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Letter from Anna Maria Pittman to George Washington Pittman, 1834

Handwritten letter by Anna Maria Pittman to her brother George Washington Pittman. Written in New York on April 19, 1834. Anna gives updates on friends and family, and encourages George to find religion. At the bottom of the second page is an acrostic poem written by Anna for her brother. [After arriving in Oregon, Anna Maria Pittman married Reverend Jason Lee.]

Lee, Anna Maria Pittman, 1803-1838

Letters to George Washington Pittman, 1834

This document contains two handwritten letters, both written to George Washington Pittman, brother of Anna Maria Pittman, on April 21, 1834 in New York. On the front is a letter to George Washington Pittman from his father, George W. Pittman, who writes him updates about the family. George Washington Pittman's address is listed as, "Fort Gibson U.S. Dragoons, Arkansas River, Arkansas Territory." Below is a note informing George that the family will be moving soon. On the back is a letter to George Washington Pittman from Mr. C. Hawley concerning the recent death of Hawley's son, Francis, in the military. Hawley asks George to keep Francis' personal items and clothing, and asks him to send Francis' obituary. At the bottom of the letter is a post script addressed to the Commanding Officer, asking that Francis Hawley's clothing be given to George.

Hawley, C.

Letter from Anna Maria Pittman to George Washington Pittman, 1836

Handwritten letter by Anna Maria Pittman to her brother George Washington Pittman. Written in New York on June 9, 1836. Anna wrote this letter as she was preparing to leave her home state of New York to travel by ship to Oregon, where she would join the Oregon Mission. She bids farewell to her brother, who she fears she will never see in person again. She writes of her strong Christian faith, her fears that her brother is not religious, and details of the upcoming voyage on the Ship Hamilton. Anna's signature has been cut out of the bottom of the document. [After arriving in Oregon, Anna Maria Pittman married Reverend Jason Lee.]

Lee, Anna Maria Pittman, 1803-1838

Meeting Minutes, Special Meeting of Methodist Board of Missions, 1844

Handwritten minutes from a special meeting of the Methodist Board of Missions, held July 1, 1844 in New York. The meeting was called to discuss the Oregon Mission. Reverend Jason Lee was present, along with members of the Oregon Committee of the Episcopal Church. The minutes describe Jason Lee addressing allegations of wrongdoing, speculation, and mismanagement at the Oregon Mission. Lee also addresses allegations against local Native tribes, and defends his decision to build the Mission House in the Willamette Valley. Other subjects include daily life in Oregon, the Hudson's Bay Company, and Lee's conversations with Dr. Joseph (sic) McLoughlin. Lee asks that the Board continue to support the mission. A typed preservation copy of this document is available in file Mss1212_B1F3_002.pdf.

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Meeting Minutes, Special Meeting of Methodist Board of Missions, 1844, Preservation Copy

Typed preservation copy of Mss1212_B1F3_001. Minutes from a special meeting of a Board of the Episcopal Church, held July 1, 1844. The meeting was called to discuss the Oregon Mission. Reverend Jason Lee is present, along with members of the Oregon Committee of the Episcopal Church. The minutes describe Jason Lee addressing allegations of wrongdoing, speculation, and mismanagement at the Oregon Mission. Lee also addresses allegations against local Native tribes, and defends his decision to build the Mission House in the Willamette Valley. Other subjects include daily life in Oregon, the Hudson's Bay Company, and Lee's conversations with Dr. Joseph (sic) McLoughlin. Lee asks that the Board continue to support the mission.

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Letter from Jason Lee to the Board of the Episcopal Church, 1844

Handwritten letter from Reverend Jason Lee to the Board of the Episcopal Church. Written in New York on July 23, 1844. Lee wrote this letter to correct several mistakes he found in the minutes written about his meeting with the Board a few weeks earlier on July 1, 1844. Lee asks that this letter be read aloud to the Board at the next meeting. The letter has several rips and tears on the sides, and portions of some words are missing. The minutes for the meeting on July 1, 1844 are contained in document Mss1212_B1F3_001.

Lee, Jason, 1803-1845

Trip to eastern United States, 1927-1928

Overview of William and Irene Finley's trip to the eastern United States, including Finley's recent publication, "Wild Animal Pets", release of a film series, "Finley Nature Series", and series of lectures, "Camera Hunting on the Continental Divide" and "Cruising in B.C. and Alaska."

Finley, Irene

Oral history interview with Roey Thorpe, by Roxanne Michelle Holtman [Transcript]

Transcript. Thorpe discusses her tenure as Director of Basic Rights Oregon (2001-2006) and her subsequent role on staff at Planned Parenthood in Portland. Thorpe also discusses her youth in Columbia, SC, her coming-out process during the early 1980s, and the significant positions she has held in organizations dedicated to LGBT rights, non-profit community childcare, and at Empire State Pride Agenda (NY).

Thorpe, Rochella, 1962-

Susan B. Anthony letter to "My Dear Friends"

Letter from Susan B. Anthony to "My Dear Friends" dated 21 May 1885, regarding her recent visit, transmitting the first two volumes of the history of woman suffrage and encouraging the recipients to report their activities to "New Era." The letter is written on letterhead for the National Woman Suffrage Association.

Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

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