John H. Nicklin letter , 1851 February 25

Overview of the Collection

Nicklin, John H.
John H. Nicklin letter
1851 February 25
0.1 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 folder
Collection Number
CA 1851 Feb 25
The John H. Nicklin letter is a single letter, addressed to Nicklin's brother, describing the journey to and conditions found in Oregon in 1851. The letter focuses on the journey over the Oregon Trail and the available agriculture of the Willamette Valley.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

John H. Nicklin was an Oregon pioneer who journeyed across the Oregon Trail in 1851 from Iowa. He settled on the Salt Creek, about 60 miles from Portland and 35 miles off the Pacific coast. Nicklin received 640 acres from the government in Oregon to cultivate for the next four years.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of John H. Nicklin comprise a single letter written on February 25, 1851 to his brother. The letter documents John Nicklin's journey across the Oregon Trail and the conditions found in Oregon. The letter goes into detail about the agriculture productivity and crops he found in Oregon. The letter is eight typed pages.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Collection is located with other single file letters, which are arranged chronologically.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Agriculture--Oregon
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Pioneers--Oregon
  • Pioneers--Oregon

Personal Names

  • Nicklin, John H.

Geographical Names

  • Oregon National Historic Trail--Description and travel
  • Oregon--Description and travel