White, Elijah, 1806-1879

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Dr. Elijah White, pioneer physician and sub-Indian agent, was born in 1806 in New York state. In 1836, White was appointed by the Methodist Church to serve as a doctor at Jason Lee's Willamette Mission. He served at the mission until 1841, when he disagreed with Lee regarding mission policy and resigned, returning east by ship. In 1842, he was commissioned sub-Indian agent of Oregon by the federal government. His responsibilities as Indian agent concerned primarily the Nez Percé and Cayuse tribes. In 1861, White was chosen as an Indian agent to the California region. Elijah White died on April 3, 1879.

From the description of Papers, 1842-1862. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 32315769

Elijah White (1806–1879) was a missionary and agent for the United States government in the Oregon Territory.

John Shively (1804-1894) was a pioneer and early resident of Astoria, Oregon. In 1847, he was appointed postmaster of Astoria by president James K. Polk--the first postmaster west of the Rocky Mountains.

From the guide to the Elijah White bond, August 13, 1846, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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creatorOf White, Elijah, 1806-1879. Papers, 1842-1862. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf White, Elijah. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Whitney, Mercy Partridge. Mercy Whitney diary excerpts [manuscript], 1837-1848. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf White, Elijah, 1806-1879. Elijah White letter, 1875 April 12. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf White, Elijah, 1806-1879. Quitclaim, 1850 Apr 20. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf White, Elijah, 1806-1879. Government and the emigration to Oregon : San Francisco, 1879. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Joseph Lane papers, 1848-1940, 1850-1858 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf White, Elijah, d. 1879. Papers, 1836-1842. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Meek, Joseph Lafayette, 1810-1875. Oregon census records, 1842-1880. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Lovejoy, A. Lawrence (Asa Lawrence), 1808-1882. Letter: to the Honorable E. Evans /by Asa Lawrence Lovejoy, 1867 Nov 10. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Methodist Episcopal Church. Missionary Society. Oregon Mission. Records, 1832-1865. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Wilson, Joseph Rogers, 1847-1929. Notes regarding Oregon materials on file at the Bureau of Indian Affairs [manuscripts], 1900-1910. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Elijah White bond, August 13, 1846 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Oregon Superintendency. Records, 1842-1852. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Smith, James. James Smith collection, undated. Litchfield Historical Society
referencedIn Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881. Joseph Lane papers, 1848-1875 (bulk 1850-1858). Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn The making of Oregon : manuscript collection, 1804-1883. Rosenbach Museum & Library
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associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Oregon Mission. corporateBody
associatedWith Bangs, Nathan. person
associatedWith Chapin, Charles E., fl. 1850. person
associatedWith F. M. Warren & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Hudson's Bay Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lane, Joseph, 1801-1881. person
associatedWith Lee, Jason, 1803-1845. person
associatedWith Lovejoy, A. Lawrence (Asa Lawrence), 1808-1882. person
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church. Missionary Society. Oregon Mission. corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio Infantry. 101 st Regt., 1861-1865. corporateBody
associatedWith Shelton, Stephen W. person
associatedWith Smith, James. person
correspondedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Oregon Superintendency. corporateBody
associatedWith Victor, Frances Fuller, 1826-1902. person
associatedWith Warren, Francis M. person
associatedWith Whitman, Marcus, 1802-1847. person
associatedWith Whitney, Mercy Partridge. person
associatedWith Wilson, Joseph Rogers, 1847-1929. person
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Tennessee
Oregon
Georgia
Pacific City (Or.)
Oregon
United States
Canada
Northwest, Pacific
Northwest, Pacific--Government relations
Oregon Territory
Oregon
Northwest, Pacific
Subject
Indians of North America
Pioneers--Oregon
Indian agents--Correspondence
Pioneers
Frontier and pioneer life
Physicians
Land titles
Real property
Missions
Indian agents
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Birth 1806

Death 1879-04-03

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