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Talking on paper : an anthology of Oregon letters and diaries

Author: Shannon Applegate; Terence O'Donnell
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, ©1994.
Series: Oregon literature series, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
These writings by ordinary Oregonians reveal a personal side of Oregon history, filled with the concrete details of everyday life.

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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Oregon authors
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Talking on paper.
Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, ©1994
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon Applegate; Terence O'Donnell
ISBN: 0870713779 9780870713774 0870713787 9780870713781
OCLC Number: 30779142
Description: xviii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introducing Oregon Diaries: A Dialogue / Shannon Applegate --
Introducing Oregon Letters / Terence O'Donnell --
The Death of Marcus Lopius at Tillamook Bay / Robert Haswell --
American Explorers Meet the Chinook Nation / William Clark --
Seeking Magnificence: A Botanist Finds a Douglas County Pine / David Douglas --
Crossing the Plains: Letters from a Tualatin Pioneer / Peter Burnett --
A Hunter's Life Is a Dog's Life: A Fur Trapper's Letter / Tallmadge B. Wood (aka Word) Protest, Fire, and Hyperbole on the Oregon Trail / Elizabeth Dixon Smith --
A Young Woman's Trip to Oregon / Elizabeth Wood --
A Rebuke for Racists, Settlers, Bureaucrats, Mercenaries, and Thieves / Anonymous Soldier --
Oregon Is a Wicked Paradise, Washington a Children's Heaven: A Missionary's Letter / Calvin B. West --
I Cannot Live with Mr. Judson: A Willamette Valley Wife Petitions the Legislature for Divorce / Nancy Judson Perfecting the Self in Eugene, Then Going East Forever / Henry Cummins --
Oregon Is Not Wealth, but Contentment and a Conscience Clear of Offense / Eugene Skinner --
At Home and Almost Alone for Ten Years: An Astoria Bachelor's Diary / Preston W. Gillette --
Yankee and Pacifist: Two Cousins Argue the Civil War from Yoncalla / Harriette Applegate and Gertrude Applegate Rowing After Indians Is Not a Real Soldier's Duty: A Union Corporal's Diary from Fort Yamhill / Royal Augustus Bensell --
My Brightest Flowers Have Faded: A Grandmother's Letter to Her Granddaughter So Far from Home / Rachel Colver --
Work for the Night Is Coming: A Lane Country Farm Wife's Diary / Ellen Hemenway Humphrey --
The Place Was Crammed with the Elite: The Diary of a Federal Judge in Portland / Matthew P. Deady It Is Impossible to Catch Them: A Lieutenant's Letter from the Lava Beds / Harry De Witt Moore --
Eight Greedy Men Lived around Dick Johnson's Farm: A Letter to Expose Racist Criminals / Oliver Cromwell Applegate --
Advice to a Lake County Girl from Her Best Friend in Corvallis / Cynthia Horning --
Letter to a Doll / Polly Hewitt McArthur --
George Eliot's Life Has Made Me Ashamed: A Portland Socialite's Quest for Knowledge, Reverence, Control / Emily B. Trevett The Roseburg Gambler Who Wrote His Mama Everything --
Almost --
and Invented His Own Spelling / Rufus B. Matthews and Grace Smith Matthews --
Gold Miners in a Siskiyou Mountain Winter / Charles Marshall --
A Mother Creates a Memorial Fund after Her Boy Dies in a Hunting Accident / Amanda Smith Donaldson --
Pebbles Picked Up on the Beach at Newport / Florence Hofer --
Doing Double Duty: A Suffragist's Self-Portrait / Abigail Scott Duniway Railroading in Oregon: A Greek Poet's Diary / Haralambos Kambouris --
A Teacher's Life at Crooked Finger School / Elizabeth Trimberger --
Oregon's Two-Time Nobel Prize Winner Prepares for College / Linus Carl Pauling --
After the Campaign, a Senator Thanks His Lion / Charles Linza McNary --
The Many Things That Opal Sees When She Is Sent Straight for the Milk: Chapter from a Controversial Best Seller / Opal Whiteley Where There Is No Vision, the People Perish: A Professor's Diary from the Willamette Valley / John Casteel --
Pulp Hack or Enduring Artist? A Western Novelist in Conflict with Himself / Ernest Haycox --
A Fast Hard-Talking Progressive in Coos Bay --
a Slow and Easy Town / Fred Brenne --
Seasick All Day: A Federal Landlubber Reports His Short Unhappy Voyage to Tillamook Rock / A. J. Tittinger Make No Peace with Oppression: A Priest Calls for Union Reform in Portland during World War II / Lee Owen Stone --
All War Stinks to High Heaven: A C.O.'s Diary from World War II / Adrian Wilson --
Bozo the Clown: A Jacksonville Boy Never Forgets His Friends / Vance DeBar Colvig --
Building Our Summer Place above Eagle Creek / William Nunn --
How Many Nights Did I Cry: An Issei Settler Remembers Her Early Life in Hood River / Shizue Iwatsuki It's Great Here Except I'm Lonely, Homesick, and Going Crazy: Letters from an Army Private in Vietnam / Kenneth Reber --
A Marylhurst Nun's Diary, or Exploring the Sacred Mainland Within / Miriam Murphy --
Not Likely to Cut Corners: One Day in a Solo Walk across Oregon / William L. Sullivan --
Observing Instead of Disturbing: A Peaceful Meeting in the Blue Mountains / Thomas Farnham Selling What You Don't Own: An Early Federal Fiasco with No Fast Fix / William Chinook, Robert Hull and Joel Palmer --
A New Husband --
Alone in John Day --
Learns How Not to Make His Bread / George Irving Hazeltine --
To Think We Are So Far Away: An Army Bride in Eastern Oregon / Julia Gilliss --
A Lonely Bachelor in His Log Castle in Paradise / Orson A. Stearns --
Anxiety and Astonishment: A Mother and Daughter Report on the Ochocos / Eunice Robbins and Kate Robbins Should a Woman Become a Doctor? A Man of Destiny Responds / Jesse Applegate --
The Wreck of the Yakima, a Steamboat, at John Day Rapids / Eli S. Glover --
Walking on Toads at Linkville: An Editor Meets Klamath Marsh / James M. Sutton --
A Soldier and Poet in the Last Oregon Indian War / Charles Erskine Scott Wood --
Diphtheria Has Taken Nearly All My Children: A Wallowa Mother's Lament --
With a Scapegoat / Sarah Jane Findley Paiute Refugees from the Malheur Need a Bit of Land: Another Letter Never Answered by Washington D.C. / Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins --
A Baker City Orphan Girl Endures the Worst --
With Help from a Chinese, Sisters, Teachers, Neighbors, Friends / Grace McCrary --
I Ran for the Hills: A Girl Escapes the Mitchell Flash Flood in 1884 / Julia Wilson --
Save the Cascade Mountain Reserve / John Waldo --
The Invisible Men of Gold Mountain: Four Chinese Voices / Kam Wah Chung letters Anonymous Miner --
Tong Yick Chuen Co --
Lao Chi-Kwang --
Kwang-chi --
Running a Tighter Ranch in Hard Times: A Boss's Letter to His Manager in Harney County / Henry Kreiser Miller --
The Mazamas Ascend Mr. Jefferson: A Polk County Adventure in Equality / Charles C. Lewis --
A Naturalist on Bridge Creek Digs All Day, Then Dreams / Loye Miller --
The Photographer Who Saw Lakeview Burn Makes Her New Year's Resolution / Cornelia Bernard Knox Watson Sage, Jackrabbits, Infant Death: The Last Settlers on a High Desert Homestead / Anna Steinhoff --
This Quiet and Harmonious State Is All in Turmoil: A Teacher's Diary / Alice Day Pratt --
Best Bronco and Best Rider: A Redmond Potato Show Story / Essie McGuire --
Klamath Falls Celebrates the End of War --
Early / Claudia Spink Lorenz --
A Boy in Bend --
Fatherless and Thirteen --
Needs to Write / John Robert Keyes Letter from Ontario to a Yankee Who Bought 640 Acres of Hades / William E. Lees --
Commonplace Things Are Important: A Doctor's Lost Diary from Sisters / L. H. Vincent --
Rough and Rocky as Far as I Can See: A Diary from a Wasco County Ranch / Mary McKinley --
Detailed to the Point of Wearisomeness: A Joseph Eccentric's Diary / Daniel Mote --
The River Has Glimmered through My Whole Life: A Writer Remembers Her Grande Ronde Valley Childhood / Ella Higginson The News from Sourdough Ridge: A Spray Cowboy Writes His Friends / Dave Stirewalt --
The Closing of the Range: Angry Basque Sheepmen Leave the High Desert / Felix Urizar --
Rambling Around inside My Head: A Moro Father's Letters to His Daughter / Giles French --
The Naked Truth about the Mysterious Lady of the Woods / Earl Russell Bush --
Doubting the Coming of Dam Civilization: Christmas Letters from a Baker County Ranch / Brooks Hawley Just the Same as White People: African Americans East of the Cascades / John Scharff --
Grace in the Year before Death: A Hispanic Girl's Diary from Nyssa / Nora Longoria --
Trying Hard Not to Become Extremely Religious: A Fire Lookout Diary from the Blue Mountains / Cindy Donnelly Fairchild --
Packing in the Dudes: A Wallowa County Hunting Camp Letter / Jane Bachman Tippett --
Whispers in the Night: Reflections of a Wildlife Biologist / Jack Ward Thomas.
Series Title: Oregon literature series, v. 6.
Responsibility: [edited by] Shannon Applegate & Terence O'Donnell.


These writings by ordinary Oregonians reveal a personal side of Oregon history, filled with the concrete details of everyday life.


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