Edward J. Partridge (1856-1891) and his brother, William H. Partridge (1860-1939), were important photographers active in Oregon, Alaska, and San Francisco. The collection consists of seventy images, primarily vintage prints. Other Partridge images appear in the Day collection and the Angelus Studio collection.
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.