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Margaret Dolly Hinman Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: MS-57

Scope and Contents

The photograph album contains 40 photographs, nearly all of which are portraits of the relatives and friends of Margaret Dolly Hinman. Together, the photographs provide an excellent photographic record of the Hinman Family of Forest Grove, along with several other notable 19th century families of Washington County. The lone landscape photograph in the album, a carte-de-visite format print of Pacific University, shows its first two buildings: Old College Hall and Academy. Probably dating to the late 1860s or early 1870s, this is among the earliest extant photographs of the campus.

Most of the photographs are albumen prints in carte-de-visite format. There are several tintypes, and a few of the images are hand-tinted. They are undated, but were probably taken between the late 1860s and about 1900. There is a handwritten index at the beginning of the book which lists captions for all of the photographs in the album. This index is transcribed in the "Contents of the Collection" section, below.

A note on the flyleaf reads, "This is to go to my grand-nephew Alanson Hinman III. With love from 'Aunt Dolly.'" The album was donated to Pacific University by George Williams, who is a descendant of Margaret Dolly Hinman.

Dates

  • 1865-1900

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Historical Note

Margaret Dolly Hinman was the great-granddaughter of Alanson Hinman, one of the earliest and most notable pioneers to settle in the Forest Grove area of Washington County, Oregon. A Congregationalist minister, he immigrated to Oregon in 1844 and helped to found Pacific University. He served on its Board of Trustees for decades, from the late 1840s until the early 1900s. Many of Alanson Hinman's descendants, including Margaret Dolly Hinman, were students at the University and/or faculty. The Hinmans were related by marriage to several other notable pioneer families in the Tualatin Valley region, including the Gerrish and Sewall families.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Summary

Margaret Dolly Hinman was the great-granddaughter of Alanson Hinman, one of the earliest and most notable pioneers to settle in the Forest Grove area of Washington County, Oregon. The photograph album contains 40 photographs, mostly portraits of her family and friends.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by George Williams in 2012.

Related Archival Materials

Other loose photographs of the Hinman family are present in the Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection. A portion of these have been digitized and are online at: http://washingtoncountyheritage.org
Title
Guide to the Margaret Dolly Hinman Photograph Album
Status
Completed
Author
Eva Guggemos
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

Contact:
2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States