Kate L. Robbins papers, 1855-1886  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Robbins, Kate L., 1834-
Title
Kate L. Robbins papers
Dates
1855-1886 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.2 linear feet, (4 containers)  :  4 folders
Collection Number
A 105
Summary
Kate Robbins, nee Pratt, was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, and moved with her husband Abner to Ochoco, Oregon in 1868. The family was among the first settlers in the Ochoco area. The collection is composed of correspondence that describes living conditions in and near Ochoco and Prineville, with references to Indian uprisings, feuds between cattle and sheep ranchers, politics, and social life.
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

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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

Kate Robbins, nee Pratt, was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts. She was married to Abner Robbins. Their daughter, Eunice W., was born in 1852 and was married to James Clinton Luckey of Prineville, Oregon in 1881. About 1854, Abner Robbins went to California. He mined and farmed at Yreka Flats and Indian Creek, California between 1855 and 1859. Two letters from him describe his experiences. In 1859, he returned to Massachusetts and brought Kate back to Indian Creek. About 1868 the couple moved to Ochoco, Oregon, where Abner raised sheep, cattle, and horses. They were among the first settlers in the Ochoco area.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains ninety-nine letters. Between 1869 and 1886, there is a series of detailed letters from Kate to her mother and brother and from Eunice to her grandmother Pratt. The letters describe living conditions in and near Ochoco and Prineville, with references to Indian uprisings, feuds between cattle and sheep ranchers, politics, and social life. With the collection are seven California pictorial letter sheets.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Pioneers--West (U.S.)--Correspondence
  • Women Pioneers--Oregon--Correspondence

Personal Names

  • Robbins, Kate L., 1834-

Geographical Names

  • California--History
  • Oregon--History

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence