Guide to the Harriet Nesmith McArthur Diary

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: McArthur, Harriet Nesmith, 1851-1936
Title: Harriet Nesmith McArthur diary
Dates: 1885-1887 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: A 073
Summary: This collection contains a diary by Harriet Nesmith McArthur, 1885-1887.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 

Content Description

This collection contains a diary by Harriet Nesmith McArthur, 1885-1887.

Historical Note

Harriet Nesmith McArthur may have been a relative of James Willis Nesmith and his sister Georgia Nesmith. James Willis Nesmith was the second US Senator elected from Oregon, serving 1861 -1867. He was also elected to the US Congress in 1873 and served until 1875. He served both houses of the legislature as a Democrat.

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 and 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], Harriet Nesmith McArthur diary, 1885-1887, A 073, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

Other collections relating to James Willis Nesmith at Special Collections and University Archives include: James Willis Nesmith (Account book) 1867-1871, A 087; James Willis Nesmith (Print block/Broadside) June 7, 1847, SFM 071; Nesmith County, Oregon (Proposal of) 1911, A 271; James Willis Nesmith (Farm rental agreement) August 7, 1865, CA 1865 Aug 7; Georgia Nesmith (Letter to James) September 28, 1893, CA 1893 Sept 28.

Correspondence to/from James Willis Nesmith can also be found at Special Collections and University Archives include:

Medorem Crawford Papers, Ax 129; A.P. Dennison Papers, A 177; Joel Palmer Papers, Ax 57; Joseph Gardner Wilson Papers, CA 1870 Feb 26

Processing Note :  

Collection is processed.

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


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