A guide to the manuscript collections of the Bancroft Library. Vol. I: Pacific and Western manuscripts, except California.
ABERNETHY, ANNE POPE
Mission Family. Portland, Oregon. 1878.
6 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 1]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft with the widow of George Abernethy, who came to Oregon on the Lausanne in 1839-1840 and later was provisional governor. Describes Fort Vancouver, Oregon City, and the "Old Mission."
AINSWORTH, JOHN COMMIGERS, 1822-1893
Dictation and Biographical Material. [ca. 1890]
6 items. HHB [P-A 72]
Especially concerns the Oregon Steam Navigation Company and Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company; also experiences on the Mississippi, Willamette, and Columbia rivers. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
AINSWORTH, JOHN COMMIGERS, 1822-1893
Statement. October, 1883.
35 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 88]
Steamboating on the Mississippi, in California, and in the Pacific Northwest; association with Robert R. Thompson in the Oregon Steam Navigation Company; business ventures in Idaho; and cotton manufacturing in Oakland.
APPERSON, JOHN T , 1834-1917
Correspondence and Papers. 1865.
2 items [P-A 325]
Letter from Ladd & Tilton to Apperson at Oregon City, and copy of a contract for building a steamboat.
APPLEGATE, JESSE, 1811-1888
Views of Oregon History. Yoncalla, Oregon. 1878.
84 p. A.Ms. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 2]
Applegate lived in Kentucky and Missouri and in 1843 went to Oregon, where he became a prominent public figure. His Ms., a commentary on F. F. Victor's River of the West (with rejoinder by Mrs. Victor), includes remarks on early Oregon personalities, the Oregon Provisional Government, pioneering the Applegate Cutoff, and the Rogue River War. Attached are seven letters to Bancroft and Mrs. Victor, 1878-1879, W. H. Gray's letter to Applegate, 1879, a copy of Applegate's reply, and a biographical sketch by H. H. and Matilda G. Bancroft.
APPLEGATE, OLIVER CROMWELL, 1845-1938
Correspondence and Papers. 1842-1938.
2,701 exp. On film. [FILM P-A 339]
The bulk of the collection is correspondence of Oliver C. Applegate, 1870-1938, but included is a large group of letters by members of the Lindsay Applegate family, 1850-1874, three letters of 1845-1846 to Henry A. G. Lee of the
Papers relating to the linkage of the Oregon and California Railroad and the former California and Oregon Railroad at Ashland, Oregon, December 17, 1887.
4 items. [P-A 329]
Transcripts of articles from the Jacksonville, Oregon, Democratic Times, December, 1887; photocopy of letter, "Chas. to Sister," Ashland, December 18, 1887; and recent correspondence.
ATHEY, JAMES, 1816-
Workshops at Oregon City. Oregon City, Oregon. 1878.
6 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 3]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft; includes remarks by James Athey, Jr. Account of 1843 overland journey; later experiences in the Willamette Valley.
BACON, JOHN M , 1822-
Mercantile Life at Oregon City. Oregon City, Oregon. 1878.
26 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 4]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Overland journey of 1845; pioneering the Barlow Road; the Willamette Valley about 1852; service in the Cayuse War.
BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE, 1832-1918
Correspondence relating to the History of Oregon. 1863-1889.
15 items. HHB [P-A 169]
Letters from Daniel Chaplin, July 10, 1884; J. F. Ellis, May 21, 1884; William Lair Hill, April 18, 1863; John Cunningham Kelton, April 1, 1884; Asahel Bush, October 3, 1888; Samuel A. Clark per Son, May 10, 1889; D. W. Craig, February 10, 1889, with cover letter by H. H. Bancroft, February 28, 1889; Joseph W. Marsh, April 17, 1888, with related items; A. Noltner, May 9, 1882; W. H. Odell, May 9, 1882; and C. H. Stewart (n.d.).
BARNES, GEORGE A
Oregon and California in 1849. Olympia, Washington. 1878.
30 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 5]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft with emigrant of 1848.
BEALL, THOMAS FLETCHER, 1827-
2 1. 25 cm. HHB [P-A 123]
Life in Jackson County, by 1852 overland emigrant.
BLANCHET, FRANCIS NORBERT, 1795-1883
The Catholic Missionaries of Oregon. Portland, Oregon. 1878.
8 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 6]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Catholic activity in Oregon and Washington from 1838.
[BLANCHET, FRANCIS NORBERT, 1795-1883]
Echelle Chrono[logique et] Historique de la Religion. [1839?]
Scroll. Ms. & printed. 18 × 89 cm. [P-A 307]
Chart of religious chronology devised for Catholic missionaries in Oregon.
BOURNE, JONATHAN, 1855-1940
Dictation. Portland, Oregon. [1885?]
2 1. 31 cm. HHB [P-A 102]
Portland lawyer with manufacturing and other interests; from New England, 1878.
BOYLE, WILLIAM HENRY
Personal Observations on the Conduct of the Modoc War.
62 1. A.Ms.? 33 cm. HHB [P-A 96]
More a history than a narrative of personal experience, describing the battles in January and April, 1873, and massacre of the Peace Commission.
BRANSON, B B
Settlement of Sheridan. [Sheridan, Oregon] 1884.
2 p. A.L.S. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 95]
Data by an 1848 overland emigrant.
BRISTOW, E L
Rencounters with Indians, Highwaymen, and Outlaws. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
16 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 7]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft with the first settler in Lane County, an emigrant of 1848. His father's experiences in the upper Willamette Valley; Indian tribes; impact of the California gold discovery; his own experiences in the mines.
BROOKS, QUINCY ADAMS, 1828-
Sketch of Life of . . . [188-?]
5 p. 21 cm. HHB [P-A 109]
Emigrant of 1851 who held many public offices; life at Olympia, Washington, and at Salem and Linkville, Oregon.
BROWN, JOSEPH HENRY, 1837-1898
Autobiography. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
50 1. A.Ms. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 8]
Describes his 1847 overland journey; the Rogue River Indian wars of 1855-1856; adventures in Oregon and California; and Civil War service with
BROWN, JOSEPH HENRY, 1837-1898
Oregon Miscellanies. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
51 p. A.Ms.S. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 9]
Klikitat Indian legends; "Settlement in Polk County," by Jesse A. Applegate; dictation by George W. Ebbert, 1871; an "Autobiography of Henry Clay Huston of Lane County, Oregon"; and clippings concerning the Battle of Albiqua, in 1844; death of Joseph L. Meek; and Brown's diary, July 10-22, 1875, of a trip over Minto Pass.
BROWN, JOSEPH HENRY, 1837-1898
Settlement of Willamette Valley. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
34 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 10]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft, supplementing Brown's Autobiography; character of the Oregon settlers; Indian affairs; the Hudson's Bay Company; effect of California gold discovery; the Provisional Government; epidemics; steamboating; H. H. Spalding's Nez Percé printing.
BUCK, WILLIAM WENTWORTH, 1804-1887?
Enterprises at Oregon City. Oregon City, Oregon. 1878.
13 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 11]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Mercantile and political activities, 1845-1851.
BUCKLAND & VIRTUE, MERCHANTS, CLARKSVILLE, OREGON
Account Book for General Store. August 7, 1875-August 30, 1876.
336 p. 40 cm. [P-A 311]
BURBANK, AUGUSTUS RIPLEY, 1817-1902
Statements and Letters. Lafayette, Oregon. 1883.
9 items. HHB [P-A 163]
Statements concerning himself, wife Mary Ellen, and daughter Eva; with five letters to H. H. Bancroft, 1883.
BURBANK, AUGUSTUS RIPLEY, 1817-1902
166 exp. On film. [Film P-A 304]
Overland diary to California, 1849, from Naples, Scott County, Illinois; life in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia from 1853. Original in Library of Congress.
BURNETT, PETER HARDEMAN, 1807-1895
Recollections of the Past. San Francisco. 1878.
2 v. 32 cm. [P-A 12-13]
A copy made for Bancroft from Burnett's "memoranda," published in 1880 as Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer. Attached is a letter from Mrs. F. F. Victor and a reply by Burnett.
30 1. 29 cm. (Typed transcripts) [P-A 308]
Ten letters centering on the 1853 overland journey of the Pierce Butler company, with an account of Polk County, Oregon, in 1853-1854. The letters are by E. D. Butler, Isaac & Margrit Smith, Ira F. M. Butler, Peter Butler, Eliza A. Ground, William B. Ground, Edward Ground, and T. H. & E. H. B. Hutchinson. With supplementary memoirs by a member of the train, George Miller West (d. 1912), and a letter by his son, Henry H. West, 1944.
CAMPFIRE ORATIONS. SALEM, OREGON. 1878.
21 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 14]
Recorded for H. H. Bancroft at a meeting of the Oregon Pioneer Association; remarks by W. C. Myer, Joseph Watt, John Minto and his wife, William Shaw, George W. Jackson, Col. White, J. W. Nesmith, William J. Herren, and James Morris.
CARDWELL, J A , 1827-
Emigrant Company. [Jackson, Oregon? 1879?]
26 p. A.Ms. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 15]
Narrative by 1850 emigrant concerning prospecting and mining in southern Oregon and northern California, 1851-1852.
CARSON, JOHN C , 1825-
Dictation. Portland, Oregon. [1885?]
4 p. 31 cm. HHB [P-A 101]
Experiences of an 1850 California emigrant in the Greenwood and Trinity mines, and in Portland, where he engaged in school teaching, business, and politics.
CHADWICK, STEPHEN FOWLER, 1825-
The Public Records at Salem. Portland, Oregon. 1878.
5 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 16]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft; remarks on sources of Oregon history.
CLARKE, HARRIET T , 1832-
A Young Woman's Sights on the Emigrant Trail. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
12 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 17]
Interview by Matilda G. Bancroft; impressions by an 1851 pioneer who wintered in Utah; remarks on the attitude of Brigham Young toward the U. S. government and of Mormon women toward polygamy.
COHEN, BENJAMIN I
Data on [Cost of] Wheat-growing in Oregon. Portland, Oregon. 1885.
6 p. A.Ms.S. 28 cm. HHB [P-A 97]
CONGREGATIONAL HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY
Oregon Correspondence. 1849-1893.
1,971 exp. On film. [FILM P-A 309]
Reports from Congregational ministers to the American Home Missionary Society. Originals in the Hammond Library, Chicago Theological Seminary.
COOS BAY, NOTES ON
2 v. 10 × 18 cm. HHB [P-A 85-86]
Probably by a Bancroft agent, 1884; concerning early settlers, Indian troubles, business enterprises, etc.
CORBETT, HENRY WINSLOW, 1827-1903
Dictation and Biographical Material. 1878?-1888.
4 items. 34 cm. HHB [P-A 110]
To Oregon via Panama, 1851; experiences as merchant, banker, and U. S. Senator. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
CORBETT, FAILING & COMPANY, PORTLAND, OREGON
Correspondence and Papers. 1862-1878.
354 items. [P-A 324]
Correspondence and fiscal papers of hardware firm operated by Henry W. Corbett and James F. Failing. Some papers from antecedent firms: H. W. Corbett & Company, Failings & Hyatt, and J. Failing & Company.
COX, THOMAS, 1790-1862
Biography of . . . [1879?]
12 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 18]
Pioneering in Indiana, Illinois, and Salem, Oregon, by an 1847 overland emigrant.
CRANSTONE, SUSAN (Marsh), 1829-1857
Overland Journal and Letters. 1851-1859.
2 v. A.Ms. and typed transcripts. [P-A 303]
Journal (53 p. A.Ms. 13 × 20 cm.) of a journey, May 8-August 27, 1851, from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Oregon. With 17 letters relating to life at Lebanon and Salem, Oregon, written to Huldah and Reuben Fairchild in Illinois, 1852-1859; one is from Samuel H. Franklin, Indian Creek (near Yreka, California), 1856.
CRAWFORD, MEDOREM, 1819-1891
The Missionaries and Their Work. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
17 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 19]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft, and an address for the Oregon Pioneer Association on the 1842 overland emigration.
CRAWFORD, PETER W
Narrative of the Overland Journey to Oregon. Cowlitz Station [Washington]. 1878.
2 v. A.Ms. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 20-21]
Crawford very fully describes his experiences in 1847; life in the Columbia Basin to 1869; and in the Southern Mines of California in 1849.
CRAWFORD, THOMAS H , 1840-
4 1. 31 cm. HHB [P-A 112]
Overland emigrant of 1852; experiences as a Portland school teacher.
CURRY, GEORGE LAW, 1820-1878
Biography of . . . [1878?]
8 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 22]
Association with the St. Louis Reveille, the Oregon Spectator, and the Oregon Free Press; services as a Territorial official, 1853-1859.
DAVIDSON, T L , 1833-
By the Southern Route into Oregon. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
8 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 23]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Recollections of 1847 overland journey via the Applegate Cutoff.
DEADY, MATTHEW PAUL, 1824-1893
History and Progress of Oregon after 1845. In Continuation of the History of Oregon before 1845, as Given in Deady's Address to the Pioneers at Salem in 1875. Portland, Oregon. 1878.
80 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 24]
DEADY, MATTHEW PAUL, 1824-1893
Letters, Dictations, and related Biographical Material [1874-1889].
24 items. HHB [P-A 161]
Arrival in Oregon, 1849; negotiations with Rogue River Indians; career in the legislature and as judge; role in the Constitutional Convention and as code commissioner. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
DELASHMUTT, VAN B , 1842-
Dictation and Biographical Material. Portland, Oregon. 1888-1889.
4 items. HHB [P-A 162]
Overland journey from Iowa, 1851; Civil War service with the California Volunteers; business and journalistic career in Utah, Nevada, and Oregon. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
DICTIONNAIRE DE JARGON TCHINOUK. 1849.
43 1. 21 cm. HHB [P-A 171]
Copied by Alphonse Pinart; includes a Dictionnaire de la Langue Cowitchin.
[DINWIDDIE, DAVID or JOHN]
Diary. March 18-October 1, 1853.
17 exp. On film. [FILM P-A 314]
Overland journal from Indiana to Oregon, written by David or John Dinwiddie.
DOLPH, CYRUS A , 1840-1914
481 items. [P-A 323]
Letters, telegrams, and a few invoices reflecting the affairs of an active Portland lawyer, many from his brother, Joseph Norton Dolph, U. S. Senator from Oregon, 1882-1895.
DOUGLAS, DAVID, 1799-1834
Letters to De Witt Clinton. 1825-1827.
2 items. (Photocopies) [P-A 334]
Letter dated Columbia River, October 3, 1825, describes voyage around the Horn from London; second letter, from "la Riviere Winipeg," July 9, 1827, recounts return journey across Canada.
DOWELL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 1826-1897
Journal and Letters. Jacksonville, Oregon. [1850-1856]
51 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 25]
Journal of overland journey from St. Joseph, Missouri, to California in 1850; letters describing the Yakima War, campaign against Pu-Pu-Mox-Mox in the Walla Walla Valley, and Indian affairs in Oregon.
DOWELL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 1826-1897
Narrative. Jacksonville, Oregon. 1878.
13 p. A.Ms.? 32 cm. HHB [P-A 26]
Experiences as school teacher, tradesman, lawyer, and newspaper publisher.
DOWELL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 1826-1897
Correspondence and Papers. 1855-1886.
Portfolio and 7 v. of scrapbooks. HHB [P-A 133-140]
The most extensive archive of Oregon documents among the Bancroft collections, especially concerned with the Oregon Indian wars, 1853-1856, but including printed material on politics and government, 1863-1864. The volume P-A 139 contains an autobiography.
DUNCAN, L J C , 1818-
Settlement in Southern Oregon. Jacksonville, Oregon. 1878.
10 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 27]
In California's Mariposa mines, 1849-1850, then to Portland and Jacksonville; recounts at second hand the misadventures of the Death Valley party of 1849.
Dictation. Rockville, Oregon. 1885.
1 1. 25 cm. HHB [P-A 99]
Overland emigrant, 1845, participant in the Cayuse War, and goldseeker in California; later at Salem.
E[A]KIN, RICHARD, 1817-1878
Sailor and Saddle Maker. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
4 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 30]
Oregon arrival of 1842; deserter from the brig Chenamis.
EARHART, ROCKEY PRESTON, 1837-1892
25 p. 33 cm. [P-A 312]
Invitations, programs, etc., with clippings of obituary notices and biographical sketches of Mr. and Mrs. Earhart. He was Collector of U. S. Customs at Portland.
EBBERT, GEORGE WOOD, 1810-1890
A Trapper's Life in the Rocky Mountains of Oregon, from 1829 to 1839. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
45 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 28]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft, with interjections by J. Henry Brown. Experiences in the fur trade, and in Oregon after 1839.
EDWARDS, PHILIP LEGET, 1812-1869
Diary of Phil. L. Edwards, from January 14, 1837, to September 18, 1837.
44 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 78]
Transcript by Edwards' daughter of record of journey with Ewing Young from Oregon to California and back, to purchase cattle for the Willamette Cattle Company.
EDWARDS, PHILIP LEGET, 1812-1869
A Sketch of Oregon Territory or the Emigrants' Guide.
28 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 29]
Transcript by Edwards' daughter of a pamphlet printed in 1842; Edwards went out to the Columbia in 1834 with Jason Lee.
EFFINGER, W H , 1839-
Dictation. Portland, Oregon. [1886?]
3 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 132]
By an Oregon lawyer, concerning the Nez Percé War of 1877.
EMMONS, GEORGE FOSTER, 1811-1884
Letter to H. H. Bancroft. Princeton, New Jersey. December 20, 1879.
4 p. A.L. (incomplete) 28 cm. HHB [P-A 165]
Concerning overland journey from Oregon to California, 1841, with the U. S. Exploring Expedition.
EVANS, ELWOOD, 1828-1898
History of Oregon [1513-1846]. 1873.
351 numbered p. 34 cm. HHB [P-A 31]
FAILING, HENRY, 1834-1898
Dictation and Biographical Materials. 1888.
4 items. HHB [P-A 159]
Emigration to Oregon, 1851; jobbing and mercantile business in Portland; banking interests; career as mayor. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
FAILING, JOSIAH, 1806-1877
Dictations concerning Josiah Failing, and Biographical Materials. [ca.1889]
3 items. HHB [P-A 158]
To Oregon in 1851; mercantile business in Portland; interest in education. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
FERREE, DAVID J , 1836-
Dictation. Naylor, Oregon. 1885.
3 p. 22 cm. HHB [P-A 111]
Settler in Jackson County, subsequently part of Klamath County.
FORD, NINEVAH, 1815-
The Pioneer Road Makers. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
33 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 32]
Dictation concerning overland journey, 1843; Fort Hall; Marcus Whitman's services to the emigration; growth of Walla Walla; mining developments at Oro Fino, Idaho.
FULTON, JAMES, 1816-
The Dalles and Eastern Oregon Events. San Francisco. 1879.
17 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 33]
Oregon emigrant of 1847; missionary and other claims at The Dalles; growth of the town.
GEER, RALPH C , 1816-
Blooded Cattle in Oregon. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
5 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 34]
Transcript by J. Henry Brown of a letter, December 22, 1871, to the Willamette Farmer.
GEER, RALPH C , 1816-
The Pioneer Nurseryman in the Waldo Hills. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
10 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 35]
Dictation concerning 1847 experiences in Palmer's company; pioneer nurseryman and first public school teacher in the Waldo Hills.
GIBBS, ADDISON CRANDALL, 1825-1887
Notes on the History of Oregon . . . and his Connection Therewith.
33 1. A.Ms.? 32 cm. HHB [P-A 36]
By the second State governor, 1862-1866; his early life and his part in Oregon history since 1850.
GILFRY, HENRY H
History and Resources of Oregon. Philadelphia. 1876.
73 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 37]
Address by the Oregon orator at the Centennial Exposition.
GLISAN, RODNEY, 1827-
Autobiography, Correspondence, and Biographical Sketch. 1888.
6 items. HHB [P-A 107]
Experiences as army doctor; the Rogue River War of 1855-1856; practice in Portland; San Francisco in the 1850's. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
GOLDSMITH, BERNARD, 1832-
Dictations and Biographical Materials. 1889.
3 items. HHB [P-A 157]
Business interests and Indian fighting in California from 1850; political and mercantile activities in Oregon from 1861. Includes a dictation by M. P. Deady. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
GRAY, WILLIAM HENRY, 1810-1889
Letter to H. H. Bancroft. Olney Postoffice, Oregon. 1878.
8 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. HHB [P-A 150]
Comments on his History of Oregon (1870).
GRIM, JOHN W , 1820-
Emigrant Anecdotes. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
13 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 38]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft with 1847 emigrant who saved Joel Palmer's life, knew Marcus Whitman, and settled at French Prairie.
GROVER, LAFAYETTE, 1823-1911
Notable Things in a Public Life in Oregon. San Francisco. 1878.
103 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 39]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. As Governor, 1870-1877, and U. S. Senator, 1877-1885, Grover was a prominent political figure; comments on Oregon history, and experiences there from 1850.
GROVER, LAFAYETTE, 1823-1911
Dictations and related Letters to The History Company. Portland, Oregon. 1888-1889.
7 items. HHB [P-A 141]
Experiences in Congress, as Governor, U. S. Senator, and otherwise.
HALLER, GRANVILLE OWEN, 1820-1897
Kamiarkin-in History. Memoir of the War, in the Yakima Valley, 1855-1856.
29 1. A.Ms.? 34 cm. HHB [P-A 128]
Defense of Haller's military role in the Yakima War, with account of antecedent events.
HANNA, ESTHER BELLE
Diary of a Journey from Pittsburgh to Oregon City. March 11-December 20, 1852.
34 1. 28 cm. (Typed transcript) [P-A 313]
Via St. Joseph, the Sublette Cutoff, the south bank of the Snake, and the Barlow Road.
HARRELL FAMILY, BEAVERTON, OREGON
3 items. [P-A 301]
HATCH, L S
Letters to N. J. Stone. Portland, Oregon. 1888.
8 1. A.L.S. 28 cm. HHB [P-A 164]
Respecting biographies of C. H. Lewis, H. W. Corbett, and Henry Failing, in Chronicles of the Builders.
HILL, J. L., 1845-
Biographical Sketch of . . . . [Albany, Oregon. 1885?]
1 1. 27 cm. and clipping. HHB [P-A 125]
Medical and political activities of ex-mayor of Albany, who came to Oregon in 1853.
HOLDEN, HORACE, 1810-
Oregon Pioneering. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
8 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 40]
From Hawaii, 1844; settler near Salem.
HOLMAN, JOSEPH, 1815-1880
The Peoria Party for Oregon in 1839. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
15 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 41]
Interview by S. A. Clarke; also a letter by Holman to Mrs. F. F. Victor, 1879, concerning the Methodist mission.
HUME, ROBERT DENISTON, 1845-1908
Salmon Canning. [Oakland? 1885?]
10 1. 34 cm. HHB [P-A 98]
To California via the Isthmus, 1864; salmon fishing on the Sacramento by his brothers from 1850; extension of business to Oregon, 1868; development of the Columbia and other Oregon fisheries; business interests in California.
JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
Miscellaneous Records. 1856-1862.
7 items. A.D.S. [P-A 326]
Receipts; coroner's reports and fee bills; bridge commissioner's report.
KAISER, P C , 1828-
How We Made the Emigrant Road. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
9 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 42]
Interview describing the 1843 overland journey.
KAISER, THOMAS D
Kaiser's Narrative. [188-?]
14 p. A.Ms.? 20 cm. HHB [P-A 124]
Biographical data; 1843 emigration to Oregon; Indian difficulties on the Willamette, 1844.
KEELER, J M
Teaching in Oregon. [188-?]
4 1. A.Ms.S. 28 cm. HHB [P-A 89]
Reminiscences by Willamette Valley educator who arrived by sea in 1851.
KNAPP, JABEZ B
Letter to David R. Sessions. Portland, Oregon. 1889.
13 1. A.L.S. 25 cm. HHB [P-A 129]
Emigration to Oregon, 1852; experiences in the Indian War of 1856; development of his agricultural implement business.
KNAPP, RICHARD BAXTER, 1839-
Dictations, Questionnaires, and Biographical Sketch. [ca. 1885-1889]
5 items. HHB [P-A 120]
Commission and agricultural implement business in Oregon from 1859. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
LADD, WILLIAM SARGENT, 1826-1893
Dictations and Biographical Materials. Portland, Oregon. 1888-1889.
8 items. HHB [P-A 156]
Mercantile, milling, and banking interests in Oregon since 1851, especially in partnership with Charles E. Tilton. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
LANE, JOSEPH, 1801-1881
Autobiography. Portland, Oregon. 1878.
149 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 43]
Reminiscences of his service in the Mexican War; journey in 1848-1849 to organize Oregon Territory; Indian affairs; experiences in the California diggings, 1850-1851, and in the Rogue River War of 1853; and as Delegate to Congress and U. S. Senator.
LANE COUNTY PIONEER HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Oregon Pioneer Records
14 v. in box. (Typed transcripts) [P-A 337]
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.
Dictation. Prairie City, Oregon. [1885?]
3 1. 30 cm. HHB [P-A 116]
Mining and farming at Yreka, California, 1857-1865, and in the John Day Valley, Oregon.
LAWSON, JAMES S , 1828-
Autobiography. San Francisco. 1879.
142 1. A.Ms.? 32 cm. HHB [P-A 44]
Experiences with the U. S. Coast Survey under George Davidson in California, Oregon, and Washington, 1850-1878.
LAYMAN, F B
Shipbuilding and Ship Operating: Data Compiled for Willamette Shipbuilding Company. Portland, Oregon. [ca. 1917]
16 1. (Typescript) 28 cm. [P-A 306]
A prospectus for a proposed company.
LEE, JASON, 1803-1845
[Source Materials relating to . . . : Notes and Extracts. 1929]
2 v. (Typescript) 29 cm. [P-A 318]
Copies of material assembled by Cornelius James Brosnan, mainly from Methodist publications, for his doctoral dissertation on Jason Lee (Berkeley, 1929).
LEONARD, SAMUEL W. d. 1867?
Letter to his Mother. Auburn, Oregon. April 18, 1866.
1 1. A.L.S. 25 cm. [P-A 331]
With two letters from G. B. Draper, Portland and San Francisco, concerning Leonard's estate.
LEWIS, CICERO HUNT, 1826-1897
Dictations and Biographical Materials. 1888.
10 items. HHB [P-A 154]
Emigration to Oregon by sea, 1851, and extensive merchandising interests afterward. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders. Lewis later refused to authorize publication of the biography.
LEWIS, JOHN N
Diary of an Overland Journey to Oregon. 1851-1855.
 p. A.Ms.S. 16 × 11 cm. [P-A 335]
Journey from Sand Creek, Indiana, to Huntsville, Missouri, September 15-October 12, 1851, thence to Oregon City, April 15-November 1, 1852, and later travels in southern Oregon. Three sketch maps depict the vicinity of Forts Hall and Boise
LOVEJOY, ASA [i.e., AMOS] LAWRENCE, 1808-1882
Founding of Portland. Whitman's Expedition to Washington in the Winter of 1842-1843. Oregon City, Oregon. 1878.
41 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 45]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft with emigrant of 1842. Also describes his 1848 journey to California through the Modoc country; with general recollections of Oregon history.
3 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 104]
Narrative by an overland emigrant to Oregon, 1852, of activities in Oregon, California, and British Columbia.
McCLANE, JOHN BURCH
The First Wagon Train to Oregon. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
15 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 46]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Overland emigrant of 1843 with Marcus Whitman; California experiences of 1848 in the American River diggings.
McCRAKEN, JOHN, 1826-
Early Shipping and Steamboating at Portland. Portland, Oregon. 1878.
22 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 47]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft, with supplementary remarks by M. P. Deady.
MCCULLY, DAVID, 1814-1906
Dictation. Salem, Oregon. [1886?]
2 p. 26 cm. HHB [P-A 127]
To California, 1849; back to Iowa, 1850, thence to Oregon, 1852; settler at Salem from 1858; a founder of the People's Transportation Company.
MCHALEY, GEORGE D
Dictation. Prairie City, Oregon. [1885?]
2 1. 23 cm. HHB [P-A 113]
Emigrant to Oregon City, 1843; miner, farmer, stock-raiser, legislator.
MCKAY, WILLIAM CAMERON, 1825-
Answers to Questionnaire. Pendleton, Oregon. 1886.
6 1. A.Ms.? 28 cm. HHB [P-A 166]
Autobiographical notes; experiences as physician and surgeon at various Indian agencies in Oregon; 1843 voyage with the Hudson's Bay Company's annual express from Montreal to Fort Vancouver.
MACK, NATHAN P.
From the Sandwich Islands to Oregon. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
4 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 48]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. To Oregon from Hawaii, 1843.
MCLOUGHLIN, JOHN, 1784-1857
Private Papers. 1825-1856.
9 items. 33 cm. HHB [P-A 155]
Papers (originals and contemporary copies) concerning his relations with American trappers and settlers, and his land claims in Oregon. Includes letters by Courtney M. Walker, Jessy Quinn Thornton, and Joseph Henry Brown, with copies of letters, 1840-1843, to and from Jason Lee, John Record, Francis Ermatinger, George Gary, Lansford W. Hastings, and Robert Shortess.
MANN, SAMUEL STILLMAN, 1819-1888
Port Orford and Coos Bay. [San Francisco. 1883]
14 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 80]
To California by sea in 1849 and to Oregon next year; mercantile and Indian affairs on the southern Oregon coast from 1850.
MANN, SAMUEL STILLMAN, 1819-1888
Letter to Mrs. S. [F.] F. Victor. Marshfield, Oregon. 1880.
4 p. A.L.S. 25 cm. HHB [P-A 90]
Coos Bay shipbuilding, coal mining, lumbering, commerce, population, and climate.
MARKLE, GEORGE BUSHAR, 1857-
Dictations and Biographical Materials. 1889.
6 items. HHB [P-A 153]
Emigration to Oregon, 1886; banking and other Oregon business interests; political and religious views. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
MARQUAM, PHILIP AUGUSTUS, 1823-1912
Dictations and Biographical Materials. [ca. 1889]
6 items. HHB [P-A 152]
Overland journey to California, 1849; Indian-fighting; election as judge of Yolo County, 1850; trip to Oregon and settlement in Portland, 1851; law practice and real estate business; and political career. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
MARTIN, W W , 1843-
Dictation. Salem, Oregon. [1885?]
2 1. 26 cm. HHB [P-A 126]
Narrative by 1865 emigrant via the Isthmus who founded a Salem jewelry business.
MATTHIEU, FRANCOIS XAVIER, 1818-1914
Refugee, Trapper and Settler. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
19 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 49]
Refugee of the Canadian rebellion of 1837; experiences in the fur trade; journey to Oregon with White's party, 1842; the California diggings in 1849.
MILLER, SILAS V , 1818-1856
Letter to his Brother. Salem, Oregon. November 24, 1852.
24 1. A.L.S. 30 cm. (Photocopy) [P-A 338]
Detailed account of overland journey to Oregon from Indiana via the Mormon Trail, Kinney Cutoff, Fort Hall, south bank of the Snake, and Barlow Road, with two sketch maps of the route.
MINTO, JOHN, 1822-1915
Early Days of Oregon. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
46 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 50]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Covers the period from 1844, supplemented by a letter to Bancroft, 1878, and an A.Ms.S. with further reminiscences. The interview contains interjections by Mrs. Minto and by Reverend J. L. Parrish.
MINTO, MARTHA ANN (Morrison), 1832?-
Female Pioneering in Oregon. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
26 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 51]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. A woman's slant on early Oregon, the Indians, and society in the Willamette Valley.
MITCHELL, FRANKLIN, 1839-
Dictation. Cove, Union County, Oregon. 1888.
3 1. A.Ms.? 32 cm. HHB [P-A 151]
Emigration to Oregon, 1852; farmer and stock-raiser.
MONTGOMERY, JAMES BOYCE, 1832-
30 1. 33 cm. HHB [P-A 91]
Construction business in the Northwest from 1870; the building of the Northern Pacific.
MOSS, SYDNEY WALTER, 1810-
Pictures of Pioneer Times at Oregon City. Oregon City, Oregon. 1878.
59 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 52]
Dictation to H. H. Bancroft by overland emigrant of 1842.
NESMITH, JAMES WILLIS, 1820-1888
Reminiscences. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
20 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 53]
Emigrant of 1843; service as U. S. Marshal, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, U. S. Senator, and Congressman.
Notes on Indian Affairs in Oregon. Palouse City, Washington. 1879.
31 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 54]
A miscellany, including reminiscences by W. P. Breeding and Reverend Joseph Joset, Catholic priest of the Coeur d'Alene Mission.
[ODELL, ELIZABETH F (McClench) THURSTON]
Biography of Samuel R[oyal] Thurston [1816-1851]. Salem, Oregon. 1879.
45 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 73]
Written by Thurston's widow, with letter to Bancroft, 1879. Thurston's early life in Maine and Iowa; overland journey to Oregon, 1847; service in the Oregon legislature, 1848-1849, and as Delegate to Congress, 1849.
OGLESBY, W W
The Calapooyas Indians. [188-?]
14 1. A.Ms. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 82]
Information obtained from a chief, Cheoneisheon, of an extinct tribe.
OREGON. (Territory) ARCHIVES.
Letters, Reports, Messages, Memorials, and Other Papers Not Published in the Office of the Secretary of State. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
217 numbered 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 55]
Transcript, supplementary to The Oregon Archives (Salem, 1853). (The Bancroft copy of that book contains Ms. strictures by Robert Newell on events of 1841-1843.)
OREGON. (Territory) ROAD COMMISSIONERS.
Report, with Accounts for Expenses, of Survey for a Road from Oregon City to Salem. July 15-19, 1851.
2 1. ca. 58 × 41 cm. (Photocopy) [P-A 300]
OREGON. (Territory) SUPREME COURT.
Depositions in case: Joaquin Young vs Territory of Oregon. 1855.
25 1. 28 cm. (Photocopy) [P-A 317]
Depositions from John Rowland, Barbara Slover, Rafael Sanchez, and William G. Dryden in Los Angeles County, California, concerning Ewing Young, Maria Josepha Tafoya, and their alleged child, Joaquin.
OREGON & CALIFORNIA RAILWAY COMPANY. PROJECTION, ORGANIZATION, AND CONSTRUCTION OF [with other railroad notes). [1885?]
81 1. 26 cm. HHB [P-A 168]
OREGON BIOGRAPHIES. 1887
38 items. HHB [P-A 131]
The biographies are: Frederick K. Arnold (1844- ), J. L. Atkinson (1823- ), Luzerne Besser (1833- ), John F. Caples (1831- ), Elijah Corbett (1824- ), T. R. Cornelius (1827- ), C. H. Dodd (1838- ), J. W. Ferguson (1830- ), W. D. Hare (1832- ), James De Cossett Hawthorne (1819- ), Alanson Hinman (1822- ), H. A. Hogue (1832- ), William Honeyman (1841- ), Thomas D. Humphreys (1822- ), A. H. Johnson (1830- ), D. Johnson (1812- ), Penumbra Kelly (1845- ), James Laidlow (1847- ), E. S. Larson (1845- ), H. C. Leonard (1825- ), Daniel H. Lownsdale (1803-1862), J. McCraken (1826- ), Daniel M'Kercher (1832- ), J. H. McMillen (1823- ), F. D. McMullen (1819-1903), William Master (1818- ), Marion F. Mulkey (1836- ), Andrew Roberts (1826- ), E. D. Shattuck (1824- ), G. Shindler (1829- ), S. D. Smith (1831- ), William K. Smith (1826- ), J. A. Strowbridge (1825- ), Frank M. Warren (1848- ), George H. Williams (1823- ).
OREGON CITY WOOLLEN MILL. OREGON CITY, OREGON. 1878.
2 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 1]
OREGON DICTATIONS. 1885-1887.
46 items. HHB [P-A 142]
The dictations are from: J. A. Blaker (1839- ), Werner Breyman (1830- ), George H. Burnett (1853- ), Asahel Bush (1824- ), W. H. Byers (1839- ), Victor A. Capelle (1854- ), Stephen F. Chadwick (1825- ), G. A. Cone (1823- ), A. Coolidge (1823- ), John S. Devine, B. F. Drake (1825- ), Rockey Preston Earhart (1837-1892), F. E. Eldridge (1826- ), William A. England (1829- ), T. T. Geer (1851- ), J. T. Gregg (1847- ), B. F. Hall (1826- ), C. H. Hall (1836- ), E. J. Harding (1828- ), William J. Herren (1824- ), W. H. Holmes (1850- ), John Hughes (1831- ), M. L. Jones
OREGON DICTATIONS (Baker County). 1888.
2 items. HHB [P-A 147]
By S. A. Caldwell and B. F. Kendall (1827- ).
OREGON DICTATIONS (Jackson County). 1885-1888.
9 items. HHB [P-A 148]
By Mrs. John Cardwell (1832- ), Thomas Curry (1833- ), Andrew S. Moon (1830- ), Joshua Patterson (1857- ), John Lafayette Rowe (1859- ), Arad Comstock Stanley (1835- ), Jacob Wagner (1820- ), Franklin Wertz (1836- ), and John B. Wrisley (1819- ).
OREGON DICTATIONS (Klamath County). 1888.
7 items. HHB [P-A 145]
By John T. Fulkerson (1840- ), Thomas Jefferson Goodwin (1846- ), Newton Franklin Hildebrand (1843- ), Jonathan Howell (1828- ), Richard Hutchinson (1826- ), John McCurdy (1836- ), and Simpson Wilson (1849- ).
OREGON DICTATIONS (Portland). 1888.
5 items. HHB [P-A 146]
Interviews with J. W. Brazee (1827- ), James Lotan, John Somerville (1846- ), and Royal K. Warren (1840- ); and notes, ca. 1883, concerning Martin Strong Burrell (1834- ).
OREGON DICTATIONS (Union County). 1888.
5 items. HHB [P-A 144]
Dictations by Francis Marion Bartmess (1838- ), John Bartmess (1835- ), George Gekler, Daniel Allison McAllister (1842- ), and George Washington Smith (1830- ).
OREGON ECONOMIC MISCELLANY. [1860-1881]
9 items. HHB [P-A 167]
Letters and reports, several to Ira G. Hoitt: Stock subscription of Oregon Steam Navigation Company, 1860 and 1862; letters by A. G. Cunningham, Portland, May 17, 1881; John Gates, Portland, August 28, 1881; Jackson & Myers, Rainier, Oregon, July 20, 1880; Thomas Charman (1829-1907), Oregon City, October 12, 1881; Paul Schulze, Portland, November 23, 1881 (2);
OREGON MISCELLANY. 1848-1900.
7 items. [P-A 328]
Letters and documents collected by Thomas Wayne Norris:
- 1. Shiveley, John M. Certificate concerning the Sloop Peacock. Astoria. September 8, 1848. 11. A.D.S. 32 cm.
- 2. Reynolds, Robert B. Letter to Nathan Towson, U. S. Paymaster General. Fort Vancouver, Oregon [Territory]. March 8, 1851. 1 p. A.L.S. 25 cm.
- 3. Coffee, Andrew Jackson, d.1891. Letter to Benjamin F. Larned, U. S. Paymaster General. Port Orford, Oregon Territory. May 31, 1856. 1 1. A.L.S. 25 cm.
- 4. U. S. District Court. Oregon (3rd Judicial District). To John Fullerton, Douglas County Sheriff. Warrant for arrest of George Blackburn. Roseburg, Oregon. September 11, 1858. 1 1. D. 32 cm.
- 5. Foss, J. E. Letter. Fort Klamath, Oregon. October 26, 1865. 3 p. A.L.S. 18 cm. Concerning operations against Shoshoni Indians.
- 6. Pioneer and Historical Society of Oregon. Notice and Circular. September 16, 1871. 2 p. L.S. 21 cm. Signed by W. H. Gray.
- 7. Oregon. Treasury Department. Form letter to Welborn Beeson. Salem, Oregon. January 22, 1900. 1 1. L.S. 26 cm.
32 items. [P-A 310]
- 1. McArthur, Lewis Ankeny, 1883-1951. Letter to James Sutton, Recorder of University of California. Portland, Oregon. March 14, 1904. 1 1. L.S. 28 cm.
- 2. Letters and copies of documents establishing the correct name of Joseph Henry Brown. 1941. (3 items)
- 3. Tracy, Frederick P. Letter to his Wife. Washington, D. C. January 14, 1839. 2 1. 33 cm. Typed transcript; concerns journey from Boston to Washington in relation to Oregon petition before Congress.
- 4. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Letter to A. G. Henry (of Lafayette, Oregon). Springfield, Illinois. November 19, 1858. 1 1. A.L. (facsimile). Remarks on the recent election and other affairs.
- 5. Burkhart, John. Letter to David E. Blair. Albany, Oregon. December 5, 1849. 4 p. A.L.S. 25 cm. A "just and impartial account" of Oregon's natural resources and the impact of the California Gold Rush.
- 6. Machribanish (Ship). Abstract from Log of, Captain J. A. Sanders, from Astoria, Oregon, bound to Queenstown, Ireland, January 7-April 7, 1892. 3 p. 26 cm.
- 7. Clark, H[arvey?]. Letter to "Br. Smith" (n.d.). 1 1. A.L.S. 8× 21 cm. Unable to preach tomorrow; suggests Spalding be asked.
- 8. Active (Oregon Steamship, built 1865). Receipt for goods bought from Charman Brothers, June 24-October 2 [18- ]. 1 1. 31 cm.
- 9. Flanders, George H. Quitclaim to Henry Saxer and Lewis Behrens, for land in Portland, Oregon. 1856. 3 p. A.D.S. 32 cm.
- 10. Frank, Alfred S. Law partnership agreement with Milton W. Smith. Portland, Oregon. 1882. 2 p. A.D.S. 32 cm.
- 11. Grant, Benjamin. Letter to "Geo. H. Williams or Hon. [Henry] W. Corbett, U. S. Senators from Oregon." Erie, Pennsylvania. February 2, 1870. 1 p. A.L.S. 26 cm. Asks for name of reliable attorney in Josephine County.
- 12. Kuehn, Charles F. Quitclaim to Fanny Saxer for land in Portland, Oregon. 1862. 2 p. A.D.S. 32 cm.
- 13. Lanigan, Thomas. Power of attorney, with his wife Jane, to Johnston McCormac of Eugene, Oregon, for sale of land in Portland. Fort Smith, Arkansas. 1869. 3 p. A.D.S. 32 cm.
- 14. Odd Fellows Hall Association of Portland. Lease to Mitchell, Dolph & Smith of three rooms in their building. 1869. 3 p. A.D.S. 32 cm.
- 15. Rose & Company. Bill for wrought iron and iron work for mill. (n.d.) 1 1. A.D. 15 cm.
- 16. Rowland, L. L. Lease to E. D. Woodard of Salem building. Salem, Oregon. 1892. 2 p. A.D.S. 36 cm.
- 17. Willamette University. Order payable to S. Nicklen. Salem, Oregon. 1862. 2 p. A.D.S. 8 cm. Signed David Leslie, Prest., William Roberts, Secy.
- 18. Oregon and Western Colonization Company. Letter to the Bancroft Library. St. Paul, Minnesota. May 5, 1913. 1 1. L.S. 28 cm. Signed by J. H. Davidson. Concerning property in Oregon, through which the Deschutes, Oregon Trunk Line and Oregon Eastern railways pass.
- 19. Wagner, Carl R. Quitclaim deed from Carl R. Wagner and his wife, of Portland, Oregon, to William F. Ryder, for land in Multnomah County. 1914. 2 p. D.S. 36 cm.
- 20. Portland Academy and Female Seminary. To Alfred Hall: receipted bills, 1867-1873. 8 items. Signed by T. M. Gatch, W. H. Rogers, and T. F. Royal. With the above: certificate of honorable dismissal for Eugene White, 1870.
- 21. U. S. Umatilla Indian Agency. Specifications of material to be furnished and labor to be performed in the erection of the U. S. Indian Boarding School at the Agency. (n.d.) 23 1. (Typescript) 33 cm.
- 22. Jackson County, Oregon. Clerk. Letter to Edward Nunes. Medford, Oregon. May 23, 1950. 1 1. 28 cm. Typed copy of letter concerning estate of Gabriel Brown, 1870.
OREGON QUESTIONNAIRES. ca. 1888.
11 items. HHB [P-A 149]
Answers to questionnaires by Thomas O. Blair, Thomas J. Brattain (1829- ), Samuel Brooks, George Clayton Duncan (1827- ), Harley McDonald, J. H. Parsons, James Payne (1839- ), John M. Phy (1840- ), Charles A. Rehart, James Savage, and Michal Salt (1847- ).
OREGON SKETCHES. 1878.
24 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 66]
Miscellany, including sketches of J. H. Sisson of Strawberry Valley at the foot of Mt. Shasta; Addison R. Flint (1808- ), Roseburg; John Hall, Myrtle
107 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 56]
Transcripts of letters, editorials, local news, and other items from the Oregon Spectator, v. 3, February 2-May 4, 1848.
OREGON STAGE COMPANY
5 items. [P-A 327]
Letters, instructions, waybills and receipts.
PALMER, JOEL, 1810-1881
Conducting the Wagon Trains. Flanking Mt. Hood and Cariboo. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
55 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 58]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Palmer's early life; overland journeys to Oregon in 1845-1847; the Cayuse War, 1848; the Applegate route; travels in California and Nevada; service as U. S. Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Oregon, 1853-1858; experiences during the Fraser River gold rush; views on the Nez Percé difficulties of the 1870's.
PALMER, JOEL, 1810-1881
51 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 57]
Binder's title; the actual title is: Statements of Inhabitants of Southern Oregon and Northern California in regard to the character and conduct of the Modoc Indians.
PARKER, SAMUEL JUNIUS, 1819-1898
The North West and Pacific Coast of the United States. Ithaca, New York. 1883.
204 p. A.Ms.S. 32 cm. [P-A 79]
A general account, by his son, of Samuel Parker the missionary, and the circumstances of his going to Oregon in 1835, with a long critique of William H. Gray's History of Oregon.
PARRISH, JOSIAH L , 1806-
Anecdotes of Intercourse with the Indians. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
107 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 59]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft with a Methodist missionary who came to Oregon on the Lausanne in 1840.
Diary of a Journey to Oregon. 1849-1850.
35 exp. On film [FILM P-A 332]
Diary kept in one of the leading companies of the 1849 emigration, with added notes on Astoria and vicinity. Microfilm of typed transcript in Nebraska State Historical Society library.
PENNOYER, SYLVESTER, 1831-1902
Dictation. Salem, Oregon. [1887?]
2 1. 20 cm. HHB [P-A 143]
Résumé of the career of the recently elected Governor of Oregon.
PETTIJOHN, ISAAC, 1814-ca. 1866
Diary. April 30, 1847-ca. July 25, 1848.
179 p. A.Ms.S. 20 cm. [P-A 336]
Record of an overland journey by an Illinois emigrant from Caple's Landing, Missouri, to Oregon, with return journey to Missouri in 1848 via the Applegate and Greenwood cutoffs and old Fort Kearny.
PETTYGROVE, FRANCIS W , 1813?-1887
Oregon in 1843. Port Townsend, Washington. 1878.
25 p. A.Ms.? 32 cm. HHB [P-A 60]
Recollections by the co-founder (with A. L. Lovejoy) of Portland, from his arrival via Hawaii.
PITTMAN FAMILY PAPERS. 1798-1873.
15 items. [P-A 330]
Of Oregon interest in that Anna Maria Pittman became the first wife of Jason Lee; accounts and correspondence, including letters by Freman Andrus, Laban Clark, Amelia Pittman, Amos S. Pittman (a Forty-niner who went on to Australia), Frank Smith, William B. Smith, and H. W. Snyder. Also a photocopy of a letter, October 26, 1837, from Mrs. Lee to her brother George.
PRIM, PAINE PAGE, 1822-
History of Judicial Affairs in Southern Oregon. 1878.
11 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 61]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Prim came to Oregon in 1851 and to Jacksonville in 1852.
PROTESTANT "LADDER" FOR CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION OF THE INDIANS OF OREGON. ca. 1840.
1 1. 176 × 60 cm. (rolled) (Photocopy) [P-A 316]
Designed to counteract Father Blanchet's Catholic "Ladder" of 1839, q.v.
REED, SIMEON GANNETT, 1830-1895
Dictation and Biographical Materials. 
3 items. HHB [P-A 130]
Emigration to Oregon, 1852; merchandising business and steamboat interests, especially the Oregon Steam Navigation Company; various mining, farming, stock-raising enterprises. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
REES, WILLARD H , 1819-
Letters to H. H. Bancroft. Butteville, Oregon. 1879.
8 p. A.L.S. 23 & 28 cm. HHB [P-A 115]
Concerning early French-Canadian settlers in Oregon, some of whom went to California in the Gold Rush.
REID, WILLIAM, 1842-
Dictations, Correspondence, and Biographical Sketch. 1888.
6 items. HHB [P-A 108]
Reid settled in Oregon in 1874 to represent investment interests, afterward engaging in banking, mill-building, and railroad construction. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
RINEHART, WILLIAM VANCE, 1835-
Oregon Cavalry. [1874-1881]
52 p. A.Ms.S. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 62]
Account of the establishment of the First Oregon Cavalry in 1862 and its service in Oregon and Idaho; some personal history, including his 1854 overland journey to California.
ROBERTS, GEORGE B , 1815-
Recollections. Cathlamet, Oregon. [1878-1882]
107 1. A.Ms.S. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 83]
A series of letters to Mrs. F. F. Victor, usually in reply to queries; and one to H. H. Bancroft, 1879. Roberts came out to Oregon in 1830 as a naval apprentice of the Hudson's Bay Company, and was for many years clerk at Fort Vancouver. He characterizes many Company people, Oregon visitors by land and sea, and later settlers. The Ms. covers the whole of the old Oregon country, with many sidelights on Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.
ROSS, JOHN E , 1818-
Narrative of an Indian Fighter. Jacksonville, Oregon. 1878.
26 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 63]
Recorded by H. H. Bancroft. An 1847 overland emigrant to Oregon, Ross settled at Oregon City, served in the Cayuse War, and went to California in 1848. Describes Indian difficulties and other experiences in the mines, and later activities in southern Oregon and northern California.
Plan of Fort George, Columbia River, made in October, 1818, by Lieut. T. Saumarez, H. B. M. S. Blossom.
1 1. diagram 34 × 25 cm. (Photocopy) [P-A 321]
The Whitman Massacre; A True Story by a Survivor. . . .
 1. 28 cm. (Typed transcript) [P-A 319]
Narrative of journey from Iowa to Oregon in 1847, and life at the Whitman Mission.
SHAW, WILLIAM, 1795-1887
Pioneer Life. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
18 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 64]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Pioneer life in Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and in Oregon from 1844.
SHERAR, JOSEPH HENRY, 1832?-
Dictation. Sherar Bridge, Oregon. 1885.
7 p. 32 & 37 cm. HHB [P-A 106]
To California, 1855, then to Klamath County, Oregon; farming, freighting, and mining.
SHIRLEY, JAMES QUINCY, 1829-
Recollections. [Grande Ronde, Oregon?] 1885.
11 1. 28 cm. HHB [P-A 122]
To California, 1850; experiences in California, Idaho, Nevada, and elsewhere in the West; ranching and cattle-trailing activities of some importance.
SHOOK, JOHN S , 1843-
Recollections. Dairy, Klamath County, Oregon. [1885?]
3 1. 19 cm. HHB [P-A 105]
Pioneering and stock-raising, especially in Alkali Valley.
SIMON, JOSEPH, 1851-1935
Dictation and Biographical Materials. 1888-1889.
4 items. HHB [P-A 121]
Emigration to California, 1853; removal to Oregon, 1857; mercantile experiences; law practice; and political career, especially as U. S. Senator from Oregon, Portland city councilman, and State senator. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
SISKIYOU COUNTY AFFAIRS. EXTRACTS FROM YREKA AND PORTLAND PAPERS. [1853-1873]
54 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 65]
Transcripts of items on early mines, diggings, locations, origins of names, Indian wars, and payment of war claims.
SLOAN, H W
Mining Enterprises. [1885?]
2 1. 25 cm. HHB [P-A 103]
Sloan was superintendent of a mining company at Canyon City, Grant County, Oregon.
SMITH, J D
Settlement of Polk County. Dallas, Oregon. 1884.
1 1. A.L.S. 26 cm. HHB [P-A 93]
SMITH, THOMAS, 1809-
Rogue River Indian Wars of 1853 and 1855. [Ashland, Oregon. 1885]
82 1. A.Ms. 22 cm. HHB [P-A 94]
Narrative by Kentuckian who went to Texas in 1839, to California in 1849, later to Oregon.
STARR, LEWIS MANVILLE, 1824-
Banking in Portland. San Francisco. 1883.
5 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 81]
California emigrant of 1849; to Portland, 1850; business there and at Tacoma.
STEEL, JAMES, 1834-
Dictations, Notes, and Drafts of Biographical Sketch. ca. 1889.
5 items. HHB [P-A 100]
To Portland from Iowa, 1862; banking, lumbering, contracting, and other business enterprises. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
STEELE, ALDEN H
With the Rifle Regiment. Olympia, Washington. 1878.
7 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 67]
Interview with a doctor who came to Oregon with the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, 1849.
Eola Settled. Eola, Oregon. 1884.
2 p. A.L.S. 21 cm. HHB [P-A 92]
Information on the town since 1851.
STRONG, WILLIAM, 1817-
History of Oregon. Portland, Oregon. 1878.
84 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 68]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft; account of Oregon and Washington history founded on extensive personal acquaintance since 1850, with comment on earlier events.
THOMPSON, D P , 1834-1901
Dictation. [Portland, Oregon? ca. 1883]
6 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 119]
Journey overland from Ohio in 1853; business interests and public services in Oregon and in Idaho, of which he was governor, 1875-1876.
THOMPSON, M V
Dictation. Eureka Hot Springs, Oregon. [1885?]
2 1. 25 cm. HHB [P-A 114]
Concerning his ranch and hotel business at Canyon City and Eureka Hot Springs.
THOMPSON, ROBERT R , 1820-
Dictation and Biographical Materials. [ca. 1889]
2 items. HHB [P-A 117]
Childhood in Pennsylvania; overland journey; life in early Oregon. Prepared for Chronicles of the Builders.
THOMPSON, ROBERT R , 1820-
82 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 87]
Dictation by an 1846 overland emigrant concerning the journey, experiences as Indian Agent, and later business affairs, particularly steamboating and railroad building.
THORNTON, JESSY QUINN, 1810-1888
Autobiography. Salem, Oregon. 1879.
55 p. A.Ms. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 69]
Overland journey to Oregon, 1846; activities as Oregon lobbyist in Washington, 1848; interest in Oregon education; remarks on the Hudson's Bay Company claims; and his Oregon and California in 1848. Bound in are three letters to H. H. Bancroft, 1879-1880.
THORNTON, JESSY QUINN, 1810-1888
Oregon History. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
40 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 70]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft supplementary to Thornton's autobiography, with various letters and copies, 118 p. in all. Two letters are by John W. York to Thornton, 1870-1872, with a narrative history, "Origen of Missions in Oregon"; and 13 letters are by or about Hall J. Kelley, 1869-1871, including contemporary copies of four of Kelley's eight "Beloved Brethren" letters, 1869-1872.
THORNTON, JESSY QUINN, 1810-1880
Oregon Relics. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
6 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 71]
Observations to H. H. Bancroft on objects in the Oregon State house.
TICHENOR WILLIAM, 1813-
Among the Oregon Indians. 1883.
134 1 32 cm. HHB [P-A 84]
Seafaring on the Oregon and California coast, 1849-1850; Curry County settler.
TILTON, A. E. & C. E. MERCHANTS, NEW YORK.
24 v. [P-A 315]
Correspondence (letterpress copybooks) and accounts of Alfred E. and Charles E. Tilton as dealers in wines and spirits, real estate, merchandise, and gold and currency accounts.
U. S. OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. OREGON SUPERINTENDENCY.
Report of Anson Dart, Superintendent, to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs concerning Treaties with the Chinook and Other Tribes. November 7, 1851.
2 items. 25 & 32 cm. (Photocopy) [P-A 302]
VICTOR, FRANCES AURETTA (Fuller) BARRETT, 1826-1902
Correspondence and Notes relating to the History of Oregon. 1865-ca. 1886.
12 items. HHB [P-A 170]
Letters from George T. Allan, November 6, 1865; Lindsay Applegate, April 2, 1879; James F. Brown, June 26, 1874; W. W. Buck, May 15(?), 1880; Seymour W. Condon, September 29, 1883; Elwood Evans, July 30, 1880; Louise Lanit, September 18 and 30, 1879 (2); Henry A. Oxer, September 19, 1883; Josiah L. Parrish, March 24, 1879; Mrs. Victor to H. H. Bancroft [1882?]; miscellaneous notes [ca. 1865-1886].
WALDO, DANIEL, 1800-
Critiques. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
24 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 74]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Recollections of Waldo's early life in Virginia and Missouri, and in Oregon from 1843.
First Things. Salem, Oregon. 1878.
11 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 75]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft. Recollections by 1844 overland emigrant; life at Oregon City, sheep-raising, and woolen manufacturing company.
WELCH, JAMES W , 1842-
Dictations. Portland, Oregon. 1887.
4 items. HHB [P-A 160]
Information concerning salmon-packing, lumbering, fishing, mercantile business in Astoria, and Oregon water companies. The dictations also give an account of his father, James Welch (1816-1876), Oregon pioneer of 1844.
WHITE, ELIJAH, 1806-1879
Government and the Emigration to Oregon. San Francisco. 1879.
45 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 76]
Interview by H. H. Bancroft and Mrs. F. F. Victor. Reminiscences of Oregon since he arrived by sea, 1836-1837, and of his experiences as a doctor and as Indian Agent from 1842.
WHITMAN, MARCUS, 1802-1847
Letters and Papers of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. 1825-1847.
9 items. [P-A 341]
Papers of the New York physician and his wife, Narcissa (Prentiss) Whitman (1808-1847), who undertook a mission to Oregon for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, in 1836 established a pioneer station at Waiilatpu in present Washington, and after a journey by the doctor to and from the United States in 1842-1843 were killed by disaffected Cayuse Indians late in 1847. This group of Whitman Mss., the Eleona Underwood Collection, consists of the following:
Marcus Whitman Papers: Ticket of admission to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District, State of New York, for lectures on midwifery, October 3, 1825; fragmentary diary notes, May 14-July 13, 1835, describing the first stage (as far as the Platte) of a journey to the Rocky Mountains with Samuel Parker (4 p. A.Ms. 33 cm.); letter to his stepfather and mother, Calvin and Alice Loomis, "Platt River 4 days above the forks," June 6, 1836 (2 p. A.L.S. 33 cm.); letter to his mother, Alice (Green) Whitman Loomis, "Shawnee Country Methodist mission . . . near Westport [Missouri]," May 27, 1843 (4 p. A.L.S. 25 cm.); and letter to Mrs. Loomis, Waiilatpu, May 20, 1844 (4 p. A.L.S. 25 cm.), postmarked Independence, October 26, "Favor of W. Gilpin."
Narcissa Whitman Papers: Letter to her brother-in-law, Augustus Whitman, and his wife, "Platte River, South side Six days above the Fort, Larimys Fork—near the foot of the Rocky Mountains," June 27, 1836, with additions made at the Green River rendezvous, July 16 (4 p. A.L.S. 33 cm.); copy made for her mother-in-law of her diary, July 18-October 18, 1836, written en route from rendezvous to the Columbia River for the information of her own family, prefaced by a note to Mrs. Loomis dated (Fort) Vancouver, October 13, 1836 (22 folded sheets A.Ms.S. 16 cm.); copy of a letter to her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann (Prentiss) and Oren Judson, (Fort) Vancouver, October 24, 1836 (4 p. A.L.S. 16 cm.), originally appended to the diary; and letter to a Mrs. Gilbert (mother of Newton Gilbert, an Oregon emigrant of 1844), Waiilatpu, Oregon Territory, October 15, 1846, with additions dated May 3, 1847 (4 p. A.L.S. 26 cm.).
Whitman's diary of 1835 contains a few entries not in the published version sent the American Board, and there are many variations in phraseology. Mrs. Whitman's letter of June 27-July 16, 1836, notable for its description of the journey which made her (with Eliza Spalding, her fellow missionary) the first white woman to cross South Pass, with a few omissions was printed together with her diary in Oregon Pioneer Association, Transactions, 1891, v. 19, p. 40-68. Half of the first sheet of the diary and all of the fourth were missing in 1891, as now, but the gaps in the text are supplied by the version sent her own parents, in the Whitman College Library. The two versions of the diary differ in small particulars; and the Whitman College copy has entries extending beyond the concluding entry in the Bancroft copy.
THE WHITMAN MASSACRE; AND EARLY HISTORY OF OREGON. 1839-1848.
 1. 45 cm. (Photocopies) [P-A 322]
Copies of original Mss. or transcripts: (1) Letters of Peter H. Burnett and Henry H. Spalding to J. S. Griffin of The Oregon American, 1848; (2) Overland diary of Sidney Smith with Farnham's party, 1839; (3) Sketches of early Oregon history and the Whitman Massacre by William Henry Gray, 1848; (4) Excerpts from a narrative by Mrs. William Chapman (Lucinda Bewley); and (5) President Franklin Pierce's Executive Order of September 11, 1844, respecting a lighthouse.
WHITMAN MISSION CORRESPONDENCE. 1834-1852.
,649 1. 27 cm. (Typed transcript) [P-A 320]
Compilation made for the Whitman National Monument by Olaf T. Hagen, U. S. National Park Service, 1941-1942, from Mss. in the archives of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in the Andover-Harvard Library and in the National Archives.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON. SETTLERS.
Letters to the Bishop of Juliopolis. March 22, 1836, March 8, 1837.
3 items. 28 cm. (Typed transcript) [P-A 305]
By Joseph Gervais, Xavier Laderoute, Etienne Lucier, et al., with news of the Willamette settlements and hope of religious assistance.
WILLIAMS, L L
First Settlements in Southwestern Oregon. T'Vault's Expedition. Roseburg, Oregon. 1878.
57 p. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 77]
Copy of Ms. written by Williams in 1851, partly in the form of a journal, with daily entries for September 15-21, 1851.
WILSON, JOHN, 1826-
Additional Facts. Portland, Oregon. [1885?]
6 1. 32 cm. HHB [P-A 118]
Portland school affairs and his own library.
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