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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7198

Evans, John, 1812-1861

John Evans Papers, 1854-1856, 1860

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Evans, John, 1812-1861
Title: John Evans Papers
Dates: 1854-1856, 1860
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7198
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers include a journal for Evans' tenure with the railroad survey, covering the period July to September 1854. They also include journals for Evans' journeys in the Port Orford region of Oregon in 1855-1856, and one page of Evans' journal for the Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition of 1860.

Historical Note

John Evans (1812-1861) joined David Dale Owen's survey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota following his graduation from St. Louis Medical College, circa 1848. In 1851, he was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to survey the Washington and Oregon territories, and in 1853 joined Isaac Stevens' Pacific Railroad Survey. He was also geologist to the Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition to Central America in 1860.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers include a journal for Evans' tenure with the railroad survey, covering the period July to September 1854. They also include journals for Evans' journeys in the Port Orford region of Oregon in 1855-1856, and one page of Evans' journal for the Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition of 1860.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7198, John Evans Papers

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Container List

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Folder 1 Photocopies of Evans journal during journeys to the Port Orford region of Oregon in 1856

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Folder 2 Page of Evans journal from the Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition of 1860 and materials documenting the Evans journals and biographical information on Evans

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Folder 3 Evans journals, 1854, 1855-1856

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