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Lindsay Applegate papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lindsay Applegate (1808-1892) pioneered Oregon's Applegate Trail with his brothers Charles and Jesse in 1843. Subsequently Applegate became a U.S. government agent for the Modoc and Klamath Indians. The Lindsay Applegate papers contain newspaper clippings related to the Applegate family; letters (1863-1891); and reports, vouchers and other administrative documents relating to Applegate's work as Subagent at Ft. Klamath (1866-1872).
 
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Oliver Cromwell Applegate papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Oliver Cromwell Applegate (1845-1938), the son of Lindsay and Elizabeth Applegate (Applegate Trail pioneers), spent his career working with Oregon Indians. He was a subagent with the Indian Service at Yainax, and during the Modoc War he served as an interpreter and a scout. In 1873, he became a U.S. Commissioner, and in 1898 was appointed Klamath Indian Agent. After his resignation in 1905 he continued to work with the federal government on Indian issues such as the Grande Ronde tribal status challenge. The Oliver Cromwell Applegate papers consist mainly of Applegate family correspondence, with some miscellaneous bills, newspaper clippings, pension papers, documents, journals and the 1868 diary of Frank Applegate.
 
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George H. Atkinson papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon missionary, educator, scientist, publicist, who played a key role in establishing Oregon's public school system. Includes letters of Atkinson and his wife Nancy Bates Atkison, speeches, journals, and ephemera.
 
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William Salter Baker bill of sale

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection consists of a bill of sale transferring half-ownership of the "Brig. Anna & Maime" from William Salter Baker to Orville Risley for the amount of $4,000.00.
 
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Margaret Bannard collection of Oregon pioneer letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of the reminiscences of some of the first migrants from the United States to Oregon territory.
 
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Forbes Barclay correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Forbes Barclay (1812-1873) was a physician with the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver and later mayor of Oregon City, Oregon. The collection consists of family correspondence and letters regarding land claims in Oregon City.
 
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Borthwick and Saunders Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alexander E. Borthwick was a Civil War veteran, railroad engineer and government servant who came to Portland in 1869. His son, William L. Borthwick, was a civil engineer and a Klansman. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, ledgers, photographs of the Borthwick family as wells as diaries and correspondence of the Saunders family who were related by marriage to William L. Borthwick.
 
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Tabitha Brown Collection

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Tabitha Brown was an Oregon pioneer and a founder of Pacific University. This collection includes several original letters by Tabitha and Clark Brown, copies of her account of travels on the Oregon Trail (known as the "Brimfield Heroine" letter), written documentation of Brown family memories, and other material related to the Brown Family.
 
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Calbreath Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:This collection documents the Calbreath and Smith families, both pioneer families in Oregon. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, diaries, account books, day books, and manuscripts of poetry and prose by Irene Smith Calbreath.
 
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Virginia F. Cannon recipe book

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Virginia F. Cannon (1838-1918) was a resident of Peoria, Oregon. Collection contains one journal of hand-written recipes, and recipes compiled from newspaper clippings.
 
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Clackamas County Probate Court land deed to James Athey

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection consists of a single probate court document deeding "lots numbered one and two" to James Athey.
 
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Stephen Coffin deed

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Stephen Coffin (1808-1882) was a pioneer and early Oregon landowner. The collection consists of a deed issued by Coffin for "lots seven and eight" of "block number 5" of the Portland town site.
 
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Henry Cummins papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Henry Cummins (1840-1901) was a well-read and enthusiastic student of topics various and sundry with a partiality for pseudo-science. The collection (1858-1863) consists of Cummins' personal correspondence as well as a memory book and miscellaneous papers.
 
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William B. Davis letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William B. Davis was a pioneer and settler. The collection consists of a single letter written by Davis.
 
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Francis De Witt deed

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Francis DeWitt was a pioneer who came to the Oregon Territory from Germany in 1847 on a sailing vessel. The collection consists of a deed, drawn up by DeWitt, transferring ownership of two lots in the city of Portland to Philander Buchanan.
 
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Orvil and Alice Dodge letters to David P. Walrad

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Orvil and Alice Dodge lived in Jacksonville, Oregon, where Orvil worked as a photographer. Collection includes several handwritten letters to David P. Walrad and his wife along with a brief history of Norman Dodge by Orvil and Allen Dodge (his sons).
 
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Durham family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Durham family was based in Kentucky, although some family members moved out west. The collection (1846-1925) contains correspondence, telegrams, an obituary, an article clipping, and poetry.
 
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Jane Eakin diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jane Eakin was a pioneer whose diary describes a trip across the plains from Illinois to Eugene, Oregon in 1866.
 
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Ellmaker family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Ellmakers are a prominent pioneer family who first settled in Lane County, Oregon in the 1850s following their journey across the United States on the Oregon Trail. The Ellmaker family papers include personal papers of members of the Ellmaker family; maps, drawings, and photographs; artifacts; books and periodicals; and genealogical research and resources.
 
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W. Gale letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:W. Gale was an Oregon pioneer. The collection consists of a single letter written by Gale in which he discusses his "Oregon claim".
 
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Edward R. Geary letter to John McLellan

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edward R. Geary (1811-1886) was a pioneer, missionary and educator. The collection consists of a typed transcription of a letter to John McLellan in which Geary describes his "travel's history" in Latin America and Oregon.
 
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John Smith Griffin papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of Griffin's record of an interview with fellow missionaries.
 
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John Smith Griffin Papers

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Reverend John Smith Griffin was a missionary who emigrated to Oregon with the Whitman-Spalding group in 1839. In the 1840s, he participated in the Champoeg Meetings, founded the Congregationalist Church of Tualatin Plains, and published a newspaper. This collection of original letters and documents includes material related to the early settlement of Oregon, to the Whitman Massacre, to the Griffin Family, to the Congregationalist Church in Tualatin Plains, and to his newspaper, The Oregon American and Evangelical Unionist.
 
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John Jacob Handsaker autobiography and family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Jacob Handsanker was a Christian Church minister, organizer of Portland Community Chest, director of Armenian and Syrian relief, and Northwest secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War. Collection includes a typed autobiography, notebooks of recollections, typed family history, and several typed family letters.
 
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Samuel Handsaker papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Sam "Uncle Sam" Handsaker was an Oregon pioneer and veteran of the Rogue River Indian Wars. The collection consists of a typed copy of "Across the Plains," which is a transcription of a section of Handsaker's journal (1853).
 
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Harvey Clark Collection

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Harvey Clark was an Oregon pioneer of 1840 who helped to found Pacific University, and who owned much of the land where the town of Forest Grove now lies. The collection includes one original letter by Harvey Clark dated 1843; a facsimile and transcription of a 1844 letter; a transcription of his 1837 "memory book," a book of verses and notes written by friends; and typed biographical notes about Harvey Clark.
 
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Joseph Hedges letter to William Fouts

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Joseph Hedges (1827-1895) was a carpenter and pioneer who travelled from Ohio to Oregon in 1852. The collection consists of a single, one paragraph letter from Hedge to Fouts.
 
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Henry Hart Spalding Scrapbook

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Henry Hart Spalding, the son of missionaries Henry Harmon and Eliza Hart Spalding, was one of the first children born to two white parents in the Oregon Territory. This scrapbook was probably his notebook when he was a high school student in the 1850s; news clippings from the 1860s-1870 are pasted over some earlier text.
 
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Binger Hermann manuscript of the Baltimore Colony (Oregon) pioneers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Binger Hermann (1843-1926) was a Roseburg attorney and politician who represented Oregon in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years and served as commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO) under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. The collection contains a handwritten manuscript about the Baltimore colony, titled " Baltimore Colony Pioneer Recollections, Family Memoirs."
 
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George H. Himes papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of George H. Himes of Portland, Oregon, first curator of the Oregon Historical Society and a printer by trade. The collection consists primarily of detailed diaries kept throughout Himes's life, plus records of his printing business and a small amount of correspondence and other documents. Diaries include information on daily activities, Oregon pioneers, local events, family members, and the development of the Oregon Historical Society.
 
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William Holmes notice

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William Holmes (1807-1879) was a pioneer and the first sheriff of Clackamas Country. The collection consists of a notice alerting concerned parties to the sale of the Oregon City properties of William Riley by Holmes to settle a debt to John McLoughlin.
 
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Berryman Jennings letter to R. H. Malory

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Berryman Jennings (1807-1888) was an Oregon pioneer and namesake of Jennings Lodge, Oregon. The collection consists of a letter from Jennings to R. H. Malory of Grand Ronde, Oregon Territory.
 
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David John diary and account book

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:David John was a pioneer of Williamsburg, Oregon, and was a partner in the John Brothers blacksmith firm of Williamsburg. The collection (1860-1869) contains a diary, and an account book for John Brothers.
 
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John Minto papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of John Minto, Oregon pioneer of 1844, State legislator, and Secretary of the Oregon State Board of Horticulture. Materials include correspondence, memoirs, reports, notes, literary manuscripts, a diary, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Correspondence from John Gill, George Himes, and F. G. Young are included, as are letters from T.C. Shaw and Jesse Applegate. A letter from William Tolmie describes his 1833 trip to the Oregon Country. Also included are writings on pioneer reminiscences, forestry, conservation, animal husbandry, and a history of the Oregon State Fair.
 
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Caroline Thurman Buffum, Pioneer of 1845

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection comprises a short biography of Caroline Thurman Buffum, pioneer to Oregon and resident of Amity, Oregon, written by Laura Judy.
 
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Letter In Memory of William M. Turner

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Aubrey Miller, C.C. Beekman, Henry Klippel and William M. Turner, were all prominent Oregon businessmen. The collection contains one letter in memoriam about William M. Turner.
 
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Jesse Looney letter to John C. Bond

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jesse Looney (1800-1869) was a pioneer farmer and early Oregon legislator. The collection consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Looney to his brother-in-law, John C. Bond
 
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F. X. Matthieu papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Ledgers from a store that F. X. Matthieu (1818-1914) ran in Butteville, Oregon. The collection also includes other papers of and relating to Matthieu, who was a French-Canadian migrant to Oregon and the longest-surviving participant of the 1843 Champoeg Meetings.
 
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Walter Meacham papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Walter E. Meacham (1879-1951) was a historian and Oregon Trail enthusiast. The Meacham papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, and a variety of materials associated with the Old Oregon Trail Association and Meacham's promotional activities.
 
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James and Hannah Lloyd Neall papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Neall (1820-1903) was a pioneer, merchant, and entrepreneur from Philadelphia who established claims and businesses in Oregon and California. His wife, Hannah Lloyd Neall (1817-1912) was a cultural enthusiast and suffragist who wrote for numerous early California publications. The collection consists of reminiscences, correspondence, miscellaneous papers, bound volumes and a painted tin box.
 
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Georgia Nesmith letter to James Willis Nesmith

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Willis Nesmith was a US Senator and a US Representative for Oregon between 1861-1875. Collection contains correspondence between Nesmith and Georgia Nesmith.
 
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John H. Nicklin letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The John H. Nicklin letter is a single letter, addressed to Nicklin's brother, describing the journey to and conditions found in Oregon in 1851. The letter focuses on the journey over the Oregon Trail and the available agriculture of the Willamette Valley.
 
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Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs records

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Records of an Oregon organization of local garden clubs, which promoted horticulture, civic beautification, and the preservation of historic trees. Materials include minutes of meetings, Heritage Trees files, photographs of trees, a small amount of correspondence, and ephemera.
 
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Francis W. Pettygrove bond

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Francis W. Pettygrove (1812-1887) was a pioneer and one of the founders of the cities of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists of a bond written by Pettygrove and his business partner Benjamin Stark to Rob McNamee.
 
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William Porter diaries

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:William Porter was an Oregon pioneer who settled in Aumsville, Oregon. His diaries range from 1861-1885 and describe the weather, finances, events and daily routines along with some notes on his neighbors.
 
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Almira Adeline David Raymond letters from Oregon

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Almira Raymond, wife of mission farmer William W. Raymond, arrived in Oregon in 1849 as part of the mission "reinforcement" aboard the Lausanne. Her letters reflect the hardships of mission life and the ambiguous attitude of the missionaries toward the Indians.
 
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A. C. Smith letter to James Slater

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:A. C. Smith (1831-1911) was a pioneer resident of the Grande Ronde Valley in Oregon. The collection consists of a photostat copy of a letter from Smith to James Slater, and an advertisement for the Union, Oregon newspaper, Mountain Sentinel.
 
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Henry H. Spalding Notebook

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Henry H. Spalding was a Presbyterian missionary who arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1836. This notebook, which he compiled during the 1850s-1860s, contains writings relating to his daily life as a missionary, farmer and Indian agent.
 
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John Sutherland papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Sutherland (1846-1918) was a pioneer, union army veteran, and preacher. Collection contains two copies of his autobiography.
 
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Robert Thompson letter to William and Thomas Stephens

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Thompson was an Irish immigrant and pioneer who established a claim in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a letter from Robert Thompson to the brothers William and Thomas Stephens at "Caddlepootle R., St. Helens".

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