Guide to the Oregon Miscellany, 1848-1900

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History --History, United States (excluding California) --History, Oregon Geographical (By Place) --United States (excluding California) --Oregon

Guide to the Oregon Miscellany, 1848-1900

Collection number: BANC MSS P-A 328

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Oregon Miscellany,
Date (inclusive): 1848-1900
Collection Number: BANC MSS P-A 328
Extent: Number of containers: 8 folders
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.
Languages Represented: English

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Collection is open for research.

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[Identification of item], Oregon miscellany, BANC MSS P-A 328, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Letters and documents collected by Thomas Wayne Norris.

Folder List

folder 1

Shively, John N.

Scope and Content Note

Certificate concerning the sloop Peacock. Astoria, Oregon, September 8, 1848. (1 1. A.D.S. 32 cm.) Issued in register and clearance as Justice of the Peace for the Port of Astoria, certifying that the Peacock was the salvaged and repaired launch of the U. S. Sloop of War Peacock (of the Wilkes Exploring Expedition), lost at the mouth of the Columbia in 1841. Shively's authority certified by 1848, by Governor George Abernethy; with Territorial seal.
folder 2

Reynolds, Robert B.

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Nathan Towson, U. S. Paymaster General. Fort Vancouver, Oregon [Territory], March 8, 1851. (1 p. A.L.S. 25 cm.) A covering letter for accounts current (not present) as paymaster at Fort Vancouver, with portion of envelope postmarked Astoria, March 24, pasted on; and Paymaster's Office endorsements.
folder 3

Coffee, Andrew Jackson, d. 1891.

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Letter to Benjamin F. Larned, U. S. Paymaster General. Port "Orfort," O. T., May 31, 1856. (1 1. A.L.S. 25 cm.) Reporting his arrival at Port Orford to pay the troops; with Paymaster's Office endorsements on verso.
folder 4

U.S. District Court. Oregon (3rd Judicial District).

Scope and Content Note

To John Fullerton, Sheriff, Douglas County: [Warrant for arrest of George Blackburn, indicted for larceny.] Roseburg, Oregon, September 11, 1858. (1 1. D. 32 cm.) In the handwriting of, and signed by, James Walton, Clerk; with seal of the Court.
folder 5

Foss, J. E.

Scope and Content Note

[Letter to a friend.] Fort Klamath, Oregon. October 26, 1865. (3 p. A.L.S. 18 cm.) Written while on duty in operations against the Shoshoni Indians.
folder 6

Pioneer and Historical Society of Oregon.

Scope and Content Note

[Notice and Circular] September 16, 1871. (2 p. L.S. 21 cm.) Printed notice of election as a corresponding member, signed by W. H. Gray, with embossed seal of the Society.
folder 7

Smith, James A.


Description of contents of Folder 7 was not present in the original finding aid. This description was added June 9, 1997 during the conversion of this finding aid to electronic format.

Scope and Content Note

To O[rville] C. Pratt. Portland, Oregon, March 25, 1876. (1 1. A.L.S. 25 cm.) Written as Corresponding Secretary, Centennial Executive Committee, inviting participation in July 4 celebration.
folder 8

Oregon. Treasury Department.

Scope and Content Note

[Form letter to Welborn Beeson.] Salem, Oregon. January 22, 1900. (1 1. L.S. 26 cm.) Printed form filled in: receipt for payment of note and mortgage; signed, with postscript, by Charles E. Moore, State Treasurer.