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Register of the Corbett, Failing & Co. (Portland, Ore.) Records, 1851-1898
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Corbett, Failing & Co. (Portland, Ore.) Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1851-1898
    Collection number: Mss38
    Creator: Reginald R. Stuart
    Extent: 1.5 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], Corbett, Failing & Co. (Portland, Ore.) Records, Mss38, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Corbett, Henry W. (1827-1903)

    personal name

    Failing, Henry

    corporate name

    Corbett, Failing & Co. (Portland, Ore.)

    corporate name

    Corbett (H.W.) Co. (Portland, Ore.)

    corporate name

    Oregon Iron Company

    corporate name

    Oregon & California Stage Company

    subjects

    Merchants -Oregon -1859-

    subjects

    Shipping -Oregon -1859-

    subjects

    Hardware stores -Oregon -1859-

    subjects

    Merchant ships -Oregon -1859-

    subjects

    Oregon -History -Sources

    Biography

    Prominent wholesale hardware firm created (1871) after a merger between two Pacific Northwest businessmen, Henry W. Corbett & Henry Failing. Corbett also served one term as U.S. Senator from Oregon (1867-1873). Many of their goods were shipped by clipper ships and other transportation systems under their control.

    Scope and Content

    Henry W. Corbett's records (1851-1870) consist of one daybook, a ledger, a letter book, correspondence and many receipts. Corbett, Failing Co. records include correspondence (1871-1898), 11 steamship invoice books and scattered records of the Oregon Iron Co., the Oregon & Calif. Stage Co. and several other mercantile ventures.