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Nelson Paul Beebe diaries and autobiography [photocopies]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Nelson Paul Beebe diaries and autobiography [photocopies] (1845-1856) consist of the writings of Nelson Paul Beebe. The writings are separted into four volumes and titled, "Life of Nelson Paul Beebe, 1845-1855," "Life of Nelson Paul Beebe, 1851," "Daily Diary, 1851," and "Accounts of Brd of the Yachst Cornelia."
 
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Columbia Rediviva collection

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Collection of documents, originals and copies, relating to the ship Columbia (also known as the Columbia Rediviva) and its journeys to the Pacific Northwest in the late 18th century. The ship was owned by Joseph Barrell out of Boston and most famously captained by Robert Gray. Materials include logs, journals, letters, financial records, cargo lists, and drawings of the ship.
 
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Roger Conant's journal of a voyage aboard the Continental

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Journal of voyage aboard the Continental from New York to San Francisco by a journalist
 
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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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Diary of a Sea Voyage to San Francisco and Commonplace Book of an Immigrant to Oregon

Repository:Pacific University, Archives
Summary:This anonymous handwritten volume contains several texts, including a diary of a sea voyage from Boston to San Francisco in 1852, a description of an 1863 trip on the Columbia River, and miscellaneous handwritten recipes, notes and clippings.
 
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Early Travel In Montana Essay

Repository:Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Summary:The Early Travel in Montana Essay is an original student paper created by Mary Kirk for Professor Helen Brewer’s American history class at Montana College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts. Kirk’s essay is the finished product of interviews with several Bozeman, Montana pioneers on pioneer transportation methods. Various transportation methods include mule trains, steamboat, wagons, ox cart, and stagecoach. Locales include the Bozeman Trail, Bozeman, Crow Agency, Gallatin County, Hunter’s Hot Springs, Fort Benton, and Virginia City.
 
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Henry Failing papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a pioneer merchant, banker, mayor, civic leader, and philanthropist of Portland, Oregon. Includes business correspondence and other business papers; business ledgers; files on the Failing house; materials relating to a European tour of 1879-1880; files on business and civic interests, including the Tualatin Academy; land ownership records; and correspondence of other family members, including Henry Coalter Cabell and Henry Failing Cabell.
 
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Thomas Frazar reminiscences to 1853, including the history of the Frazar family in America

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of reminiscences of Frazar's childhood in Massachusetts, early life at sea, a trading voyage to California and Oregon (via Panama), 1850-1851, and experiences as a trader in the southern Oregon mines, 1852-1853.
 
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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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Ann S. Conner Hartsuck papers

Repository:University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:Papers of a "Mercer girl" Ann S. Conner. Included are letters in the form of a diary describing the voyage of the steamship "Continental" from New York to Seattle. Also included are her contract with Mercer, her steamship ticket, and her teacher's certificate.
 
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Abel D. Helman papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Abel Helman Papers comprise four folders that include a diary of Helman's overland trip from Ohio to California, a list of travel expenses, detailed description of weather reports of Ashland, Oregon, and a photostat copy of the journal of the Mountain Rangers from 1863 to 1866.
 
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Mercer's Belles: A Reporter's Journal

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Undated typescript with manuscript corrections and additions.
 
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Joel Palmer papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a migrant to Oregon who served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Oregon Territory and Oregon State Legislator. Papers include: correspondence; typescript copies of diaries, including travel diaries for trips throughout the northwestern United States; original government documents; letters sent to Palmer's wife, Sarah Ann Derbyshire Palmer; and letters from Palmer's descendants.
 
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Almira Adeline David Raymond Diary

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This diary dated September to December 1839 provides a record of the Oregon migrations of a member of the Jason Lee Mission.
 
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John Shaver journal

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:John Shaver was from South Mountain, North Carolina. He sailed on the Henry Chauncey to Aspinwall, crossed the isthmus, and proceeded on the Sacramento to San Francisco, Mar. 11 to Apr. 2, 1868. Journal describes his journey.
 
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Alvan F. Waller Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of a pioneer Methodist missionary in Oregon who was active in Oregon City and later at The Dalles and Salem. Includes correspondence with missionaries Jason and Daniel Lee, materials relating to a land dispute with John McLoughlin and other land claims, organization of the Oregon Provisional Government, teaching activities, and the establishment of Willamette University. Also includes Waller's diary of his journey to Oregon on the ship Lausanne, 1839-1840, and 2 additional diaries covering the years 1841-1845.
 
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Tyler Woodward Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:The collection consists of two items: a manuscript narrative and typescript, and an earlier autobiographical sketch.

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