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Newly Available Collection: Joseph Henry Brown letter to Nettie Spencer

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Joseph Henry Brown (1867-1898) was an Oregon pioneer, newspaper printer and correspondent, a Veteran, and a historian who wrote about politics, and especially Native American culture and conflicts in Oregon. The collection contains a letter dated April 27, 1895 from Brown to Nettie Spencer regarding his and other’s writings on the history of provisional government in Oregon.

CA 1895 Apr 27

Guide to the Joseph Henry Brown Letter to Nettie Spencer

Newly Available Collection: Joseph Henry Brown letter to John H. Mitchell

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Joseph Henry Brown (1867-1898) was an Oregon pioneer, newspaper printer and correspondent, Veteran, and a historian who wrote about politics and Native American culture and conflicts in Oregon. The collection (May 19, 1893) contains a letter from Brown to John H. Mitchell, a U.S. Senator from Oregon, about maps Brown wanted to use in his historical work about “Indian Wars” in Oregon.

CA 1893 May 18

Guide to the Joseph Henry Brown Letter to John H. Mitchell

Newly Available Collection: Thomas R. Cornelius deposition

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Thomas R. Cornelius, was an Oregon pioneer and a member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection contains a deposition given by Cornelius on January 1, 1884 regarding the Oregon Mounted Volunteers.

CA 1884 Jan 1

Guide to the Thomas R. Cornelius Deposition

Newly Available Collection: U.S. Treasury Department, Third Auditor’s Office records

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains two letters written on stationery from the Third Auditor’s Office of the U.S. Treasury Department regarding supplies allegedly furnished by Messrs. Field and Blakely during the “Oregon and Washington Indian War of 1955-1956.” The letters are dated March 30, 1881, and March 22, 1876.

CA 1881 Mar 30

Guide to the U.S. Treasury Department, Third Auditor’s Office records

Newly Available Collection: William S. Crust letter to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains one letter, dated June 2, 1868, from William S. Crust of Ft. Laramie, Indian Territory to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis. The letter informs the Curtis parents of the death of their son, Alfred, who was killed by Indians on May 29th while camped by Elk Horn Creek.

CA 1868 Jun 2

Guide to the William S. Crust Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis

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 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: A. J. Grover Letter to Edwin Beebe

Monday, August 19th, 2013

A. J. Grover wrote a letter dated April 18, 1863, to Edwin Beebe, of Placerville, Idaho to say that he had been delayed by Indians and it was too late for best market in Placerville; he also quotes prices in mining towns.

CA 1863 Apr 18

Guide to the A. J. Grover Letter to Edwin Beebe

Newly Available Collection: Lee Moorhouse letters received

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Lee Moorhouse (1850-1922) was an Indian Agent for the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and an amateur photographer. The collection (1900-1913) contains letters received concerning photographs taken, or to be taken, by him.

A 082

Guide to the Lee Moorhouse Letters Received

Newly Available Collection: U.S. Office of Indian Affairs. Warm Springs Agency, Or. Letterpress copybook

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

James L. Cowan was the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, of the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs at Warm Springs Oregon. The collection (1896-1898) contains the Commissioner’s letterpress copybook of incoming and outgoing correspondence.

B 143

Guide to the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs. Warm Springs Agency, Or. Letterpress Copybook