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Overview of the Collection

Creator
Tetherow, Solomon, 1800-1879
Title
Solomon Tetherow journal
Dates
1845 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
A 123
Summary
Solomon Tetherow was a wagonmaster of an expedition to Oregon. Solomon Tetherow's journal of the Oregon Emigrating Society of 1845 contains copies as well as photo negatives of the journal.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Solomon Tetherow (1800-1879) was a wagonmaster of an expedition to Oregon. After arriving, he settled in Dallas, Oregon, where he and his wife, Elizabeth Baker Teherow, raised 15 children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists of a transcription, photostatic copy, and photo negative of Solomon Tetherow's journal of the Oregon Emigrating Society of 1845. The journal describes Tetherow's difficult experiences as captain of one group of wagon trains being guided by Stephen Meek. Meek infamously led nearly two hundred families off the road near Fort Boise on a "short cut" that led to "all sorts of grief".

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Pioneers--Oregon Territory

Personal Names

  • Meek, Stephen Hall
  • Tetherow, Solomon, 1800-1879

Geographical Names

  • Oregon National Historic Trail--Description and travel

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries
  • Overland journals