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Guide to the Traver Family Papers MS 274
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Family papers, 1873 April 23-1949 March 29 and undated


Marriage certificate for R.A. Traver and Maggie Clark, April 23, 1873
Marriage certificate for Walter Traver and Letitia Reynolds, February 19, 1899
Autopsy report for Walter A. Traver, July 20, 1942
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Personal correspondence, 1887 March 7–1972 May 17 and undated

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Walter Traver's army service, 1898 May 5–1942 August 12 and undated


Walter Traver’s discharge papers, May 5, 1898
Affidavits from military personnel confirming Walter Traver’s illness while on active duty, May 9, 1933
Walter Traver’s written testimony regarding his illness and resulting disability, undated
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Walter Traver’s burial and his widow’s pension papers, 1942 July 22–September 11 and undated

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Walter Traver's Tour Log, 1938 May 25–1939 June 30

Scope and Content

Documents two personal trips taken by Walter Traver. Both trip logs primarily record the dates and cities travelled through, and describes landscapes and nature.
First trip (May 25-December 31, 1938) records personal travels from San Diego, California throughout the southwest including Los Vegas, NV, through the Midwest, including Zion National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Chicago, Illinois, through New Orleans, and back to California through Texas.
Second trip (May 20-June 30, 1939) records personal travels of Walter and Letty through Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. They visited friends and family along the way, and returned to their old hometown of Coquille, Oregon to see old acquaintances.
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Property documents, 1908 May 4–1947 May 20

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Stock certificates, 1921 October 12–1924 December 10

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Business papers, 1892 August 15–1924 March 25 and undated


Postal card from R.A. Traver of Broom Corn Co.
Business card for W.A. Traver from Coquille, Oregon
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Miscellanea, 1958 January 1–1965 January 21 and undated


Partially completed job application to The Texas Company
Peninsula News article on Leslie Traver’s interest in car racing
Burnell Photo Shop film developing sleeve with W.A. Traver’s handwritten information
Leslie Traver’s War Ration Book
Letter about and photograph of Traver coat-of-arms