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Mark V. Weatherford Papers, 1851-1951

By Elizabeth Nielsen

Collection Overview

Title: Mark V. Weatherford Papers, 1851-1951

Predominant Dates: 1851-1856

ID: MSS WeatherfordMV

Primary Creator: Weatherford, Mark V. (Mark Vern) (1886-)

Extent: 0.35 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Mark V. Weatherford Papers consists of photocopies of military correspondence (1851-1856) as well as letters exchanged between Weatherford and Ted H. Carlson in 1951.

Scope and Content Notes

The material in the collection relates to military correspondence concerning the Rogue River Indian troubles, beginning with a petition to Major Kearney from the citizens of Umpqua County in 1851. The correspondence is photocopied from material in the National Archives. Appended to some of the correspondence are maps of terrain and skirmishes. Also included are two letters between Weatherford and Ted H. Carlson, written in 1951.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Mark V. Weatherford graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1907 with a B.S. in Commerce and subsequently earned a law degree from the University of Michigan.  Weatherford was an attorney in Albany, Oregon, beginning in the early 1910s and lived in Albany until his death.  Mark Vern Weatherford was born in Arlington, Oregon on March 5, 1886 and died in Albany, Oregon on 11 September, 1962.

Author: Elizabeth Nielsen

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These materials were received by the former University Archives in the 1960s or early 1970s.

Preferred Citation: Mark V. Weatherford Papers (MSS WeatherfordMV), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: Weatherford's correspondence with Ted Carlson was transferred from the Memorabilia Collection to this collection in 1979.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid replaces information about the collection that was placed online in 2012.


Weatherford, Mark V. (Mark Vern) (1886-)

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