Proposals of Nesmith County, Oregon, 1911  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Nesmith, James Willis, 1820-1885
Proposals of Nesmith County, Oregon
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
A 271
James Willis Nesmith was a US Senator and a US Representative for Oregon between 1861-1875. This collection consists of documents concerning the proposal to create Nesmith County in Oregon, 1911
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
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Collection is open to the public.

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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes documents related to the proposal to create Nesmith County in Oregon dated to 1911.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

James Willis Nesmith was the second US Senator elected from Oregon, serving 1861 -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. A bill to create Nesmith County, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have created the County of Nesmith out of the northern part of Douglas County and the southern part of Lane County.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Proposals of Nesmith County, Oregon, A 271, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Counties
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Administrative and political divisions
  • Oregon--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Proposals