Charles Feller papers, 1916-1957  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Feller, Charles, 1889-1966
Title
Charles Feller papers
Dates
1916-1957 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.0 linear feet, (5 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 320
Summary
Charles Feller (1889-1966) became an Oregon fish merchant and wholesaler in Marshfield and Coos Bay, Oregon and established the Charles Feller Company which traded world-wide in canned, smoked, and frozen fish. The collection contains company records including ledgers, journals, and account books, fish catch books, commercial and personal correspondence, Charleston, Oregon harbor improvement files, and scrapbooks.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

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

Charles Feller (1889-1966) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came to Oregon via Canada in 1915. He became a fish merchant and wholesaler in Marshfield and Coos Bay, Oregon. He began by selling his wares door-to-door and then eventually established the Charles Feller Company which traded world-wide in canned, smoked, and frozen fish.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains company records including ledgers, journals, and account books, fish catch books, commercial and personal correspondence, Charleston, Oregon harbor improvement files, and scrapbooks.

The records of the company include ledgers (1916-1919, 1922, 1926), journals (1916-1919), account books (1936-1953) and fish catch record books (1917-1921, 1924-1957).

There is also minor commercial and personal correspondence, some of which deals with the Commercial Fisheries Association of Oregon, of which Feller was president. One letter file deals with improvement of the moorage and harbor facilities of Charleston, Oregon.

Three scrapbooks concern the fish business, controversy between commercial and sports fishermen, and Feller's community service.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Feller papers, Ax 320, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Canned fish industry--Oregon--Coos Bay
  • Fisheries--Oregon--Coos Bay
  • Fishing and Canning
  • Merchants--Oregon--Coos Bay
  • Personal Names :
  • Feller, Charles, 1889-1966
  • Corporate Names :
  • Charles Feller Company--Records and correspondence.
  • Commercial Fisheries Association of Oregon.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Account books
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Journals (accounts)