Alanson Hinman papers , 1872-1900

Overview of the Collection

Hinman, Alanson, 1822-1908
Alanson Hinman papers
1872-1900 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (3 containers)  :  3 folders
Collection Number
A 051
The Alanson Hinman papers comprise thirty-two letters and an account book. The correspondence dates from 1872 to 1900 and concerns Indian training schools, proposed changes in the charter of Pacific University, and personal issues. The account book contains miscellaneous accounts receivable as well as a record of apples shipped.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Alanson Hinman came to the Oregon Country in 1844 and taught school at the Whitman Mission. He later moved to the Willamette Valley, was collector of customs at Astoria, and finally settled in Forest Grove. He was a trustee of Pacific University.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists of papers, including an account book, 1859-1861, and 32 letters, 1872-1900. The correspondence includes an exchange of 6 letters with U.S. Senator Joseph Dolph in 1884 concerning the future of the Indian training school at Forest Grove. From 1890-1894 there are letters to and from Myron Eells, John A. Hamilton, C.E. Clapp, H.A. Shorey, Napoleon Davis, and Thomas Condon about proposed changes in the charter of Pacific University, and personnel problems at the school. An account book, 1859-1861, contains miscellaneous accounts receivable, and records of apples shipped on various vessels.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Collection is located with other small manuscript collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College trustees--Oregon--Forest Grove
  • Indians of North America--Oregon
  • Teachers--Washington (State)

Personal Names

  • Clapp, C. E.
  • Condon, Thomas, 1822-1907
  • Davis, Napoleon
  • Dolph, Joseph N. (Joseph Norton), 1835-1897
  • Eells, Myron, 1843-1907
  • Hamilton, John A.
  • Hinman, Alanson, 1822-1908

Corporate Names

  • Indian Industrial School (Forest Grove, Or.)
  • Pacific University

Form or Genre Terms

  • Account books
  • Correspondence