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Guide to the Oregon Territorial Centennial 1848-1948 Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp First Day of Issue Envelope MSS.2702

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Finding aid prepared by Lydia Wommack

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

March 2010

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Language Usage:

English

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Collection Title:

Oregon Territorial Centennial 1848-1948 Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp First Day of Issue Envelope

Unit ID:

MSS.2702

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1948 August 14

Abstract:

A First Day of Issue Oregon Territorial Centennial 1848-1948 Commemorative United States Postage Stamp envelope commemorating the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Oregon territorial government. The stamp pictures a wagon on the Oregon Trail and portraits of John McLoughlin and Jason Lee.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Oregon Territorial Centennial 1848-1948 Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp First Day of Issue Envelope, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

On August 14, 1948 the United States Postal Service issued an Oregon Territorial Centennial 1848-1948 Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp. The stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Oregon territorial government and pictures a wagon on the Oregon Trail and portraits of John McLoughlin and Jason Lee. The envelope also has a picture of Oregon's first governor, Joseph Lane, and the Oregon Territorial Seal, and is addressed to Irving Levine of New Rochelle, New York.

John McLoughlin was director of the Hudson Bay Company (a British Trading firm) in the Oregon region from 1824-46. During that time, he effectively governed the region and did a great deal to encourage and aid settlers. Remembered as the father of Oregon, he eventually became a U.S. citizen. Rev. Jason Lee played a key role in organizing the settlement of Oregon and establishing its territorial government. Lee presided over Oregon’s first territorial organization meeting in 1841. Later, he helped to form the territory’s provisional government. Unfortunately, Rev. Lee died before the Oregon Territory was formed

Scope and Contents note

The collection consiste of a First Day of Issue Oregon Territorial Centennial 1848-1948 Commemorative United Stated Postage Stamp envelope addressed to Irving Levine of New Rochelle, New York. The stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Oregon territorial government and features a wagon on the Oregon Trail and portraits of John McLoughlin and Jason Lee. The envelope also depicts a picture of Joseph Lane, the first governor and the seal of the Territory of Oregon.

Envelope Box SC0030 Folder 2702.1