James Suydam Polhemus papers, 1864-1924  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Polhemus, James Suydam, 1852-1930
Title
James Suydam Polhemus papers
Dates
1864-1924 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Ax 300
Summary
James Suydam Polhemus (1852-1930) became an engineer and worked for the U. S. Army Engineers in Texas, in the Great Lakes region, in California, and later settled in Oregon in the 1880s, where he engineered the jetties at Yaquina and Coos Bay harbors. The collection (1864-1924) contains family and business correspondence, and a letterpress copy book consisting of the outgoing correspondence of the Alsea Packing company.
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

James Suydam Polhemus (1852-1930) was born in Astoria, New York, and educated at Lehigh University.

He became an engineer and worked for the U. S. Army Engineers in Texas, in the Great Lakes region, and in California. He settled in Oregon in the 1880s, and engineered the jetties at Yaquina and Coos Bay harbors.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1864-1924) contains family and business correspondence, and a letterpress copy book consisting of the outgoing correspondence of the Alsea Packing company.

The Alsea Packing company canned salmon, and the correspondence is from 1887-1890.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Suydam Polhemus papers, Ax 300, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civil engineers--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Salmon canning industry--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Polhemus, James Suydam, 1852-1930
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence