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George Abernethy Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a provisional governor of the Oregon Territory, churchman, and merchant. Includes letterpress copybook, 1847-1850; additional correspondence, including correspondence with Neil M. Howison, captain of the schooner Shark, wrecked on the bar of the Columbia River; papers of the Brig Henry Association, ca. 1850; papers of George's son William Abernethy; legal, military, and business papers; receipts, biographical data, clippings and ephemera.
 
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American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Typescript copies of journal extracts, reports, correspondence, and financial documents of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions concerning its missionary operations in Oregon and the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii); includes J. S. Green's report on exploration of the northwest coast of North America, and correspondence with Marcus Whitman and Henry H. Spalding, among others. Also includes some original documents.
 
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James Birnie papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a Hudson's Bay Company agent, justice of the peace, and early merchant of Cathlamet, Washington Territory. Includes Birnie & Co. accounts with Abernethy & Co.; Allan, Lowe & Co.; Henry W. Corbett; Ladd, Reed, & Co.; and other business in northwestern Oregon and California. Also inlcludes fishery accounts; real estate records of Cathlamet; estate papers of James A. Scarborough; and guardianship records of Edwin and Robert Scarborough.
 
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Philip Buehner Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:The collection contains materials relating to Philip Buehner's family and business interests, including the lumber industry, establishment of the Bull Run water system, and other water supply systems. Includes materials formerly designated as Mss 82-1.
 
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Thomas Joseph Burns papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers, printed ephemera, books and pamphlets collected by Thomas J. Burns, a socialist leader who ran a watch repair shop in Portland, Oregon, through the early 1950s. Includes pamphlets, books, broadsides, and clippings relating to national, local and Oregon politics, and a small amount of personal correspondence.
 
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Charles Henry Carey Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a Portland, Oregon, lawyer, municipal court judge, civic leader, and author of History of Oregon (1922). Includes correspondence, published materials, speech and lecture materials, files on organizations, and bail book list (1893-1894) of early Oregon settlers.
 
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Celilo Falls Indian Relocation Project Records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Records collected by Barbara MacKenzie as part of a U.S. Government project to relocate Native Americans displaced by the construction of the Dalles Dam in eastern Oregon and Washington State. Includes case files on individuals, including biographical information and photographs of housing; correspondence; minutes of meetings; and relocation plans.
 
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Justin Chenoweth papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Handwritten diary, letterbooks, and documents relating to Justin Chenoweth's travel to Oregon and work as a surveyor, mail carrier, and justice of the peace in Oregon and Washington Territory, primarily from the years 1848 to 1862. Includes family correspondence.
 
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Couch Family Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of the family of John Heard Couch, one of the original developers of the townsite of Portland, Oregon, and his descendents, including members of the Glisan and Robertson families. Papers include correspondence, legal papers, land ownership records, clippings, family Bibles, journals of John Heard Couch, and papers concerning Couch's wife Caroline and their descendants Caroline Wilson, Clementine Lewis, and Elizabeth and Rodney Glisan. Of special note is John Heard Couch's logbook, 1853-1858, for voyages on the ships Chenamus and Madonna; and the travel diary of Nan Robertson, 1911-1912, written during a trip to San Francisco and Southern Asia.
 
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Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a farmer, surveyor, merchant, lawyer, and justice of the peace in Gilliam County, Oregon. Includes correspondence, diary, financial records, notes on farming, scale drawings and plans for farm structures and houses, and genealogical materials.
 
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Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a Unitarian minister of Portland, Oregon, including correspondence, speeches, and school records of his grandaughter Ruth Eliot Johnson.
 
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Episcopal Church Collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection of materials assembled by the Oregon Historical Society relating to the Episcopal Church in Oregon. Includes papers relating to Bishops Thomas Fielding Scott, Benjamin Wistar Morris, Charles Scadding, and Walter Taylor Sumner; other clergy members; local churches; materials relating to Good Samaritan Hospital, Bishop Scott Academy, and St. Helens Hall, all of Portland; and records of the Women's Auxiliary. Much of the collection was assembled by Rev. Edward H. Clark. Also includes microfilm of church records for various Oregon parishes, including the Missionary Diocese of Eastern Oregon.
 
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Edward R. Geary papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Edward R. Geary, a pioneer missionary and Presbyterian minister who served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon and Washington State from 1859 to 1861, founded Albany College, and was a Regent of the University of Oregon. Includes correspondence, writings, and financial records, including copies of letters from Geary's brother, John W. Geary; papers relating to the Oregon Central Railroad; papers relating to the estate of John Webster Perit Huntington; and detailed expenditure reports from the Oregon Office of Indian Affairs, 1859-1861.
 
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Addison Crandall Gibbs Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Addison Crandall Gibbs, Republican governor of Oregon from 1862-1866, consisting primarily of official and business correspondence. Also included are family materials, legal materials, files on the Oregon State Penitentiary, files on public lands, and a scrapbook compiled during Gibbs's stay in London at the end of his life.
 
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William Henry Gray Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Dr. William Henry Gray, a physician and lay missionary for the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions who was active in the Oregon Territory. Includes typescripts of letters and other documents regarding missionary activities; typescript of the diary of Gray's wife, Mary Augusta Dix Gray; and original manuscript of William Henry Gray's diary, 1836-1837.
 
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Hill Military Academy Records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Records relating to the Hill Military Academy, a private boys secondary school in Portland, Oregon. Most material was created by the school's director, Joseph W. Hill, and includes a small amount of correspondence, drawings of the school building, scrapbook, and lists of students. Some materials relate to the Bishop Scott Academy in Portland, for which Hill was director prior to 1901.
 
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J.H. Horner Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a Wallowa County, Oregon, official and amateur historian. Includes manuscript of his unpublished book Wallowa River and Valley as well as correspondence with Otis Halfmoon and other papers
 
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James Willis Nesmith papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon lawyer, political figure, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs who served in the U.S. Senate from 1861-1867. Collection includes letters to and from Nesmith, including many related to the pre-Civil War political crisis; diary of overland journey, 1843; and diary and notebook from the Yakima Indian War, 1855. Also includes business records from Nesmith's ranch in Polk County, family and genealogical materials.
 
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James Judge Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Assistant United State Treasury Agent to the seal fisheries at St. George, Pribilof Islands, Alaska. Includes detailed notebooks and diaries containing observations on seals, foxes, coal, and other matters; fox and seal reports; census of St. Paul and St. George Islands; letters from U.S. Treasury agent Joseph Murray; and a diary of Judge's wife, Helen.
 
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William M. King Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a merchant, civic leader, and territorial legislator of Portland, Oregon. Includes correspondence, financial records, notebooks, and ledgers. Materials relate to King's enterprises, including the firms of Butler & King, King & Kittridge, and a lawsuit concerning King's work on the Erie Canal.
 
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Joseph Lane papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers include correspondence (1848-1875) received during Lane's service as Oregon's delegate to Congress; territorial proclamations (1847-1849); copy letters written by Lane (1848-1861); photocopy of report (1849) to the U.S. secretary of war concerning the customs and locations of various Indian tribes in the Oregon Territory; mailing lists (1848-1859) of Lane's constituents when he held public office; survey of Lane's donation land claim; orders, reports, and requisitions created while Lane served in the Mexican War; documents (1849-1851) related to the Rogue River Indian wars and Whitman Massacre.
 
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Seth Lewelling papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon pioneer nurseryman dating from the late 19th century and containing business correspondence, letterpress copy book, account books and financial records, and daily diaries with business-related entries. Also includes correspondence and legal documents from Lewelling's stepdaughter, Florence Olson.
 
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Locey family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Journals, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, of Cyrus T. and Maria M. Locey, pioneer farmers and ranchers in Malheur County in eastern Oregon.
 
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John Marsh Smith Letters

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Letters of prospector and businessman John Marsh Smith of Baltimore, Maryland, to his family and friends, detailing his experiences travelling, prospecting, and doing business in California and Oregon in 1850. Also includes family-related letters sent to and from Smith from other years.
 
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Menefee (Leah Collins) Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Research materials and drafts of article "Cutoff Fever, 1853" (1976-1978) by Leah Collins Menefee and Lowell Tiller, regarding the Elijah Elliott wagon train to Oregon, 1853, and the Free Emigrant Road or Elliot Cutoff. Includes copies of diaries, reminiscences, and other documents.

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