Typescript biography of Edward Walker McGraw, 5 pp, 1917, a lawyer, traveler and prospector, describing his travels to Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii and eventual settlement in San Francisco, California. Edward Walker McGraw (b. 1837) was Oregon District Attorney and District Court Judge, San Francisco.
Collection includes: James H. Wilbur letter to his brother, 8 pp, 8 April 1847, regarding his trip from New York to San Francisco on the bark Whiton; James H. Wilbur, Salem, Oregon, letter to Richard Hoyt, 1 p, 6 October 1847; James H. Wilbur, Fort Simcoe, Yakima Indian Agency, letter to Frank T. Dodge, 1 p, 23 March 1868, regarding payment of freight shipped from Portland to the Dalles. James Harvey Wilbur (1811-1887) was a pioneer Methodist missionary and educator. In 1846 he was appointed a missionary to Oregon and sailed from New York to Oregon where he arrived in Oregon City in 1847. He worked in Portland for some time as preacher and in 1851 he established the Portland Academy and Female Seminary. In 1853 he moved Umpqua County where he founded the Umpqua Academy in 1854. He was appointed the superintendent of Education on the Yakima Indian Reservation in 1860. He was an Indian Agent at Fort Simcoe from 1860 to 1880.
28 black and white photographs, 1 map and 1 newspaper article in 1 disbound album, 1938-1964, many aerial photographs, showing the development of Swan Island for the shipping industry, one showing Swan Island undeveloped and mostly underwater in June 1921.
Collection includes: Interviews, newspaper clippings, correspondence and other research regarding obscenity laws in Oregon compiled by Stephen L. Wasby while researching his dissertation thesis "The Pure and the Prurient: The Supreme Court, Obscenity, and Oregon Policy."
Typescript photocopy narrative "Crossing the plains from Kansas to Oregon", 4 pp, ca. 1962, regarding crossing the plains and homesteading by the Shannon and Parman families at Indian Creek and Summit Springs, Oregon, describing events from 1882-1962.
Collection includes: bound stock book, 1865-1878; Correspondence between J. W. Nesmith and R. P. Boise, August-September 1866, regarding the mills and Bridesburg Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia; Letters to R. P. Boise, Jr., 1914-1941; Manuscript copies of correspondence between Nesmith and Bridesburg Manufacturing Co., 1866; Miscellaneous financial records.
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