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John B. Preston letter to Daniel Lownsdale, December 29, 1852

Overview of the Collection

Title
John B. Preston letter to Daniel Lownsdale
Dates
December 29, 1852
Quantity
0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
CA 1852 Dec 29
Summary
John B. Preston was the first surveyor general of the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a single letter from Preston to Daniel Lownsdale of Portland.
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.

Languages
English

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The collection consists of a single letter from Preston to Daniel Lownsdale, a Portland landowner.

In the letter, Preston requests that Lownsdale provide evidence of the validity of his land claim in general, and the boundary between his land and that of William W. Chapman in particular.

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John B. Preston was appointed by President Millard Fillmore to be the first surveyor general of the Oregon Territory in 1850. He was removed from this position in 1853.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John B. Preston letter to Daniel Lownsdale, CA 1852 Dec 29, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use

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