Josiah Osborne daybook, 1833-1876 PDF
- Osborne, Josiah
- Josiah Osborne daybook
- 1833-1876 (inclusive)18331876
- 0.1 linear feet
- Collection Number
- This collection contains a daybook kept by Josiah Osborne from 1833 to 1876.
- Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
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