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COLLECTION Identifier: A-144

Papers of Elizabeth Millar Wilson, 1830-1913


Correspondence, journals, manuscript, etc., of Elizabeth Millar Wilson, postmistress of The Dalles, Oregon.


  • 1830-1913

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Millar Wilson as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)
Collection contains correspondence, journals, and a manuscript from 1899 documenting her trip West and life in The Dalles. Also included are recollections by Wilson's daughter, Lucy (Wilson) Peters, tributes to Joseph Wilson, and material of other Oregon pioneer families.


Accounts of Elizabeth Millar Wilson's trip west in 1851, and life in The Dalles, Oregon during the latter half of the nineteenth century. She went west to teach and later married Joseph G. Wilson, circuit court judge in Oregon. After her husband's death, Wilson was appointed postmistress of The Dalles by President Grant in 1873. Also, recollections by Wilson's daughter, Lucy Wilson Peters, tributes to Joseph G. Wilson, and material relating to other pioneer families in Oregon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 762, 932

Gift of Mrs. Willard O. Wilson, 1084 Bedford Road, Grosse Pointe, Michigan (through Janet W. James). Received June 1964, September 1965.
Wilson, Elizabeth Millar, 1830-1913. Papers of Elizabeth Millar Wilson, 1864-1944: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

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