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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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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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John Miller Drake Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an officer in the 1st Oregon Cavalry and 1st Oregon Infantry during the Civil War, and later purchasing agent for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. Materials include records of the 1st Oregon Cavalry, correspondence, copy of Drake's journal describing a campaign against the Snake Indians in 1864, articles, legal papers, business correspondence for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, private account books, and receipts for the Portland Board of Trade. Also includes genealogical materials for the Parrish family.
 
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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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Robert Huston Milroy Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:This collection consists of personal papers of Robert Huston Milroy, family correspondence, and U. S. Indian Agency correspondence and reports, primarily from Milroy's years in Washington Territory, 1872-1890.
 
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Alden Hatch Steele papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:The bulk of the collection consists of business and personal letters to Dr. Alden Hatch Steele. Also included are three personal letters to Mrs. Steele from G.H. Atkinson, a book of notes made by Dr. Steele concerning medical conditions and treatments, and receipts for various purchases and expenditures.

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