Guide to the Eva Emery Dye Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dye, Eva Emery, 1855-1947
Title: Eva Emery Dye Papers
Dates: 1776-1997 ( inclusive )
1890-1940 ( bulk )
Quantity: 11.5 linear ft. (15 document cases,1 oversize flat box, 1 Oversize B-1 (16x20) folder, 1 Oversize A (11x14) folder, 1 reel of microfilm
Collection Number: Mss 1089
Summary: The papers of one of Oregon's most prominent literary figures, who popularized Oregon Country history and Sacajawea as a heroine of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Papers (1776-1997) consist of correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts, literary journal, research notes, and scrapbooks. The collection also includes family papers of Charles and Eva Emery Dye and their children.
Repository: Oregon Historical Society
Research Library

1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
Phone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040

Languages: The bulk of the materials in the collection 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

Eva Lucinda Emery Dye (1855-1947) popularized Oregon Country history for children and adults, and in the process, she made Sacajawea a heroine of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the eyes of the public. She was born in Prophetstown, Illinois, to Cyrus Emery and Caroline Trafton Emery. Her teachers were so impressed with her stories, poems, and songs that they encouraged her to send them to area newspapers. She started her career as a published writer as a teenager under the pen name, Jennie Juniper, with poems, stories, and essays in these newspapers.

Eva began teaching at the age of 15 to earn money to attend Oberlin College and worked as a teacher off-and-on throughout her college years. At Oberlin, she was elected literary editor of the Oberlin Review, studied the Classics, and won honors in oratorical contests. She graduated as class valedictorian with a bachelor of arts degree, and a week after graduation, on July 13, 1882, she married an Oberlin classmate, Charles Henry Dye (1856-1929).

The couple both taught school at Sidney, Iowa, and then moved to Franklin, Nebraska, where Charles was headmaster of the Franklin Academy. During this time, both continued their academic careers at Oberlin, where Eva received a master of arts degree in 1887. Charles completed his master's degree in 1888 and entered the University of Iowa Law School, where he completed his degree in 1889. Charles opened a law office in Madison, South Dakota, and Eva taught at the State Normal School there.

In July 1890, Charles and Eva Dye moved to Oregon City, Oregon, where he practiced law and Eva obtained a teaching position. Charles was appointed Deputy District Attorney for Oregon City, and he won a seat in the Oregon State House of Representatives. They built a home at 902 Jefferson Street, where they spent the rest of their lives.

Eva Emery Dye began researching and writing Oregon history soon after she arrived in Oregon City. One of her earliest published pieces on the subject was a bulletin in the University of Oregon's Historical Series, "The Hudson's Bay Company regime in the Oregon country" (1898). She produced a book for children and three historical novels set in the Oregon Country which went into multiple printings and remained popular for decades. During her lifetime she published: Stories of Oregon, 1900; McLoughlin and Old Oregon, 1900; The Conquest: The True Story of Lewis and Clark, 1902; McDonald of Oregon: A Tale of Two Shores, 1906; and The Soul of America: An Oregon Iliad, 1934. She wrote McDonald of Oregon at the request of its central figure, Ranald Macdonald (his spelling of his name). In addition, she wrote a book on Hawaiian history, A Royal Romance, which remained unpublished at the time of her death. Although she wrote her books in novel form, Dye took pride in making them as authentic as her historical research could achieve.

Eva Emery Dye also contributed her literary talents to at least two other prominent publications: the chapter, "Historical Sketch of Oregon City" in Portland, Oregon: Its History and Builders by Joseph Gaston, 1911, and the text for photographer Benjamin Gifford's photogravure portfolio, Art Work of Portland, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River, 1912.

In addition to writing books, numerous articles, and other shorter pieces, Dye was in demand as a speaker by local, regional, and national organizations. With her husband, Charles, she was active in church, community, and political affairs in Oregon City and Clackamas County. They jointly founded the Willamette Valley Chautauqua at Gladstone Park, actively supported the First Congregational Church at Oregon City, and were members of the Republican Party. Eva, with her husband's full support, took an active role in the woman's suffrage movement, the Sacajawea Statue Association (to erect a statue at the Lewis and Clark Exposition, 1905), and the effort to preserve the John McLoughlin House at Oregon City through the McLoughlin Memorial Association. The Sacajawea Statue became a permanent fixture in Washington Park at Portland, Oregon, and the McLoughlin House a popular attraction in Oregon City.

Eva Emery Dye received many honors during her lifetime, including an honorary doctor of literature degree from Oregon State College (Oregon State University), 1930, and an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Portland, 1939. Her 80th birthday was declared Eva Emery Dye Day in Oregon City.

Charles and Eva Emery Dye had four children: Emery Charles Dye (1884-?), Trafton Mickelwait Dye (1886-1974), Everett Willoughby Dye (1896-1988), and Charlotte Evangeline (Eva) Dye Hutchinson (1897-1972). Emery suffered a mental breakdown in young manhood and was confined to a state institution for much of his life. Trafton Dye became a successful attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, where he and his wife Mary raised their family. Everett Dye worked as an engineer for steel companies in Cleveland Ohio, where he and his wife, Harriet, raised their family. Evangeline (Eva) Dye married Richard Earl Hutchinson, and the family made their permanent home in California.

Content Description

The Eva Emery Dye Papers (1776-1997) consist of correspondence, ephemera, a literary journal, manuscripts, research notes, and scrapbooks relating to Eva Emery Dye's career as an author and her interest in Oregon history topics, including pioneers, Lewis and Clark, John McLoughlin, Ranald MacDonald, and the Hudson's Bay Company. She also became interested in Hawaiian history through a family connection. The collection includes the family papers of Charles and Eva Emery Dye and their children, Emery Dye, Eva Dye Hutchinson, Everett W. Dye, and Trafton M. Dye, as well as the reminiscences of Eva's father, Cyrus Emery, and a genealogy of the Charles Dye and Eva Emery Dye family.

Series A includes incoming and outgoing correspondence (except family correspondence). The bulk of it relates to Eva Emery Dye's research for her books. In the 1890s, she created questionnaires and sent them to participants in Oregon country's early history and their descendants. This often elicited lengthy letters and reminiscences and some on-going correspondence. She also obtained handwritten or typescript transcriptions from various sources of early letters related to her research interests. The correspondence includes smaller quantities of letters from friends, acquaintances, those requesting information from her or her services as a speaker, and mail from readers of her books and articles. Most of the correspondence is incoming; copies of only a small part of her outgoing correspondence survives in the collection. Much of this correspondence is in typescript since she had use of a typewriter, first at her husband's law office and later at home, and some of her typing also was done by her husband's secretaries.

Also included in Series A is topical correspondence, reflecting Eva Emery Dye's many activities. These included the Willamette Valley Chautauqua at Gladstone Park, Oregon, which she founded and led for many years; her research on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which led her to visit manuscript repositories around the country and put her into contact with scholars of the expedition and descendants of the famous explorers; the Sacajawea Statue Association, which she founded and served as president to promote the creation of a statue for the 1905 centennial world's fair at Portland; and woman's suffrage, which she championed. The collection includes her first voter registration certificate, dated July 1913, and her correspondence with state and national figures involved in the movement.

Series B and Series C contain biographical sketches of Eva Emery Dye, written by her and others; manuscripts for books, articles, and speeches, as well as research notes and copies of materials written by others that she used in her writing; a literary journal; and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, including one containing her poems and essays published in newspapers under her early pen name, Jennie Juniper.

The Charles H. Dye and Eva Emery Dye Family Papers in Series D contain extensive correspondence among the Dyes and their children. Beginning in 1920, when all the children were out on their own, Charles and Eva wrote group letters almost weekly, Eva carried on the practice after her husband's death even as her eyesight began to fail in old age. In addition, they wrote individual letters, most notably Charles to Everett and Eva Emery to Eva Dye Hutchinson. In addition to home and family news, the letters share news of Oregon City, the people that Charles and Eva met through their work, and commentary on politics, religion, social issues, and events of the wider world. The collection also includes Everett's correspondence with friends and relatives outside the immediate family.

Use of the Collection

Alternative Forms Available :  

Most of the incoming correspondence related to Eva Emery Dye's research on Lewis and Clark (Series A, Subseries 2) is available on microfilm at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Preservation photocopies have been made of some fragile materials. Researchers will be asked to use these copies instead of the originals whenever possible.

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open to the public.

Restrictions on Use :  

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any publication use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation :  

Eva Emery Dye Papers, Mss1089, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is arranged into the following series:

  • Series A: Eva Emery Dye's Correspondence, 1776-1967 (pages 8-17)
  • Series B: Eva Emery Dye's Manuscripts, 1840-1940 (pages 17-26)
  • Series C: Eva Emery Dye's Research Materials, 1839-1931 (pages 26-29)
  • Series D: Charles and Eva Emery Dye Family Papers, 1857-1997 (pages 29-33)

Custodial History :  

Eva Emery Dye donated her professional correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials, along with photographs, books, serials, and posters, to the Oregon Historical Society during her lifetime. A descendant, Charles R. Hutchinson, donated family correspondence and a genealogy in 1997.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Eva Emery Dye (Accession nos. 246, 293, 377, and 8297). Gift of Charles R. Hutchinson, 1997 (Accession no. 23609).

Processing Note :  

The collection was assembled piecemeal over time as it was donated. At one time, the family papers were designated Mss1089-1. They are now Series D of Mss1089. Initial processing resulted in preparation of an inventory. The final processing and guide was completed in 2005

Separated Materials :  

The Eva Emery Dye Photographs Collection (Organized Lot 1017), plus a large collection of books, serials, and World War I posters were separated from the Eva Emery Dye Papers and are in various collections at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Letters from Eva Emery Dye are contained in several other manuscript collections at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library and the University of Oregon Library Special Collections.

In 1939, Eva Emery Dye donated her handwritten manuscript for McLoughlin and Old Oregon to the University of Oregon Library, where it is located in the Manuscript Collections (F813 D986).

Bibliography :  
  • Browne, Sheri Bartlett. Eva Emery Dye: Romance with the West. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2004.
Related Materials :  

A correspondents' list, with numbers, dates, and topics of letters, is available in hard copy at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library for most of the correspondence in Series A.

The Mary Carr Moore Collection (Collection 38) at the University of California Los Angeles Music Library contains materials related to her opera, Narcissa, which was based on Eva Emery Dye's book, McLoughlin and Old Oregon.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series A:  Eva Emery Dye's Correspondence, 1776-1942

This series includes Eva Emery Dye's correspondence except for that with her family. The series is organized into the following subseries: 1) Incoming Correspondence, 2) Incoming Correspondence, Topical), and 3) Outgoing Correspondence. Note that some outgoing correspondence is located in Subseries 2 of this series and in Series B. This arrangement follows Eva Emery Dye's original ordering of her papers.

Sub-series 1: Incoming Correspondence, 1845-1942
The correspondence in this subseries primarily relates to Eva Emery Dye's historical research and publications, as well as requests for appearances. Some of these letters are typed or handwritten transcripts of letters in private ownership or in research institutions, as well as some transcriptions of the originals in this subseries that Dye made for her research projects. The subseries also includes a smaller quantity of letters from friends, fellow Oberlin College alumni, and acquaintances on other subjects. These include a small amount of correspondence by and about Opal Whiteley, the famous author of The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart. The letters are arranged alphabetically by last names of correspondents, and chronologically there under. Correspondents represented are listed alphabetically in the content notes for each folder.
1/1 A (except Applegate), 1891-1937
A.C. McClurg & Co., Bethenia Owens Adair, Arthur C. Alexander, Dudley Allen, Margaret Allen, and author unidentified (re.Joseph Bisonette).
Applegate Family
1/2 Jesse Applegate, 1845-1846
1/3 Lillian Gertrude Applegate, 1904-1927
1/4 Oliver Cromwell Applegate, 1904-1933
1/5 B (except Boone), 1891-1937
C.B. Bagley, Howard M. Ballou (with enclosure from Mary E. Ordway), Olive Ballou, Amherst W. Barber, Florence M. Barber (with enclosure from Virginia Applegate), William Batchhelder, H.L. Bates, Kate Stevens Bates, Newton Beers, J.J. Beeson, Sarah J. Beloy, G.H. Benjamin, Stella H. Bennett, John S. Bishop, Frances W. Blakeley, Luella Miner Bosworth, Angie Burt Bowden, J.Q.A. Bowlby, C.J. Brosnan, J.V. Brown (to A.C. McClug & Co.), G. Browne, Joseph Buchtel, L.C. Burdett, Jasper Sutton Burns, and Henry Buxton.
Boone Family
1/6 Alphonse D. Boone, 1904-1905
1/7 George Luther Boone, 1904-1906
1/8 C, 1894-1938
Edward H. Cahalin, Henry Carr, Elbert B. Charman, C. Cartlidge, H. B. Chiniquy, George Spencer Clapham, Samuel Asahel Clarke, D.B. Colcord, W.H. Colcord, Thomas Condon, A.S. Cone, James M. Cornelison, A.L. Craig, Paul D. Cranagh, Lulu D. Crandall, Samuel L. Crawford, E.M. Croisan, George L. Curry, and Norwood L. Curry.
1/9 D, 1893-1935
Henry A.M. DeChesne, John T. Dizney, Kittie Spargur Douglas, Carl G. Drury, Saidie Orr Dunbar, William Duncan, and Florence L. Dye.
1/10 E, 1878-1935
Edwin Eells, Myron Eells, Carolyn E. Eldred, Thomas Lamb Eliot, William G. Eliot, Jr., Thompson Coit Elliott, Annie C. Ellison, George Estes, and Elwood Evans.
1/11 F, 1892-1942
William D. Fenton, J.B. Finley, Leslie E. Fislar, John Flett, William G. Flett, and William G. Frost and Eleanor M. Frost.
1/12 G, 1893-1927
Frances H. Galloway, Tirzah Trask Garnier, Joseph Gaston, Robert M. Gatke, John A. Gilkey, J.K. Gill, Mark W. Gill, W.S. Gilliam, R.E. Gosnell, John E. Gratice, Daniel Gray, Helen S. Gray, William P. Gray, and Lucy S. Greene.
1/13 H (except Himes and Huggins), 1893-1933
Granville O. Haller, H.M. Haller, Lillie Harding, H.K. Harris, M. Douglas Harris, E.T. Hatch, George E. Hatch, Nanne Henry Heaton, Grace Raymond Hebard, J.S. Helmcken, Harvey Kimball Hines, Ernest Hofer, Rufus Holman, John B. Horner, John T. Hotchkiss, Mary E. Houck, Laura E. Howey, and Mary Huerth.
1/14 George Himes (Oregon Historical Society), 1899-1927
1/15 Anne E.K. Huggins, 1904-1905
1/16-17 Edward Huggins, 1899-1905
Preservation photocopies are Folder 17.
2/1 J-K, 1892-1921
Harriet P. Jackson (Mrs. J.W. Jackson), N.A. Jacobs, J.P. Jaeger, C.J. Jones, Mrs. C.J. Jones, Hiram Knowles, and C.K. Klum.
2/2 L, 1898-1938
Mrs. John Lauterman, Leading Women of America, League of Nations Association, William H. Lee, O.C. Leiter, Sophronia V. Lewelling, Blanche E. Little, Maria M. Locey, Fred Lockley, John Y. Loden, J.L. Long, Elizabeth L. Lord, S.A. Lowell, H.S. Lyman, and W.D. Lyman.
2/3 M (except Minto, Mac, and Mc), 1893-1939
Joseph Macqueen, Harriet E. Markey, Lorena H. Marshall, William Marshall, Helen E. Martin, Cornelia Marvin, F.X. Matthieu, William Walter Matthews, Vera J. Maxwell (biography of Margaretta Painter), Edmond S. Meany, Ezra Meeker, H.E. Meseme, Mary B. Milius, Della Crowder Miller, Lincoln Miller, Lischen M. Miller, Robert A. Miller, Ada B. Millican, John Hipple Mitchell, Anne Shannon Monroe, Ensley Moore, Lee Moorhouse, Gertrude E. Morley, Sarah E. Morres, and William A. Mowry.
2/4 Ben MacDonald, 1904; , 1906
2/5 Ranald Macdonald, 1892
2/6 Mc (except McKay, McKinley, and McLoughlin), 1875-1936
George W. McBride, Donald F. McCarthy, Angus McDonald, Donald McDonald, Duncan McDonald, J.H. McMillen, W.H. McMonies, and Charles L. McNary.
2/7 McKay family (Leilah, Thomas C., and William Cameron), 1891-1902
2/8 Sarah I. McKinlay, 1891-1892
2/9 David McLoughlin, 1890-1891
Son of Dr. John McDonald of Fort Vancouver (Hudson's Bay Co.) and Oregon City, Oregon
2/10 John Minto, 1898-1914
2/11 N-O-P, 1900-1933
B.F. Nichols, A.B. Nye, Robert Ornduff, Jr., Francis B. Owen, Inez Adams Parker, Laura A. Patterson, E.S. Paxson, Guy Fitch Phelps, William Phillips, Portland Chamber of Commerce, T.W. Potter, L.H. Poujade, Alfred Powers, Catherine Sager Pringle, and Thomas W. Prosch.
2/12 R, 1892-1934
Glenn W. Ranck, J.W. Redington, Willard H. Rees, Frank Branch Riley, G. Collier Robbins, J.R. Robertson, and Donald Ross.
2/13 S, 1890-1934
Joseph Schafer, E.O.D. Scholefield, M. Fidelia Schuknecht, Laura Tolman Scott, Leslie Scott, Lulu Drury Scott, Roxa S. Shackelford, W.R. Shannon, J.W. Shaw, Margaret V. Sherlock, Samuel L. Simpson, Bartlett Sinclair, Frederick W. Skiff, Alexander H. Smith, E.D. Smith, Grace Smith, Mary Smith, Silas B. Smith, Harvey G. Starkweather, Helen E. Starrett, Hazard Stevens, Gail Stubblefield, Arthur J. Sullens, and Olive A. Swallow.
2/14 T-U-V, 1892-1933
Erma A. Taylor, Joseph N. Teal, Frank Carleton Teck, J.I. Teesdale, Mary E. Thomas, J.W. Thompson, Jeannie W. Tolmie, R. Toller, Mary Townsend, Albert Tozier, Lizzie M. Underwood, Platon Vallejo, and Frances Fuller Victor.
2/15 W-X-Y (except Opal Whiteley), 1891-1935
Harr Wagner, Cyrus H. Walker, Samuel Thompson Walker, Elizabeth Warren, Ahio J. Watt, Levina Lyon Watt, Whitaker & Ray Company, Marian A. White, Albert Whitlock, H. Whittmore, James Wickersham, Christina Williams, J.R. Wilson, Frank H. Woody, L.J. Wright, Edwin F. Wyer, Morrill Wyman, Sarah J. Wyman, Margaret Wygant, Elizabeth Crawford Yates, and Ida Yergen.
2/16 Opal Whiteley, 1917; , 1920
Includes postcard from Opal Whiteley to C.H. Dye about return of a newspaper cut used for publicity, 1917, and letters about Opal's activities in Boston, (including preparation of her diary for publication by Ellery Sedgewick of the Atlantic Monthly) from Jessie L. Emery to her cousin, Eva Emery Dye, 1920.
Sub-series 2: Incoming Correspondence, Topical, 1776-1933
Correspondence covers the following topics: Chautauqua (Willamette Valley Chautauqua at Gladstone, Oregon), Lewis and Clark (including Sacajawea), Sacajawea Statue Association, and Woman's Suffrage. Within topics, the letters are arranged alphabetically by last names of correspondents, and chronologically thereunder. The Lewis and Clark correspondence includes handwritten and typescript transcripts of late 18th century and early 19th century letters from original letters and published sources. The Chautauqua, Sacajawea Statue Association, and Woman's Suffrage topics include some outgoing correspondence, but the bulk of the subseries consists of incoming correspondence. Correspondents represented are listed in the folder content notes.
Chautauqua--Willamette Valley Chautauqua, Gladstone Park, 1894-1930
3/1 Incoming Correspondence, A-K, 1902-1922
Lucia F. Additon, C.F. Blake, Mrs. A. Bonham, Henrietta Brown, Mary A. Case, Edwin L. Chalcraft, Frances R. Cooper (Mrs. H.G. Cooper), H.M. Crooks, H.E. Cross, Thomas Lamb Eliot, William G. Eliot, Jr., Sarah A. Evans, W.W. Ferrin, William L. Finley, R.E. Gosnell, Willis C. Hawley, George H. Himes, John B. Horner, Wilhelmine Joehnke, Mina Kelly, and A. Ben Kori.
3/2 Incoming correspondence, M-W, 1906-1930
Constance MacCorkle, W.W. Matthews, R.L. McCormick, J. McCracken, Harriette A. Saxton, Joseph Schafer, Merritt Starr, Thomas N. Strong, Wallace R. Struble, L.H. Vincent, Clara H. Waldo, Edyth Weatheread, Marian A. White, and Ella M. Wildberger.
3/3 Outgoing correspondence and ephemera, 1894-1924
Most of the correspondence is on Willamette Valley Chautauqua letterhead. Also included are brochures, stock certificate, tickets, and articles by Dye about Willis C. Hawley, titled "A Chautauqua Congressman," and "Answers to Yesterday's Questions." Correspondents include: Mrs. ? Dunbar, Mrs. ? Franklin, Mr. ? Horner, Mr. Levison [Newman J. Levinson], Oregon Water Power Railroad, and Mrs. ? White.
Lewis and Clark (including Sacajawea), 1776-1933
3/4 A (except Anderson), 1903; , 1910; , 1931
Charles Aldrich, Henry Altman, and Laura Armstead.
3/5 Anderson (C. Harper, Sally T. and Sarah), 1901-1904
3/6 B-C (except Clark), 1900-1933
Lucy Ball, J. Neilson Barry, George M. Block, P.B. Boninger, Mrs. George Brierley, John F. Caples, [Jean Gabriel?] Cerré (fragment of letter to "Mme. Lambert"), John T. Charbonneau, C.C. Chewning, Pierre Choteau, Henry W. Coe, and Katherine M. Crowell.
3/7 Mrs. J. K. Clark and Mary L. Clark, 1901-1903
3/8 Pete H. Clark, 1900
3/9 Captain William Clark, 1806-1815
Typescript and hand written transcripts only of original letters to his brother, to John Marks, to the Pottawattamie Nation, and to Charbonneau.
3/10 William H. Clark, 1901-1909
3/11 D-F, 1809; , 1900-1907
Charles W. Dabney, Zadok T. Daniel, Mrs. M.M. Dean, J.T. Dizney, Joe Dobbins, Gertrude Drouillard, George Drouillard (translation of May 23, 1809 letter to his sister, Marie Louise), R.T.W. Duke, Jr., R.T. Durrett, Antoinette Edmundson, I.J. Farrar, William D. Fenton, J.T. Fields, Susan Lewis Frederick, and Eugene H. Frye.
3/12 G-H, 1889; , 1901-1933
F.F. Gerard, W.J. Ghent, Rose Giles, W.M. Harner, W.M. Horner, Ellen Farrar Hauser (Mrs. Samuel Thomas Hauser), Albert Hawkins, Grace Raymond Hebard, William L. Hill, W.M. Horner, James K. Hosmer, Laura Howey, and Samuel G. Humphries.
3/13 J-K, 1783-1836; , 1898; , 1901-1906
J.G. Jacob, Thomas Jefferson (handwritten transcript of letter to George Rogers Clark, 1783, with comments of Frederick Jackson Turner copied from the American Historical Review, July 1898, and typescript copy of letter to John Jacob Astor, 1813), J. Stoddard Johnston, J. Wyatt Jones, James Kennerly (typescript copy of letter to George [Kennerly?], 1836), Florence M. Kennerly, W.C. Kennerly, Martha Ordway Kibler (writing for Mary E. Ordway), and Peter Koch.
3/14 L-N (except Meriwether Lewis and Reuben Lewis), 1900-1914
Eliza Lewis, Henry J. Lewis, E.H. Libby, C.A. Lounsberry, Thomas Marshall, Kate C. McBeth, A.M. McClain, Mary Floyd McMullen, W.C. Meyer, Lischen M. Miller, Anne Shannon Monroe, E.P. Monroe, Lee Moorhouse, H.B. Nicholas, and S.H. Nowlin.
3/15 Meriwether Lewis and Reuben Lewis, 1776-1812
Handwritten transcripts of Meriwether Lewis's letters to his mother, 1792-1808, and to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1805-1809. Typescript transcript of Reuben Lewis's letters to his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Marks, 1807-1812. Handwritten transcript of William Lewis's letter to his wife, Lucy, 1776.
3/16 O-R, 1803-1825; , 1901-1923
Daniel Ordway (handwritten transcript of letter to uncle, 1825), John Ordway (handwritten and typescript transcripts of letters, 1803-1809), Mary E. Ordway, James I. Patten, Mary Radford, S.K. Radford, R. Fromen Reasoner, J. Roberts (typescript transcript of letter to O.D. Wheeler), Doane Robinson, Kinsey Robinson and Betsy Robinson (handwritten transcripts of letters, 1817, 1824),
3/17 S, 1890-1916
Samuel P. Sadtler, Calista W. Scott, Laura Tolman Scott, W.R. Shannon, Margaret Sherlock, S.V. Southard, L.B. Sperry, and Thomas N. Strong (includes manuscript map on verso of one letter of the movements of Lewis and Clark at the mouth of the Columbia River and his letter to Reuben Thwaites).
4/1 T (except Mary Kennerly Taylor and Reuben G. Thwaites), 1901-1902
Hammond Tarr, Mary M. Trevitt (Mrs. Victor Trevitt), Frederick Jackson Turner, and L.G. Tyler.
4/2 Mary Kennerly Taylor, undated
4/3 Reuben Gold Thwaites, 1900-1904
4/4 W-Y, 1900-1916
Edyth Weatheread, W.M.L. Weidman, Olin D. Wheeler, Minerva Clark Wheelon, Frank White, Florence Wilkes (Mrs. John S. Wilkes), Louis Willard, Walter Woodward, and F.G. Young.
Sacajawea Statue Association, 1903-1905
4/5 Incoming correspondence, 1903-1905
Henry Altman, Nat M. Brigham, Mrs. V.M. Coe, Alice Cooper, Bessie Evans Pettinger, T.T. Geer, G.A. Perley, Tom Richardson, William M. Risley, Reuben G. Thwaites, and Olin D. Wheeler.
4/6 Outgoing correspondence--Eva Emery Dye, president, 1903-1904
4/7-8 Outgoing correspondence--Sarah A. Evans, secretary, 1903-1905
Woman's suffrage movement, 1904-1913
4/9 Incoming correspondence, A-D, 1904-1909
Lucy E. Armstrong, Ida Porter Boyer, Carrie Chapman Catt, Laura Clay, Mrs. Henry Waldo Coe (includes copy of Eva Emery Dye's reply on original letter), Clara B. Colby (and Lida M. O'Bryon, Abigail Scott Duniway (includes copies of exchange with Anna H. Shaw and Kate M. Gordon, February-June 1907), and Caroline Dunlap.
4/10 Incoming correspondence, G-W (and circular letters), 1905-1909
Kate M. Gordon, Frances E. Gotshall, Laura Gregg, Albert Hawkins, Jeffrey Myers, Lester Phutt (to Charles H. Dye), Anna H. Shaw, Harriet Taylor Upton, Stephen S. Wise, and circular letters: An Open Letter to voters of all political parties in the State of Oregon; letter and "A Protest," Oregon State Association Opposed to the Extension of the Suffrage to Women.
4/11 Outgoing correspondence, 1906-1913
John F. Carroll, Governor George E. Chamberlain, Mrs. Henry Waldo Coe, Ella ? (friend from Iowa), Professor Hawley [Willis C. Hawley], [Samuel] Jackson, Sara ? (friend from Seattle, Washington), and Harvey W. Scott.
Sub-series 3: Outgoing Correspondence, 1892-1937
Outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically. Correspondents represented are included in folder content notes. Note that some of Eva Emery Dye's letters to newspaper editors may be found in Series B.
4/12 Outgoing correspondence, 1892-1902
C. Harper Anderson, Mr. ? Brown, Mrs. ? Clark, [Gertrude] Drouillard, ? Eggert, Susan Lewis Frederick, F.F. Gerard, J. Stoddard Johnston, R.N. Lewis, Professor ? Marshall, [Kate C.] McBeth, George W. McBride, Miss [Mary Floyd] McMullin, Maria Louisa Rae Myrick, Oregon Historical Society, [Joseph] Schafer, Reuben Gold Thwaites, Platon Vallejo, and Whittaker & Ray Company.
4/13 Outgoing correspondence, 1903-1906
Mr. ? Brown, J.T. Fields, [J.K.] Gill, H.W. Goode, William Elliot Griffis, Grace Raymond Hebard, Mrs. H.P. Isaacs (including Dye's personal mailing envelope with the Lewis and Clark Exposition logo), James K. Hosmer, [Hiram] Knowles, J.E. Knox, William H. Lee, Lena ? [friend from Nebraska], Carll [sic] A. Lewis, [Ben ?] MacDonald, [Edgar S.] Paxson, William Salter, and [Reuben Gold] Thwaites.
4/14 Outgoing correspondence, 1910-1921
Professor ? Alexander, Edward Dekum, Professor ? Eary, Hattie ?, [Grace Raymond] Hebard, [George] Himes, Henry M. Lyman, Miss ? Marvin, W.H. McMonies, [Mary ?] Ordway, [Guy Fitch] Phelps, Mary E. Townsend, and Mrs. ? Turner.
4/15 Outgoing correspondence, 1924-1937; , undated
[Oliver C.] Applegate, Bert Brown Barker, [J. Neilson] Barry, Mr. ? Curry, {W.J.] Ghent, John A. Gilkey, [Albert] Hawkins, Grace [Raymond Hebard], William L. Hill, Mr. ? Hotchkiss, Harold Ickes (requesting support for restoring the John McLoughlin House at Oregon City), Mr. and Mrs. John Lauterman, [Edmond S.] Meany, Mr. ? Parrish, Janet P. Shaw, F.W. Skiff, Mrs. ? Thiessen, Samuel Walker, Albert Richard Wetjen,

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Series B:  Eva Emery Dye's Manuscripts, 1840-1940

The series is organized into the following subseries: 1) Eva Emery Dye, Author, 2) Articles and Other Short Pieces, 3) Books, 4) Literary Journal and Scrapbooks, and 5) Speeches. Notable among the short pieces is a play, which Phil Rogaway adapted from Eva Emery Dye's book, The Conquest. It was produced at the Belasco Theatre in Portland during the Lewis and Clark Centennial celebration in 1905 and at other theaters around the country. Also included in the short pieces is a song celebrating the state flower, The Oregon Grape, for which she wrote the lyrics.

Sub-series 1: Eva Emery Dye, Author, [1900]-1934
Materials relate to her work and life as an author, including biographical sketches, book reviews, a book contract, ephemera, and publicity. Similar materials are located in scrapbooks (Subseries 4).
5/1 Biographical sketches, [1900]; , 1931; , undated
5/2 Book reviews, 1901-1934
5/3 Contract with A.C. McClurg & Company, 1906 April 10
5/4 Ephemera advertising Eva Emery Dye's books, 1902-1903; , [1906]; , 1934
5/5 Honors and publicity, 1905-1932
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition complimentary season pass, 1905
McLoughlin Memorial Association Life Membership Certificate, circa 1910
"Oregon Writer at Honolulu," proof sheets of article, Oregon City Courier, 1910; , November 11
The MacDonald hotel (Honolulu, Hawaii) business card, [1910]
Twentieth Century Successful Americans selection notice, 1915
National Cyclopedia of American Biography entry, 1924
Tribute letter from Oregon governor, J.L. Patterson, 1929 March 20
Eva Emery Dye Week (First Congregational Church, Oregon City), banquet program, 1932 May 6
Sub-series 2: Articles and Other Short Pieces, 1840-1940
In addition to articles, the subseries includes a book review, letters to editors, Oregon town profiles and glossary of place names, a pageant, a play, poems, a song, and a story. Dated articles are arranged chronologically, and publication details are given if known. Undated articles are arranged alphabetically by title. Other pieces are arranged alphabetically by type.
5/6 Articles--dated, 1894-1936
"An Oregonian at the Woman's Congress" (Dye spoke at the first Pacific Coast Woman's Congress), 1894
"Yesterday at Oberlin" (published in Oberlin's alumni magazine), 1909
"The Island of Tranquil Delights" (trip to Hawaii), 1910
"Historic Oregon City" (published in the Oregonian), 1924 May
Untitled (Gladstone Park and Chautauqua), 1926
"Boyhood of Edwin Markham", 1936 June 30
"A Tale of Three Cities, Boston, Oregon City, Honolulu," circa 1930
Untitled (Oregon City history), circa 1930
5/7 Articles--undated--titles A-M undated
"Anecdotes of Iowa's War Governor"
"The Columbia Highway"
"Influence of the American Revolution on Oregon"
"The Lineage of the Pioneers"
"David Malo"
"David McLoughlin: An Oregon Rip Van Winkle Awakens from a Sleep of Years"
5/8 Articles--undated--O-W and untitled, undated
"An Oregon Rip Van Winkle" (a different version of "David McLoughlin"--see 5/7)
"Old Oregon and Hawaii"
"Oregon Today"
"Portland in the Days of '45"
"The Proclamation That Inspired Heroes in Oregon"
"The Race of the Oregon"
"The Rainbow Trout"
"Sam Hill"
"Thoughts" on "Friendship"
"Who Are You?"
Untitled [importance of local history]
Untitled [Oregon history]
5/9 Article--"On the Trail of Daniel Boone"
5 Sent to the Oregonian, March 25, ?
5/10 Articles--published versions, circa 1890-1930
"Longfellow," The Dakota Educator, circa 1890
"A Hero of Old Astoria," The School and Home, 1911 October
"The Men Who Led," Pacific Christian Advocate, 1922 July 26
"Captain Dominus and Washington Place," The Friend, 1930 January
5/11 Book review--The Original Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1904
Edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites. Published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York
5/12 Letters to editors, 1901-1939
Topics include the McLoughlin House at Oregon City, descendants of Lewis and Clark, publication of the journals of Lewis and Clark, school textbook for Oregon history, George Gay House, and Oregon City's historic apple tree.
5/13 Oregon town profiles and glossary of place names, circa 1930
5/14 Pageant--[Beginnings of Oregon City], proposed, circa 1906
5/15 Play--The Conquest--manuscript, 1905
Based on Eva Emery Dye's book of the same title, the play was written by Phil F. Rogoway and represented by the Kaphan Theatrical Syndicate of New York. It was produced by David Belasco in his new Belasco Theatre at Portland, Oregon, as part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Centennial celebration.
5/16 Play--The Conquest--correspondence and ephemera, 1905-1906
Includes program from Belasco Theatre production and letter from Phil Rogaway.
5/17 Poetry, undated
Included is "The Fall of Anahuac" (typescript). Original handwritten version is in Eva Emery Dye's Journal (Box 10, Folder 1), pages 93-97, written for the Ladies' Literary Society at Oberlin, July 18, 1877.
5/18 Songs, 1910; , undated
Eva Emery Dye's lyrics of The Oregon Grape (1910) honored Oregon's state flower. Sheet music (in Oversize A--11x14), with music by F. Dominic, was published by Mt. Angel Magazine, The Benedictine Press, Mt. Angel, Oregon and was dedicated to "the school children of Oregon." A version published in Oregon Teachers Monthly has music by A.M. Sanders. Other selections included.
5/19 Story--"The House of the Mandarin: A Portland Story", undated
Sub-series 3: Books, 1840-1940
The typescript manuscripts and related materials in this subseries are organized in the order that the manuscripts were first published, since specific dates of writing and revisions are not necessarily known. In some cases the manuscripts in this collection are for later revised editions, not the first editions. The manuscripts often include duplicate versions of chapters and show evidence of much editing and rearrangement. Correspondence related to McDonald of Old Oregon is included here rather than in the correspondence series. Also included in this subseries is the manuscript for an unpublished book on Hawaii, variously titled "A Royal Romance," "When Hawaii Was a Kingdom," "The King's Eagles," "The Flag in Hawaii," and possibly "The Puritan in the Pacific." In addition to books, the subseries includes information on adaptation of McLoughlin and Old Oregon into the opera, Narcissa, by Sarah Pratt Carr and Mary Carr Moore, which premiered at Seattle, Washington, in 1925. Note that the University of Oregon Library Special Collections has the original handwritten manuscript for McLoughlin and Old Oregon.
Stories of Oregon (used as school textbook)
5/20 Full text for revised edition, 1906
5/21 Contents, preface, and some chapters, 1906
5/22 Correspondence with Binfords & Mort re. new edition, 1937
McLoughlin and Old Oregon (manuscript originally titled Old Oregon)
6/1 Title page, contents, [1900]
6/2 Chapters 1-9, [1900]
6/3 Chapters 10-20, [1900]
6/4 Chapters 21-29, [1900]
6/5 Chapters 30-31, [1900]
6/6 Manuscript fragments--working title, "The King of the Columbia", undated
6/7 Opera, Narcissa--history and synopsis, [1925]
Adapted from McLoughlin and Old Oregon, libretto by Sarah Pratt Carr, music by Mary Carr Moore.
The Conquest: The True Story of Lewis and Clark , 1902
6/8 Title page, sources, contents
6/9-11 Book 1
6/12-14 Book 2
7/1-2 Book 3
7/3 Chapter, "A Bride in St. Louis"
Chapter is not listed in contents page of manuscript but is in the published work.
7/4 Index--fragmentary handwritten index in notebook
7/5 Errata for fourth edition, 1909
7/6 As elocution program by Maud Battelle Hammell of Idaho, undated
Article, "The Conquest by Eva Emory [sic] Dye, of Oregon Finds Its Exponent on the Platform," clipping from The Greater West
McDonald of Oregon (manuscript originally titled, "Ranald McDonald: A Chronicle of Old Oregon and Japan"), 1906
7/7 Title page, introduction, dedication, and contents
7/8 Part 1, Book 1
7/9 Part 1, Book 2
7/10 Part 1, Book 3
7/11 Part 1, Book 4
8/1 Part 2, Book 1
8/2-4 Part 2, Book 2
8/5 Conclusion
8/6 Manuscript fragments
8/7 Illustrations by W.D. Enright--page proofs
8/8 "Historical Sketch of Oregon City" in Portland, Oregon: Its History and Builders (Joseph Gaston), 1911
Author's title: "Oregon City: County Seat of Clackamas and First Capital of Oregon"
The Soul of America: An Oregon Iliad , 1934
8/9-11 9/1 Manuscript
9/2-5 Page proofs
A Royal Romance (unpublished), circa 1923
9/6 Title page, contents, characters, testimonial, and pages 1-76
The testimonial is a letter from Sanford B. Dole, former president of Hawaii, dated June 24, 1923.
9/7 Pages 77-130 (131-167 missing)
9/8-11 Pages 168-439
9/12 Title page and dedication only, with alternate title, "The Flag in Hawaii"
Dedicated to her cousin Charlotte, "Who Came to Lahainaluna When Hawaii Was A Kingdom."
9/13 Correspondence and related materials (incoming and outgoing), 1840-1841; , 1908-1913
Frank A. Allen, George E. Allen, R.W. Andrews, James L. Barton, D.B. Colcord, Joseph W. Colcord (obituary clipping), Abbie Hatch Farrar, E.J. Hatch, J. Hunsacker, R.C. Lydecker (Archives of Hawaii), J.D. Parit (handwritten transcription of extract from journal, 1840-1841), and Mrs. ? Taylor.
9/14 Correspondence and related materials (incoming and outgoing), 1874; , 1916-1940
Eleanor Baldwin, J.S. Bishop, Sanford Ballard Dole, William M. Emery, Mrs. Walter F. Frear, Arthur A. Greene, Henry P. Judd, Oregon Historical Society (with E.T. Hatch letter, Dec. 25, 1874), and W.S. Westerveld (with list of Hawaiian names and translations).
9/15 Unidentified manuscript fragments, undated
Sub-series 4: Literary Journal and Scrapbooks, 1857-1940
The literary journal contains Eva Emery Dye's earliest published writings, many under the nom de plume, Jennie Juniper. Scrapbooks document her life from childhood through her mature years as a celebrated author.
10/1 Literary journal, 1872-1882; , 1912-1918
Manuscripts of original songs and poems and translations from the Classics, much of it produced while Eva Emery Dye was a student at Oberlin College. A few later additions to the journal include poems and "Lines for Gifford's Pictures" [Art Work of Portland, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River, 1912]. Items inserted between pages include a lock of brunette hair and a translation from Horace, probably from Oberlin days; clippings about Reed College and about birth injuries with a notation ("Maybe this explains Emery [her son's mental illness]. He was practically dead when born but was revived.") and a poem, all from the 1910s.
15/1 Scrapbook, 1857; , 1873-1879
Newspaper clippings of the early published essays, poems and stories by Eva Emery Dye, writing under the nom de plume, Jennie Juniper and under her own maiden name, Eva L. Emery. Some of the stories are lengthy and serialized in several issues. The scrapbook also includes a few clippings that detail Eva's teaching career, particularly at Delhi School, 1874, and an announcement of her 1875 enrollment at Oberlin. The clippings and a few pieces of ephemera are pasted onto the pages of an 1867 volume of the Journal of the Senate. The cover is missing. Loose clippings and ephemera have been moved to a separate folder (15/2)
15/2 Scrapbook--loose clippings and ephemera, 1890
Includes coverage of the activities of Charles Dye, teaching and law school, and Eva Emery Dye, teaching and community activities, most notably the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
16/1 Scrapbook, 1900-1901
Press clippings advertising, announcing and reviewing Eva Emery Dye's first two published books, Stories of Oregon and McLoughlin and Old Oregon. They were obtained from publications across the country through a newspaper clipping service. Also included are three brochures from her publisher, A.C. McClurg & Co., one pairing her McLoughlin book with The Bridge of the Gods by Frederick H. Balch.
16/2 Scrapbook, 1900-1939
News coverage of Eva Emery Dye's activities, books, honors, poems, and biographical profiles of her, as well as coverage of Charles H. Dye's death in 1929, and some other items of historical interest. Included is coverage of her authorship of the lyrics to The Oregon Grape, a song celebrating the state flower, 1910.
Brochure and leaflet for The Conquest, 1903
Sacajawea Statue Association letterhead with date, 1905 April 24
J.K. Gill leaflets for McLoughlin and Old Oregon, McDonald of Oregon, and The Conquest, circa 1906
Charles H. Dye's campaign card as Republican for Oregon House of Representatives, 1906
The Oregon Grape song from Oregon Teachers Monthly, circa 1910
Willamette Valley Chautauqua program, 1912
Willamette Valley Chautauqua letterhead with copy of part of a letter from Eva Emery Dye to Helen Starrett, 1919 May 22
Address to the Oregon Pioneer Association 56th annual reunion, 1928 June 28
Oberlin College Class of 1882 Fiftieth Anniversary program, 1932, featuring the class song Eva Emery wrote as a junior in 1881, and her valedictory in poem form, "The Battle-Song of '82"
J.K. Gill Book Company flyer for The Soul of America, 1934
Leaflet and brochure from The Press of the Pioneers for The Soul of America, 1934
Author's greeting card featuring her photograph and list of her books, circa 1935
Leaflet for Oregon City's third annual Territorial Days, 1937 August 20-21
Binfords & Mort advertising leaflet for their re-issue of McLoughlin and Old Oregon and Conquest: The Story of Lewis and Clark, undated
Holiday greeting card with photograph from granddaughter, Betty Dye, undated
16/3 Scrapbook, 1900-1940
Contents duplicate many items in the scrapbook in Folder 2, with the following additions:
Article on Sacajawea, "Heroine's Long-Delayed Reward," Chicago Inter-Ocean, circa 1904
Willamette Valley Chautauqua letterhead with copy of part of letter to Miss Spooner, 1919 May 31
Additional piece of program from Class of 1982 fiftieth reunion, with class list and current status, 1932
List of gifts from a University of Oregon publication, including her gift of the manuscript for McLoughlin and Old Oregon, 1940
Sub-series 5: Speeches, [1903]-circa 1940
Among the most notable of Eva Emery Dye's speeches in this subseries are those given at the dedication of the Sacajawea statue at the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905 and the National American Woman Suffrage Assocation meeting at Seattle in 1909. Also included is a radio talk from 1934. Dated speeches are arranged chronologically; others are arranged alphabetically by title or topic. Many are notes or outlines rather than the full text of the speeches.
10/2 [The Conquest]--two versions, [1903]
10/3 Sacajawea statue dedication, Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland, Oregon, 1905
10/4 [Woman's suffrage], 1906
10/5 Multnomah (Oregon) Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1906
10/6 First Methodist Episcopal Church, Oregon City, Oregon, 1908 January 26
10/7 National American Woman Suffrage Association, Seattle, Washington, 1909 July 2
10/8 Golden wedding anniversary celebration, "Story of James and Jane Wilkinson," First Congregational Church, Oregon City, Oregon, 1910 August 30
10/9 [War Talk]--outline, [1918]
10/10 Methodist Church dedication, Oregon City, Oregon, 1921 March 18
10/11 Inauguration of Arnold Bennett Hall as president, University of Oregon, 1926 October
10/12 Radio talk, 1934 May 17
10/13 Other speeches, circa 1940; , undated
"What I Like In a Pastor," circa 1940Authors' banquet, undated[Children as historians], undatedEdwin Markham (event honoring)--welcome, undatedNational Editorial Association--welcome, undatedOregon State Normal School, undated

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Series C:  Eva Emery Dye's Research, 1839-1931

The collection is organized into the following subseries: 1) Research Notes and Related Materials and 2) Writings by Others. Very few of the research notes are dated, so they are organized alphabetically by topic.

Sub-series 1: Research Notes and Related Materials, 1839-1931
In addition to notes, this subseries includes a group of published materials that Eva Emery Dye collected while researching her book on Hawaii.
10/14 First Congregational Church, Oregon City, Oregon, undated
10/15 Book--Dear Hawaii by Mary L. Restarick, 1922
10/16 Notes, undated
10/17 Reports--mission societies, 1908; , circa 1915
Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, 1908
American Missionary Society, circa 1915
10/18-19 Reports--Hawaiian Historical Society, 1923; , 1925; , 1927-1930
10/20 Reprint--Hawaiian Historical Society, "The Death of James Cook", 1926
10/21 Serials--Papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society, 1927; , 1930-1931
10/22 Serials containing articles about Hawaii, 1925; , 1927
The Missionary Herald, 1925 April
The Outlook, 1927 August 31
11/1 Lewis and Clark, undated
Includes "List of Lewis and Clark's Men," notes on Lewis and Clark Journals and on Sacajawea.
11/2-3 Oregon Country history, undated
Major topics covered include the British warship, Modeste, in the Columbia River, Boone family, and George Curry. Miscellaneous notes are contained on sheets and slips of paper and in school tablets.
11/4 People, undated
Includes Applegate family, John T. Apperson, Magdalene Blust, Harvey Clarke, Clark Greenman, Hatch family, Willis Chatman Hawley, Horace Holden, James Willis Nesmith, John Saltar, and Harriet Wyeth.
11/5 People--Freeman Armstrong--reminiscences dictated to Eva Emery Dye, undated
11/6 People--William Duncan (of Alaska), circa 1912
11/7 People--Ranald McDonald, undated
11/8 Protestant missionaries in Oregon, 1923; , undated
11/9 Published sources and notes on, 1893; , 1913; , undated
"Found in a Grave...A Sailor of the Ship Columbia...," Weekly Oregonian--clipping, 1893 March 17
"A Paper on Jason Lee as the Founder of Willamette University," Willamette University Bulletin, 1913 March
Voyages from Canton in the Ship Morrison by E. French, 1839--notes on, undated
11/10 Of letter, journal, and report, undated
Letter from J.D. Paris to E. Walker, June 18; , 1841
Journal of Alvin Smith, 1838 March-1846 January
Report (extract) by Lieutenants Warre and Vavasour, 1845 October 26
11/11 Of published materials, 1883; , 1888; , undated
"Clatsop's Lawful King" (Com-Comly), Oregonian, 1883
Obituary of Jesse Applegate by Elisha L. Applegate, unidentified publication, August 1888
"Our Pioneers," The Reporter (McMinnville, Oregon), Dec. 30, ?
Obituary of Charlotte S. Hatch by Harvey Clark, The Friend, undated
"Samuel Wells Williams" entry, Encyclopedia of Missions, undated
11/12 Of speeches, 1865; , 1927
By Oregon Governor George Curry at Boston, 1865
By Harvey G. Starkweather, presentation of gavel to Mid-day Lodge A.F.&.A.M. as gift of Milwaukie Lodge, 1927 September 1
Sub-series 2: Writings by Others, 1885-1912
Materials in this subseries are arranged alphabetically by last names of the authors.
11/13 Lillian Applegate, 1904
[Biography of Elizabeth Basham Miller][Biography of Maria Elder Watson]
11/14 William Barlow, 1912
"History of the Barlow Road," typescript extract from "Reminiscences of Seventy Years," Oregon Historical Quarterly, 1912, volume 13, pages 240-286 (photocopy in folder).
11/15 T.R. Cornelius, 1885 July 5
"How Colonel T.R. Cornelius and Party Crossed the Plains," (12th in series, "Pioneer Days"), Oregonian, 1885 July 5 (includes photocopy from microfilm)
11/16 F.H. Grubbs, 1891
"The Oldest Native Astorian. A Brief Sketch of the Life of the Grandson of Kin Kumkumly, the Old Indian Chief" [Ranald McDonald]
11/17 E.T. Hatch, undated
"Pioneers Who Helped to Make Oregon" [memoir of the Locey and Hatch families]
11/18 George H. Himes, 1905
Biographical sketch of Napoleon McGillivray, with letter, Eva Emery Dye to Himes, 1905 April 10
11/19 Adachi Kinnosuke, circa 1903
"Fifty Years of Japan," article by managing editor for projected monthly magazine, The Far East, to be published in New York.
11/20-23 Ranald MacDonald [Ranald Macdonald], undated
"Japan: Story of Adventure of Ranald Macdonald, First Teacher of English in Japan, A.D. 1848-9" (and Eva Emery Dye's notes on the manuscript).
11/24 William T. Scholl, 1891-1897
Diary, 1891 January 1-1897 May 11
11/25 Stephen Staats, 1887
"The Occasional Address" delivered at Oregon Pioneer Association reunion, 1887. Published version (photocopy included), Oregon Pioneer Association Transactions, 1888

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Series D:  Dye and Emery Family Papers, 1857-1967

The bulk of this series includes correspondence among Charles and Eva Emery Dye and their children, but it also includes a small amount of correspondence with other relatives, including Eva's father, Cyrus Emery. For many years, Charles and Eva Emery Dye wrote nearly weekly group letters to three of their children and families, Evangeline "Eva" Dye Hutchinson, Everett and Harriet Dye, and Trafton and Mary Dye. The Dyes also wrote individually to their children, mostly Charles to Everett and Eva Emery to her daughter, Eva. The series also includes correspondence among the children. Emery Dye, the eldest son who suffered a mental breakdown in young manhood, is represented only by a small quantity of correspondence and ephemera. In addition to correspondence, the series includes small amounts of ephemera and newspaper clippings.

Sub-series 1: Charles H. Dye, 1873-1929
The correspondence and ephemera in this subseries relates to Charles Dye's legal practice at Oregon City, Oregon, his political activities, teaching career, genealogy, and family, including his father, Henry Dye, and brothers, George Dye and Willoughby Dye.
12/1 Incoming correspondence, C-F, 1878-1906
H.T. Burket, H.M. Cake, George F. Chamberlain, Andrew Christensen, M. Angela Daugherty, J. Warren S. Dey, George Dye, Henry Dye, Willoughby Dye, William Eaton, and C.W. Fulton.
12/2 Incoming correspondence, H-S, 1886-1920
J.D. Hannan, W.C. Hawley, Samuel Herrick, George L. Hutchin (Portland Rose Festival), C.T. Locey, Wallace McCamant, and Judson Smith.
12/3 Outgoing correspondence and other papers, 1905; , 1908; , 1910; , undated
Correspondents include W.C. Hawley, A.P. Nelson (promissory note), A. Wilford, and J.D. Wise. Other papers include the constitution and bylaws of the Dry Legion of America and flyers announcing land openings at Twin Falls, Idaho, and the San Luis Valley, Colorado, 1908 (with note about opening Oregon lands the following year).
12/4 Ephemera, 1873-1929
Teaching certificates and testimonials from Iowa and Illinois, 1873-1890
Campaign card for re-election to the Oregon House of Representatives, 1908
Bulletin of Pacific University, 1913 May 1
B.P.O.E. program for Dye's memorial service, Oregon City Lodge No. 1189, 1929 December 1
Oversize folder B-1 Certificates of admission to the Iowa and Oregon State bars, 1889-1890
Sub-series 2: Charles H. Dye and Eva Emery Dye and Family, 1857-1967
The correspondence and ephemera in this subseries makes up the bulk of the series, including individual and group correspondence among Charles H. Dye and Eva Emery Dye and their children. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically thereunder.
12/5 Charles Dye and Eva Emery Dye--ephemera, 1882; , 1905-1906
Announcement of their graduation from Oberlin College (June 28, 1882) and wedding (July 13, 1882) with enclosed mounted albumen print (4 x 6 cm.) of Eva L. Emery and "Dr. D."
Oberlin College commencement week invitations, 1905-1906
12/6 Eva Emery Dye to Charles H. Dye, 1910; , 1921
12/7-11 Eva Emery Dye and Charles H. Dye to children, 1920-1929
12/12-14 Eva Emery Dye to children, 1930-1939
12/15-18 Eva Emery Dye to Eva Dye Hutchinson, 1918-1942
13/1-3 Eva Emery Dye and Charles Dye to Everett Dye, 1918-1921
13/4-5 Eva Emery Dye and Charles Dye to Everett Dye and Harriet Dye, 1922-1929
Eva Emery Dye
13/6 To Everett Dye and Harriet Dye, 1931-1936
13/7 To Trafton Dye and Mary Dye, 1918-1940
13/8 To Cyrus Emery (her father), 1900-1907
13/9 To other relatives (and genealogy related correspondence), 1905-1940
Mrs. ? Ackerman, Iroline Dye, William M. Emery, Sandy Marcus, Margaret Wieneke, and Winifred ?
13/10 Other correspondence, 1920; , 1939
L.S. Wright re. vegetable seeds and L.C. Simms re. property management
13/11 Ephemera, 1873-1940
Teaching certificates and testimonials from Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, and Oregon, 1873-1890
Bank book, Bank of Oregon City, 1907-1922
Voter registration certificate, 1913 July 24
Authors League of America receipt for dues, 1915 April
Oregon Historical Society notification of annual meeting, 1915 December 2
Multorpor Republican Club (Portland, Oregon), resolution of thanks to Clackamas County [Republican] Central Committee for hospitality at parade and meeting at Oregon City, 1916
Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants membership certificate, based on descent from John Alden, 1940 March 11
Prospectus for "The historic highways of America" by Archer Butler Hulbert, undated
Form letters to Congress regarding the importation of liquor to Puerto Rico, undated
Address given by Helen F. Barnes of the YWCA at the United War Workers Conference, Portland, 1918 October 10
16/4 Appointment as an Oregon state honorary delegate to the Northwestern Congress for a League of Nations, 1919 January
Oversize Folder B-1 Oregon Historical Society membership certificate, 1901
13/12 Newspaper clippings, 1918-1941; , undated
Articles cover Eva Emery Dye and her writing, family, friends, World War I, and construction of an aluminum plant in Vancouver, Washington.
13/13 Emery H. Dye, 1899-1924; , 1940
Account book of Emery and Trafton Dye, 1899
Report cards, graduation announcement, calling cards, and letters to his father from Pacific University at Forest Grove, Oregon, 1900-1903
Charles and Eva Emery Dye's correspondence with Dr. R.E. Steiner, superintendent of Oregon State Hospital, Salem, and Dr. Woodruff L. Post of New York City regarding Emery's mental illness.
Letter from Emery Dye to Eva Emery Dye, 1940 September 2
Eva Dye Hutchinson
13/14 To Charles Dye and Eva Emery Dye, 1915-1933
13/15-16 To Everett Dye, 1918-1922
13/17 To Everett Dye and Harriet Dye, 1922-1937
13/18 To Trafton Dye and Mary Dye, 1928-1930
13/19 From Sybil Hadwen, 1919 February
Everett Dye
14/1-4 To Charles Dye and Eva Emery Dye, 1918-1942
14/5 To Eva Dye [Hutchinson], 1920
14/6 Correspondence with Elbert Charman, 1918; , 1947-1967
Charman was a long-time friend from Oregon City. Later correspondence is addressed to "Everett and Jean." Jean was Everett's second wife.
14/7 From correspondents, A-L, 1918-1935; , 1962
Archwood Avenue Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio), George Carpenter, Edward J. Carlisle, J.H. Dubendorf, Betty Dye (graduation announcement from Oberlin College, 1935), Will Dye, Tracton M. Dykes, R.C. Fenner, Grace C. Gilliam, Agnes Harris, Esther Harris, Ethel Hollister, Kenneth Scott Latourette, and J.B. Lounce.
14/8 From correspondents, P-Z, 1918-1932; , 1959-1965
Lee Pendleton (to Mrs. ? Nahstol, in Everett Dye's correspondence), Iroline Dye McKenzie, Olga ? (a cousin), A.H. Read, E.D. Ressler, J.C. Rich, Ruth ? (college friend), Sal ? (a cousin), Mabel E. Smith, Wendell Smith, Maxine Telford, Nancy M. Ward, Yale Waterman, Mrs. R.H. White, Pat White, Zelta ? (college friend).
14/9 To other correspondents, 1961-1964
Martha Deed (World Service Refugee and Migration office re. the Dyes' experience with Displaced Persons Resettlement), Ruby ?, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schmidt, and Hilda Wagner.
14/10 Ephemera, 1903-1968
First grade report card, Oregon City schools, 1903 June
Report cover, Oregon Agricultural College Department of Experimental Engineering, "Determination of Moisture in Steam" by Everett Dye, 1917 March 3
Military records, 1918
Fingerprints ( partial prints apparently made by him for his own purposes), 1924
Newspaper clipping, photograph of Everett Dye and others in new Juvenile Courtroom, Cleveland, Ohio, from Cleveland Plaindealer, 1932 December 25
Radio script by Dye, 1968 October 26
Trafton Dye
14/11 To Charles Dye and Eva Emery Dye, 1908
14/12 And Mary Dye to Charles Dye and Eva Emery Dye, 1922-1942
14/13 To Eva Dye Hutchinson, 1939
14/14 To Everett Dye, 1918-1921
14/15 Ephemera, 1908-1909
Calling cards
Christmas card to his grandfather, Cyrus Emery, 1908
Notice of appointment as Vanderbilt Scholar in Law at Columbia University, New York, 1909 July 13
Dye Family
14/16 Ephemera--Macedonia (Illinois) High School commencement announcement, 1899
14/17 Notes on family members and family correspondence--possibly by a grandchild, circa 1987
14/18 Emery Family--ephemera, 1857; , 1913
Printed obituary of Caroline B. Emery [Eva Emery Dye's mother], 1857 April
Address of Professor Henry C. Emery to Boston Chamber of Commerce, published by National Tariff Commission, 1913 April
Sub-series 3: Dye and Emery Family Genealogy, 1892-1997
14/19 Genealogical Record of Charles Henry Dye and Eva Lucinda Emery Dye, compiled by Charles R. and Evelyn Hutchinson, 1997
14/20 Emery Family research--clippings, correspondence, and genealogy chart, 1892-1916; , undated
14/21-22 "Recollections of Childhood" by Cyrus Emery, 1899

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The collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings:

  • Personal Names :
  • Applegate, Jesse A. (Jesse Applegate), 1835-1919
  • Boone, Alphonse D., 1837-1915
  • Boone, George Luther, 1826-1910
  • Charman, Elbert.
  • Clark, Pete
  • Clark, William, 1770-1838
  • Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915
  • Dye, Charles Henry, 1856-1929
  • Dye, Emery C.
  • Dye, Eva Emery, 1855-1947
  • Dye, Trafton
  • Himes, George H., 1844-1940
  • Huggins, Anne.
  • Huggins, Edward, 1832-1907
  • Hutchinson, Eva Dye.
  • Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
  • Lewis, Reuben.
  • MacDonald, Ranald, 1824-1894
  • McGillivray, Napoleon.
  • McLoughlin, David, 1821-1903
  • McLoughlin, John, 1784-1857
  • Miller, Elizabeth B.
  • Minto, John, 1822-1915
  • Scholl, William T.
  • Taylor, Mary Kennedy.
  • Thwaites, Reuben Gold.
  • Whiteley, Emery.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
  • Willamette Valley Chautauqua Association
  • Subject Terms :
  • Chautauquas.
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Oregon.
  • Geographical Names:
  • Oregon National Historical Trail.
  • Oregon--History.
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific.
  • Pioneers--Oregon.
  • Women authors, American--Oregon.
  • Women--Suffrage--Oregon.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence.
    • Diaries.
    • Ephemera.
    • Genealogies.
    • Letters.
    • Manuscripts.
    • Notes.
    • Poems.
    • Publications.
    • Reviews.
    • Speeches.

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