Samuel J. Parker Papers,[ca. 1892]-1895

Collection Number: 2521

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Samuel J. Parker papers, [ca. 1892]-1895.
Collection Number:
2521
Creator:
Samuel J. Parker
Quantity:
.3 cubic ft., 2 reels negative microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
"The History of Oregon and the Pacific Coast and Its Especial Connection with Ithaca, New York," a handwritten account concerning the journey begun in 1835 by the author's father, Rev. Samuel Parker, from Ithaca to the Oregon Territory. Also, "Papers Relating to the History of the Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, N.Y.," by S. J. Parker and "A Picture of Ithaca, N.Y. as I Saw It in Childhood," 1895, by S. J. Parker.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Physician.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

"The History of Oregon and the Pacific Coast and Its Especial Connection with Ithaca, New York," a handwritten account concerning the journey begun in 1835 by the author's father, Rev. Samuel Parker, from Ithaca to the Oregon Territory, where he was to found Indian missions under the auspices of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions with financial support of the Ithaca Presbyterian Church; also relates the experiences of Parker, Marcus Whitman, and other missionaries in Oregon, and discusses the activities of the Hudson's Bay Company there. Copies of letters to Parker from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and Henry Harmon Spalding, and copies of letters from Parker to his family are included in the volume.
Also, "Papers Relating to the History of the Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, N.Y.," by S. J. Parker and "A Picture of Ithaca, N.Y. as I Saw It in Childhood," 1895, by S. J. Parker.
Negative microfilm of #1-1 and chapter on Oregon Mission in 2-2 available. Positive copy at Idaho State Historical Society, 450 N. 4th Street, Boise, Idaho.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Parker, Samuel J.
Parker, Samuel.
Spalding, Henry Harmon.
Whitman, Marcus, 1802-1847.
Whitman, Narcissa.
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Hudson's Bay Company.
Presbyterian Church (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Indians of North America--Oregon.
Missionaries.
Missions--Oregon.
Pioneers--Oregon.
Presbyterians--Missions.
Religious institutions--New York (State)--Ithaca.

Places:
Oregon--Religious life and customs.
Oregon--Description and travel.
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Samuel J. Parker papers, #2521. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
1. The History of Oregon and the Pacific Coast and its especial connection with Ithaca, N.Y. by Samuel J. Parker, M.D.
Written for Cornell University Library. Presented to the University 1892. Bound, handwritten manuscript with letter to Jacob Gould Schurman tied on (Nov. 1, 1893), with description of the Ithaca Academy. Also, typescript transcripts of Schurman letter and typescript transcripts of Preface.
Box 2
1. "A Picture of Ithaca, N.Y. as I saw it in Childhood" by S.J. Parker, 1895
Handwritten manuscript. Photocopy of typed transcript with chapter headings and footnotes added (original typescript at DeWitt Historical Society). Contents include: Early Ithaca, Ithaca Churches, Streets of Ithaca, Military Training and "Concerts," Ithaca Schools and Doctors, Early Lawyers and Transportation, Methods of Transportation, Ithaca's Black Ash Swamp, Floods, Home Manufactures, Railroads and Cottages, Canal Boat Building and Diseases in Fruit, Mechanical Labor, Cornell University.
Box 2
2. "Papers Relating to the History of The Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, N.Y." by S.J. Parker, ca. 1897
Contents include: List of papers in Possession of Rev. Asa S. Fiske, late Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, Rev. William Wisner at Rochester, N.Y., Rev. William C. Wisner, Origin of the Oregon Mission, Personal Remembrances of Ithaca and the First Presbyterian Church. Handwritten manuscript and bound typescript (carbon copy). Original of typescript returned to son of Dr. S.J. Parker 3-62.