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Newly Available Collection: George Henry Williams address

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

George Henry Williams (1823-1910) was an Oregon politician, serving as the chief justice of the Territory of Oregon, as a Republican representing Oregon in the U.S. Senate, as Attorney General of the United States, and as Mayor of Portland. The collection contains an address by Williams delivered at the Marquam Grand Theater in Portland, Oregon on May 16, 1896.

CA 1896 May 16

Guide to the George Henry Williams Address

Newly Available Collection: Henry Blackman bond of indemnity

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The collection contains a bond of indemnity signed May 20, 1887 by Henry Blackman and seventeen others. The bond was to protect to C. L. Andrews (clerk) and T. R. Howard (sheriff), both of Morrow County, Oregon, against expense of possible legal action arising from their refusal to move county records to Lexington, Oregon.

CA 1887 May 20

Guide to the Henry Blackman Bond of Indemnity

Newly Available Collection: J. T. Bowditch letter

Monday, September 16th, 2013

J. T. Bowditch, of Ashland, Oregon, represented Jackson County in the Oregon House of Representatives, beginning in 1887, and he was re-elected in 1889. The collection contains a letter dated February 9, 1887, by Bowditch to (Judge?) L. R. Webster regarding a bill that would lower the salary of circuit court judges.

CA 1887 Feb 9

Guide to the J. T. Bowditch Letter

Newly Available Collection: McKim, Mead and White notice of lien

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White was formed in 1878. The collection contains a notice of a lienĀ  against Oregon and Transcontinental Company that was filed with the Multnomah County Clerk’s office on February 18, 1885.

CA 1885 Feb 18

Guide to the McKim, Mead and White Notice of Lien

Newly Available Collection: Matthew Paul Deady letter to Melvin C. George

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Matthew Paul Deady (1824-1893) was a lawyer, politician, and judge in the Oregon Territory. Deady became Oregon’s first U.S. District Court judge in 1859, a position he retained until his death. The collection contains a letter dated April 11, 1884, from Deady, of Portland, Oregon to Melvin C. George, of Washington, D.C. In the letter, Deady states that he hopes the judicial salary bill passes, and he comments on public reaction to a measure forfeiting railway grants.

CA 1884 Apr 11

Guide to the Matthew Paul Deady Letter to Melvin C. George

Newly Available Collection: Willamette Falls Canal Company legal notice

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains articles of incorporation and a legal notice, dated August 25, 1865 on behalf of the Willamette Falls Canal company stating their right-of-way to build a canal to ship goods over the Willamette Falls. The notice argues that the People’s Transportation Company must cease their work building a canal because such work infringes upon the rights and property of the Willamette Falls Canal Company.

CA 1865 Aug 25

Guide to the Willamette Falls Canal Company Records

Newly Available Collection: T. P. Jack petition

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains a petition dated February 1, 1873 and signed by T. P. Jack and others, calling upon the county judge and commissioners of Marion County, Oregon to investigate a bridge over Abiqua Creek. The letter complains of fraud in the construction of the bridge.

CA 1873 Feb 1

Guide to the T. P. Jack Petition

Newly Available Collection: Joseph Gardner Wilson letter

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains one letter, dated February 26, 1870, from Joseph Gardner Wilson, of The Dalles, Oregon, addressed to “Dear Sir.” The letter refers to disposition of scrip from James W. Nesmith to E. M. Barnum, and Wilson writes that he thinks Barnum dishonest.

CA 1870 Feb 26

Guide to the Joseph Gardner Wilson Letter

Newly Available Collection: John Hipple Mitchell legal document

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The collection contains a legal document, dated December 20, 1869, by John Hipple Mitchell, of Portland, Oregon giving notice of his intention to redeem property purchased by Everding and Beebe at a sheriff’s sale.

CA 1869 Dec 20

Guide to the John Hipple Mitchell Legal Document

Newly Available Collection: A. J. and Joseph G. Megler legal document

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The collection contains a legal document signed by A. J. Megler and Joseph G. Megler. The document is an agreement for the sale of interest in a hotel located in Astoria, Oregon, signed July 20, 1868.

CA 1868 Jul 20

Guide to the A. J. and Joseph G. Megler Legal Document