Henry Failing papers, 1802-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Failing, Henry, 1834-1898
Title
Henry Failing papers
Dates
1802-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
20 cubic feet, (13 document cases, 10 record cartons, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
Mss 650
Summary
Papers of a pioneer merchant, banker, mayor, civic leader, and philanthropist of Portland, Oregon. Includes business correspondence and other business papers; business ledgers; files on the Failing house; materials relating to a European tour of 1879-1880; files on business and civic interests, including the Tualatin Academy; land ownership records; and correspondence of other family members, including Henry Coalter Cabell and Henry Failing Cabell.
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Henry Failing (1834-1898), one of the first citizens of Portland, Oregon, is known for his political business and civic contributions to the city. He lived during a time when Portland transformed itself from a small settlement to one of the great metropolitan and trade centers in the northwest. He was born in New York City on January 17, 1834, the son of Josiah Failing and Henrietta Ellison Failing. His formal education ended at age 12, when he entered the counting house of L.F. Figanere & Co. as an office boy. His training there as well as at a later firm, Eno, Mahoney & Co., gave him a good background in business and accounting. His later successes can be largely attributed to this early training.

Failing left New York on April 15, 1851 in the company of his father Josiah and younger brother John W. They journeyed to Portland via Panama by ship and mule train, arriving by steamer on June 19, 1851. Henrietta and the rest of the family followed two years later in a clipper ship around the Horn. Later that year father and son opened J. Failing and Co., a wholesale hardware business in Portland, at the corner of Front and Oak Streets. At the time, Portland was a small community of approximately three or four hundred people and only two streets. Following a dispute with New York City merchandise supplier Stevens Company, the Failings turned to John A. Hatt of that city for goods. Hatt merged his business with the Failing brothers in 1859, creating Failing & Hatt. In 1864, Josiah Failing turned the business over to his son, Henry, who continued to run it until 1871, when he consolidated the business with that of Henry W. Corbett, his brother-in-law. That subsequent firm, Corbett, Failing, and Company, continued for 22 years.

Henry Failing had numerous business and civic interests. In 1869, he joined his father Josiah and Henry W. Corbett in purchasing a controlling interest in Portland's First National Bank. He served as president of the bank until his death, and during his tenure it became one of the strongest moneyed concerns in the northwest. Failing was also a principal in the Keystone Mining and Milling Company, the Oregon Iron Company of Oswego, and the Willamette Iron and Steel Works. He served three separate terms as mayor of Portland, and during his first term a city charter was established. Also during his tenure a sorely needed system for street improvement was conceived which brought sewer lines to the city.

Failing found many uses for his talents. Always civic-minded, he was one of the first to serve as a volunteer fireman. When a devastating conflagration destroyed much of the city during his last term as mayor, he encouraged its citizens not to accept donations from other cities, believing that Portland should retain its independence. He and other community members contributed money for the relief of fire victims, many of whom had lost homes or businesses. All claims were paid, and money was left over to create a fund for the future relief of disabled firemen.

Failing had a lifelong interest in education, although he was himself largely self-taught. He served as President of the Board of the University of Oregon as well as trustee and treasurer of Tualatin Academy and Pacific University. Many other institutions and causes benefited from his generosity, such as the construction of Skidmore Fountain in downtown Portland. When the Library Association of Portland was established in 1864, Failing joined its board, beginning a fund raising campaign that allowed the Association to find a permanent home. He ultimately served a term as the Library's president, from 1894 until his death in 1898, and he provided the art work which became the core of the Library's present art collecton.

Henry Failing married Emily Phelps Corbett (1836-1870) on October 21, 1858. They had four daughters, three of whom survived to adulthood. They were Henrietta Ellison Failing (1859-1931) and Mary Forbush Failing (1862-1947), who remained unmarried; and Emily Corbett Failing (1867-1922), who married Henry Coalter Cabell (1858-1930) on February 12, 1894. The fourth daughter, Martha Fox Failing, died in infancy.

The Failing home was located on the block bordered by Fifth and Sixth Avenues, and Taylor and Salmon Streets, across from the Corbett mansion. Constructed during 1873-1874, it was a large and elegant house built in the French "Mansard" style. Three years before its completion, Failing's wife Emily passed away, so his daughter Henrietta was then called to serve as the family hostess. In the years 1879 and 1880 Failing and his three daughters traveled throughout Europe, buying furniture and decorative items for the house.

Henry Failing suffered a heart attack in July of 1898. His health then began to decline rapidly, and he died on November 8 of that year. In honor of his importance, Mayor W. S. Mason ordered flags flown at half mast on all city-owned public buildings, and the closure of all the town's businesses. After Failing's death, his daughters Mary and Henrietta lived on in his mansion until 1922, when it was sold, demolished, and soon replaced by the Public Service Building. Some of the house's furnishings were eventually given to the Pittock Mansion and are displayed in what is now called the Failing Room.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence, bills, receipts, an incomplete diary (1851) of Failing's voyage from New York to Oregon, and notebooks (1879-1880) kept on a European tour. Also included are papers relating to: the First National Bank (Portland); investment interests, such as the Keystone Mining and Milling Company, the Oregon Iron Company (Oswego, Or.), the Willamette Iron and Steel Works; the construction of the Failing home; and Failing's interests in the University of Oregon, the Portland Fire Department, Portland Library Association, the First Baptist Church of Portland, Tualatin Academy, and Pacific University. Papers relating to the estates of Josiah Failing (Portland, Or.), John A. Hatt and his wife, Emma M. Hatt (New York City), and John B. Price (Walla Walla, Wash.) are also included. Correspondents include Jesse Applegate, Henry W. Corbett, Emily Corbett (Failing) Cabell, Edward Failing, Henrietta Ellison Failing, Mary Forbush Failing, Emma Hatt, John A. Hatt, and William S. Ladd. Of particular interest among the business correspondence are letters from railroad magnate Henry Villard regarding the building of the Northern Pacific Railroad and its terminus in Portland.

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

Henry Failing papers, Mss 650, 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:  Business correspondence and other business papers, 1851-1920Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Business correspondence
Box/Folder
1/1
Includes letter from Boskowitz & Sommer, 1868 February14, reporting transmittal of 82 3/4 onces of gold dust; asks Failing to have it assayed and to pay half to Levy & Fecheimer and to credit Boskowitz and Sommer's account for the rest.
1851-1870
1/2
1871
1/3
1872 January-June
1/4
1872 July-December
1/5
1873 January-August
1/6
1874
1/7
1875
1/8
Includes extensive letter from Henry Villard regarding plans for the Northern Pacific Railroad
1876
1/9
1877-1878
1/10
1879 January-June
1/11
1879 July-September
1/12
1879 October-December
1/13
Telegrams
1879
2/1
1880 January-June
2/2
1880 July-December
2/3
1881
2/4
1882
2/5
1883
2/6
1884
2/7
Frisbee, Frank
1884
2/8
1885 January-June
2/9
1885 August-December
2/10
1886
2/11
1889-1898
2/12
undated
John A. and Emma Hatt materials
Box/Folder
3/1
Letters from John A. Hatt
1871-1881
3/2
Letters regarding John A. Hatt
1876-1877
3/3
Estate of John A. Hatt
1876-1882
3/4
Emma M. Hatt--Correspondence with Henry Failing, Henry W. Corbett, and others
Includes letters from Henry Failing's niece, Amelia M. Merrill, regarding Emma Hatt's condition and finances.
circa 1876-1882
3/5
Estate of Emma M. Hatt
Includes legal papers and correspondence with Emma Hatt's daughter, Alma M. Nichols, her son-in-law, C. L. Nichols, Amelia M. Merrill, and others.
circa 1883-1899
Box/Folder
3/6
Letter from Henry Failing to Colonel H. C. Hodges
Concerns a bill of iron ordered for building a wharf at Ft. Stevens.
1866
3/7
Henry Failing and Edward Failing, letterpress copybook
See also Series F, letterpress copybooks
1897-1902
3/8
Letterpress copybook pages
1872-1883
Business papers, general
Contains mostly invoices, bills, receipts, and accounts
Box/Folder
3/9
1854-1864
3/10
1865-1867
4/1-2
1868
4/3
1869-1875
4/4
1876-1881
4/5
1882-1885
4/6
1886-1889
4/7
1890-1897
Individual business interests
Estate of John B. Price
Box/Folder
4/8
Correspondence and inventories
Includes correspondence with Senator John H. Mitchell, Price's son-in-law
1887-1897
4/9
Claims and vouchers
circa 1884-1898
4/10
Court records
1888-1897
Box/Folder
5/1
Keystone Mining and Milling Company
1886
5/2
Oregon and Washington Fish Propagating Company
1877-1878
5/3-4
Oregon Iron Company of Oswego
1865-1883
5/5
Reed and Failing, Inc., Hodge David & Co., building at corner of Front and Stark
1878-1888
5/6-9
Willamette Iron and Steel Works
1918-1920
Related business
Box/Folder
5/10
City, county, and school taxes
1870-1880
5/11
Failing vs. Stark
1872
5/12
First National Bank of Grants Pass--Correspondence between H. W. Corbett, R. A. Booth, and C. A. Dolph
1902-1906
5/13
Portland Fire Deptartment
1866-1882
5/14
Road District taxes and street assessments
1870-1880
Ship files
Box/Folder
5/15
General
1872-1881
5/16
Ship correspondence
1885-1886
5/17-18
Ship Henry Failing
1884
5/19
Ship builders
1882
Box/Folder
5/20
Skidmore Fountain
1884-1887
Tualatin Academy and Pacific University
Box/Folder
6/1
Correspondence and documents
1873-1898
6/2
Darr Estate
1880-1897
6/3
Darr Estate
1896
6/4
Deeds
1850-1859
6/5
Deeds
1860-1894
6/6
Mortgages
1872-1882
6/7
Mortgages
1883-1889
Box/Folder
6/8
United States International Exhibition, Centennial of Peace
1880-1883
6/9
University of Oregon and School of Deaf Mutes
1882-1884

Series B:  Property records, 1852-1945Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/10
Atkinson and Wakefield invoices
1870-1878
6/11
Building bills and receipts
1873-1878
6/12-13
Buiding maintenance bills and receipts
1880-1890
Individual buildings in Portland
Box/Folder
6/14
Front and Stark Streets
1874-1884
6/15
Stark and Front Streets--Bills
1874-1878
6/16
Second and Stark Streets--Bills
1880-1881
6/17
Union Block, First and Stark Streets
1879-1885
Deeds and mortgages for individual properties
See also Series F, Ledgers and Other Bound Volumes, Henry Failing Cabell
Box/Folder
6/18
City of Portland, block 2, lot 8
1886-1900
7/1
City of Portland, block 2, lots 13-26 (Henrietta and Mary Failing, Emily Failing Cabell)
1905-1916
7/2
Ardmore addition, Portland, block 2, lots 24-25
1926-1932
7/3
East Portland, block 4, lot 3; block 18 lots 1-16
1896-1897
7/4
City of Portland, block 19, lots 7-8
1881
7/5
City of Portland, block 21, lots 6-8
Includes deed signed by Daniel Lownsdale, Stephen Coffin, and W. Chapman. Block bounded by Morrison, Yamhill, Second and Third Streets.
1852-1892
7/6
City of Portland, Block 27, lot 3
See also file on Failing vs. Stark, above.
1868-1924
7/7
City of Portland, block 41, lot 7
1852-1901
7/8
City of Portland, block 41, lots 2, 3, 6, 7
1878-1879
7/9
City of Portland, block 50, lots 5-6
circa 1865-1874
7/10
City of Portland, block 60, lots 7-8
1853-1901
7/11
City of Portland, block 62, lots 1, 2, 7, 8 (Richmond Building)
1892-1960
7/12
City of Portland, block 80, lots 2-3 (18 Oak Street)
1881-1885
7/13
City of Portland, block 80 (Municipal Pier, foot of Stark Street, Reed Institute, et. al.)
1863-1938
7/14
City of Portland, block 144, lots 1-2
1883
7/15
City of Portland, block 169, lots 1, 7, 8
1878-1901
7/16
City of Portland, block 170
1851-1874
7/17
City of Portland, block 204, lot 6
1923-1925
7/18
City of Portland, block 224, lots 7, 8
1925; 1931
7/19
Caruthers Addition, block 136, lots 5, 6
1888-1922
7/20
Couch's Addition, block 72
1892
7/21
Couch's Addition, block 104, lots 5, 6, 7, 8
1869-1873
7/22
Couch's Addition, block 162, lots 5, 8; Sauvie Island
1934-1945
7/23
East Portland, block 103, lot 8
1929-1944
7/24
East Portland, block 229, lots 1, 2, 7, 8
1892-1910
7/25
Waverly Heights, blocks 5, 7, 9, 11
1901-1916
8/1
Tennessee property
1869-1873
8/2
Washington lands
1893-1898

Series C:  Failing house files, 1871-1885Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/3
Construction bills
1873
8/4
Construction bills and receipts
1874 January-June
8/5
Construction bills and receipts
1874 July-December
8/6
Construction payroll
1873-1874
8/7
Fire of 1873 August 2 (Report of the Relief Committee titled Relief of sufferers by the fire in Portland, Oregon, august 2, 1873.
1873
8/8
Furnishings
1874-1885
8/9
Garden
1871-1878
8/10-11
Letters from architect H.W. Cleveland
1873-1885
8/12
Letters from John A. Hatt re: furnishings
1874-1875
8/13
Maintenance expenses
1875-1885
9/1
Specifications, landscape plan
circa 1873-1874
9/2
Title abstract (City of Portland, block 170)
circa 1872

Series D:  Henry Failing personal files, 1841-1922Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/3
Art and glassware purchases
1880
9/4
Art purchases correspondence
1880-1883
9/5
Art purchases--bills
1875-1885
9/6
Book purchases
1874-1886
Oversize folder
Certificates
Includes the following items:
  • Certificate of stock, U.S. Centennial International Exhibition, 1878. Signature of Henry Failing. 2 pieces.
  • Certificate of support for Willamette University Medical Dept., 1886. Signature of Henry Failing.
  • Appointment of Henry Failing as alternative commissioner to New York International Exposition, 1880.
  • Appointment of Henry Failing as Director of Oregon School for Education of Deaf Mutes, 1880.
  • Appointment of Henry Failing as Regent of the University of Oregon, 1882.
1866-1889
9/7
Death notice for Henry Failing, First National Bank
1898
9/8
Ephemera, personal
1845-1896
9/9-11
Estate of Henry Failing
1898-1922
9/12
Farewell note from Failing's New York colleagues
1851
9/13
Genealogy
circa 1885
9/14
Journal of Henry Failing's voyage from New York City to Acapulco via Panama (original)
1851
9/15
Letters from Henry Failing to his daughters
1870-1893
9/16
Letters from Henry Failing to his parents and sisters
Includes letter of 1874 November 10 including details on the finishing of the house.
1851-1885
9/17
Letters from Failing to sister Elizabeth and brother-in-law John Connor
1878-1886
9/18
Library Association of Portland--Memorial pamphlet on Henry Failing
1898
10/1
Mercantine Library, New York City (Clinton Hall)--bulletins and tickets
1850-1851
10/2
Northern Pacific Railroad--Ephemera relating to opening ceremonies in Portland
1883
10/3
Obituary of Henry Failing in the Morning Oregonian
1898
10/4
Periodical subscriptions
1874-1886
10/5-11
Personal and household bills and receipts
1856-1886
10/12
Public school diplomas, New York City
1841-1842
Travel materials, European trip
Box/Folder
10/13
Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland,, New York, Washington, D. C., San Francisco--Bills and receipts
1879-1880
10/14
British Isles--Bills and receipts
1879-1880
10/15
France, Switzerland, Italy--Bills and receipts
1879-1880
10/16
Italy and France--Bills and receipts
1879-1880
10/17
Letters, bills
1879-1880
Oversize folder
Passports
1879
11/1
Expense book (old volume 2)
1879-1880
11/2
Travel expenses and cash book (old volume 5); travel account book (old volume 3)
1879-1886
11/3
Travel account book (old volume 6)
circa 1879-1880
11/4
Ephemera from trip
circa 1879-1880
Box/Folder
11/5
Universal Exposition, Paris--Appointment of Henry Failing as U.S. commissioner (3 items)
1866-1867
11/6
Wills of Henry Failing
1866-1898

Series E:  Family papers and general materials, 1802-1971Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/7
Alvord, William C.--Letter with historical information
1890
11/8
Cabell, Emily C. Failing (daughter of Henry Failing)--Letters to and about
Includes letters from her husband, Henry C. Cabell
1893-1898
11/9
Cabell, Emily C. Failing--letters to her father, Henry Failing
1876-1886; undated
11/10
Cabell, Emily C. Failing--wedding announcement and newspaper notice
1894
11/11
Cabell, Henry Coalter--letters to, and essay "Visit to the battlefield of Gettysburg."
1893-1903
Oversize folder
Cabell, Henry Coalter--certificates for military service
Includes admission certificate for Virginia Militia, 1857.
1857-1826
11/12
Cabell, Henry Failing (grandson of Henry Failing)--Correspondence and military documents
1904-1959
Oversize folder
Cabell, Henry Failing--Certificates and diplomas
Includes the following items:
  • Admittance of Henry F. Cabell as attorney in Oregon, 1923
  • Citation of Bronze Star to Major Henry F. Cabell, 1945
  • Certificate to Henry F. Cabell as member of Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission, Multnomah County, Oregon, 1931.
  • Certificate of life membership in the Oregon Historical Society.
  • Scroll of recognition of service to the First National Bank, 1971
  • Award, Distinguished Service Medal, 1926 March 10
  • Award, wounded in action, World War I, signed by President Woodrow Wilson.
  • Resolution of Oregon State Board of Higher Education, 1961 June 13
1923-1971; undated
11/13
Cabell Family letters
1803-1911
12/1
Carhart, J. W. and George--family letters
1871-1881
12/2
Corbett, Melinda Forbush (mother-in-law of Henry Failing)--letters from
1876-1882
12/3
Connor, John--overland diary (photocopy)
1850
12/4
Ellison, Mary (maternal grandmother of Henry Failing)--letters to her brother
1802; undated
12/5
Failing, Henrietta (daughter of Henry Failing)--general papers
1893-1913
12/6
Failing, Henrietta--letters to her father, Henry Failing
1872-1888; undated
12/7
Failing, Henry J. and Mary Chapman Failing--Marriage certificate
1803
12/8
Failing, James F. (brother of Henry Failing)--letters to and ephemera
1853-1913; undated
12/9
Failing, Jeremiah (uncle of Henry Failing)--letters to Henry Failing
1882-1887
12/10
Failing, John C. and Henrietta--Yale document, historical notes, letter on board "Empress of England"
1905; 1961; undated
12/11
Failing, John C., Henrietta, and Frederick--general papers
Includes records related to John C. Failing's military service, 1917-1919
1905-1919
Oversize folder
Failing, John C.--certificate for Selective Service medal, signed by President Truman
undated
12/12
Failing, John W. (brother of Henry Failing)--letters to Henry Failing
1862-1879
12/13
Failing, Josiah, estate of--claims
circa 1877-1878
12/14
Failing Josiah--personal copy of Directory of the Common Council, New York City (old volume 1)
1837
12/15
Failing, Josiah--marriage certificate and family record
1828
12/16
Failing, Josiah--estate papers
1878-1879
12/17
Failing, Kate Whittlesey-- Orange yearbook from Oregon State University
1914
12/18
Failing, Kate Whittlesey-- Pocket business directory, 1889, with personal accounts for 1893-1897
1889; 1893-1897
13/1
Failing, Mary F. (May)--letters from
1872-1900
Oversize folder
Failing, Mary F.--certificates from American Field Service in France
circa 1919
13/2
Merrill, Henry F. and Joseph (brothers-in-law of Henry Failing)--letters to Henry Failing
1876-1879
13/3
Merrill, Mary F. (sister of Henry Failing)--Letters to Henry Failing
1875-1885
13/4
Family correspondence, general
Includes letter from Jesse Applegate.
1857-1923
13/5
Ephemera, general
1850-1913
13/6
Invitations, calling cards, menus
1858-1909
13/7
News clippings
1873-1911

Series F:  Ledgers and other bound volumes, 1857-1968, undatedReturn to Top

Books and ledgers arranged by volume numbers assigned during processing.

Container(s) Description Dates
Henry Failing materials
Volume
Volume 6
Ledger C - Failing & Hatt; Corbett, Failing & Co.
1865-1879
Volume 7
Ledger D - Accounts, etc.
1879-1896
Volume 8
Ledger E--accounts, personal expenses
1897-1898
Volume 9
Ledger--accounts, cash
1879-1894
Volume 10
Ledger--accounts, cash
1897-1898
Volume 11
Cash book
1870-1879
Volume 12
Cash book
1876-1883
Volume 13
Cash book
1883-1889
Volume 14
Cash book
1889-1892
Volume 15
Cash book
1893-1896
Volume 16
Cash book
1896-1898
Volume 17
Cash book
1879-1893
Volume 18
Cash book
Cash book, 1897-1898
Volume 19
Lettterpress copybook
1871-1872
Volume 21
Lettterpress copybook
1874-1878
Volume 22
Lettterpress copybook
1884-1887
Volume 23
Lettterpress copybook
1887-1889
Volume 24
Lettterpress copybook
1889-1891
Volume 25
Lettterpress copybook
1889-1894
Volume 26
Lettterpress copybook
1891-1895
Volume 27
Lettterpress copybook
1895-1897
Volume 29
Household expense book
1888-1889
Volume 30
Stock account, Failings & Hatt
1865-1872
Volume 31
First National Bank, statements
1870-1943
Volume 32
First National Bank, statements
1909-1932
Volume 33
Checkbook stubs, Failings & Hatt
1865-1867
Estate of Henry Failing
Volume
Volume 34
Cash book 2
1911-1916
Volume 35
Cash book 3
1917-1922
Volume 36
Cash book 4
1923-1926
Volume 37
Cash book 5
1927-1930
Volume 38
Cash book 6
1930-1933
Volume 39
Cash book 7
1934-1936
Volume 40
Cash book 8
1937-1939
Volume 41
Cash book 9
1940-1943
Volume 42
Cash book 10
1944-1946
Volume 43
Cash book 11
1947-1951
Volume 44
Cash book 12
1952-1956
Volume 45
Cash book 13
1957-1963
Volume 46
Cash book 13 supplement
1963-1968
Volume 47
Cash book, unnumbered
1900-1910
Volume 48
Ledger 2 - General Expenses
1911-1917
Volume 49
Ledger 3 - General Expenses
1917-1923
Volume 50
Ledger 4 - General Expenses
1923-1927
Volume 51
Ledger 5 - General Expenses
1927-1930
Volume 52
Ledger 6 - General Expenses
1930-1934
Volume 53
Ledger 7 - General Expenses
1934-1937
Volume 54
Ledger 8 - General Expenses
1937-1940
Volume 55
Ledger 9 - General Expenses
1940-1944
Volume 56
Ledger 10 - General Expenses
1944-1947
Volume 57
Ledger 11 - General Expenses
1947-1952
Volume 58
Ledger 12 - General Expenses
1952-1957
Volume 59
Ledger 13 - General Expenses
1957-1968
Volume 60
Bonds and Expenses
1900-1909
Volume 61
H. Failing Estate
1910-1912
Volume 62
Account of holdings
1900-1910
Volume 63
Estate of Henry Failing - Securities book
1900-1918
Volume
Volumes 64-65
Mary F. Failing--details of savings account with Security Savings and Trust Co. and First National Bank
1891-1947
Henrietta E. Failing
Volume
Volume 66
Appraisal of home
1915
Volume 67
Guest book
1887
Emily C. Failing Cabell
Volume
Volume 68
Details of savings account with Security Savings and Trust Co. and First National Bank
undated
Volume 69
Diary
1887-1888
Volumes 70-72
Letter books (3 volumes)
1894-1921; undated
Henry Coalter Cabell
Volume
Volume 75
"List of nigros indetedist" [sic]--account book of labor and goods of William J. Gray. Also, business papers of Gray and H.C. Cabell
Ledger kept when Cabell was in Abbeville, South Carolina.
1857
Volume 76
Personal accounts
1885-1925
Volume 77
Account and cash book
1914-1923
Volume 78
City Land Company cash book
1907-1915
Volume 79
City Land Company cash book
1915-1931
Volume 80
City Land Company cash book
1931-1943
Volume 81
City Land Company--stockholders meeting book
1909-1943
Volume 82
Deeds, etc., from Caroline Benson Unander to City Land Co.
1930
Volumes 83-84
City Land Company--trial balance books (2 vols)
1926-1932; 1933-1941
Volumes 85-86
Portland Holding Company - Cash books (2 volumes)
1921-1933; 1934-1941
Volume 87
Portland Holding Company - Trial balance books (2 volumes)
1926-1932; 1933-1941
Volume 88
Garthwick Co. - Articles of incorporation
1922
Volume 88
Garthwick Co. - Minutes of stockholder meetings
circa 1922-1935
Volume 88
Garthwick Co. - Minutes of Board of Directors
circa 1922-1935
Volume 89
Garthwick Co. - Financial statements
1927-1931
Volume 90
Garthwick Co. - Stock certificate book
1922
Volume 91
Garthwick Co. - Cash book
1922-1935
Volume 92
Garthwick Co. - Account book
1922-1935
Volume 93
Garthwick Co. - Account book
1922-1935
Henry Failing Cabell
Volume
Volume 94
Details of savings account with Security Savings and Trust Co. and First National Bank
1896-1928
Volume 95
Tax receipts
1912-1954
Volume 111
Scrapbook
1911-1938
Volume 112
Oregon State Board of Higher Education scrapbook
1961
Volumes 96-98
Title abstract, Benton County, Oregon - Slagle farm
undated
Volume 99
Title abstract, Benton County, Oregon - Johnson farm
undated
Volume 100
Title abstract, Benton County, Oregon - Tom/Kohler claim
undated
Volume 101
Title abstract, Benton County, Oregon - R. D. Gates tract
undated
Volume 102
Title abstract, Benton County, Oregon - J. D. Walker tract
undated
Volume 103
Title abstract, Multnomah County, Oregon - King's Addition
undated
Volumes 104-106
Title abstract, Multnomah County, Oregon - Carter's Addition/Thompson tract
undated
Volume 107
Title abstract, Multnomah County, Oregon - Lot 3, Block 249, Portland
undated
Volume 108
Title abstract, Multnomah County, Oregon - Failing Building, lots 7 & 8, block 62
undated
Volume 109
Title abstract, Multnomah County, Oregon - Park Building, Lot 5 & 6, block 213
undated
Volume
Volume 73
Charles E. Sitton estate papers
1890-1891
Volume 74
John B. Price estate papers
1887-1898
Volume 113
Dinner scrapbook, Henry F. Cabell
1939
Volume 114
Portland Academy scrapbook of Margaret Malarkey
1911-1921

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Bankers--Oregon--Portland--Correspondence
  • Banks and banking--Oregon--Portland
  • Businessmen--Oregon--Portland--Correspondence
  • Mayors--Oregon--Portland--Correspondence
  • Merchants--Oregon--Portland--Correspondence
  • Pioneers--Oregon--Portland--Correspondence
  • Voyages to the Pacific coast
  • Personal Names :
  • Applegate, Jesse A., 1811-1888--Correspondence
  • Cabell, Emily Corbett, 1867-1922--Diaries
  • Cabell, Henry Coalter--Correspondence
  • Cabell, Henry Failing, 1895-1972--Correspondence
  • Corbett, Henry W. (Henry Winslow), 1827-1903--Correspondence
  • Failing, Emily Phelps, 1836-1870
  • Failing, Henrietta Ellison--Correspondence
  • Failing, Henry, 1834-1898--Correspondence (creator)
  • Failing, James, b. 1842--Correspondence
  • Failing, Josiah, 1806-1877--Correspondence
  • Failing, Mary Forbush--Correspondence
  • Hatt, John A.--Correspondence
  • Ladd, William Sargent, 1826-1893--Correspondence
  • Price, John B.
  • Sitton, Charles E.
  • Villard, Henry, 1835-1900--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Portland (Or.). Fire Dept.
  • First Baptist Church (Portland, Or.)
  • First National Bank of Portland (Or.)
  • Keystone Mining and Milling Company
  • Library Association (Portland, Or.)
  • Oregon Iron Company
  • Pacific University
  • University of Oregon
  • Willamette Iron and Steel Works
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.)--Economic conditions
  • Portland (Or.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Awards
  • Business letters
  • Cashbooks
  • Certificates
  • Deed registers
  • Diaries
  • Ephemera
  • Financial statements
  • Genealogies
  • Letter books
  • Personal correspondence
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Failing, Edward, 1840-1900--Correspondence