Frederick Wallace Wilson papers, 1852-1938  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wilson, Frederick Wallace, 1872-1955
Title
Frederick Wallace Wilson papers
Dates
1852-1938 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 linear feet, (4 containers)  :  1 manuscript box; Photoboxes: 2 small boxes, and 1 8x10 flat box
Collection Number
Ax 177
Summary
Frederick Wallace Wilson (1872-1955) was an attorney and Circuit Court Judge in The Dalles, Oregon. The papers include correspondence, a letterpress copybook, legal papers, a manuscript, photographs, addresses and publications by Wilson as well as personal correspondence of Joseph G. Wilson, and certificates of Elizabeth Millar Wilson.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time. Glass plate negatives and lantern slides are restricted due to the fragility of the format. All decisions regarding use will be at the discretion of the curator for visual materials.

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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

Frederick Wallace Wilson (1872-1954) was born in College Hill, Ohio, to Joseph Gardner Wilson and Elizabeth Millar Wilson. He was educated at Whitman College and Johns Hopkins University. He became an attorney and practiced in The Dalles, Oregon. In 1917 Wilson was appointed Circuit Court Judge of the 7th Judicial District of Oregon, serving until 1948. He also researched and published articles and a pamphlet on the history of The Dalles region and the Columbia River. Wilson's father, Joseph Gardner Wilson (1830-1873) was an Oregon Supreme Court Justice.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers include correspondence, a letterpress copybook, legal papers, a manuscript, photographs, addresses and publications by Wilson as well as personal correspondence of Joseph G. Wilson, and certificates of Elizabeth Millar Wilson.

The Frederick Wallace Wilson correspondence is from 1894-1953 and includes two reminiscent letters from James K. Kelly (1894; 1919). There are also legal papers, addresses, a draft of Wilson's pamphlet, Lucre of the River (The Dalles, 1938), and a letterpress copybook of correspondence, contacts and financial transactions. A manuscript titled "History of Presbyterian Churches of Albany" (Oregon) by Wilson is also included in the collection.

The Joseph G. Wilson correspondence is from 1852-1873. There is also a folder of Elizabeth Millar Wilson material consisting of postmistress certificates.

Photographs include prints and negatives of Columbia River steamboats, the Cascades before Bonneville Dam was built, Portland buildings including schools and churches, downtown Portland and Portland harbor, and a series of photographs that document a celebration (in Molalla,Oregon) of the opening of the Portland, Eugene, and Eastern Railroad.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Judges--Oregon
  • Lawyers--Oregon--Dalles
  • Postmasters--Oregon--Dalles
  • Presbyterian Church--Oregon--Albany
  • Personal Names :
  • Kelly, J. K. (James Kerr), 1819-1903
  • Wilson, Elizabeth Millar, 1830-1913
  • Wilson, Frederick Wallace, 1872-1955
  • Wilson, Frederick Wallace, 1872-1955
  • Wilson, Joseph Gardner, 1826-1873
  • Geographical Names :
  • Columbia River--Photographs
  • Dalles (Or.)--History
  • Oregon--Photographs
  • Portland (Or.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Legal documents
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Negatives
  • Photographic prints