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Samuel A. Snowden correspondence, 1851-1854

Overview of the Collection

Correspondent
Snowden, Samuel A.Snowden, Samuel D.
Title
Samuel A. Snowden correspondence
Dates
1851-1854 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
A 114
Summary
Samuel A. Snowden came to Forest Grove, Oregon in 1853. Correspondence includes letter to his son Samuel D. Snowden about Oregon politics, government, and social life.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1851 Samuel A. Snowden was living in London. His son, Samuel D., was in Oregon on a land claim near Champoeg, and engaged in survey work. In 1853 the elder Snowden, along with his daughter, Mary Ann, came to Oregon. He lived with friends in Forest Grove.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

From 1851 to 1853 Snowden's letters paint a picture of Oregon politics, government, and social life, as seen through his son's letters and Oregon newspapers. The letters of 1853-1854, written from Forest Grove and French Prairie, are from Samuel A. Snowden to his son Samuel D. Snowden.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Samuel A. Snowden correspondence, A 114, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 17 1851 May 18
1 18 1851 November 5 - December 7
1 19 1852 October 3 - November 12
1 1 1852 December 14
1 20 1853 January 1
1 2 1853 January 26
1 21 1853 February 17
1 22 1853 March 5
1 13 1853 March 11
1 14 1853 March 22
1 3 1853 March 31
1 23 1853 April 7
1 4 1853 April 14
1 5 1853 December 12
1 6 1854 January 19
1 7 1854 February 3
1 8 1854 March 15
1 9 1854 March 17
1 10 1854 April 3
1 11 1854 May 6
1 15 1854 March 16
1 16 1854 May 8
1 12 Writing fragments undated