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A public spirit : George H. Atkinson's written legacy, transcribed and with a foreword by Donald J. Sevetson

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A public spirit : George H. Atkinson's written legacy
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A public spirit
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George H. Atkinson's written legacy
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transcribed and with a foreword by Donald J. Sevetson
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eng
Summary
George Henry Atkinson (1819-89) was a son of New England who arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1848, sent by the American Home Missionary Society. Although his commission from the Society specified that his work was to be ecclesiastical and educational, he took an approach to that assignment which went well beyond his mandate. Well-informed and energetic, he made an impact on the Congregational churches of the Northwest, while using that base of action to spread his influence far beyond the churches that were his primary area of responsibility. He believed that a successful future for his adopted region required productive, intelligent, moral communities. This broad perspective led him to assume - and maintain for four decades - public leadership in subjects as diverse and significant as railroads, prisons, public and private schools, Native American relationships, agriculture, engineering, commerce, and meteorology. He left an impressive written legacy, in personal correspondence and in print. This volume contains a number of Atkinson's longer writings. Most were published in the state's leading newspaper, the Oregonian, although several appeared in other publications or reports. Two were included in the records of the State Legislature and two were submitted to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. Taken together, his writings tell us much about the man George Henry Atkinson, and about the times and places where he implemented his vision. -- Provided by publisher
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OPU
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1819-1889
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Atkinson, G. H.
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979.5 atkinson 2015
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
F852
LC item number
.S394 2015
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non fiction
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  • Sevetson, Donald J.
  • Kunkel, Marita L.
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  • Pacific University
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • Education
  • Indians of North America
  • Railroads
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A public spirit : George H. Atkinson's written legacy, transcribed and with a foreword by Donald J. Sevetson
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Writings on Puget Sound -- A report on prisons -- A history of early Oregon education -- Reports of the Multnomah county Superintendent of Schools -- Occasional writings on the railroad -- Illustrations -- The Northwest coast: a booklet about the railroad -- Writings about Native Americans -- Histories about Pacific University -- Index of personal names -- Index
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ocn933409168
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23 cm
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xv, 283 pages, 24 leaves
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9780988482739
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustations
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(OCoLC)933409168
Label
A public spirit : George H. Atkinson's written legacy, transcribed and with a foreword by Donald J. Sevetson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Writings on Puget Sound -- A report on prisons -- A history of early Oregon education -- Reports of the Multnomah county Superintendent of Schools -- Occasional writings on the railroad -- Illustrations -- The Northwest coast: a booklet about the railroad -- Writings about Native Americans -- Histories about Pacific University -- Index of personal names -- Index
Control code
ocn933409168
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 283 pages, 24 leaves
Isbn
9780988482739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustations
System control number
(OCoLC)933409168

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