Josiah Osborne daybook, 1833-1876  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Osborne, Josiah
Title
Josiah Osborne daybook
Dates
1833-1876 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear feet
Collection Number
WCMss.512
Summary
This collection contains a daybook kept by Josiah Osborne from 1833 to 1876.
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Josiah Osborne was born May 1, 1809, in South Britain, Connecticut. He travelled from Illinois to Oregon with his wife and three children. The Osborne family survived the Whitman Incident, which occurred during their 1847 visit to the Whitman Mission in Walla Walla, Washington, by hiding under the floorboards of the Mission. Josiah Osborne died on October 19, 1880, at the age of 71.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains a daybook kept by Josiah Osborne from 1833 to 1876. It documents the life of an Oregon Trail pioneer who survived the Whitman Incident at the Whitman Mission in Walla Walla, Washington. There are entries in the book from his time at the Whitman Mission.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Corporate Names :
  • Waiilatpu Mission (Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon National Historic Trail--Description and travel