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Register of the Jackson County (Ore.) Records, 1853-1891
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jackson County (Ore.) Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1853-1891
    Collection number: Mss7
    Creator: Reginald R. Stuart
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jackson County (Ore.) Records, Mss7, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Linn, David

    personal name

    Hoffman, William

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    Hyde, W.H.

    personal name

    Dowell, B.F.

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    Brunner, J.A.

    personal name

    Pomeroy, T.S.

    personal name

    Denlinger, Henry

    corporate name

    Sachs Brothers Dry Goods (Jacksonville, Ore.)

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    Anderson & Glenn Dry Goods (Jacksonville, Ore.)

    corporate name

    Comstock & Cawley Livery Stables (Jacksonville, Ore.)

    subject

    Merchants -Oregon -Jackson County

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    Roads -Oregon -Jackson County

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    Elections -Oregon -Jackson County

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    Jackson County (Ore.) -History -Sources

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    Oregon -History -Sources

    Biography

    Jackson County (Ore.) is the southernmost county in that state. Apart from the Rogue River Valley, a region well-suited to deciduous orchard crops, it is largely mountainous, forested terrain. The county, one of the last in Oregon to be settled, was organized (1852) following a gold strike. Its 19th century county seat was Jacksonville, near the present-day city of Medford. Most of the documents in this collection bear the signatures of long-time County Treasurer, David Linn (1855-1867), or of one of two early County Clerks, William Hoffman (1860-1866) and W.H. Hyde (1867-1870). Local businesses such as: J.A. Brunner, Sachs Bros. and Anderson & Glenn [dry goods]; T.S. Pomeroy, Henry Denlinger and B.F. Dowell [printers]; and, Comstock & Cawley Livery Stables are frequently represented by bills for goods delivered. Many early residents are named in lists of road crews and delinquent taxpayers.

    Scope and Content

    This collection of Jackson County records consists of about 1600 items formerly held by the County Clerk's Office. They include licences, bills, receipts and certificates pertaining to ferries, peddling, road building, elections and liquor sales (1853-1891).