The Jesse A. Applegate Collection is comprised of materials created by and relating to Jesse Applegate, an Oregon pioneer and early Oregon Country political leader responsible for establishing the Applegate Trail. Included is a letter from Jesse Applegate to his cousin, John Miller (1861); a letter from Oliver C. Applegate to John Thomas Lee (1934); a photograph of Jesse A. Applegate (circa 1880); and a paperback edition of Jesse Applegate's memoir, Recollections of My Boyhood (1914).
ID: MSS Applegate
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
The Jesse A. Applegate Collection is comprised of materials relating to the life of Oregon pioneer and political leader Jesse Applegate. The collection includes an 1861 letter from Applegate to his cousin, John Miller, in which Applegate discusses an illness he has contracted and requests news of his family home, noting that "there are so many family associations connected with [the home] that anything would be interesting to me"; a letter from Oliver C. Applegate (brother to Jesse) to John Thomas Lee regarding Oliver's loan of a copy of Jesse Applegate's memoir, Recollections of My Boyhood; a mounted photograph (circa 1880) of Jesse Applegate with the caption "Jesse A. Applegate in old age"; and a 1914 edition of Recollections of My Boyhood.
Statement on Access: The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Jesse A. Applegate Collection (MSS Applegate), Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The Jesse A. Applegate Collection was donated to the OSU Libraries Special Collections by Fred O. McMillan as part of the Fred O. McMillan Rare Book Collection. The collection now resides in the Special Collections & Archives Research Center.
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