Guide to the Benjamin Young Papers
1882-1906

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Young, Benjamin
Title: Benjamin Young papers
Dates: 1882-1906 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet (5 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 046
Summary: Benjamin Young was a salmon canner, banker, real estate promoter of Astoria, Oregon and worked for the British America Packing Company. The collection contains letterpress copy books that include personal and business correspondence, a record book of the Ben Young Land Company, a scrapbook, and twenty-one volumes of British America Packing Company journals, cash books, letterpress copy books, ledgers, and invoice books, 1882-1906.
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

Benjamin Young was a salmon canner, banker, real estate promoter of Astoria, Oregon and worked for the British America Packing Company.

Content Description

The collection contains letterpress copy books that include personal and business correspondence, a record book of the Ben Young Land Company, a scrapbook, and twenty-one volumes of British America Packing Company journals, cash books, letterpress copy books, ledgers, and invoice books, 1882-1906.

The British America Packing Company consists of three cash books (1882-1890), six journals (1882-1891), five ledgers (1882-1891), and one invoice book (1890). There is also one letterpress copy book (1884-1889) containing just British America Packing Company (BAPC) correspondence and two additional letterpress copy books containing BAPC correspondence and Young personal letters (1886-1898).

There are also two letterpress copy books consisting of Young's personal and business correspondence (1899-1906), one record book of the Ben Young Land Company, Astoria, Oregon (1891-1904), and one scrapbook that includes speeches and clippings.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Benjamin Young papers, Ax 046, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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 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.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, 1961.

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

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.


Subjects

  • Geographical Names :
  • Astoria (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Businessmen--Oregon--Astoria
  • Salmon canning industry--Oregon
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Letterpress copybooks

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