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Alvin Thompson Smith Diaries Transcript

 Collection
Identifier: MS-36
Summary A.T. (Alvin Thompson) Smith was an early Oregon pioneer who participated in the formation of the government of the Oregon Territory, and who also helped to found Pacific University. This collection contains transcripts of his diary, written from 1840 to 1853.
Dates: 1840-1853

James Gerrish Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MS-56
Summary James Gerrish was an Oregon pioneer of 1844, and a Methodist circuit preacher who worked in Oregon and Washington in the 1850s-1860s. His diaries, dated 1854-1863, record his daily life travelling and preaching to communities on the frontier.
Dates: 1854-1863

John Smith Griffin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-103
Summary Reverend John Smith Griffin was a missionary who emigrated to Oregon with the Whitman-Spalding group in 1839. In the 1840s, he participated in the Champoeg Meetings, founded the Congregationalist Church of Tualatin Plains, and published a newspaper. This collection of original letters and documents includes material related to the early settlement of Oregon, to the Whitman Massacre, to the Griffin Family, to the Congregationalist Church in Tualatin Plains, and to his newspaper, The Oregon...
Dates: 1839-1890

Harvey Clark Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-87
Summary Harvey Clark was an Oregon pioneer of 1840 who helped to found Pacific University, and who owned much of the land where the town of Forest Grove now lies. The collection includes one original letter by Harvey Clark dated 1843; a facsimile and transcription of a 1844 letter; a transcription of his 1837 "memory book," a book of verses and notes written by friends; and typed biographical notes about Harvey Clark.
Dates: 1843-1920

Lyman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-31
Summary The Lymans were a family of early Oregon settlers who were active in missionary, educational and literary activities. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence between member of the Lyman family and their friends between the years of 1846 to 1883.
Dates: 1846-1883

Henry Harmon Spalding Notebook

 Collection — Folder: MS File Box 2
Identifier: MS-77
Summary Henry H. Spalding was a Presbyterian missionary who arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1836. This notebook, which he compiled during the 1850s-1860s, contains writings relating to his daily life as a missionary, farmer and Indian agent.
Dates: 1850-1870

Henry Harmon Spalding Record Book

 Collection — Folder: MS File Box 2
Identifier: MS-74
Summary Henry H. Spalding was a missionary in the Pacific Northwest who is best known for his work with the Nez Perce from the 1830s-1870s. This record book consists of two parts: the records of the Preble Wigwam of the Order of the Star Spangled Banner, 1855, for which he served as president; and notes from his missionary trip to the Spokane Indians in 1873.
Dates: 1855-1873

Walker Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-102
Dates: 1845-1930