C. C. McClendon letter to siblings, 1857 August 24

Overview of the Collection

McClendon, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1832-1922
C. C. McClendon letter to siblings
1857 August 24
0.1 cubic feet, (1 folder in shared box)
Collection Number
Coll 914
Letter from C. C. McClendon (1832-1922) to his siblings in Arkansas. The letter discusses McClendon's recent purchase of land and the Oregon Constitutional Convention.
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Christopher Columbus McClendon was born in 1832 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and came to Oregon in 1852. In 1858, he married Susan Dodson Brown; the couple had 11 children. McClendon died in 1922.

Sources: Obituary in the Oregonian, October 8, 1922; vital records on Ancestry.com; "Emigrants to Oregon in 1852, Surnames J-Q," compiled by Stephanie Flora, oregonpioneers.com, http://www.oregonpioneers.com/1852_JQ.htm

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of a letter that C. C. McClendon of Deer Creek, Oregon (later Roseburg, Oregon), wrote to his brother and sisters. In the letter, McClendon discusses having recently purchased land. He also discusses the Oregon Constitutional Convention, and how people of the Oregon Territory will vote on whether to accept the constitution and on whether Oregon will allow or prohibit slavery. A note by McClendon's signature indicates that the letter was to be delivered to B. F. McClendon of Elm Spring, Arkansas.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

C. C. McClendon letter to siblings, Coll 914, 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 Jack Brooks, October 1999 (Lib. Acc. 24011).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Pioneers--Oregon
  • Real property--Oregon--Douglas County

Personal Names

  • McClendon, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1832-1922

Corporate Names

  • Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Geographical Names

  • Oregon Territory--Politics and government

Form or Genre Terms

  • correspondence