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Guide to the Oregon Pioneer Records: typed transcripts, [ca. 1847-1864]
BANC MSS P-A 337  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Oregon Pioneer Records: typed transcripts,
    Date (inclusive): [ca. 1847-1864]
    Collection Number: BANC MSS P-A 337
    Origination: Lane County Historical Society (Or.)
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Includes typescript copies of diaries, letters and narratives, with biographical and genealogical notes and photographs added. Originals of some items in private possession as noted thereon.

    Included are accounts of overland journeys to Oregon; organizational journal, 1845, for train captained by Solomon Tetherow (1800-1879); diary, April 23 - November 5, 1847, of Lester Hulin (1823-1897); autobiography of Solomon Zumwalt (1807-1888); autobiography of James Addison Bushnell (1826-1912), concerning journey to Oregon, 1852, gold-hunting experiences in southern Oregon and California, and life at Grand Prairie and Junction; diary, April 6 - June 25, 1852, of John Joseph Callison (1830-1852); diary, March 15, 1853 - January 22, 1854, of Basil Nelson Longworth; diary, March 23 - September 27, 1853, of George Belshaw (1816-1893); diaries and narratives of emigrants who attempted the "Elliott Cutoff" of 1853 across southern Oregon: John Corydon Bushnell (1833-1912), Andrew S. McClure (1829-1898). Benjamin Franklin Owen, Charlotte Emily (Stearns) Pengra (1827- ), and Agnes (Stewart) Warner (1832-1905); letters of Elijah Bristow (1788-1872) and his son Elijah Lafayette Bristow (1832-1887) covering an overland journey to Oregon, 1845, and life in Oregon and the Idaho mines, 1857-1864; diary of Henry Clay Huston (1828-1899) in Rogue River War, 1856; in Willamette Valley, 1857-1858; visit east and return (including remarks on Nauvoo, Illinois), 1859-1860, traveling via Panama.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Oregon pioneer records: typed transcripts, BANC MSS P-A 337, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Reproduced from typescripts. Copies of diaries and narratives, with biographical and genealogical notes and photographs added. Some items in private possession as noted thereon.