Robert Washburn papers, 1884-1944  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Washburn, Robert Charles, -1938
Robert Washburn papers
1884-1944 (inclusive)
.23 cubic feet, (1 document case)
Collection Number
Mss 1657
Robert Charles Washburn (died 1938) was a journalist and Washington politician, later a resident of Portland, Oregon. Collection includes political and personal correspondence; speeches and poetry; and family memorabilia and clippings.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Charles Washburn (died 1938) was a journalist and Washington politician, later a resident of Portland, Oregon. He owned an apple ranch near Central Point, Oregon, and married Mary Louise Savier, a Portland resident and benefactor.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes political and personal correspondence, 1894-1924, and correspondence to Mrs. Washburn, 1940-1944, from Senators Thomas B. Reed and Charles L. McNary regarding Washington politics and Seattle history; speeches and poetry, 1912-1916, regarding the Republican Party, the presidential election of 1916 and apple growers; family memorabilia and clippings, circa 1880-1929; diaries of European trip by Mrs. Washburn, 2 volumes, 1884-1885; family recipe book, 1 volume, circa 1920.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Robert Washburn papers, Mss 1657, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society owns the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Wilson Clark, 1966.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Cookbooks--Oregon
  • Legislators--Washington (State)
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1916

Personal Names

  • McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944--Correspondence
  • Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902--Correspondence
  • Washburn, Louise Savier, 1867-1963
  • Washburn, Robert Charles, -1938

Corporate Names

  • Republican Party (Wash.)

Geographical Names

  • Washington (State)--Politics and government

Form or Genre Terms

  • correspondence
  • diaries