Guide to the Beekman Family Papers
1859-1936

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Creator: Beekman familyBeekman, Benjamin B., 1863-1945Beekman, Carrie C., 1865-1959Beekman, Cornelius C., 1828-1915
Title: Beekman Family papers
Dates: 1859-1936 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.0 linear feet (6 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 010
Summary: The Beekman family consists of Cornelius C. Beekman, the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon, his son Benjamin Beekman, a Portland, Oregon lawyer and UO Law School faculty member, and his daughter Carrie Beekman, who donated substantially to the University of Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, miscellaneous manuscripts and publications, scrapbooks and photographs.
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 production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Cornelius C. Beekman was the founder and owner of Beekman Bank in Jacksonville, Oregon. His son, Benjamin became a lawyer in Portland and was a faculty member of the University of Oregon law school from 1907-1915, when the law school was based in Portland. Carrie Beekman, daughter of Cornelius and sister of Benjamin, provided for the funding of the Beekman chair in history at the University of Oregon, in addition to her many other substantial donations.

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Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Beekman Family papers, Ax 010, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, 1983.

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

Papers, 1859-1936
Container(s)

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Photographs (PH039), 1870-1930
1.0 linear feet
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1-2 PH039_001: No. 11. Birdseye view, Jacksonville, Oregon. [Attrib]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_002: No. 11. Street Scene, Jacksonville, Oregon. [View down main street with commercial buildings, dirt road, telephone poles. Attrib.]
1.0 photographic print
8.7 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_003: No. 2. Main St., Jacksonville, Oregon. [View down residential street. Attrib.]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_004: No. 4. Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, OR. [Exterior view of wooden church in Gothic Revival style. Attrib.]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_005: Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, OR. [Exterior view of wooden church in Gothic Revival style. Five copies.]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_006: No. 10. Public School Classes, Jacksonville, OR. [Children and teachers posed on steps of large brick school.]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Patton Post Card Co. of Salem, OR (pub)
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_007: No. 9. Public School, Jacksonville, OR. [Students and teachers posed in front of large brick school. Two copies. Attrib]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_008: No. 5. Court House, Jacksonville, OR [Exterior view of Federal-style structure, built 1884, now the home of the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Attrib.]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_009: No. 101. Oldest bank in Oregon, Jacksonville, Oregon. [Cornelius C. Beekman standing in front of his bank. Small wooden structure, built 1863, preserved as museum. Attrib]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_010: No. 8. Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Oregon. [Exterior view of small wooden church. Attrib]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_011: No. 15. Oldest bank building in Oregon. Jacksonville, OR [Small wooden structure, built 1863, preserved as museum. Three unidentified men in front. Seven copies, five by Pacific Photo Co.]
1.0 photographic print
8.8 x 13.7 inches
Pacific Photo Co. of Salem, OR
1907-1915 c
1-2 PH039_012: [Studio portrait of Chinese man, identified as Lee Yan, Beekman's cook.]
1.0 photographic print
8.3 x 12.8 inches
Britt, Peter (1818-1905) of Jacksonville, OR
1890s-1905 c
1-2 PH039_013: [Five unidentified men standing in front of "Confectionery, Cigars" building]
1.0 photographic print
6.4 x 10.6 inches
1890s-1905 c
1-2 PH039_014: "The Home Guard" [Benjamin B. Beekman, UO class of 1884, with unidentified man posing in front of U.S. flag.]
1.0 photographic print
8.3 x 9.6 inches
1917 c
1-2 PH039_015: [Beekman home, built 1875 and still extant as museum.]
1.0 photographic print
9 x 17.9 inches
Wells, J.W.
1880s-1900 c
1-2 PH039_016: John F. Miller Residence, 1927. [View of Victorian home.]
1.0 photographic print
12 x 6.9 inches
1927
1-2 PH039_017: John F. Miller Residence, 1927. [Gentleman standing on sidewalk near Miller house.]
1.0 photographic print
12 x 6.9 inches
1927
1-2 PH039_018: Lady in chair: Carolyn Hoffman, Beekman; mother-in-law? [Studio portrait of four Beekman women, of three or four generations.]
1.0 photographic print
10.7 x 16.5 inches
Tyler, Mrs. M.E. of Ashland, OR
1889-1891
1-2 PH039_019: George C. Beekman, Freehold Monmouth Co., 1877, N.J.
1.0 print
8.6 x 16.4 inches
1877
1-2 PH039_020: [Studio portrait of woman in white dress]
1.0 photographic print
17.6 x 22.5 inches
Bushnell, H.H. of San Francisco, CA
1910 c
1-2 PH039_021: [Composite of palatial estate, possibly Beekman home of Mount Pleasant in New York.]
1.0 photographic print
13.3 x 21.4 inches
1880s-1900s c
1-2 PH039_022: [Studio portrait of three young women and three young men, probably members of Beekman family of New York.]
1.0 photographic print
20.2 x 25.3 inches
1880s-1900s c
1-2 PH039_023: "In memory of Christmas Eve 1888." [Studio portrait of six people, probably members of Beekman family of New York.]
1.0 photographic print
20.2 x 25.3 inches
Price, F.L. of Dundee, NY
1888
1-2 PH039_024: [Portrait of Benjamin B. Beekman, UO graduate and lawyer.]
1.0 photographic print
15.2 x 22.8 inches
Aune of Portland, OR
1900 c
1-2 PH039_025: [Portrait of Benjamin B. Beekman, UO graduate and lawyer.]
1.0 photographic print
20.3 x 27.5 inches
Bushnell, Corry A. (ca.1866-1941) of Portland, OR
1930 May 20
1-2 PH039_026: Soldier's Home, May 13th, 1907. [Large group of people posed on steps, presumably at opening of new facility. C.C. Beekman among group.]
1.0 photographic print
McCarthy, Charles E. of Los Angeles
1907
1-2 PH039_027: [Group of thirteen young women, relaxing in forest. Some names written in but many illegible. Presumed to be New York.]
1.0 photographic print
1880s-1900s c
1-2 PH039_028: Beekman Estate. [View of Mansard-roofed structure.]
1.0 photographic print
13.3 x 11.5 inches
1880s-1900s c
1-2 PH039_029: Beekman Estate. [View of façade of palatial Victorian structure, probably Mount Pleasant, New York.]
1.0 photographic print
13.3 x 11.5 inches
1880s-1900s c
1-2 PH039_030: Beekman Estate. [Distant view of palatial Victorian structure, probably Mount Pleasant, New York.]
1.0 photographic print
13.3 x 11.5 inches
1880s-1900s c
1-2 PH039_031: Aunt Julia. [Studio portrait of elegant young woman, probably a graduation portrait.]
1.0 photographic print
13.3 x 11.5 inches
Winter Photography
1870 c
1-2 PH039_032: [Portrait of an elegant young woman, same as PH039-020.]
1.0 photographic print
17.6 x 22.4 inches
Bushnell, H.H. of San Francisco, CA
1890s-1900s c
1-2 PH039_033: [Portrait of Benjamin B. Beekman, UO graduate and lawyer.]
1.0 photographic print
18.3 x 26.3 inches
Pershing
1917
1-2 PH039_034: Beekman Estate [women playing croquet in yard.]
1.0 photographic print
13.3 x 11.5 inches
1880s-1900s c
1-2 PH039_035: [Portrait of Benjamin B. Beekman, UO graduate and lawyer.]
1.0 photographic print
12.7 x 20.2 inches
Aune of Portland, OR
1910 c
1-2 PH039_036: Ladie Merrett and Julia Garratt [Five women in yard of Beekman Estate]
1.0 photographic print
13.3 x 11.7 inches
1880s-1900s c

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Beekman, Benjamin B., 1863-1945
  • Beekman, Carrie C., 1865-1959
  • Beekman, Cornelius C., 1828-1915
  • Family Names :
  • Beekman family
  • Beekman family--Correspondence
  • Beekman family--Diaries
  • Geographical Names :
  • Jacksonville (Or.)--Social life and customs
  • Subject Terms :
  • Banks and banking--Oregon
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Diaries
    • Photographic prints.
    • Scrapbooks

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