Elwood Evans notebook, 1859-1882  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Applegate, Jesse A., 1811-1888Evans, Elwood, 1828-1898McLoughlin, John, 1784-1857Saxton, Charles. OregonianVictor, Frances Fuller, 1826-1902
Elwood Evans notebook
1859-1882 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
A 036
Elwood Evans (1828-1898) was a lawyer, politician, and historian of the Pacific Northwest. The collection consists of a single notebook intended primarily as source notes for Evans' historical work.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
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University of Oregon
Eugene OR
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Elwood Evans (1828-1898), born in Philadelphia, went to Oregon Territory in 1851 as deputy collector of customs at Nisqually. From 1859 to 1861, he served as mayor of the newly incorporated town of Olympia, Washington. In addition to his historical work, A History of the Pacific Northwest, he contributed many historical articles to local papers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The volume was intended as source notes for Evans' historical work. It relates particularly to John McLoughlin, and includes copies of letters by Jesse Applegate and Frances Fuller Victor, and a statement by McLoughlin. The first 37 pages are a transcript of The Oregonian by Charles Saxton (Washington, D.C., 1846).

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elwood Evans notebook, A 036, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Northwest, Pacific--History--Sources
  • Oregon Territory--History--Sources
  • Pioneers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Applegate, Jesse A., 1811-1888--Correspondence
  • McLoughlin, John, 1784-1857
  • Victor, Frances Fuller, 1826-1902--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Notebooks