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Maynard Morton Belknap Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, photograph, printed material and other papers concerning Belknap family genealogy, the lost Blue Bucket Mine; and the typescript of the 1847 overland diary of Lester Hulin.
 
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James D. Cauthorn journal

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:James D. Cauthorn traveled overland from Mexico, Missouri, to Fort Bridger in 1865. The diary ranges from March 30 to June 25, 1865 and describes his route, modes of transportation, descriptions of the landscape as well his finances.
 
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Center for Pacific Northwest Studies postcard collection

Repository:Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Summary:This is a collection of postcards from all over the world but largely from the Pacific Northwest. Other topics covered include the United States Coast Guard, British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies, various United States National Parks, the Oregon National Historic Trail, and the American Southwest.
 
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Paul Darst diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Paul Darst was an early Oregon Pioneer who crossed the plains in just four months with a small group. Paul Darst diary of plains crossing, from Fort Laramie to Oregon City.
 
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Davenport Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Timothy Woodbridge (T.W.) Davenport (1826-1911) and his family left Ohio for Oregon in the early 1850s, settling in the upper Willamette Valley. T.W. Davenport was a farmer, surveyor, state representative, state senator, and special Indian agent at the Umatilla Agency in the 1860s. T.W. Davenport’s son, Homer Davenport (1867-1912) became the most highly paid political cartoonist of his time. He also traveled to the Ottoman Empire, returning with the first purebred Arabian horses in America. The Davenport Family Papers contain the personal papers of T.W. Davenport, Homer Davenport, and the Davenport family. The collection includes correspondence, essays, drawings, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Of note are the handwritten and typewritten memoirs of T.W. Davenport and original political cartoons by Homer Davenport.
 
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Abigail Scott Duniway papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915) moved to Oregon from Illinois in 1852 with her family on the Oregon Trail and kept a detailed journal of their travels. Duniway was later a key leader of the Woman's Suffrage Movement in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, and she aided the national effort. This expansive collection contains her correspondence, published and unpublished literary works, documents pertaining to the suffrage movement, and a considerable amount of newspaper clippings reporting on Duniway's political and social work.
 
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Fort Hall Account Books

Repository:University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Summary:Financial journals and ledgers of this Oregon Trail post. Also included are papers relating to Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth, 1834-1889. Photocopies from the Oregon Historical Society microfilm R-578.
 
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Orange Gaylord diary

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Orange Gaylord diary is a typed copy of Gaylord's accounts of his travels to and from the west during the years 1850-1853.
 
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The experiences of W.A. Hockett on the Oregon Trail, 1847

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection comprises a single manuscript that is W.A. Hockett's personal account of his journey across the Oregon Trail. The manuscript was typed by Hockett in 1914 and discusses events occurring in 1846-1847.
 
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Ezra Meeker Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, articles, notes, with E.O. Holland, R.B. Coglon, re: Meeker's publications, the Oregon Trail, Pioneers of America, and Seattle Food Conservation Company.
 
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Menefee (Leah Collins) Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Research materials and drafts of article "Cutoff Fever, 1853" (1976-1978) by Leah Collins Menefee and Lowell Tiller, regarding the Elijah Elliott wagon train to Oregon, 1853, and the Free Emigrant Road or Elliot Cutoff. Includes copies of diaries, reminiscences, and other documents.
 
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Oregon-California Trails Association records

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Oregon-California Trails Association records contain minutes, publications, correspondence, and convention documents of the organization. The Oregon-California Trails Association was formed to conduct scholarly research and to preserve the historic sites associated with the Oregon and California Trails.
 
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Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker early recollections of Oregon pioneer life

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Collection consists of the memoir of Mrs. Inez Eugenia (Adams) Parker, who crossed the plains from Illinois to Oregon in 1848 and spent her childhood in Yamhill, Oregon. Her memoir, Early recollections of Oregon pioneer life, tells of her life in Illinois. Inez Adams Parker traveled on the Oregon Trail as a very young child and wrote her recollections late in life. The collection consists of her typed, autobiographical account of her life in Oregon.
 
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Delazon Smith family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of Delazon Smith, an early Oregon journalist and political figure in Linn County, Or., who served briefly as one of the first U.S. Senators from the state. Includes letters from Delazon Smith to his wife Mary, some of which detail Smith's journey to the east coast in 1858 and admission of Oregon to the Union in 1859. Also included are letters from Smith family members, including Delavan Smith, a soldier in the Civil War; legal documents and speeches; and transcripts of Delazon's Smith's letters to the Oregon Weekly Times describing conditons in the state and providing advice to overland travelers.
 
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Samuel Stout Diary

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Typescript transcription of diary written on the Oregon Trail, 1851. Also route notes by Lynn Irish and map of the route by Robert E. Lee, ca. 1980.
 
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Susan Gregg Walton Papers

Repository:Eastern Washington University
Summary:None
 
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Mason Y. Warner papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Mason Young Warner was born in 1868, the son of parents Agnes Stewart and Thomas Warner. Mason Y. Warner married Celia A. Hyland in 1894. The couple lived in Lane County all their lives, except for a short time spent in eastern Washington. They had three children, Ivan, Claire and Erma. The collection is composed mainly of correspondence, some personal files, and photographs. Most extensive in this collection is the Claire Warner Churchill Thompson material in Series IV. Her papers include many manuscripts and material from World War II.
 
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Marcus and Narcissa Whitman Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers relating to a pioneer Presbyterian missionary and physician in the Pacific Northwest. Includes correspondence of Marcus Whitman (1834-1847) and his wife Narcissa Prentiss Whitman (1836-1847) concerning operation of the mission, overland journey, emigrant conditions, family matters, Catholic missionaries, as well as attitudes of Indians toward medical practice and white emigrants; and newspaper accounts, documents, and recollections related to the Whitman Massacre and subsequent trial. Correspondents include fellow missionaries Henry H. Spalding and David Greene, and members of Narcissa Whitman's family. Contains both copies and original materials.

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