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John C. Ainsworth papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Commingers Ainsworth (1822-1893) was the major founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation (OSN) Company, the most powerful transportation monopoly in the Pacific Northwest. Ainsworth was also involved in a number of other ventures, including the Northern Pacific Railroad (NPRR) and various gold, silver and coal mining operations. The John Commingers Ainsworth Papers contain Ainsworth's diaries, autobiography, personal correspondence, photographs, and the business records of the Oregon Central Railroad, Oregon Steam Navigation Company, Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and various mining, building and shipping enterprises.
 
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Cornucopia Mines records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Cornucopia Mines company of Oregon was incorporated July 30, 1927 by Robert W. Betts, Blaine Hallock, and James H. Nichols as a successor company to the Baker Mines company. The collection contains corporate records, financial ledgers, and correspondence, 1918-1941.
 
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Metschan Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Phil Metschan, Sr. (1840-1920) was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany and travelled to the United States and settled in Canyon City, Oregon where he ran a store, became Oregon state treasurer, and established a hotel in Portland, Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, financial and legal records, pioneer family files, photographs and memorabilia.
 
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Sherwood Placer Mining Co. records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Sherwood Placer Mining Company, of Portland, Oregon was a general mining and milling firm that owned, operated, and rented ore and bullion mining and milling operations, and also water rights. The collection (1911) contains articles of incorporation, stock records, by-laws, and meeting minutes.
 
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George Miller West transcribed reminiscence of journey to Oregon

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853. Collection consists of one 49 paged reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included.

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