Record of Deaths ledger, 1891-1901

Overview of the Collection

Record of Deaths ledger
1891-1901 (inclusive)
1.42 linear feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
This ledger covers a decade of deaths in and around Portland, Oregon, from 1891 to 1901, and includes details on cause, name, dates, place of death, undertaker, and cemetery.
Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. MC:LIB
Portland, OR
Telephone: 5034945587
Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The material consists of a large book, 12" x 19", bound in an untitled cardboard cover. It is arranged chronologically from 1891 May 31 tos 1901 June 14. The information is arranged in columns that contain the date of death, name of person, age, place of death, cause of death, name of undertaker and remarks, which include cemetery, place of nativity, race and whether the coroner was called. In many cases there are no remarks given. The bulk of "place of death" is either in or in close proximity to Portland, Oregon.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

No biographical information was provided during the time of processing.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Record of Deaths ledger, Collection Number 2001-010, Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

D. K. Taylor M.D. donated the materials, which he had received from an unknown patient who found them in an attic. They were transferred to the University of Oregon Medical School in 1963 January 14. The OHSU Library Special Collections staff processed them August 2001.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Interleaved pages

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Cause of Death

Corporate Names

  • University of Oregon. Medical School

Geographical Names

  • Oregon