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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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Walter S. Bowman photographs

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Walter S. Bowman (1865-1938) was a professional photographer who worked in Pendleton, Oregon, from the late 1880s to the mid 1930s. Bowman's photographs document daily life in Eastern Oregon, including special events such as the Pendleton Round-Up. The collection consists of almost 800 negatives and prints representative of the span of the photographer's work, but his noted images of tribal people were largely destroyed after his death.
 
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Charles Louis Marshall papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Charles L. Marshall (1882-1957) was a mining engineer and surveyor. He was born in Portland, Oregon and educated at the University of Oregon, graduating in 1911 or 1912. The papers include a diary, Jan. 1907 to June 1908, describing Marshall's labors in the R and S gold mine, Curry County, Ore. The second volume of the diary has 10 pages of "Mining stories," folklore of southern Oregon and northern California mines. There are two account books showing receipts and expenses at the R and S mine, 1906-1908, and of Marshall's years at the University of Oregon, 1908-1911. From July to December 1918 he was an enlisted man in the U. S. Army, stationed at Washington Barracks, D.C. There are 41 letters, Marshall to his mother, describing his experience in Co. E, 1st Replacement Regt. Engineers. The photograph portion of the collection consists of three albums of photographs black and white prints, real photo postcards, a few commercial postcards, and 17 glass plate negatives. The dates for almost all of the images are from around 1905-1915, with the largest concentration from 1911-1912. The photographs cover mining operations in Southern Oregon, including the Bohemia mines, Lucky Boy mine, Treasure Mine, Crystal Mine, and the Champion (or Champiom) Mine. Also included are images of bridge construction in the Portland area, construction of the Walterville power plant, and Eugene's Municipal Power plant. There are also prints from several trips taken in Oregon and the Northwest, as well as postcards from a trip to South America by a friend. Several real photo postcards of the University of Oregon campus from 1911 are in the collection, a few of which are included in the 1913 Oregana. There are pictures of the buildings as well as of construction of the tennis courts and photographs from a track meet.
 
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Frederick Wallace Wilson papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Frederick Wallace Wilson (1872-1955) was an attorney and Circuit Court Judge in The Dalles, Oregon. The papers include correspondence, a letterpress copybook, legal papers, a manuscript, photographs, addresses and publications by Wilson as well as personal correspondence of Joseph G. Wilson, and certificates of Elizabeth Millar Wilson.

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