Collection includes: 8 plans, elevations and details on 11 sheets of alterations for the Synagogue (originally built in 1905) for Congregation Shaarie Torah at SW 1st Ave. and SW Hall St. in Portland, Oregon, scale: 1/8" : 1' to 1/4" : 1', 1923. Ernst Kroner (1866-1955) was a German-born architect who came to Portland, Oregon in 1889.
Letter from Thomas Hart Benton, Senate Chambers, Washington, D.C., to "Dear Sir", 3 pp, 23 February 1848, regarding financial matters, John C. Fremont's resignation from the Army and the pending treaty with Mexico.
Letter from Ezra Strong to Solomon Strong, 27-31 October 1862, regarding the death of a great-grandson, a son's enlistment in the Union army, abolition, politics, murders by Sioux in Minnesota, and the fulfillment of Joseph Smith's prophecies and the impending apocalypse, with post script from Samson Strong urging Solomon to reexamine his political beliefs; Letter from Ezra Strong to Solomon Strong, 5-20 March 1864, regarding life in New Mexico, relations with Paiutes and Navajos, prices, hopes of prospecting in Idaho and the death of Samson Strong.
Collection includes: Oregon Timber Holdings of the estate of George Baldwin, 2 vols. 1913-1924, arranged by county, with maps, photos, inventories of timber types and history of the Baldwin Corporation. George B. Baldwin Jr. (1876-1949) was the son of George B. Baldwin Sr. who purchased land in several states from 1885 to 1898.
Collection of diaries, correspondence, sermons, legal documents, autographs, genealogies, and ephemera of Aaron Ladner Lindsley, Presbyterian missionary in Wisconsin, New York, Oregon, and Alaska, and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Portland, Oregon; his wife Julia West Lindsley; daughter Emily Lindsley Ross, author and genealogist; son-in-law James Thorburn Ross, Portland attorney, banker, realtor, and promoter; and other family members.
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