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Overview of the Collection

Bond, George, 1818-
George Bond journal
1853 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 folder
Collection Number
SFM 023
The George Bond papers comprise a photocopy of a published typescript in which a segment of George Bond's diary in transcribed. The segment concerns the Bond family's 1853 overland journey to Oregon.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

George Bond was born in Henry County, Kentucky in 1818. With his family, he later moved to Indiana and then Illinois. He was, for many years, a Baptist minister. Along with several members of his family, George Bond made the overland journey to Oregon. Bond's diaries were left with his son James, who suppressed them because he feared that the spelling found in the writing might cast discredit on his father's reputation. The diaries came to light after the death of James Bond. After arriving in Oregon, the members of the travelling party scattered throughout the Willamette Valley. The portions of the diary transcribed here cover the overland journey, April-September 1853.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Geoge Bond papers comprise a photocopy of a published typescript which presents the text of George Bond's diary, which concerns the Bond family's 1853 overland journey to Oregon. There are six leaves in total, most containing two pages of the original typescript.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Overland journeys to the Pacific

Personal Names

  • Bond, C. A.
  • Bond, George, 1818-
  • Bond, George, 1818-

Family Names

  • Bond family

Geographical Names

  • Oregon--Description and travel

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries