Guide to the Horatio Hyde Parker papers
1850-1924

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Parker, Horatio Hyde, b. 1850
Title: Horatio Hyde Parker papers
Dates: 1850-1924 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (7 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 076
Summary: Horatio Hyde Parker was born in England in 1850, and migrated to America in 1869. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1887, where he was employed in the law firm of Williams and Wood. The Horatio Hyde Parker papers consist of diaries, letters, and other documents concerning the family of Horatio Hyde Parker and his wife, Charlotte Boykin Parker.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Horatio Hyde Parker was born in England in 1850, and migrated to America in 1869. He clerked in stores and law offices in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, read law, was admitted to the bar, and came to Portland, Oregon in 1887. In Oregon, he was employed in the law firm of Williams and Wood. In 1882, he married Charlotte Boykin of Tilden, Alabama.

Content Description

The Horatio Hyde Parker Papers consist of diaries, letters, and other documents concerning the family of Horatio Hyde Parker and Charlotte Boykin Parker.

The papers include letters of Alfred Parker, Horatio’s father, a bookseller in Manchester, and letters of Horatio’s brothers and sisters, his children, and various friends. Among the letters are series from Richard H. Thornton, and Charles Erskine Scott Wood.

The diaries and journals in the collection are by Alfred Parker, Horatio Parker, and Horatio’s son, Jamieson. The journal of Alfred Parker describes a walking tour from Manchester to London, and from Manchester to Scotland, 1845, 1847, and 1848. One of Horatio Parker’s early diaries describes traveling from Manchester to Rouen, France, and a return, in 1867. His American diaries depict conditions in the South from 1870 to 1875. The Jamieson Parker diaries, 1916-1918, describe social life in New York during World War I, and the beginnings of the architectural career of Jamieson Parker.

One of the letter series is the so-called “Seaview Letters.” It represents a series from 1888 to 1914, written from Seaview, Washington, where the Parker family maintained a summer home. The letters describe a mode of vacationing popular at the time.

The Horatio Hyde Parker Papers consist of 26 volumes of diaries, copybooks, and similar volumes, and 821 letters, 1844-1917. In addition to the Parker family records, there is material, largely genealogical, concerning the Boykin-Scott-Bibb families of Alabama.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Horatio Hyde Parker Papers, Ax 076, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following ten series: Series I. Horatio H. Parker Diaries; Series II. Horatio H. Parker Letters Received; Series III. Horatio Parker Letters Sent; Series IV. Horatio H. Parker "Seaview Letters;" Series V. Alfred Parker Journals; Series VI. Miscellaneous; Series VII. Parker Family Genealogical Documents; Series VIII. Scott-Bibb-Boykin Families Genealogical Documents; Series IX. Books; Series X. Miscellaneous.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of the estate of Van W. Anderson in 1963.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory
Container(s)
box
folder
1 1

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Series I:  Horatio Hyde Parker Diaries, 1850-1924
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 2 Diary contents: In school and at home in Stretford, England; visits Isle of Man on holiday trip with father March 19, 1861-October 5, 1862
1 3 Diary contents: Clerk, in Manchester, with William Henry Bradley, pawnbroker, and Cartwright, Haywood and Co., carpet manufacturers February 21, 1865-January 3, 1866
1 4 Diary contents: Journal of wanderings, Manchester to Dover, to Calais, to Rouen, to Dippe, to Newhaven to Manchester August 20, 1867-September 25, 1867
1 5 Diary contents: Description of sermon heard in "New Jerusalem Church;" remarks on Swedenborgianism February 14, 1869
1 6 Diary contents: Migration to America through port of Savannah, Georgia; clerking in store in Swainsboro, Georgia December 7, 1869-November 6, 1870
1 7 Diary contents: Clerking for circuit judge November 15, 1870-April 14, 1871
1 8 Diary contents: Clerking for Dr. P.H. Holt, Lake City, Florida; move to Montgomery, Alabama, clerking for circuit judge April 15, 1871-May 23, 1872
1 9 Diary contents: Move to St. Paul, Minnesota; apprentice printer at St. Paul Dispatch; return to Montgomery, Alabama; clerking in law office; walking tour in Alabama backlands May 24, 1872-October 1872 January 1874-August 15, 1875
1 10 Diary contents: Clerking in law office May 9, 1875-December 1875
1 11 Diary contents: Clerking for Montgomery Railroad; after May 30, 1876, all entries are in shorthand January 1876-December 1876
1 12 Diary contents: Entries in shorthand April 5, 1877-December 1877
1 13 Diary contents: Entries in shorthand January 1878-December 1878
1 14 Diary contents: Entries in shorthand January 1879-December 1879

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Series II:  Horatio Parker, Letters Received, 1869-1924
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 Alfred Parker (father of Horatio Hyde Parker)
64.0 letters
1870-1882
2 2 Mary Parker (mother of Horatio Hyde Parker)
4.0 letters
1869-1871
2 3 Alice Parker (step-mother of Horatio Hyde Parker)
1.0 letter
1873
2 4 Alfred James Parker (brother of Horatio Hyde Parker)
21.0 letters
1874-1914
2 5 Amy Elizabeth Parker Walworth (sister of Horatio Hyde Parker)
19.0 letters
1872-1913
2 6 Charles Walworth (brother-in-law of Horatio Hyde Parker)
2.0 letters
1881 1883
2 7 Lily Harriet Parker (sister of Horatio Hyde Parker)
1.0 letter
1872
2 8 George Henry Hyde Parker (brother of Horatio Hyde Parker)
3.0 letters
1880-1881
2 9 Isaac Wright (uncle of Horatio Hyde Parker)
7.0 letters
1870-1881
2 10 Harriet Wright (Mrs. Isaac Wright, aunt of Horatio Hyde Parker)
2.0 letters
1876-1877
2 11 Richard Parker
7.0 letters
1870-1883
2 12 Charlotte Boykin (wife of Horatio Hyde Parker)
10.0 letters
1880-1881
2 13 James Boykin (father-in-law of Horatio Hyde Parker)
2.0 letters
1881 1883
2 14 Eliza Scott Boykin (mother-in-law of Horatio Hyde Parker)
14.0 letters
1881-1894
2 15 Thomas Boykin (brother-in-law of Horatio Hyde Parker)
2.0 letters
1893 1898
2 16 Richard H. Thornton (friend of Horatio Hyde Parker)
11.0 letters
1903-1924
2 17 Charles Wallwork (friend of Horatio Hyde Parker)
21.0 letters
1870-1885
2 18 Charles Erskine Scott Wood (friend of Horatio Hyde Parker)
3.0 letters
1900 1922 1924
2 19 Naomi Wood (friend of Horatio Hyde Parker)
1.0 letter
1903
Miscellaneous letters
74.0 letters
1869-1903
Box
Folder
2 20 W. F. Braggins
2 20 L. Brame
2 20 C. G. Calkins
2 20 Henry F. Coates & Co.
2 20 Helen Ladd Corbett
2 20 J. L. Cowan
2 20 F. C. Davis
2 20 William H. Dingle
2 20 Thomas C. Durto
2 20 Edward Eggleston
2 20 Jennie Elliot
2 20 M. R. Elliot
2 20 O. B. Estes
2 20 H. C. Fisher
2 20 S. G. Fisher
2 20 J. C. Flanders
2 20 D. G. Francis & Co.
2 20 B. O. Fry
2 20 A. E. Garnette
2 20 A. E. Gebhardt
2 20 William George & Sons Co.
2 20 Henry Gray
2 20 MA. W. Gowan
2 20 R. T. Guard
2 20 Ella Habersham
2 20 C. Arthur B. Halvorson
2 20 Emma T. Halvorson
2 20 Binger Hermann
2 20 Adams Sherman Hill
2 20 P. H. Jackson
2 20 Malonia W. James
2 20 Mary Jamieson
2 20 Josephine DeVore Johnson
2 20 Tom L. Johnson
2 20 Gertrude Jordan
2 20 E. R. Kimble
2 20 Isabel A. Kirkwood
2 20 Anne M. Lang
2 20 E. B. Lee
2 20 Lillian Lotspeich
2 20 Robert Lowry
2 20 Van H. Manning
2 20 R. W. Mitchell
2 20 Justus T. Neff
2 20 Joseph Ogden
2 20 Thomas P. Page
2 20 A. C. Panton
2 20 Isaac Pitman & Sons
2 20 A. T. Post
2 20 F. Powell
2 20 A. J. Remington
2 20 Smithsonian Institution
2 20 James G. Swan
2 20 Harvey Tomlinson
2 20 Robert H. Wilson

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Series III:  Horatio Hyde Parker Letters Sent
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 1 Alfred James Parker (brother of Horatio Hyde Parker)
18.0 letters
1903-1913
3 2 Charlotte Boykin Parker (Mrs. Horatio Hyde Parker)
16.0 letters
1880-1916
3 3-4 Miscellaneous letter sent
66.0 letters
1891-1906

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Series IV:  Horatio Hyde Parker Seaview Letters

Letters to and from family members and others from the Seaview, Washington summer home.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 5 General letters received concerning construction, repairs, and supplies at Seaview; also family letters from Oratio H. Parker to Seaview 1888-1914
3 6 Charlotte Boykin Parker (Mrs. Horatio Hyde Parker)
81.0 letters
1888-1900
3 7 Charlotte Boykin Parker (Mrs. Horatio Hyde Parker)
85.0 letters
1901-1914
3 8 Eliza Scott Parker
84.0 letters
1898-1914
3 9 Alfred Francis Parker
17.0 letters
1901-1914
3 10 Jameson Kirkwood Parker
7.0 letters
1908-1913

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Series V:  Alfred Parker Journals, 1884 1847 1848
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 1 Journal of walking trip, Manchester to London and return April 22, 1845-June 6, 1845
4 2 Journal of walking trip, Manchester to Scotland and return May 23, 1847-June 22, 1847
4 3 Journal of a trip, Manchester "through Wales to the Lands End and from there to London" May 31, 1848-July 4, 1848

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Series VI:  Miscellaneous, 1884 1847 1848
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
4 Wright, Isaac. Scrapbook 1837 [?]
4 Parker, Richard [?]. Copybook 1850-1860
Alfred James Parker correspondence 1884-1925
Box
4 Letters received, Miscellaneous
30.0 letters
1911-1912
4 Letters received from Charlotte Boykin Parker
15.0 letters
1884-1913
4 Letter received from Eliza Scott Parker (niece)
39.0 letters
1893-1925
4 Parker, Charlotte Boykin (wife of Horatio Hyde Parker). Copybook 1883-1925
4 Parker, Charlotte Boykin (wife of Horatio Hyde Parker). Letters received 1879-1902
4 Parker, Alfred Francis (son of Horatio Hyde Parker). Journal of a walking tour on the Pacific Ocean beach, Newport to Seaside, Oregon August 16, 1911-August 25, 1911
4 Parker, Alfred Francis (son of Horatio Hyde Parker). Letters received
2.0 letters
1931 1933
4 Parker, Eliza Scott (daughter of Horatio Hyde Parker). diary January 1893-June 1894
4 Parker, Richard [?]. Copybook 1850-1860
4 Parker, Eliza Scott (daughter of Horatio Hyde Parker). Letters received
6.0 letters
1895-1896
4 Parker, Eliza Scott (daughter of Horatio Hyde Parker). Mementoes
Folder
5 1 Parker, Jamieson Kirkwood (son of Horatio Hyde Parker). Copybooks, undated
2.0 volumes
undated
5 2 Parker, Jamieson Kirkwood (son of Horatio Hyde Parker). diary
3.0 volumes
October 19, 1916-September 1, 1918
5 3 Parker, Jamieson Kirkwood (son of Horatio Hyde Parker). Letters to Alfred James Parker
6.0 letters
1906-1912

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Series VII:  Parker Family, Genealogical documents
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 4 Parker Family genealogical papers 1906-1912
Scott-Boykin Family. letters 1906-1912
Box
Folder
5 5 Julia ---- to Eliza Scott. Paris March 26, 1844
5 5 Julia ---- to Eliza Scott. Sip Oneida November 27, 1844
5 5 Charles T. Pollard to Thomas Scott. Montgomery, Alabama March 29, 1860
5 5 Thomas J. Scott to Mrs. James Boykin. Camp near Richmond May 31, 1862

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Series VIII:  Scott-Bibb-Boykin Families, Genealogical documents
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 6 Scott-Boykin-Bibb Family genealogical papers
5 7 Parker family photographs and mementos. Various dates
5 8 Scott, Eliza A. “Notes on Mr. Mills Lectures on Literature.” (Taken at school in NY) 1845

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Series IX:  Books
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
6 1 Commonplace books and notes

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Series X:  Miscellaneous
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
7 1 Macnchesteriana
7 2 Masonic miscellany
7 3 Montgomery, Alabama Railroad
7 4 Phonography miscellany
7 5 Correspondence
Box
Folder
7 5 Cornelia M. Vicka, Dearest Eliza (Scott) May 1, 1840
7 5 Carley L. Gibbs, My own dear Eliza December 12, 1845
7 5 Alfred Scott, My Dr. Son July 31, 1849
7 5 Alfred V. Scott, Dear Thomas September 4, 1853
7 5 Ias P. Holcombe, My Dear Scott August 15, 1859
7 5 _____ E. Scott, Mrs. E. A. Boykin (My Dear Niece) May 19, 1860
7 5 Mrs. Hardwick, Cousin James May 17, 1861
7 5 D. E. Hayer, Sir September 3, 1861
7 5 _____ Boykin, Sir January 24, 1862
7 5 ______ Stodder, Sir January 24, 1862
7 5 Joseph Polland, Dear Cousin Eliza March 2, 1862
7 5 Charlotte Boykin, Dear Cousin Emma November 12, 1863
7 5 B. S. Bibb, My dear Niece January 13, 1878
7 5 Sister Rebecca Woods, Dear Listen and Girls May 7, 1879
7 5 Paul C. Lee, My Dear Sir June 30, 1883 [?]
7 5 Alfred V. Scott, Dear Thomas May 22, [?]
7 5 ________, R. Woods
7 6 Miscellany, loose papers

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Parker, Alfred
  • Parker, Charlotte Boykin
  • Parker, Horatio Hyde, b. 1850---Archives
  • Parker, Jamieson
  • Thornton, Richard H. (Richard Hopwood), 1845-1925--Correspondence
  • Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944--Correspondence
  • Family Names :
  • Bib family
  • Boykin family
  • Parker family
  • Scott family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alabama--Genealogy
  • France--Description and travel
  • Southern States--Social conditions, 1865-1945
  • Subject Terms :
  • Vacation homes--Washington (State)--Seaview
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Diaries

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