Orvil and Alice Dodge letters to David P. Walrad, 1862-1863  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Dodge, AliceDodge, Orvil Ovando, 1839-1914
Orvil and Alice Dodge letters to David P. Walrad
1862-1863 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
A 261
Orvil and Alice Dodge lived in Jacksonville, Oregon, where Orvil worked as a photographer. Collection includes several handwritten letters to David P. Walrad and his wife along with a brief history of Norman Dodge by Orvil and Allen Dodge (his sons).
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Orvil Dodge (1839-1914) and Alice Dodge (Walrad) travelled overland to California in 1860. The next year they settled in Jacksonville, Oregon. They divorced in 1863. Orvil worked as a photographer in Jacksonville.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains several handwritten letters from Orvil and Alice Dodge to David P. Walrad (brother of Alice) and his wife. The letters describe The Dalles, Oregon, and Orvil's life in the First Oregon Cavalry. There is also a brief written history of Norman Ovando Dodge by Orvil and Allen Dodge (his sons).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Orvil and Alice Dodge letters to David P. Walrad, A 261, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cavalry--Oregon
  • Pioneers--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Dodge, Orvil Ovando, 1839-1914
  • Geographical Names :
  • Dalles (Or.)--Description and travel
  • Jacksonville (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Letters (Correspondence)