Life & Letters of Mrs Jason Lee SIGNED Theressa Gay 1936 Inscribed to Rev Lee's Niece ~ Pioneer Woman ~ Biography of Anna Maria Pittman Lee

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Title: Life and Letters of Mrs. Jason Lee, First Wife of Rev. Jason Lee of the Oregon Mission

Author: Theressa Gay

Description: Inscribed by the author to Jason Lee's niece. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering and a paste-on portrait illustration on the front cover. Some soiling to the front cover; cloth rubbed. 17 illustrations on plates (including frontispiece). 224 pages. 7.8 x 5.25 inches.

Inscribed by the author to Jason Lee's niece, Mary Louise (Pittman) Jones (1856-1948), who was the daughter of Anna Maria Pittman's brother George Washington Pittman, Jr. A dried Mission Rose is affixed to the ffep. According to the pioneer rose preservationist, Mary Drain Albro, the rose bush was brought by Rachel Beers from Boston in 1836 when she and Anna Maria Pittman sailed around Cape Horn on their way to the Jason Lee Mission near Champoeg. It has been reported that Rachel gave the rose to Anna Marie on her wedding day to Jason Lee; the rose was planted at the Mission.

[An additional notation on the ffep appears to have been made by Mary Louise (Pittman) Jones's niece, Martha Louisa ''Mattie'' (Pittman) Anderson, regarding their relationship to Jason Lee's wife.]

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Metropolitan Press
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1936

Keywords: Oregon, pioneer, biography, Methodist Mission, Anna Maria Pittman, pioneer rose, Mission Rose, Pittman family,

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