Frederick Wallace Wilson family papers, 1856-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wilson, Frederick Wallace, 1872-
Title
Frederick Wallace Wilson family papers
Dates
1856-1942 (inclusive)
Quantity
.9 cubic feet, (2 document cases)
Collection Number
Mss 2167
Summary
Collection of papers of the Wilson family, pioneer settlers in The Dalles, Oregon. Includes papers of Joseph Gardner Wilson (1830-1873), Oregon Supreme Court Judge; and papers of Frederick Wallace Wilson (1872-1954) circuit court judge and author.
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

Joseph Gardner Wilson (1830-1873) was an Oregon Supreme Court justice who came to the state in 1852. He was elected to Congress in 1872 but died the following year in Ohio. His wife was Elizabeth Millar Wilson (1830-1913) and his son was Circuit Court Judge Frederick Wallace Wilson of The Dalles (1872-1954). The younger Wilson was also the author of many historical works.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers include: memoirs of Alfred D. Wilson, an ancestor of Frederick W. Wilson, probably written in the early 19th century; business journals and accounts of Joseph Gardner Wilson (3 volumes); correspondence of Elizabeth Millar Wilson, 1877-1890, with information regarding the founding of schools in Oregon; and memoranda of transactions between Elizabeth Wilson and her son Frederick Wilson, 1894-1910. Papers of Frederick W. Wilson include a personal ledger; speeches, 1932-1941; business records of the Columbia Packing Company of The Dalles, 1895-1906; and records of The Dalles, Deschutes & Portage Railroad and Navigation Company, 1891-1916, the Dalles Brick and Tile Company, 1910-1916; legal papers; and family ephemera. Also included is a scrapbook and transcript of proceedings from a tribute to Frederick W. Wilson in 1942.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Collection includes materials formerly designated as Mss 2167-1.

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 prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Frederick Wallace Wilson family papers, Mss 2167, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Papers of Joseph Gardner Wilson and other family membersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Memoirs of Alfred D. Wilson (incomplete)
undated
Joseph Gardner Wilson papers
Box/Folder
1/2
Legal business book and clippings
1836-1860
1/3
Account book
1859
1/4
Account book
1859-1891
1/5
Ledger
1862-1859
Box/Folder
1/6
Elizabeth Millar Wilson--Correspondence
Includes her reminiscences regarding schools in Oregon, and other subjects
1877-1890
1/7
Account book
1902-1913

Series B:  Papers of Frederick Wallace WilsonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/8
Stock book of Columbia Packing Company
1890-1904
2/1
Abstract of title
1865-1902
2/2
Business papers
1895-1916
2/3
Ledger
1907-1909
2/4
Ledger
1907-1909
2/5
Ledger
1909-1911
2/6
Transcript of speeches by Wilson
1932; 1941
2/7
Transcript of proceedings at tribute to Wilson at The Dalles
1942 June 20
2/8
Scrapbook of tributes to Wilson
1942

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Judges--Oregon
  • Schools--Oregon--History
  • Personal Names :
  • Wilson, Frederick Wallace, 1872--Archives.
  • Wilson, Joseph Gardner, 1826-1873. (creator)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Columbia Packing Company (Dalles, Or.)
  • The Dalles, Deschutes & Portage Railroad & Navigation Company (Dalles, Or.)
  • The Dalles Brick & Tile Company (Dalles, Or.)
  • Family Names :
  • Wilson family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Dalles (Or.)--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ledgers
  • Reminiscences
  • Scrapbooks
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Elizabeth Millar, 1830-1913. (creator)