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"T. J. S." letter to Frank

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter dated April 17, 1889 from "T. J. S.," of Eugene, Oregon to Frank [Hyland?]. In the letter, T. J. S. advises Frank to proceed with county improvements regardless of the supposed will of the voters.
 
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Albert Applegate letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Albert Applegate (1843-1888) was a farmer and served in the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was the son of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail. Collection contains nine photostats of letters written by Albert Applegate during his military career.
 
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Moray Lindsay Applegate letters to Herbert C. Thompson and other correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Moray Lindsay Applegate (1876-1956) is a descendant of the Applegate family who were early pioneers to Oregon and established the Applegate Trail. Herbert Cooper Thompson, journalist and writer, was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1875 and died in October of 1960. Collection contains letters written to Herbert Thompson (Tommy) from Moray Applegate (living in Mexico at the time) discussing the Applegate family, correspondence to Moray's sister Alice Applegate Piel.
 
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Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Baker family, consisting of Walter H. Baker, his wife Ida S. Baker (nee Rawalt) and their three sons, William A., Walter R., and Paul, as well as Ida Baker's sister, Mary Hoffman (nee Rawalt), her husband William and their son Harlan, all moved to the Salem, Oregon area in the 1890s. The collection contains records of the Baker, Rawalt, and Hoffman family that include diaries, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and business records of Walter Baker.
 
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H. L. Barret letter to Thomas R. Cornelius

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter dated February 24, 1884, from H. L. Barret, of Birch Creek, Oregon to Thomas R. Cornelius. In the letter, Barret reports on snow and wagon travel in the mountains, his oxen, and the the trials of travel. that the oxen are doing well and are soon to be worth more, and that he is using a hand saw for a table, which he says is an improvement over a rock.
 
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Rollin Simeon Belknap letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:In 1870, Rollin Simeon Belknap claimed a hot springs site located in Oregon, in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, that is now known as Belknap Hot Springs. The collection contains a letter of June 5, 1872, from Belknap to A. Gibbs, asking Gibbs to pass on a bottle of water (that was sent with the letter) to a chemist for tests, as the springs he found were said to be good for healing. (The bottle is not included in the collection)
 
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Thomas R. Cornelius letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas R. Cornelius (1827-1899) was a pioneer and member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection consists of a single letter to his wife written during his military service.
 
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C. S. Culver letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a typed copy of a letter dated October 20, 1889, from C. S. Culver of Mantorville, Minnesota, to his brother and sister Lucius and Amanda Culver. The letter is a description of transportation facilities and natural resources of Oregon during 1889.
 
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Elwood Evans notebook

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Elwood Evans (1828-1898) was a lawyer, politician, and historian of the Pacific Northwest. The collection consists of a single notebook intended primarily as source notes for Evans' historical work.
 
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Ira Gardner letters from Oregon

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Ira Gardner was a woodworker, who wrote letters from Oregon to his family in Iowa, during the mid 1800s. The collection (1865) contains three pieces of Gardner's correspondence, in which he praises Oregon's "froots" and "psalmon," but damns the weather.
 
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A. J. Grover letter to Edwin Beebe

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:A. J. Grover wrote a letter dated April 18, 1863, to Edwin Beebe, of Placerville, Idaho to say that he had been delayed by Indians and it was too late for best market in Placerville; he also quotes prices in mining towns.
 
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A. J. Grover letter to Edwin Beebe

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains one letter dated January 5, 1863, from A. J. Grover to Edwin Beebe, of Portland, Oregon, giving a good report of Boise mines.
 
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Melchi Johnson letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Melchi Johnson, of Bethel, Polk County, Oregon, wrote a letter dated August 30, 1869, to his daughter. The collection contains the letter in which Johnson reminds his daughter that she has not been forgotten by her family.
 
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McLoughlin-Fraser family papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of and relating to Dr. John McLoughlin, Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, Washington, and later a land owner in Oregon City, Oregon; and materials of and relating to McLoughlin's descendants and relatives in the Fraser, Rae, Harvey, Wygant, and Winch families. Most of the materials are copies or transcriptions, with some original documents. Includes correspondence, legal documents, historical materials, and genealogies.
 
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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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John Minto letter to William P. Lord

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter from John Minto to William P. Lord, of Salem, Oregon, dated January 15, 1892. In the letter, Minto describes his experiences as an escort for Jesse Applegate, from 1847 to 1848, including travel through the Siskiyou mountains.
 
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William S. Prichard letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Prichard left Polk County, Iowa in 1852; was in Marysville, Calif., in 1861; Union, Oregon, 1865-1867; and Rye Valley, Oregon, 1868-1869. In 1865, he built a toll road from Union to Express Ranch, Oregon, an investment that failed. His very occasional letters to a brother, Amos, and to other relatives in Iowa give a bare account of his experiences.
 
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Savage family correspondence

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection (1869-1878) contains handwritten personal correspondence between members of the Savage family that lived in Maine and Oregon.
 
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Alvin Thompson Smith letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alvin T. Smith, lay missionary and Oregon pioneer, came overland to Oregon in 1840 and settled near Forest Grove in 1841. Letters concern the Congregational Church and Tualatin Academy.
 
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W.P.A. Oregon Historical Records Survey records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Historical Records Survey (H.R.S.) was initiated by the federal government in 1935 as one of five programs under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A., renamed Work Projects Administration in 1939). All W.P.A. projects ended in February 1943, and most H.R.S. records were deposited in public repositories. The Oregon Historical Records Survey collection, arranged according to its original order, contains detailed documentation of Oregon history and records.
 
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John R. Williams letters to Lucy Applegate

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Lucy Applegate (1830-1910) was the daughter of Charles Applegate and the niece of Jesse Applegate who helped establish the Applegate Trail in Oregon. Collection contains five letters that are undated.
 
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Bushrod Washington Wilson letters to Joseph P. Wilson

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Bushrod Washington Wilson (1824-1900) was a sailor, gold miner, and carpenter who eventually settled in Corvallis, Oregon, where he became a prominent citizen. The collection consists of Wilson's letters to his brother, Joseph.
 
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Albert Zieber diary and letters

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Alfred Zieber (1830-1890) travelled overland from Peoria, Illinois to California. The collection consists of Zieber's diary of his journey, as well as four subsequent letters from his father, John S. Zieber.

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