Rollin Simeon Belknap letter, June 5, 1872  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Belknap, Rollin S., 1823-1907
Title
Rollin Simeon Belknap letter
Dates
June 5, 1872
Quantity
0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
CA 1872 June 5
Summary
In 1870, Rollin Simeon Belknap claimed a hot springs site located in Oregon, in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, that is now known as Belknap Hot Springs. The collection contains a letter of June 5, 1872, from Belknap to A. Gibbs, asking Gibbs to pass on a bottle of water (that was sent with the letter) to a chemist for tests, as the springs he found were said to be good for healing. (The bottle is not included in the collection)
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
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Almost fifteen years after the first group of white settlers discovered the Hot Springs now known as Belknap Hot Spring, Rollin Simeon Belknap discovered the springs and "took claim in 1870 with plans to make a health resort and mineral spa."

"Originally from Middlesex, Vermont, Belknap set off from Boston, Massachusetts to explore and look for gold in the Northwest Territory. He ended up in San Francisco in 1849 and later in Southern Oregon, where he fought in the Rogue River Indian War in 1855-1856. In the 1870's, Belknap brought his family to the hot springs and began development of a mineral spa resort."

[Source: belknaphotsprings.com]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In 1870, Rollin Simeon Belknap claimed a hot springs site located in Oregon, in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, that is now known as Belknap Hot Springs. The collection contains a letter of June 5, 1872, from Belknap to A. Gibbs, asking Gibbs to pass on a bottle of water (that was sent with the letter) to a chemist for tests, as the springs he found were said to be good for healing. (The bottle is not included in the collection) .

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rollin Simeon Belknap letter, CA 1872 June 5, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mineral waters--Oregon--Belknap Springs
  • Pioneers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Belknap, Rollin S., 1823-1907--Correspondence
  • Gibbs, A. C. (Addison Crandall), 1825-1886--Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Belknap Hot Spring (Or.)
  • McKenzie River (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence