Pacific University Archives

Sears (James Knox) Diary Edit


MS 108


  • 1909-1913 (Creation)


  • 0.25 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    1 box

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  • Summary

    James Knox Sears worked as a farmer in Polk County, Oregon from the 1860s-1929. His diaries contains short entries for each day of 1909, 1912, and 1913, with notes about his work and visits to friends and family.

  • Preferred Citation

    James Knox Sears Diary, Pacific University Archives, Forest Grove, Oregon.

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  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

  • Accruals

    No additions to this collection are expected.

  • Biographical Note

    James Knox Sears was a farmer in Polk County Oregon from the 1860s-1929. A native of Iowa, he came to Oregon around the age of 20. He married Laduska Walker in 1878 and had 5 children with her. According to his obituary, he was a teacher and a farmer by trade, and was active in the Grange and local politics. He lived in the small community of McCoy, located about nine miles north of Rickreall. He lived from 1847-1929.

  • Scope and Contents

    The diaries by James Knox Sears contain short entries for each day of the years of 1909, 1912 and 1913. Most entries are 1-2 sentences long and consist of brief notes about his work, visits to friends and family, and the weather. See also the diary by Laduska Walker Sears, his wife, written before they were married (MS.107).