Robert Morrison photographic collection [graphic], circa 1858-1902.
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Winema (also known as Toby Riddle, b. 1848 – d. 1920) was a Modoc woman who served as an interpreter in negotiations between the Native American Modoc tribe and the United States Army during the Modoc War. She warned the peace commission of a possible Modoc attack, and she saved the life of the chairman Alfred B. Meacham when the 1873 attack took place. She and her family toured with Meacham after the war, starring in his lecture-play "Tragedy of the Lava Beds", to inform American people about t...
James Willis Nesmith was born July 23, 1820 in New Brunswick, Canada. He arrived in Oregon in 1843 with pioneer missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman. Nesmith held several public offices, including provisional government supreme court judge, state legislator, captain in the Cayuse, Rogue River, and Yakima Indian Wars, U.S. marshall, superintendent of Indian affairs, and U.S. senator. From the description of James Willis Nesmith papers, 1845-1885. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)....
Born in Lanoconing, Maryland, Binger Hermann settled in Coos County, Oregon in 1859. From the guide to the Binger Hermann letters, 1887-1925, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library) Binger Hermann (1843-1926) came to Oregon (1859) where he taught school (1859-1864), studied law (1864-1865) and was elected to the Oregon legislature (1866). Hermann was later an Oregon State Senator (1868-1870) and U.S. Land Agent for the Roseburg area (1871-1874). Hermann practised law in...
Oliver Cromwell Applegate was born in Oregon in 1845 to Lindsay and Elizabeth Applegate. He began his career in 1865 by assisting his father, who was subagent of the Indian agency at Ft. Klamath. During the winter months young Applegate taught in Ashland. In 1867, the governor of Oregon asked Applegate, who had become a captain in the Oregon Volunteer Militia, to lead a new militia of Indians, the "Axe and Rifle Company," to protect wagon trains and build a road to the Warm Springs Reservation. ...
Oregon pioneer, legislator, and writer. From the description of Letter, 1864 Oct. 31. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 22390872 Elwood Evans (1828-1898), born in Philadelphia, went to Oregon Territory in 1851 as deputy collector of customs at Nisqually. From 1859 to 1861, he served as mayor of the newly incorporated town of Olympia, Washington. In addition to his historical work, A History of the Pacific Northwest, he contributed many historical articles...
Epithet: Reverend British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001440.0x000006 Came to Kaskaskia in 1798 prior to Illinois statehood. He served in the Indiana territorial legislature and was one of the first Randolph County Commissioners and Adjutant General in the Illinois Territory, 1809. His brothers' William and James also lived in Kaskaskia. His brother Joseph and his wife, Anne, remained in Philadelphia. F...
Blain was a Presbytarian minister and the editor of the newspaper "Oregon Spectator," 1849 Oct. 4 - 1850 Sept. 5. From the description of Samuel R. Thurston letters to Wilson L. Blain [manuscript], 1850. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 669500711 Lawyer, member of Congress from Oregon Territory. From the description of ALS and receipt : Washington, D.C., 1850. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617165 ...
Lorenzo Lorain was a lieutenant in Co. L, 3rd artillery, U.S. Army. From the description of Lorenzo Lorain letters, 1855-1963 (bulk 1855-1861). (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 54368216 ...
Lafayette Grover served as Governor of Oregon from 1870-1877 and was then resigned to become a United States Senator. From the guide to the Lafayette Grover diary, 1851-1853, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries) ...
U.S. senator from Oregon and representative from Illinois. From the description of Edward Dickinson Baker correspondence, 1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449968 Springfield, Illinois, lawyer; lieutenant, Black Hawk War; state representative, 1837-1840; state senator, 1840-1844; U.S. representative, 1845-1846, 1849-1851; colonel, Mexican War; Oregon senator, 1860-1861; colonel, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry, Civil War. From the description of Letters: Springfi...