Guide to the Samuel A. Snowden Correspondence
1851-1854

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Snowden, Samuel A.
Title: Samuel A. Snowden correspondence
Dates: 1851-1854 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: A 114
Summary: Samuel A. Snowden came to Forest Grove, Oregon in 1853. Correspondence includes letter to his son Samuel D. Snowden about Oregon politics, government, and social life.
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. 

Historical Note

In 1851 Samuel A. Snowden was living in London. His son, Samuel D., was in Oregon on a land claim near Champoeg, and engaged in survey work. In 1853 the elder Snowden, with his daughter, Mary Ann, came to Oregon. He lived with friends in Forest Grove.

Content Description

From 1851 to 1853 Snowden's letters are a long commentary on Oregon politics, government, and social life as seen through his son's letters and Oregon newspapers. The letters of 1853-1854, written from Forest Grove and French Prairie, are from Samuel A. Snowden to his son Samuel D. Snowden.

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], Samuel A. Snowden correspondence, A 114, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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.


Subjects

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Oregon
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence

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