Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hembree mss., 1844-1862, are papers of Absolom Jefferson Hembree, 1813-1856, Oregon legislator, farmer, and soldier, who went to Oregon from Missouri in 1843 and was killed in the Yakima Indian War. They include three deeds of land in Oxford, Oregon, from John McCadden to Absolom Jefferson Hembree, June 1, 1844; two certificates of stock in the Portland and Valley Plank Road Company for five shares issued to Hembree, October 9, 1851, and two issued to Lewis Rogers, August 30, 1851; one notice from the Portland and Valley Plank Road Company on the amount due from Hembree on stock, July 20, 1854; notice of amount due from Hembree as a stockholder in accord with the court decision to liquidate the affairs of the Portland and Valley Plank Road Company, May 26, 1855; testimonial to A.J. Hembree by Lafayette Lodge No. 3, Lafayette, Oregon, April 20, 1862; a letter from J.M. Shull to his mother, July 29, 1862; and printed Plank Road Notice, May 26, 1855.

Collection size: 9 items

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