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William Compton Brown Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, certificates, photographs, pictures, clippings, memoranda, printed matter, manuscripts of Brown's writings for newspapers, books and pamphlets, and other papers. Correspondence chiefly concerns the annual Okanogan rodeo, Brown's historical research and the publication of his writings about the pioneer Pacific Northwest and the Indian wars of eastern Washington.
 
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J. Orin Oliphant Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Personal correspondence and papers, together with research notes, drafts and related materials. The papers concern the history of cattle ranching, 19th century religious missionaries in the Pacific Northwest, the teacher and missionary Jonathan Going, and other aspects of the history of the Pacific Northwest.
 
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Pierre Jean De Smet Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Chiefly correspondence, in French, from Pierre Jean de Smet to his brother Francois and Jesuit superiors, describing missionary experiences and travels in the West. Other correspondence between De Smet and his relatives and acquaintances relates to De Smet's welfare, finances, and contemporary events. Includes graphic art by Father Nicolas Point, who accompanied De Smet on one of his many journeys from St. Louis to the Northwest. Also includes legal documents of the De Smet's in Belgium, maps drawn by De Smet, and the notes of Eugene Laveille for his book about De Smet.
 
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William Parkhurst Winans Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary: Correspondence, business records, diaries, manuscripts on church matters and the history of Stevens County, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and printed material. Includes an unpublished census (1870) of the Indian tribes in northeastern Washington Territory compiled by Winans while special agent for the non-treaty tribes, predecessor of the Colville Indian Reservation Agent.

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