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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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Merle A. Brosh Papers

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:None
 
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Cushing and Myra Fairbanks Eells Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, clippings, poster, and photocopies and transcripts of correspondence by and about the Eells and their missionary work in Oregon and among the Spokanes. Letters re: Whitman Massacre, 1847. Much of this material was secured by Dr. C.M. Drury prior to 1938.
 
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Myra Fairbanks Eells Letter

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This letter is addressed from Myra Fairbanks Eells at Tualatin Academy to "my dear mother," March 6, 1850.
 
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Myra Fairbanks Eells Letter to Aaron Rogers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Incomplete manuscript regarding the Tshimakain Mission and the Whitman Massacre. The letter, dated April 7, 1848, is addressed from Fort Colville to Holden, Massachusetts.
 
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Thompson Coit Elliott Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of historian Thompson Coit Elliott who came west to Walla Walla, Washington in 1886. Includes correspondence, notes, copies of historical documents, speeches, published articles, and publication manuscripts on subjects relating to early exploration and trade in Inland Empire of the Pacific Northwest and the Oregon coast.
 
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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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Nancy Osborne Jacobs Speech (transcript)

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of a single item, an undated typescript (14 leaves) with the text of Nancy Jacobs' 1912 paper and a brief introduction written at some point after her death.
 
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Privies, Charivaris and Bedbugs or Life on the Farm in the Olden Days

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Autobiography of James Bramblet titled "Privies, Charivaris and Bedbugs or Life on the Farm in the Olden Days." James Bramblet was born on Big Bear Ridge and the story covers his life on the family farm in the 1920's and 1930's.
 
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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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Josiah Osborne Papers

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:None
 
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Catherine Sager Autobiography

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This biographical typescript by Catherine Sager is titled, "My story." It is dated circa 1900.
 
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Elizabeth Sager Letter to Frederick Sager

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This item comprises a letter from Elizabeth Sager to Frederick Sager, January 15, 1855.
 
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William Stokes Receipt

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Receipt for one horse, from Alvin Smith, West Tualatin Plains, Oregon, for pursuit of Native Americans involved with Whitman Massacre.
 
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U.S. District Court documents regarding the Whitman Massacre trial

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:In November of 1847, a small band of Cayuse warriors killed 14 settlers and took 53 others captive in what became known as the Whitman Massacre. The collection consists of photostat copies of court documents describing testimony brought against Tiloukaikt, one of the Cayuse leaders brought to trial for the crime.
 
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Marcus Whitman letters to Alanson Hinman

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:Marcus Whitman was a missionary in the Oregon Territory who was killed by Cayuse Indians in 1847. These letters, sent to his friend Alanson Hinman, shed light on conditions at the mission in the weeks before his death.

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