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Finding aid of the O.C. Applegate Jr. Letters, 1941
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: O.C. Applegate Jr. Letters, 1941
    Dates: 1941
    Repository: The Society of California Pioneers.
    San Francisco, California 94107-1272
    Abstract: Correspondence from Oliver Cromwell Applegate, Jr. concerning some history of the Applegate family related to the Oregon Trail and other aspects of Oregon history.
    Physical location: stored on-site at the Society of California Pioneers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open by appointment for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to the Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    O.C. Applegate Jr. Letters, 1941. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Oliver Cromwell (O.C.) Applegate Jr. was the grandson of Lindsay Applegate, one of the founders of the South Road of the Oregon Trail. His father, O.C. Applegate, Sr. was a captain in the Oregon Milita and served as a scout and interpreter during the Modoc War of 1872-3. He was also appointed as a U.S. Commissioner in 1873 and then Klamath Indian Agent in 1898. His son, O.C. Applegate, Jr. came to San Francisco in 1915, where he became a resident and remained for the duration of his life, except for time he spent in the army during World War I.


    1941 O.C. Applegate, Jr. Letters, 1941

    Scope and Content of Collection

    One, three-page letter to H.P. Van Sicklen, Secretary of the Society of California Pioneers, explaining some details of the Applegate family history. Also includes a color map that indicates the Applegate Route, also known as the Southern Road, of the Oregon Trail.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Applegate, O.C. Jr.
    Applegate, O.C. Sr.
    Applegate, Lindsay
    Applegate, Jesse
    Oregon National Historic Trail
    Indians -- Wars
    Crater Lake (Or.)

    Related Material

    Guide to the Oliver Cromwell Applegate Papers 1841-1938, at the Northwest Digital Archives: http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv77642.