John C. Ainsworth papers, 1858-1911.


John C. Ainsworth papers, 1858-1911.

Collection consists of Ainsworth's diaries and his autobiography; personal correspondence from family, friends, and associates, and documents relating to the Freemasons; correspondence and business records for the Oregon Central Railroad Company, Oregon Steam Navigation Company, Northern Pacific Railroad Company; correspondence and documents related to mines and mining and other corporate enterprises; records of the barks owned by him and others; building and house construction records for Portland, Oregon (1880-1883); personal finance and corporate records.

24 linear ft. (27 containers)


SNAC Resource ID: 7648305

University of Oregon Libraries

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