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Collection Title:

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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Adair family reminiscences

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection comprises photocopied typescripts of reminiscences by and about Mary Ann Dickinson Adair and John Adair. John Adair and his family traveled to Oregon via Panama and California after President Polk appointed him Collector of Customs in Astoria. The texts concern life in Kentucky and Oregon and include family information and transcriptions of archival records. Texts of letters written by Mrs. Adair during the journey are also included.
 
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Allen Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of general letters (1872-1940) to and from various members of the Allen family, letters (1904-1915) of Franklin S. Allen, letters (1917-1919) of Louise H. Allen, a letterpress book (1906-1908) of Seward D. Allen, and journals (1858-1859) and a composition book (1856-1859) of Franklin Staples.
 
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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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Arthur Torgerson Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a biography of Arthur Torgerson and family reminiscences, in addition to original personal and legal documents such as his baptismal record and citizenship records. Also included are Norwegian language clippings, a genealogical list of Torger Olson’s first and second family members, and Arthur’s application for a homestead in Canada.
 
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Barron Bryton papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Bryton Barron (1898- ) was a teacher, a writer, a civil servant, a publisher and, most notably, a political conservative who wrote critically of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Foreign policy. The collection includes correspondence, writings, reports and newspaper clippings.
 
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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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Samuel Henry Brown papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Samuel Henry Brown was the Republican state senator from Marion County, Oregon, 1923-1933. In 1934 he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor. Collection contains correspondence, 1906-1940, mainly concerning business of the Legislature and the 1934 race for governor. Also included are the letters of George M. Battersby, Co. M, 20th Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Infantry, 1898-1899, from the West Coast and the Philippine Islands.
 
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John Ray Bruckart papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Ray Bruckart (1887-1979) worked for the United States Forest Service, serving as supervisor of the Willamette National Forest in Oregon from 1938 to 1954. Bruckart was an expert on Douglas fir silviculture and management. Collection includes personal correspondence and general correspondence, including several letters from Oregon Senator Wayne Morse. Also included in the collection are Bruckart's writings on such topics as Douglas fir silviculture, "The Rise of Bureaucracy," and "The Taming of a Forest," in addition to his memoirs. Collection also includes materials on the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters Wilderness Area; and several editions of Forest Service alumni newsletters.
 
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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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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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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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Carl Frederick Solberg Papers

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Carl Frederick Solberg was born in Kristiania (Oslo), Norway, in 1833 and came to America in 1853. In 1857 he became editor of the Norwegian-language paper "Emigraten," becoming publisher in 1860. He was war correspondent for the paper during the Civil War, and in 1872 founded another paper, the "Minnesota." He died in 1924, at age 91.
 
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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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Robert D. Clark papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Robert Donald Clark (1910- ) was a professor of speech, author, public speaker, and university president. The Robert D. Clark Papers are comprised of correspondence, schoolwork, speeches, writings, research notes, publications, administrative reports and memoranda, and reference files.
 
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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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Father James Croke letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Rev. James Croke (1827-1888) was a Catholic missionary priest who served in Oregon in the 1850s, reporting directly to Bishop Francis Blanchet of Oregon City, Oregon. This small collection consists of typed transcripts of letters from Croke to Blanchet concerning the details of his missionary work. The original letters are held privately.
 
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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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Guide to the Elsie M. Parkhurst Papers

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence ordering immigration records and and a photocopy of the records.
 
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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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Fenton Family letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ralph and William D. Fenton were soldiers in the American Expeditionary Force. Letters are written to Mrs. W.D. Fention of Portland, Oregon.
 
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Guide to the G. and Klara Holmqvist Correspondence

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a copy and a translation of a letter from G. and Klara Holmqvist to their family in Sweden.
 
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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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H. B. Goldfarb Letters

Repository:University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Summary:The letters were written by Howard B. Goldfarb at the United States Naval Training Center in Farragut, Idaho between August 15 and September 10, 1945. All were sent to his family in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
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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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Pearl Hall collection of Bernard Daly material

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Bernard Daly (1858-1920) was a Lake County, Oregon judge. He also served in the Oregon House of Representatives and State Senate. The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, speeches, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and artifacts.
 
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Edwin William Hampton correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Edwin William Hampton, from Portland, Oregon, a private in Company H, Oregon Volunteer Infantry, is said to have been the first Oregon soldier killed in the Spanish-American War's Philippines campaign. The letters, with few exceptions, are to and from family members. During the war Hampton was at Presidio, Calif., and in Manila, P.I.
 
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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.
 
Collection Title:

Guide to the Hjalmar Björk Collection

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection includes a biography, letters, clippings, poetry, and other announcements related to Swedish-American poet, Hjalmar Björk.
 
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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.
 
Collection Title:

James Ivory papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James Francis Ivory (1928-) is an American director best known for the films he made as part of Merchant Ivory Productions, the production company he formed with his longtime collaborators producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The James Ivory Papers comprise his personal and professional papers, and include material relating to Ivory's feature films, television programs and commercials, Merchant Ivory Productions materials (including papers of Ismail Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala), and Ivory's published and unpublished writings, including literary and artistic work done while Ivory was a college student at the University of Oregon. The collection includes correspondence, screenplays, treatments, storyboards, production notes, promotional material, legal and financial notes, articles, reviews, sketchbooks, notebooks and photographs.
 
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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.
 
Collection Title:

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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Kelly-Seavey Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Kelly (b. 1818) was a 19th-century Oregon rancher, businessman, and politician. The Kelly-Seavey Family Papers comprise the political and business papers of John Kelly, papers of other Kelly family members, and a small segment of Seavey family papers, as well as several boxes of photographs.
 
Collection Title:

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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Charles Edward Lambert correspondences received

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles Lambert was president of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, 1879-1880, and professor of rhetoric at the University of Oregon, 1882-1884. This collection contains three folders with 65 incoming letters from 1862-1894.
 
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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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Olaf Laurgaard papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Olaf Laurgaard (1880-1945) was city engineer of Portland, Oregon. The papers are correspondence, reports, plans, specifications, and drawings for a Portland, Oregon waterfront project, 1919-1933, and other city projects.
 
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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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Ben Linder collection

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ben Linder (1959-1987) was an American mechanical engineer who worked in San Jose de Bocay, Nicaragua from 1983 until his death by the Contras on April 28, 1987. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, articles on political and engineering subjects, photographs, and the Linder family’s records, all of which reflect Linder’s humanitarian work, his political activism, and the impact his death had on American foreign policy debates and within the general public sphere.
 
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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.
 
Collection Title:

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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Guide to the Marvin Johnson Papers

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a letter from Gudmund Alfsen in Norway to his brother Sjur in America, and a Norwegian Lutheran Church pamphlet on prayer.
 
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C. C. McCollach letters and scrapbook

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:McColloch was judge of the U. S. District Court, Portland, Ore. In 1906, then a student at Stanford University, he did volunteer work in San Francisco after the earthquake and fire. This collection includes correspondences and a scrapbook.
 
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William E. Meed collection

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Photographs, clippings, letters and a journal documenting the Klondike gold rush.
 
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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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