Wallace Ulysses Douglas papers, 1899-1937  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Douglas, Wallace Ulysses, 1868-1936
Title
Wallace Ulysses Douglas papers
Dates
1899-1937 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 linear feet, (4 containers)  :  3 record storage boxes and 1 manuscript box
Collection Number
Ax 522
Summary
Wallace Ulysses Douglas (1868-1936) moved to Coos Bay, Oregon in 1890, worked for the Coast Mail, read law with John A. Gray, was admitted to the bar in 1898, and practiced law in the Coos Bay area thereafter. The collection contains business, legal, and political correspondence, law office ledgers, and records of five Oregon businesses that Douglas provided legal counsel for or was a shareholder: American Bank, Coos Bay Home Telephone Co., German-American Hospital Association, Home Mortgage Co., and Smith River Transportation Co.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

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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).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Wallace Ulysses Douglas (1868-1936) was born in Detroit, Michigan. He moved to Coos Bay, Oregon in 1890 and for a time worked for the Coast Mail. He read law with John A. Gray, was admitted to the bar in 1898, and practiced law in the Coos Bay area thereafter.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains business, legal, and political correspondence, law office ledgers, and records of five Oregon businesses that Douglas provided legal counsel for or was a shareholder: American Bank, Coos Bay Home Telephone Co., German-American Hospital Association, Home Mortgage Co., and Smith River Transportation Co. The correspondence includes files on the Coos County Bar Association, Joseph H. Milner, Everett Mingus, Cornelia Tower, Matthew Volney, and Edgar W. Wright.

A large portion of political correspondence consists of correspondence with Willis C. Hawley (1918-1932) and letters relating to the Charles Hall for Governor Club, 1930.

The law office ledgers were kept between 1899 and 1926.

Local business records included in the collection are:

American Bank of Marshfield, which contains articles of incorporation, minutes, stock books, a ledger, and correspondence, 1923-1931 (the assets of the bank were sold to the Coos Bay National Bank in 1931);

Coos Bay Home Telephone Co., containing incorporation records and minutes, 1908-1914;

German-American Hospital Association of Marshfield, Oregon that consists of incorporation records and minutes, 1907-1908;

Home Mortgage Co. of Marshfield, Oregon (originally the Home Trust Co.) that contains incorporation records, minutes, ledgers, 1908-1937;

Smith River Transportation Co. of Marshfield, Oregon, which consists of incorporation records, 1927.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Banks and banking--Oregon--Coos Bay
  • Lawyers--Oregon--Coos Bay
  • Practice of law--Oregon--Coos Bay
  • Personal Names :
  • Douglas, Wallace Ulysses, 1868-1936
  • Hawley, Willis C. (Willis Chatman), 1864-1941
  • Geographical Names :
  • Coos Bay (Or.)--commerce
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1859-1950
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Correspondence
  • Legal documents