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Sketchbook vol. 1

Volume 1 includes pencil, ink, and watercolor sketches of landscapes including Lake George in New York; Mount Desert Island in Maine; and various locations in eastern Canada.

Mss 114

Consists of correspondence (1848-1869) concerning the conduct of Indian affairs in Oregon, enlistment of a state militia, and efforts to establish a Union League Council. Correspondents include Benjamin Alvord, Jesse Applegate, Benjamin Bonneville, Samuel Culver, Addison C. Gibbs, and Joseph Lane. Also included is a diary (1857) kept by Palmer while on a voyage from Oregon City to Washington, D.C. via Panama; typescript copies of diaries (1854, 1856, 1860-1861) recording his travels throughout the Pacific Northwest; hand written copy of an agreement (1854) between the United States, represented by superintendent of Indian Affairs, Joel Palmer, and the Calipooia Indian tribe; and articles of incorporation (1862) of the Columbia River Railroad Company.

Palmer, Joel, 1810-1881

Mss 114-3

Consists of general correspondence, primarily political and military in nature, legal papers, and a survey of an unidentified Indian reservation.

Sketchbook vol. 3

Volume 3 is largely blank, but contains surveying notes from California, and pencil and watercolor sketches of landscapes at Grand Coulee and other unidentified locations.

Sketchbook vol. 2

Primarily contains pencil sketches, with some watercolor and colored pencil. Sketches are predominantly landscape scenes, particularly coastal scenes, and include identified locations in Oregon, Washington, and California; among these are Tongue Point, Tillamook Head, views from Saddle Mountain, Cape Disappointment, and Santa Barbara.

Sketchbook vol. 7

Contains watercolor, pencil, and ink sketches of landscape scenes, dwellings, and unidentified people. Locations include Mount Hood and scenes in California and in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

Sketchbook vol. 6

Contains pencil, ink, and watercolor sketches of landscape scenes, particularly coastal and mountain scenes. Locations identified by Rockwell include Cape Foulweather, Cascade Head, Cape Lookout, Cape Meares, Three Arch Rocks, and Tongue Point in Oregon; Mount Rainier and views from Lake Washington in Washington; scenes around Banff, Alberta, Canada; Victoria, British Columbia; and Monterey, California. Also includes two portraits of unidentified girls.

Sketchbook vol. 5

Contains watercolor and pencil sketches, most of landscape scenes and ships. The bulk of the sketches are mountain and coastal scenes in Alaska; locations identified by Rockwell include Fort Wrangel, Prince of Wales Island, Wrangel Narrows, Davidson Glacier, and Sitka harbor. Also includes scenes from San Francisco, California, Washington, and British Columbia, as well as a sketch of Rockwell's daughters at the end of the book. Inside front cover bears an inscription from Cornelia Rockwell Kearney to Lloyd Graves, dated May 1948.

Mss 114-1

Consists of letters sent to Sarah Ann Palmer from various relatives, and receipts and other ephemera of Joel Palmer. Among these are hand written copies of poems dated 1783, possibly from one of Palmer's ancestors.

Sketchbook vol. 4

Contains sketches in watercolor, pencil, and ink, primarily landscape scenes, a small number of which are identified as locations in California and Oregon.

Sketchbook vol. 8

Contains watercolor and pencil botanical sketches and one landscape scene. Identified locations of the flower sketches are primarily in California, with a small number in Oregon.

Mss 114-4

Includes a manuscript poem, Bristol, England, 1784; letters from Palmer to General Joseph Lane and others; manuscript copy of report to the U.S. Secretary of War or the Commissioner of Indian Affairs from General Joseph Lane, ca. 1849; a letter from W. B. Bonney to Joel Palmer, 1850 Jan. 17; letter to Joel Palmer from Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Bonneville, 1855 Mar. 27; printed copy of the treaty between the United States and the Rogue River Indians, 1855; manuscript extracts from "Articles of treatry made at Port Orford," 1857 Sept. 20; hand drawn map of the Columbia River and its tributaries, undated; and a pamphlet titled "History of the Grand Ronde Military Block House," 1911.

Meier and Frank building plans

Collection includes: Numerous plans, elevations, sections, details and schedules on 206 sheets (some missing) of a building for Meier and Frank department store at SW Morrison St., SW Alder St. and SW 5th Ave. in Portland, Oregon, scale 1/8" : 1' to 3" : 1', 1914; 2 plans and drawings on 1 sheet of alterations to the plans for a building for Meier and Frank department store at SW Morrison St., SW Alder St. and SW 5th Ave. in Portland, Oregon, scale 1/8" : 1', 1914.

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