John T. Apperson correspondence, 1862-1865  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Apperson, Albert JeffersonApperson, John T., 1834-1917
John T. Apperson correspondence
1862-1865 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 folder
Collection Number
A 002
During the American Civil War, John T. Apperson served in the 1st Oregon Cavalry, and was stationed at Ft. Walla Walla and Ft. Dalles, in Oregon. The collection (1862-1865) consists of letters written to John T. Apperson during his service in the military.
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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1862-1865) consists of letters written to John T. Apperson during his service in the military.

Sixteen of the letters are from his brother, Albert Jefferson Apperson, who was a clerk with the Oregon Steam Navigation Company, and refer to steamboat and related business.

Other letters are from Amanda and Jennie Gaines, and Elvira Fellows, young ladies of Clackamas County, Oregon. The correspondence contains social news, mild flirtation, gossip, and oblique references to the American Civil War.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Pioneers--Oregon
  • Steamboats--Oregon
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Steam Navigation Company
  • Geographical Names :
  • Clackamas County (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence