Philip Buehner Papers, 1876-1919  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Buehner, Philip
Title
Philip Buehner Papers
Dates
1876-1919 (inclusive)
Quantity
.4 cubic feet (1 document case, 1 custom box)
Collection Number
Mss 82
Summary
The collection contains materials relating to Philip Buehner's family and business interests, including the lumber industry, establishment of the Bull Run water system, and other water supply systems. Includes materials formerly designated as Mss 82-1.
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.

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

Philip Buehner, engineer and contractor, was born in Springfield, Illinois, in 1858. Before settling in Portland, Oregon, in 1887, Buehner was responsible for building many municipal water-supply projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle, Yakima, and the first modern water works for Spokane, Washington, in 1884. In 1895, he entered into a contract with Hoffman & Bates to manufacture a steel conduit in order to transport Bull Run River water to Portland. Buehner was also founder of the Eastern and Western Lumber Company, Buehner Lumber Company, and Buehner Investment Company.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers include: Agreement (March 10, 1893) between Wolff & Zwicker Iron Works and Philip Buehner to enter into a contract with Hoffman & Bates to manufacture a steel conduit in order to bring Bull Run River water to the city of Portland, Oregon; patent records (1914); Buehner Lumber Company catalog (1919) and minute book (1910-1917), business correspondence (1888-1892); contracts (1889-1892); receipts (1890-1892); payroll records (1890); rules and regulations (1876-1892) of various water companies; personal papers regarding family matters and Buehner's business interests. Some business correspondence relates to Buehner's work on water-supply projects in Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima, Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

Philip Buehner Papers, Mss 82, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Wolff & Zwicker Iron Works agreements
1893-1894
1/2
Patents, U.S. and Canada
1914
1/3
Buehner Lumber Company, Buehner Company
1917-1919

Mss 82-1Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4
Regulations re: miscellaneous water companies
1876-1884
1/5
Contracts
1889-1892
1/6
Receipts
1890-1892
1/7
Payroll records
June-July 1890
1/8
Incoming letters
1888-1889
1/9
Incoming letters
January 1892
1/10
Incoming letters
February 1892
1/11
Incoming letters
March 1892
1/12
Incoming letters
April 1892
1/13
Incoming letters
May 1892
1/14
Incoming letters
June 1892
1/15
Incoming letters
July 1892
1/16
Incoming letters
August 1892
1/17
Incoming letters
September 1892
1/18
Incoming letters
October 1892
1/19
Incoming letters
November 1892
1/20
Incoming letters
December 1892
1/21
Outgoing letter
September 1892
1/22
Other Correspondence
1888-1892
1/23
Will, Henry Habighorst
1884
Box
2
Buehner Lumber Company
Minute book
1910-1917

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Public works -- Oregon -- Portland.
  • Water-supply engineering -- Oregon -- Portland -- Patents.
  • Water-supply engineering -- Oregon -- Portland.
  • Water-supply engineering -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
  • Water-supply engineering -- Washington (State) -- Spokane.
  • Water-supply engineering -- Washington (State) -- Yakima.
  • Water-supply engineers -- Oregon -- Portland.
  • Personal Names :
  • Buehner, Philip, 1858-1940
  • Corporate Names :
  • Buehner Lumber Company.
  • Hoffman & Bates.
  • Wolff & Zwicker Iron Works.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bull Run River Watershed (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records
  • Catalogs
  • Contracts
  • Letters
  • Minutes
  • Patents
  • Receipts