John Commigers Ainsworth dictation and related biographical material, [ca. 1890].


John Commigers Ainsworth dictation and related biographical material, [ca. 1890].

Include dictation by Ainsworth; joint dictation with S.G. Reed and R.R. Thompson; biographical sketch by his son, George; biographical sketch prepared by Mrs. F.F. Victor; and proofsheets of a brief biographical sketch. Concerning Oregon Steam Navigation Company and Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company; experiences on the Mississippi, Willamette, and Columbia rivers.

Originals : 1 portfolio.Copies : partial microfilm reel (42 exposures) : negative (Rich. 105:14) and positive.


SNAC Resource ID: 7015360

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Incorporated in 1879, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company carried agricultural and mining freight on two mail lines; Portland to Huntington, Oregon and Pendleton, Oregon to Winona, Washington. By 1890 it owned over 642 miles of track, but in 1896 it was sold to the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company. From the description of Timetables, 1881-1903. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 48757673 ...

Ainsworth, J. C. (John Commingers), 1822-1893 (person)

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Reed, Simeon Gannett, 1830-1895. (person)

Simeon Reed was born in 1830 in Massachusetts. After several jobs in commerce, he married Amanda Wood, and in 1852 they sailed to San Francisco. That same year they moved to Portland, where he worked in William Ladd's general merchandise store, becoming a partner four years later. He helped organize and run the Oregon Steam Navigation Company, which monopolized commercial traffic on the Columbia River and from which he reaped much profit before it sold in 1879. Reed bought farms, owned several m...