Grace Guile Purse papers, 1844-1942  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
Grace Guile Purse papers
Dates
1844-1942 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.51 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 033
Summary
Grace Guile Purse was a physician in Washington, D.C. early in the twentieth century. In 1920 Purse pursued genealogical research in an effort to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Grace Guile Purse was a physician in Washington, D.C. early in the twentieth century. In 1920 she began research on her family's genealogy. She pursued this genealogical information in an effort to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. This collection consists of genealogical information collected by Dr. Grace Purse. The collection includes correspondence and documents about the Guile and Wishard families. Most notable in the collection is a diary by Molly Guile that describes her family's overland journey from Missouri to Montana in 1869.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of genealogical information collected by Dr. Grace Purse. The collection includes correspondence and documents about the Guile and Wishard families. Most notable in the collection is a diary by Molly Guile that describes her family's overland journey from Missouri to Montana in 1869.

Two maps of the Portland, Oregon area, one dated 1908, were removed to the map library. In addition, three small photographs of an unidentified woman were removed to the Photograph Collection of Special Collections. One broadside advertises a concert with Miss Grace Guile, soprano.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Overland journeys to the Pacific

Personal Names

  • Purse, Grace Cuile

Family Names

  • Giles family
  • Wishard family

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries
  • Genealogies (histories)
  • Overland journals
  • Photographs

Occupations

  • Physicians--Washington (D.C.)