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"T. J. S." letter to Frank

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter dated April 17, 1889 from "T. J. S.," of Eugene, Oregon to Frank [Hyland?]. In the letter, T. J. S. advises Frank to proceed with county improvements regardless of the supposed will of the voters.
 
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Albert Applegate letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Albert Applegate (1843-1888) was a farmer and served in the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was the son of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains nine photostats of letters written by Albert Applegate during his military career.
 
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Moray Lindsay Applegate letters to Herbert C. Thompson and other correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Moray Lindsay Applegate (1876-1956) is a descendant of the Applegate family who were early pioneers to Oregon and established the Applegate Trail. Herbert Cooper Thompson, journalist and writer, was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1875 and died in October of 1960. Collection contains letters written to Herbert Thompson (Tommy) from Moray Applegate (living in Mexico at the time) discussing the Applegate family, correspondence to Moray's sister Alice Applegate Piel.
 
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Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker's sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.
 
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H. L. Barret letter to Thomas R. Cornelius

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter dated February 24, 1884, from H. L. Barret, of Birch Creek, Oregon to Thomas R. Cornelius. In the letter, Barret reports on snow and wagon travel in the mountains, his oxen, and the the trials of travel. that the oxen are doing well and are soon to be worth more, and that he is using a hand saw for a table, which he says is an improvement over a rock.
 
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Rollin Simeon Belknap letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary: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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Thomas R. Cornelius letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was a pioneer and member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection consists of a single letter to his wife written during his military service.
 
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C. S. Culver letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a typed copy of a letter dated October 20, 1889, from C. S. Culver of Mantorville, Minnesota, to his brother and sister Lucius and Amanda Culver. The letter is a description of transportation facilities and natural resources of Oregon during 1889.
 
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Elwood Evans notebook

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Elwood Evans (1828-1898) was a lawyer, politician, and historian of the Pacific Northwest. The collection consists of a single notebook intended primarily as source notes for Evans' historical work.
 
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Ira Gardner letters from Oregon

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ira Gardner was a woodworker, who wrote letters from Oregon to his family in Iowa, during the mid 1800s. The collection (1865) contains three pieces of Gardner's correspondence, in which he praises Oregon's "froots" and "psalmon," but damns the weather.

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