James Willis Nesmith account book, 1867-1871  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Nesmith, James Willis, 1820-1885
James Willis Nesmith account book
1867-1871 (inclusive)
0.15 linear feet, (1 volume)
Collection Number
A 087
James Willis Nesmith was a US Senator and a US Representative of Oregon, between 1861-1875. The collection consists of an account book.
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

James Willis Nesmith was the second US Senator elected from Oregon, serving from 1861 to 1867. He was also elected to the US Congress in 1873, and served until 1875. He served both houses of the legislature as a Democrat.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists of an account book by James Willis Nesmith that lists income, expenses, wages, prices, and inventory of Nesmith's farm operations near Rickreall, Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Willis Nesmith account book, A 087, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture--Economic aspects--Oregon--19th century
  • Agriculture--Oregon
  • Farm management--Oregon--Polk County
  • Geographical Names :
  • Polk County (Or.)
  • Rickreall (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Account books
  • Inventories
  • Ledgers (account books)