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.
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.