Guide to the Charles C. Lewis Letter and Photographs

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lewis, Charles C.
Title: Charles C. Lewis letter and photographs
Dates: August 18, 1895
Quantity: 0.025 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: CA 1895 Aug 18
Summary: Charles C. Lewis was a member of the Mazama climbing club. The collection consists of a letter by Lewis describing an expedition to set up heliographs atop Mt. Adams and Mt. Jefferson , as well as two matted photographs of Mt. Jefferson.
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. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Charles C. Lewis was a member of the Mazama climbing club.

Content Description

The collection consists of a typed transcription of a letter from Lewis to his mother, and two matted photographs.

In the letter, Lewis describes an attempt to set up heliographs atop Mt. Adams and Mt. Jefferson for the U.S. Signal service in July of 1895. Over 26 pages, he goes into considerable detail describing the expedition.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Charles C. Lewis letter and photographs, CA 1895 Aug 18, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use :  

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

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

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

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

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

Administrative Information

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.


  • Personal Names :
  • Lewis, Charles C.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Mount Jefferson Wilderness (Or.)--Photographs
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Photographs

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