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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...

Marcus Whitman letters to Alanson Hinman

 Collection — Folder: MS File Box 2
Identifier: MS-69
Summary Marcus Whitman was a missionary in the Oregon Territory who was killed by Cayuse Indians in 1847. These letters, sent to his friend Alanson Hinman, shed light on conditions at the mission in the weeks before his death.

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Burnett, Peter H. (Peter Hardeman) 1
Crosby, Nathaniel 1
Gray, W. H. (William Henry) 1
Griffin, John Smith 1
Hinman, Alanson 1