William S. Prichard letters, 1852-1869  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Prichard, William S.
Title
William S. Prichard letters
Dates
1852-1869 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
A 099
Summary
Prichard left Polk County, Iowa in 1852; was in Marysville, Calif., in 1861; Union, Oregon, 1865-1867; and Rye Valley, Oregon, 1868-1869. In 1865, he built a toll road from Union to Express Ranch, Oregon, an investment that failed. His very occasional letters to a brother, Amos, and to other relatives in Iowa give a bare account of his experiences.
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

William S. Prichard left Polk County, Iowa in 1852. He was in Marysville, California, in 1861; Union, Oregon, 1865-1867; and Rye Valley, Oregon, 1868-1869. In 1865 he built a toll road from Union to Express Ranch, Oregon, an investment that ultimately failed to turn a profit.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of 17 of Prichard's letters to his brother, Amos, and other relatives in Iowa. The letters give a terse account of his experiences as a pioneer in Oregon and California.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William S. Prichard letters, A 099, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers--California--Correspondence
  • Pioneers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Toll roads--Oregon
  • Geographical Names :
  • Marysville (Calif.)
  • Oregon National Historic Trail--Description and travel
  • Polk County (Iowa)
  • Union County (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Letters (Correspondence)