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Newly Available Collection: N.O. Parker letter

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated December 21, 1872 from N. O. Parker, a member of Fidelity Lodge no. 36, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) to J. T. Apperson, an IOOF Most Worthy Grand Master. The letter asks for a dispensation for Fidelity Lodge.

CA 1872 Dec 21

Guide to the N.O. Parker Letter

Newly Available Collection: Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Agency

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated August 25, 1872, by Philip McCusker of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Agency, to a “Mr. Lockey.” The letter comments on Indian depredations (raids) of cattle drives, explains that McCusker has met with Big Bow, Lone Wolf, and Kicking Bird of the Kiowa tribe, and reports the return of children Susannah and Frances Lee who were taken on a raid.

CA 1872 Aug 25

Guide to the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Agency Letter

Newly Available Collection: William Wolff letter

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated August 21, 1872 from William Wolff to “Dear Sir and Dr.,” and is regarding mutual aquaintances and events in Eastern Oregon.

CA 1872 Aug 21

Guide to the William Wolff Letter

Newly Available Collection: Hewett, Flowerdew and Co. letter to Thomas R. Cornelius

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains one letter dated October 18, 1871, from Hewett, Flowerdew and Co. of Portland, Oregon to Thomas R. Cornelius, of Cornelius, Oregon. The subject of the letter gives advice regarding the purchase of wheat and wheat futures.

CA 1871 Oct 18

Guide to the Hewett, Flowerdew and Co. Letter to Thomas R. Cornelius

Newly Available Collection: William Holman Odell letter

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated April 28, 1871, from William Holman Odell to Captain Applegate, of Oregon regarding land purchases and surveying. In the letter, Odell wonders if the Sprague’s River land is a part of the Agricultural college or if it is available to be purchased, and also states that he expects to send surveyors to survey land for the Klamath reservation.

CA 1871 Apr 28

Guide to the William Holman Odell Letter

Newly Available Collection: James McDonald letter to J. S. Smith

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains one letter dated January 29, 1870, from James McDonald, of Oakland, Oregon to J. S. Smith. In the letter, McDonald asks Smith to press a claim, through B. F. Dowell, for payment for service of mules during the Yakima war, 1855-1856.

CA 1870 Jan 29

Guide to the James McDonald Letter to J. S. Smith

Newly Available Collection: T.J. Smith letter

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains a letter that certifies the Union sympathies of two men from Oregon, signed by T. J. Smith, on January 26, 1870. The letter states that Robert Lodd [Ladd?] of Portland, Oregon and Alex A. Miller of Jacksonville, Oregon are not a part of any rebellion.

CA 1870 Jan 26

Guide to the T.J. Smith letter

Newly Available Collection: Sylvester Mowry letter

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Sylvester Mowry (1830-1871), became a commissioned soldier, owned mining claims, was the founder of Mowry, Arizona, and was arrested and imprisoned on suspicion of being a southern sympathizer. The collection contains a photostat copy of a letter written July 18, 1853, to Edward J. Bicknall, while Mowry was serving as an officer and surveying railroads in the West.

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Guide to the Sylvester Mowry letter

Newly Available Collection: Douglas Mullarky papers

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Douglas Mullarky was a precinct captain of the Oregon Republican party, and he worked on (and/or ran) Republican political campaigns in Oregon, including those of Governor’s Earl Snell and Douglas McKay. The collection (1935-1950) contains correspondence with politicians, draft speeches, campaign publicity and ephemera, and a few pieces of personal correspondence.

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Guide to the Douglas Mullarky Papers

Newly Available Collection: Elizabeth Carlyle letters from China

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Elizabeth Carlyle worked as a nurse at the Isabella Fisher Hospital, in Tientsin (Tianjin), China. The collection (1937-1938) contains outgoing correspondence regarding the conquest of Tientsin (Tianjin).

Guide to the Elizabeth Carlyle Letters From China