McClure, John

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John McClure was an Oregon pioneer who owned a land claim that, together with the adjacent claim of John Shively, became the center of Astoria, Oregon.

Herbert Leonard and John Green went on to found the company Northwest Natural, one of the major natural gas distributors in the pacific northwest.


From the guide to the John McClure land sale agreement, October 27, 1853-May 1, 1854, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn The Bruno Walter papers, ca. 1887-ca. 1966 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn H.L. Mencken papers, 1905-1956 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Los Angeles County Prefecture Records The Huntington Library
referencedIn George Abernethy Papers, 1833-1905 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf John McClure land sale agreement, October 27, 1853-May 1, 1854 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Burd-Shippen Papers, 1708-1792 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIe. 1845-1865. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
referencedIn Leonard Bernstein Collection, circa 1900-1994, (bulk 1933-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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Relation Name
associatedWith Abernethy, George, 1807-1877 person
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 person
associatedWith Burd, James, 1726-1793 person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Mason, Daniel Gregory, 1873-1953 person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Prefecture of Los Angeles corporateBody
associatedWith Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962 person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Astoria (OR)
Oregon Territory
Land titles




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