Rollin Simeon Belknap letter, June 5, 1872 PDF
- Belknap, Rollin S., 1823-1907
- Rollin Simeon Belknap letter
- June 5, 187218721872
- 0.025 linear feet, (1 folder)
- Collection Number
- CA 1872 June 5
- 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)
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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."
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) .
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[Identification of item], Rollin Simeon Belknap letter, CA 1872 June 5, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Mineral waters--Oregon--Belknap Springs
- 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 :