Guide to the Joel Palmer papers
1851-1879

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Palmer, Joel, 1810-1881
Title: Joel Palmer papers
Dates: 1851-1879 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 12.0 linear feet (25 containers, 3 oversize folders)
Collection Number: Ax 057
Summary: Joel Palmer (1810-1881) began his political career in Indiana, where he served as a state legislator until he came to Oregon in 1847. Shortly after his arrival, Palmer became Superintendent of Indian Affairs, a post he held until 1857. He also served as an Oregon state representative and senator, and was a losing candidate in the 1870 governor's race. The Joel Palmer Papers comprise correspondence, official records of the Oregon Superintendency, U.S. Office of Indian Affairs, documents relating to the Siletz Indian Reservation, photographs, and miscellaneous papers. The collection includes a notebook documenting the 1847 publication of Palmer's Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains, his account of his 1845 journey to Oregon.
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

Joel Palmer was born October 4, 1810 in Elizabethtown, Ontario (Canada) to Ephraim and Anna Palmer. When Joel was two his family fled the ravages of the War of 1812 and settled in the frontier village of Lowville in northern New York. At twelve years of age Joel was "bound out" (a form of indentured servitude) to the Haworth family in the Catskill Mountains. In 1826 at age 16 he left the Catskills for Philadelphia; there he married Catherine Caffee in 1830, who died giving birth to their daughter. In 1836 he married Sarah Anne Derbyshire and moved to Laurel, Indiana, where he worked as a canal-building contractor. In 1843 Palmer was elected to the Indiana state legislature, representing Franklin County as a Democrat. He won a second term in 1844.

In April 1845 Palmer visited Oregon, which was not yet a territory; he recounts the trip in his Journal of Travels Over the Rocky Mountains. In 1847 he brought his wife and children to Oregon to settle permanently. That winter the Cayuse War broke out, and Palmer was chosen to be the commissary general of the volunteer fighting force. Within weeks he was also appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the provisional government, and became one of three men serving on the Peace Commission.

In 1848 Palmer joined the Gold Rush to California. He returned the next year and encouraged the growth of the town of Dayton, planting orchards and helping to build a sawmill. In 1853 he was appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs, now serving the officially recognized government of the Oregon Territory. He negotiated nine treaties between 1854 and 1855, and helped settle difficulties during the Yakima Indian War. However, Palmer's tolerant treatment of Indians and his attempts to restrain settler activities led to campaigns against him, and in 1857 he was removed from office.

Palmer spent the last twenty years of his life pursuing a variety of mostly failed business ventures. He remained active in politics, and became speaker of Oregon's house of representatives in 1862. In 1864 he was elected to the state senate, and declined to serve again in 1866. In 1870 he was defeated as Republican candidate for governor, but in 1871 he accepted a post as Indian agent at Siletz, from which he resigned in 1873. General Joel Palmer died on June 9, 1881; he was survived by his wife Sarah and their eight children.

Content Description

The Joel Palmer Papers comprise correspondence, official records of the Oregon Superintendency, U.S. Office of Indian Affairs, documents relating to the Siletz Indian Reservation, and miscellaneous papers.

Letters and miscellaneous papers are housed in Boxes 1 through 5. The correspondence concerns business, politics, and administrative matters.

Official records of the Oregon Superintendency, U.S. Office of Indian Affairs, between the years 1852 and 1856. These documents are housed from Box 6 through Folder 7 of Box 22.

Documents concerning the Siletz Indian Reservation where Palmer served as agent between 1871 and 1873 are housed from Box 22, Folder 8 through Box 23.

The collection includes a notebook documenting the 1847 publication of Palmer's Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains, his account of his 1845 journey to Oregon.

Photographs in the collection include pioneer portraits, circa 1853.

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], Joel Palmer papers, Ax 057, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Letters; Miscellaneous papers; Volumes; and U.S. Office of Indian Affairs, Oregon Superintendency.

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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Letters
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 2 1845-1852
1 3 1853
1 4 January 1854-March 1854
1 5 April 1854-June 1854
1 6 July 1854-October 1854
1 7 November 1854-December 1854
1 8 January 1855-May 1855
1 9 June 1855-September 1855
1 10 October 1855-December 1855
2 1 January 1856-March 1856
2 2 April 1856-June 1856
2 3 July 1856
2 4 August 1856-October 1856
2 5 November 1856-December 1856
2 6 1857
2 7 1858-1862
2 8 1863-1865
2 9 1866-1870
2 10 January 1871-June 1871
2 11 July 1871-August 1871
3 1 September 1871-December 1871
3 2 January 1872-March 1872
3 3 April 1872-June 1872
3 4 July 1872-October 1872
3 5 November 1872-December 1872
3 6 1873
3 7 1874-1885

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Chronological Files
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 8 1845-1850
3 9 1851-1854
3 10 1855-1857
4 1 1858-1859
4 2 1860
4 3 1861-1863
4 4 1864-1865
4 5 1866
4 6 1867-1869
4 7 1870-1874
4 8 1875-1885
5 1 Undated
5 2 Undated
5 3 Undated

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Volumes
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 4 Account book 1847-1848
5 4 Account book 1860
5 5 Account book (fragment) 1868
5 5 Account book Undated
5 5 Cash book 1850
5 6 Workman's timebook December 1862-July 1866
5 6 Memoranda book 1862-1864

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U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency
Container(s)
Description
Dates
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1852: 1st quarter
Box
Folder
6 1 Subvouchers 1, 3-6; L.H. Judson
6 2 Miscellaneous papers, Benjamin Wright
6 3 Miscellaneous papers, papers 1852
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1853: 1st quarter
Box
Folder
6 4 Subvouchers 1-19; Samuel H. Culver
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1853: 2nd quarter
Box
Folder
6 5 Abstract of disbursements for current expenses, vouchers 1-10: Joel Palmer
6 6 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1853: 3rd quarter
Box
Folder
6 7 Abstract A (abstract of articles delivered to Rogue River Indians), vouchers 1-8: Joel Palmer
6 8 Abstract B (abstract of traveling expenses), vouchers 1-13: J.L. Parrish
6 9 Abstract of disbursements for current expenses: Joel Palmer, vouchers 1-20
6 10 Abstract of disbursemens for current expenses: Joel Palmer, vouchers 21-38
6 11 Accounts current 1845-1852
6 12 Current expenses
6 13 Memorandum of goods purchased (for Indians)
6 14 Property receipts: W.W. Raymond
6 15 Miscellaneous abstracts
6 16 Miscellaneous vouchers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1853: 4th quarter
mp
1 Abstract of disbursement: Joel Palmer; index
Box
Folder
7 1 Abstract of disbursements: Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-30
Box
7 2 Abstract of disbursements: Joel Palmer; vouchers 31-53
Box
7 3 Abstract of disbursements: Joel Palmer; voucher 54, subvouchers 1-5
Box
7 4 Abstract of disbursements: Joel Palmer; vouchers 55-64
Box
7 5 Abstract of disbursements: Joel Palmer; vouchers 65-73
Box
7 6 Accounts current
Box
7 7 Miscellaneous abstracts
Box
7 8 Miscellaneous accounts
Box
7 9 Miscellaneous vouchers
Box
7 10 Miscellaneous papers
Box
7 11 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1854: 1st quarter
Box
Folder
8 1 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses), vouchers 1-5, 8-11: J.L. Parrish
mp
1 Abstract of disbursements, index (2 copies): Joel Palmer
8 2 Accounts current
8 3 Explanations of vouchers (1st and 2nd quarters) 1854
8 4 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1854: 2nd quarter
Box
Folder
8 5 Abstract A and B (abstract of distribution), vouchers 1-17: Joel Palmer
mp
1 Abstract of disbursements, index: Joel Palmer
mp
1 Abstract of disbursements: Joel Palmer
mp
1 Index
8 6 Voucher 128
8 7 Abstract of disbursements, vouchers 1-9; Edward R. Geary
8 8 Abstract of articles delivered to Indians
8 9 Abstract no. 1 (abstract of expenditures), vouchers 1-7: J.L. Parrish
8 10 Abstract no. 4 (abstract of expenditures), vouchers 1-7: J.L. Parrish
8 11 Accounts current
8 12 Letter transmitting abstracts of disbursements (original draft)
8 13 Miscellaneous abstracts
8 14 Miscellaneous vouchers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1854: 3rd quarter
Box
Folder
9 1 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 2-3, 5 7-16, 21-29, 31-35
9 2 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 36-41, 43-51, 66-67
9 3 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 70-75
9 4 Abstract A (abstrace of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 76-79, 81-83, 89-98
9 5 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements fro treaty stipulations), vouchers 1-2: Joel Palmer
9 6 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for treaty stipulations): Joel Palmer
9 7 Abstract D (abstract of current expenses), vouchers 1-9, J.L. Parrish
9 8 Abstract D (abstract of amount disbursed in negotiating treaties)
9 9 Accounts current
9 10 Property return
9 11 Miscellaneous vouchers
9 12 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1854: 4th quarter
Box
Folder
10 1 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for payment of salaries and presents and provisions for Indians), vouchers 1-17: Joel Palmer
10 2 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for current expenses), vouchers 1-9: E.P. Drew
10 3 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses), vouchers 1-25
10 4 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses), vouchers 26-50
10 5 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses), vouchers 51-63
10 6 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses in negotiating treaties): Joel Palmer, vouchers 1-6, 8-25
10 7 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses in negotiating treaties): Joel Palmr, vouchers 26-50
10 8 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses in negotiating treaties): Joel Palmer, vouchers 51-64
10 9 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses in negotiating treaties): Joel Palmer, vouchers 65, subvouchers 1-15
10 10 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses in negotiating treaties): Joel Palmer, vouchers 66-78
11 1 Abstract D (abstract of disbursements for treaty stipulations with Rogue River Indians), vouchers 1-8: Joel Palmer
11 2 Abstract E (abstract of disbursements for treaty stipulations with Cow Creek band Umpqua Indians), vouchers 1-8: Joel Palmer
11 3 Abstract G (abstract of articles purchased for treaty stipulations): Joel Palmer
11 4 Abstract I (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses), vouchers 12-38, 51-52: Samuel H. Culver
11 5 Abstract of disbursements, vouchers 1-9: W.W. Raymond
11 6 Abstract of articles delivered to Indians, vouchers 2-7: Joel Palmer
11 7 Abstract of merchandise delivered to Rogue River Indians, vouchers 1-7
11 8 Accounts current
11 9 Miscellaneous abstracts
11 10 Miscellaneous vouchers
11 11 Miscellaneous papers
11 12 Miscellaneous papers
11 13 Miscellaneous papers 1854
11 14 Miscellaneous papers 1854
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1855: 1st quarter
Box
Folder
12 1 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for salaries, and presents and provisions for Indians), vouchers 2-10: Joel Palmer
12 2 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for current expenses), vouchers 1-10: E.P. Drew
12 3 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses, etc.), vouchers 1-22: Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-22
12 4 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses, etc.), vouchers 1-22: Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-20
12 5 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses of negotiating treaties with Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 21-42
12 6 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses of negotiating treaties with Indians): Joel Palmer; voucher 43, subvouchers 1-22
12 7 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for expenses of negotiating treaties with Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 44-50
12 8 Abstract D (abstract of disbursements for treaty stipulations with Rogue River Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-5
12 9 Abstract E (abstract of articles delivered to Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-10
12 10 Abstract E (abstract of articles delivered to Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 11-20
12 11 Abstract E (abstract of articles delivered to Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 21-31
12 12 Abstract F (abstract of articles delivered to Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-9
13 1 Accounts current
13 2 Vouchers 1-25, 39: A.C. Gibbs
13 3 Vouchers 1-20: L.F. Grover
13 4 Vouchers 21-41
13 5 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1855: 2nd quarter
Box
Folder
13 6 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-30
13 7 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses): Joel Palmer; vouchers 31-54
13 8 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for incidental expenses): Joel Palmer; explanations of vouchers
13 9 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-20
13 10 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 21-40
13 11 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer: vouchers 41-62
14 1 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for treaty stipulations with Rogue River Indians); Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-2
14 2 Abstract of articles distributed to Indians: Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-18
14 3 Abstract of articles delivered to Indians
14 4 Abstract of expenses at Walla Walla Council, vouchers 1-15: R.R. Thompson
14 5 Abstract of expenses at Wasco Council, vouchers 1-10: R.R. Thompson (see also Box 13, Folder 11, abstract B, voucher 51)
14 6 Abstract of provisions
14 7 Duplicated vouchers for services
14 8 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1855: 3rd quarter
Box
Folder
14 9 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for general expenses): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-8
14 10 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for general expenses): Joel Palmer; vouchers 9-16
14 11 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for general expenses): Joel Palmer; voucher 17, subvouchers 1-13
14 12 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements for general expenses): Joel Palmer; vouchers 18-27, 41
14 13 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for treaty expenses): Joel Palmer: vouchers 1-4, 6, 9-12 , 14-20, 22-23, 25, 27
14 14 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for treaty expenses): Joel Palmer; vouchers 3-38, 41, 43, 45-46, 48-49, 51, 53-58, 60, 63, 65-68, 70, 72, 74-76
15 1 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for treaty expenses): Joel Palmer; voucher 77, subvouchers 1-26
15 2 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for treaty expenses): Joel Palmer; vouchers 79-84, 87-90, 92-93
15 3 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for fulfilling treaty with Rogue River Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-2
15 4 Abstract D (abstract of disbursements, July 1855, for fulfilling treaty of 18 November 1854 with bands of Umpqua Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-7
15 5 Abstract D (abstract of disbursements, Aug.-Sept. 1855, for fulfilling treaty of 18 November 1854 with bands of Umpqua Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-3
15 6 Abstract E (abstract of disbursements for treaty stipulations with Cow Creek band of Umpqua Indians): Joel Palmer; voucher 1
15 7 Abstract of articles delivered to Indians, vouchers 1-6, 9-15, 19: Joel Palmer
15 8 Abstract of current expenses, vouchers 1-12: Benjamin Wright
15 9 Abstract of provisions
15 10 Accounts current
15 11 Indian pay vouchers
15 12 Property return vouchers
15 13 Miscellaneous vouchers
15 14 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1855: 4th quarter
Box
Folder
16 1 Abstract A -- Explanations in support of voucher 26
16 2 Abstract of disbursements, vouchers 1-11; Lot Whitcomb
16 3 Abstract of disbursements for current expenses, vouchers 1-17, 19: Benjamin Wright
16 4 Abstract of disbursements for services, vouchers 3-19: Benjamin Wright
16 5 Accounts current
16 6 Duplicate subvouchers
16 7 Estimate of funds
16 8 Triplicate subvouchers 1-13, 26
16 9 Miscellaneous papers 1855
16 10 Miscellaneous papers 1855
16 11 Miscellaneous papers 1855
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1856: 1st quarter
mp
2 Abstract A, no. 1 (abstract of articles of treaty and annuity goods purchased for Indians): Joel Palmer; index
Box
Folder
16 12 Abstract A, no. 1 (abstract of articles of treaty and annuity goods purchased for Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-30
2 Abstract A, no. 2 (abstract of articles of treaty and annuity goods purchased for Indians): Joel Palmer; index
Box
16 13 Abstract A, no. 2 (abstract of articles of treaty and annuity goods purchased for Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 31-60
2 Abstract B, no. 1 (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; index
Box
17 1 Abstract B, no. 1 (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-19
Box
17 2 Abstract B, no. 1 (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; vouchers 20-22
2 Abstract B, no. 3 (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; index
Box
17 3 Abstract B, no. 3 (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer: vouchers 65-86
Box
17 4 Abstract B, no. 3 (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; vouchers 93-111
Box
17 5 Abstract of advances, vouchers 1-17: Joel Palmer
Box
17 6 Abstract of articles distributed to Indians: Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-8
Box
17 7 Abstract of articles distributed to Indians: Joel Palmer; vouchers 9-19
Box
17 8 Abstract of disbursements, vouchers 1-11: William Chance
Box
17 9 Abstract of provisions
Box
17 10 Abstract transfers, vouchers 1-15: Joel Palmer
Box
17 11 Accounts current
Box
18 1 Explanations in support of abstracts of disbursements (1st, 2nd, 3rd quarters) 1856
Box
18 2 Incidental vouchers for travelling expenses
2 Quarterly return
Box
18 3 Miscellaneous papers
4 Abstract A (abstract of treaty and annuity goods purchased for Indian Service): Joel Palmer; index
Box
18 4 Abstract A (abstract of treaty and annuity goods purchased for Indian Service): Joel Palmer; 1-25
Box
18 5 Abstract A (abstract of treaty and annuity goods purchased for Indian Service): Joel Palmer; vouchers 31-50
Box
18 6 Abstract A (abstract of treaty and annuity goods purchased for Indian Service): Joel Palmer; vouchers 51-76
3 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; index
Box
18 7 Abstract B (abstract of disbursement for services of employees): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-30
Box
18 8 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; vouchers 31-60
Box
18 9 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; vouchers 61-80
Box
18 10 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; vouchers 81-100
Box
18 11 Abstract B (abstract of disbursements for services of employees): Joel Palmer; vouchers 101-118
3 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for services of Guard C): Joel Palmer; index
Box
19 1 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for services of Guard C): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-30
Box
19 2 Abstract C (abstract of disbursements for services of Guard C): Joel Palmer; vouchers 31-64
Box
19 3 Abstract D (abstract of payments for land claims): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-8
Box
19 4 Abstract E (abstract of money paid to Indians): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-2
Box
19 5 Abstract of advances, vouchers 1-13: Joel Palmer
Box
19 6 Abstract of articles expended in the public service of the Indian Department, Oregon Superintendency, vouchers 1-3: Joel Palmer
Box
19 7 Abstract of articles distributed to Indians, vouchers 1-15: Joel Palmer
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1856: 2nd quarter
Box
Folder
19 8 Abstract of provisions: vouchers 1-12: Joel Palmer
19 9 Abstract transfers, vouchers 1-17: Joel Palmer
19 10 Accounts current
19 11 Incidental subvouchers 1-5
mp
3 Muster roll of company of armed citizens on duty at Grand Ronde Reservation, Jacob S. Rinearson, Capt.; index
19 12 Muster roll of company of armed citizens on duty at Grand Ronde Reservation, Jacob S. Rinearson, Capt.; discharge papers
mp
3 Quarterly return
19 13 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1856: 3rd quarter
mp
4 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; index
Box
Folder
20 1 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 1-2, 4-6, 8-23, 25
Box
20 2 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 26, 28-50
Box
20 3 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 51-63, 66-73
Box
20 4 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 81-83, 85-92, 96, 103-104, 106, 111-113, 115
Box
20 5 Abstract A (abstract of disbursements): Joel Palmer; vouchers 121, 123-124, 127-128, 138-139, 141-143, 145, 147-148, 154-155, 157-169
4 Abstract of articles delivered to Indians: Joel Palmer; index, vouchers 1-2
Box
20 6 Abstract of articles delivered to Indians: Joel Palmer; index, vouchers 3-4, 6-9
Box
20 7 Abstract of disbursement for current expenses, vouchers 1-6, B. Jennings
Box
20 8 Abstract of provision, vouchers 1-6
4 Abstract of provisions and inventory
Box
20 9 Abstract of saddles worn out in the service, vouchers 1-4
4 Abstract of transfers (2)
Box
20 10 Accounts current
4 Quarterly return
Box
20 11 Subvouchers 1-4: Jacob S. Rinearson
Box
20 12 Vouchers 2, 4-12: W.W. Raymond
Box
20 13 Miscellaneous vouchers
Box
20 14 Miscellaneous papers
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs; Oregon Superintendency 1856: 4th quarter
Box
Folder
21 1 Abstract of disbursement, vouchers 104, 9: Joel Palmer
21 2 Differences on the settlement of the account of Joel Palmer, 104
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4 Inventory of supplies and equipments
21 3 Miscellaneous papers
21 4 Miscellaneous papers
21 5 Miscellaneous papers
21 6 Census returns of various Western Oregon Indians bands and tribes: Coast-Klamath
21 7 Census returns of various Western Oregon Indians bands and tribes: Marysville-Wasco
21 8 Census returns of various Western Oregon Indians bands and tribes: Miscellaneous
22 1 Miscellaneous treaties and treaty papers 1851-1854
22 2 Miscellaneous treaties and treaty papers 1855-1856
22 3 Miscellaneous treaties and treaty papers undated
22 4 Miscellaneous papers relating to Indian goods and annuities
22 5 Miscellaneous papers relating to reservations and extinguishment of Indian rights
22 6 Miscellaneous papers undated
22 7 Miscellaneous papers undated
22 8 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers 1870
22 9 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers January 1871-July 1871
22 10 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers August 1871-December 1871
23 1 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers January 1872-March 1872
23 2 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers April 1872
23 3 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers May 1872-June 1872
23 4 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers July 1872-August 1872
23 5 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellanous bills and papers September 1872-October 1872
23 6 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers November 1872-December 1872
23 7 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers January 1873-April 1873
23 8 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers undated
23 9 Siletz Indian Agency; miscellaneous bills and papers undated

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Photographs (PH206), circa 1853
0.5 linear feet
Palmer, Joel
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 PH206_02: Pioneer of 1853, Alice Antoinette Palmer, before her marriage to Wm. Penn Palmer in 1870 [pencil annotation]
1.0 photographic print
2-3/8 x 4 inches
not yet assigned
PH206_03: Collins & Edna Marun taken at Salem Oregon 1868 [ink annotation]; children of Joeline Palmer and Joseph Mann [pencil annotation]
1.0 photographic print
2-3/8 x 4 inches
1868
PH206_04: Emma Palmer Mora-Moore [pencil annotation]
1.0 photographic print
2-3/8 x 4 inches
not yet assigned
PH206_05: James Moan--grandson of Wm. McKay [pencil annotation]
1.0 photographic print
2 3/8 x 4 inches
Buchtel & Stolte of Portland, OR (1873-1880 c.)
not yet assigned
PH206_06: John Moan, first husband of Emma Palmer, grandson of Wm. McKay [pencil annotation]
1.0 photographic print
2-3/8 x 4 inches
not yet assigned
PH206_07: Son of Francis Fletcher [pencil annotation]
1.0 photographic print
2-3/8 x 4 inches
not yet assigned
PH206_08: Frank Fletcher [pencil annotation]. Son of Francis Fletcher [pencil annotation, different hand]
1.0 photographic print
2-3/8 x 4 inches
not yet assigned
PH206_09: Mary Fletcher Reed, daughter of Francis Fletcher--pioneer of 1840 [pencil annotation]
1.0 photographic print
2-3/8 x 4 inches
not yet assigned
PH206_10: Jackson Hanna, brother of Mrs. Fred Crawford [pencil annotation]
1.0 photographic print
2-3/8 x 4 inches
not yet assigned
PH206_11: Francis (Major) Hanna
1.0 unknown
not yet assigned
1-2 36 additional pints

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Palmer, Joel, 1810-1881--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Oregon Superintendency
  • Geographical Names :
  • Siletz Indian Reservation (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Indian agents--Oregon
  • Indians of North America--Oregon--Census
  • Indians of North America--Oregon--Treaties
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Yakama Indians--Wars, 1855-1859
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Overland journals--1845
    • Photographs
    • Occupations :
    • Legislators--Oregon

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