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Seneca J. Abbott Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Manuscripts of poems, and correspondence re: family and personal matters, attending college, farming, and going west to California, 1835-1883.
 
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Kitturah Penton Belknap Diary

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Typescript copy of the diary of Mrs. George Belknap on the trip from Ohio to Fort Hall, Idaho, copied from the original by Mrs. Katherine Christian Barrett.
 
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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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A.R. Burbank Diaries

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Two diaries kept while crossing the plains in 1849: typescript, 1849-1879 : by A.R. Burbank (formerly of Montecello, Idaho).
 
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Benjamin Burgunder Reminiscences

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Includes an additional copy of the manuscript entitled "Reminiscences of Benjamin (Ben) Burgunder: about 1916." Same text of 15 pages. Burgunder's material is also identified as "Reminiscences of a pioneer," 1920.
 
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Cameron Cooke Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of a single bound volume which includes a personal diary as well as documentation related to a wagon train company.
 
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Crossing the Plains in 1845

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This item by Andrew Jackson Chambers is titled "Crossing the plains in 1845." Note on manuscript: "In College Independent, Olympia, 1904."
 
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Grove W. Culver Letter

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This letter is addressed from Grove W. Culver, San Jose, CA, to his brother. It is dated April 7, 1873, and describes a trip to California from Wisconsin.
 
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Arthur Armstrong Denny Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Emigration diary and store ledger of a pioneer in Seattle, Washington, 1851-1854; typescripts made in 1940.
 
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The diary of her journey west

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:None
 
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From St. Paul, Minnesota, to Portland, Oregon, in 1867

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Account, circa 1867, of the journey to the Pacific Northwest by a party of German immigrants, including the Schultheis family of Uniontown, Washington.
 
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Robert M. Graham Memoir

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This item comprises a memoir by Robert M. Graham, 1939. Also included is a letter on frontier life in Oregon. Both memoir and letter are typescript transcriptions.
 
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W. Frank Hickman Letter to Mr. and Mrs. John Gilbert

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Holograph signed and dated December 4, 1872, sent from Union Flat, Washington Territory, to Mr. and Mrs. John Gilbert in Ash Grove, Illinois.
 
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Hoffman Biography

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This typescript by Philip Hoffman is titled "Biography of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman," April 1930.
 
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KHQ Pioneer Reminiscences

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Reminiscences of Eastern Washington, material submitted for the pioneer contest of KHQ radio in Spokane, Washington, 1931.
 
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George Benson Kuykendall Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, reminiscences, addresses, essays, notes, drafts, clippings and photographs of a pioneer physician, local historian and genealogist. His major work, The History of the Kuykendall Family (1919), is represented by extensive correspondence, research notes, drafts and photographs. Other materials include pioneer reminiscences of crossing the plains in 1852, early life in Oregon, and the history of Pomeroy, Washington; as well as material on Indian legends and customs and articles on religious, civic, medical, and rural topics.
 
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My life history briefly written

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:None
 
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N.G. Blalock Company Travel Account

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This typescript transcript is titled "This is a record of the travels of Dr. N.G. Blalock's company across the states and territories from Mt. Zion, Illinois, to Walla Walla, Washington Territory, in 1873." It includes a clipping of the Widicks' 70-year anniversary from a Walla Walla newspaper.
 
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Offield Family History

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This typescript, dated 1919, is titled Offield Family History.
 
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Polly Annette Palmer Diary

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Photocopy of a manuscript diary written from New York State to Seattle, Washington, 1907.
 
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Samuel Parker Letter to Mrs. Jerusha Parker

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Dated April 17, 1835, a transcript account of a westward journey to the northwestern United States.
 
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Samuel Parker Letter to Mrs. Jerusha Parker

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Typescript transcript account of Samuel Parker's travels and meetings with Native Americans. The letter is addressed from beyond the Rocky Mountains to Mrs. Jerusha Parker in Ithaca, New York, August 19, 1835.
 
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Pittsburgh to Colfax Railway Travel Letter

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Manuscript about train trip from Pittsburgh to Colfax, railroad survey for Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, July 29, 1883. The letter is addressed from a camp near Colfax, Washington, to "Dear folks."
 
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William Henry Rector Autobiography

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This undated typescript is titled, "Biographical skeetches [sic] of the life of William Henry Rector writen [sic] by himself."
 
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Catherine Sager Autobiography

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:This biographical typescript by Catherine Sager is titled, "My story." It is dated circa 1900.

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