Guide to the Grace Guile Purse papers
1844-1942

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Purse, Grace Guile
Title: Grace Guile Purse papers
Dates: 1844-1942 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.51 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Coll 033
Summary: Grace Guile Purse was a physician in Washington, D.C. early in the twentieth century. In 1920 Purse pursued genealogical research in an effort to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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

Grace Guile Purse was a physician in Washington, D.C. early in the twentieth century. In 1920 she began research on her family's genealogy. She pursued this genealogical information in an effort to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. This collection consists of genealogical information collected by Dr. Grace Purse. The collection includes correspondence and documents about the Guile and Wishard families. Most notable in the collection is a diary by Molly Guile that describes her family's overland journey from Missouri to Montana in 1869.

Content Description

This collection consists of genealogical information collected by Dr. Grace Purse. The collection includes correspondence and documents about the Guile and Wishard families. Most notable in the collection is a diary by Molly Guile that describes her family's overland journey from Missouri to Montana in 1869.

Two maps of the Portland, Oregon area, one dated 1908, were removed to the map library. In addition, three small photographs of an unidentified woman were removed to the Photograph Collection of Special Collections. One broadside advertising a concert with Miss Grace Guile, soprano, was removed to the Broadside Collection.

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 material 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], Grace Guile Purse papers, Coll 033, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Genealogical papers
  • Photographs

Separated Materials :  

Two maps of the Portland, Oregon area, one dated 1908, were removed to the Map Library.

One broadside advertising a concert with Miss Grace Guile, soprano, was removed to the Broadside Collection.

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
1

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Genealogical papers
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 2 Genealogical research (Wishard and Guile family lines): correspondence
1 3 Genealogical research: Documents
1 4 Diary of Molly Guile describing overland journey from Missouri to Montana (also used as an account ledger in 1866) 1869
1 5 Account ledger, interspersed with historical facts and recipes 1844-1883
1 6 Miscellaneous
1 7 Scrapbook: Miscellaneous clippings pasted in book, Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture

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Photographs (PH095), 1940-1949
0.01 linear feet
Purse, Grace Cuile
Description
Dates
PH095_01: [Portrait of Grace C. Purse]
1.0 photographic print
3 x 2.5 inches
not yet assigned
PH095_02: [Portrait of Grace C. Purse]
1.0 photographic print
3 x 2.5 inches
not yet assigned
PH095_03: [Portrait of Grace C. Purse]
1.0 photographic print
3 x 2.5 inches
not yet assigned

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Broadside advertising a concert with Miss Grace Guile, soprano
1.0 item

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Guile, Molly--Diaries
  • Purse, Grace Guile
  • Family Names :
  • Giles family
  • Wishard family
  • Subject Terms :
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Diaries
    • Genealogies
    • Overland journals
    • Photographs
    • Occupations :
    • Physicians--Washington (D.C.)

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