace, Lew, to Joseph Lane, 1 item, February 5, 1852
1851-1852
4/18
Wat-Way -- except John Orvis Waterman
  • Waterbury, Thomas (b. 1814), 1 item, September 30, 1854
  • Waterman, A., 1 item, February 6, 1853
  • Waters, J., 1 item, January 28, 1852
  • Watson, Sanford (1801-1870), 1 item, March 19, 1854
  • Watt, Joseph (1817-1890), 2 items, March 5, 1854; August 2, 1854
  • Waymire, Frederick (1809-1873), 3 items, April 22, 1852-November 4, 1854
1852-1854
4/19
Waterman, John Orvis
16 items
August 8; 1851-October 9; 1854
4/20
We-Wh
  • Welch, P., 1 item, January 9, 1852
  • Welch & Rhodes, 1 item, December 7, 1854
  • Wells, E. F., 1 item, May 3, 1854
  • West, Arthur, 1 item, December 29, 1854
  • West, James, 1 item, April 29, 1849
  • Whitcomb, Lot (1807-1857), 3 items, January 1, 1852-July 21, 1854
  • White, Elijah (1806-1879), 1 item, November 4, 1851
  • White, George W., 1 item, December 15, 1851
  • Whitworth, George F., 1 item, February 14, 1853
1849-1854
Box
4
White, Richard J.
1 item
January 29; 1854
Box/Folder
4/21
Wi
  • Wick, William Watson (1796-1868), 3 items, October 15, 1853-October 25, 1854
  • Wilcox, Ralph (1818-1877), 1 item, January 5, 1855
  • Wilkerson, E. S., 1 item, December 11, 1852
  • Willard, Ashbel Parson & Phineas M. Kent, 1 item, June 26, 1850
  • Williams, George H., 3 items, August 8, 1854-S20, 1854
  • Wilson, Colin, 1 item, December 10, 1854
  • Wilson, John (1826-1900), 1 item, April 11, 1854
  • Wilson, John W., 1 item, November 22, 1851
  • Wirt, Rebecca, 1 item, March 2, 1853
1851-1854
4/22
Wo-Wy
  • Wood, A. B. P., 3 items, January 1, 1852-June 30, 1854
  • Wood, E. P., 1 item, August 27, 1848
  • Woodall, W. Park, 1 item, J 1853
  • Wool, John Ellis (1784-1869), 7 items, December 3, 1851-March 29, 1854
  • Worthington, Thomas (d. 1884), 1 item, undated
  • Wright, J. D., 1 item, July 19, 1848
  • Wright, Joseph Albert (1810-1867), 7 items, October 2, 1851-February 6, 1855
  • Wyman, Mary, 1 item, September 22, 1854
1848-1855; undated
4/23
Y-Z, unidentified
  • Yantis, John L., 1 item, December 10, 1854
  • Yarbrough, John, 1 item, November 25, 1853
  • Yulee, Elisha, 5 items, September 21, 1854-December 11, 1854
  • Yullee, Elisha, et. al., 1 item, April 20, 1855
  • Zieber, John Shunk (1803-1878), 1 item, November 30, 1852
  • Unidentified letters, [Bush, Asahel?], 1 item, September 16, 1854
1852-1854

Series B:  Personal and Public Papers, 1847-1940, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/1
Documents, deeds, etc.
Includes certificate of honorary membership in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1854; also includes excerpts from biographical works about Lane by Florence Bennett, 1940.
1845-1940
5/2
Territorial governor proclamations
1 volume
1847-1849
5/3
Petitions, memorials
1848-1855; undated
5/4
Copy letters by Lane
1 volume
1848-1861
5/5
Third party correspondence
1849-1862; undated
5/6
Letters of introduction
1851
5/7
Photocopy of Report to Secretary of War
October 13; 1849
5/8
Election certificates to U.S. Congress
1853
5/9
Oregon voters lists
1854; 1893; undated
5/10
Invitations, awards, etc.
1851-1855
5/11
Acts, Bills
1848-1854; undated
5/12
Bills, receipts, notes, etc.
1850-1857
5/13
Lane family letters
Includes the following letters acquired by the Oregon Historical Society in February 1985:
  • Joseph Lane to his wife Mary, written from Puebla, Mexico, providing details of campaigns in the war, -- October 25, 1847
  • John Lane to his father Joseph Lane-- December 9, n.y.
  • Joseph Lane to Carrie and Geroge Haynes (grandchildren)--December 20, 1877
  • John Lane to his father Joseph Lane-- April 22, 1854
  • Minnie Lane to her father Joseph Lane-- July 7, 1852
  • Minnie Lane to her father Joseph Lane-- February 27, 1854
  • Simon Lane to his brother-- March 7, 1854
  • Nat. H. Lane to his son Joseph Ben Lane-- August 20, 1863
  • Jesse Applegate to Master George Lane Haynes, n.d.
1847-1877
5/14
Lane family genealogy
Includes the following materials acquired by the Oregon Historical Society in February 1985:
  • Typed extract from a letter by Joseph Lane-- June 17, 1879
  • Louisa Kendall Rogers to Hon. H.M. Franklin, Tennille, George-- n.d.
  • Clippings of unveiling of marker in memory of Gen. Joseph Lane.
1915; undated
5/15
Speeches
Printed versions and typed extracts of Joseph Lane's speeches
1856-1861; undated
5/16
Indian Superintendency and Oregon Military Papers
Includes "Statement shewing [sic] the appropriations made by Congress for Indian purposes in Oregon since the Organization of that Territory and the amount drawn on account thereof, and the amounts remaining in the treasury", 1853 Dec. 24
1848-1854
5/17
Survey of Lane donation land claim
1853 June
5/18
Imaging worksheets for documents scanned by Oregon Historical Society
Oversize folder
Certificate of appointment for Joseph Lane as Governor of Oregon Territory
Signed by James Buchanan, Secretary of State.
1848

Series C:  Bound Volumes, 1846-1859Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/1
Vol. 1: Printed and hand written general orders, U.S. Army
Old book no. 3. On spine: "Genral Lane / Letters, Requisitions, etc. / All of great value." Front cover contains selective index of volume. Includes the following: "On opposite side of the book --letters concerning the capture of Majors Borland of Arkansas, and Gains, afterwards Gov. of Oregon T[erritor]y by Mexicans, are of most importance."
1847
6/2
Vol. 2: letters, reports
Old book 4. On spine: "Gen. Lane / Reports, Letters, etc. / In Mexican War / Oct. 25, 1847 to Feb. 10 1848."
1847 October 25-1848 February 10
6/3
Vol. 3: letters, Oregon Indian affairs, Whitman massacre
Old book no. 5. On spine: "Gov. Lane / Letters, etc. May 7 1845 and subsequent dates to July 1, 1851 / Related to Whitman massacre, etc." On cover: "Contains records relating Indian Affairs while Gen. Lane was Superintendent for Oregon. Of interest to the Historian mainly as giving an account of the punishment of the murderers of ---- Wallace at Nesqually, and the leaders of the Massacre of Dr. Marcus Whitman his family and others at Wailatpu in the Cayuse Country."
1849-1851
6/4
Vol. 4: Letters, miscellaneous documents, Rogue River Indian War
Old Book 6. On spine: "Gen. Lane / Rogue River Indian War / Aug. 30 1852 to Close of the War." On front cover: "This book contains the Official acts of Ge. Lane from the time he assumed the Command of the forces assembled in Rogue river Valley on the 27th Aug. 1853. To the close of the campaign. The dispatch addressed to Gen. Hitchcock gives an interesting and well written description of the pursuit of, and fight with the Indians in the mountains on Evans Creek Which Battle forced the Indians to sue for the peace of 'Table Rock."
1852-1853
6/5
Vol. 5: Printed and hand written orders, U.S. Army
Old Book 1. On spine: "Gen. Lane in Mexico / July 9 1846 to Nov. 4, 1847." On cover: "Book No. 1 / This book contains 1st printed general Orders of the Commander in Chief. Interesting in showing the strict discipline maintained in the armies of the U.S., the liberal treatment of prisoners -- and the justice and humanity extended to the conquered people... These orders are chiefly valuable to the historian as showing how Gen. Lane accomplished such long and rapid marches, and achieved such brilliant success over the enemy and while he enjoyed the greatest confidence and respect of this own troops, by his bravery and Generalship, he enjoyed in an equal degree the esteem of his foes for his justice and humanity."
1846-1847
6/6
Vol. 6: Brigade orders
Old book no. 2. On spine: "Gen. Joseph Lane / In Mexican War, Oct. 28, 1847 to June 13, 1848." On cover: "Brigade Orders."
1847 Oct-1848 June
7/1
Vol. 7: Mailing lists, citizens of Oregon Territory
Old Book 7. On spine: Gov. Lane / Citizens of O.T. mailing lists, etc." On cover: "Book No. 7 / Is mainly made up of lists of the names of Citizens of Oregon to assist Gen. Lane while Delegate in Congress to distribute public documents, Correspondence, etc. Two papers, one a speech of welcome to his old home at Evansville Ind. Delivered by Jas. E. Blythe esq. 15 Apr. 1848 is an able effort, much exceeding in literary merit -- ordinary speeches on such occasions. The other what seems to be a copy of a letter accompanying papers presented to the Sec. of State of U.S. which sue [?]..."
circa 1848-1859
7/2
Vol. 8: Letters and other documents from period when Lane was a Delegate to Congress
Old Book 8.
1853-1857
7/3
Vol. 9: Mailing list of Oregon citizens, arranged by county
Old Book 9.
1858

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Governors--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Indians of North America--Oregon--Government relations
  • Indians of North America--Oregon--Wars
  • Legislators--United State--Correspondence
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Pacific Coast Indians, wars with, 1847-1865
  • Tututni Indians--Wars
  • Vice-Presidential candidates--United States--Correspondence
  • Whitman massacre, 1847
  • Personal Names :
  • Abernethy, George, 1807-1877--Correspondence
  • Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884--Correspondence
  • Applegate, Jesse A., 1811-1888--Correspondence
  • Atkinson, G. H. (George Henry), 1819-1889 --Correspondence
  • Blain, Wilson, 1813-1861--Correspondence
  • Blanchet, Francis Norbert, 1795-1883--Correspondence
  • Boise, Reuben Patrick, 1819-1907--Correspondence
  • Breckenridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875--Correspondence
  • Bryant, William P., 1806-1860--Correspondence
  • Bush, Asahel, 1824-1913--Correspondence
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Correspondence
  • Deady, Matthew P. (Matthew Paul), 1824-1893--Correspondence
  • Gibbs, A. C. (Addison Crandall), 1825-1886--Correspondence
  • Grover, La Fayette, 1823-1911--Correspondence
  • Holbrook, Amory, 1820-1866--Correspondence
  • Huntington, John Webster Perit, 1831-1869--Correspondence
  • Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881--Correspondence (creator)
  • McBride, John Rogers, 1832-1904--Correspondence
  • Meek, Joseph Lafayette, 1810-1875--Correspondence
  • Nesmith, James Willis, 1820-1885--Correspondence
  • Palmer, Joel, 1810-1881--Correspondence
  • Pratt, Orville C., 1819-1891--Correspondence
  • Smith, Delazon, 1816-1860--Correspondence
  • Thornton, J. Quinn (Jessy Quinn), 1810-1888--Correspondence
  • White, Elijah, 1806-1879--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--History--To 1859
  • Oregon--Politics and government--To 1859
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Letters
  • Mailing lists
  • Proclamations
  • Reports