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Davenport Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Timothy Woodbridge (T.W.) Davenport (1826-1911) and his family left Ohio for Oregon in the early 1850s, settling in the upper Willamette Valley. T.W. Davenport was a farmer, surveyor, state representative, state senator, and special Indian agent at the Umatilla Agency in the 1860s. T.W. Davenport’s son, Homer Davenport (1867-1912) became the most highly paid political cartoonist of his time. He also traveled to the Ottoman Empire, returning with the first purebred Arabian horses in America. The Davenport Family Papers contain the personal papers of T.W. Davenport, Homer Davenport, and the Davenport family. The collection includes correspondence, essays, drawings, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Of note are the handwritten and typewritten memoirs of T.W. Davenport and original political cartoons by Homer Davenport.
 
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Robert Aubrey Miller papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Aubrey Miller (1854-1941) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1878, and began a law practice in Jacksonville, Oregon, served in the Oregon House of Representatives, and was as an aide to Governor Sylvester Pennoyer. The collection contains correspondence, letterpress volumes, a diary, proceedings of the Jacksonville District Pomona Grange (1876-1879), a Willamette University memorandum book, scrapbooks of clippings, speeches, Southern Oregon District Fair material, books of poems, excerpts from The Hesperian, a literary magazine edited by Miller, and photographs.

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