The Western Spirit 1914 William Steward Gordon SIGNED ~ poetry about Oregon & other themes


Title: The Western Spirit: A Bunch of Breezy Poems

Author: William Steward Gordon [Introduction by Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes]

Description: Inscribed by the author on his frontispiece portrait, ''Sincerely yours, / W S. Gordon''. Green cloth boards with gilt illustration and lettering on both spine and front. Price in red pencil marked in bottom corner of front free endpaper, else internally clean. Several pages feature black-and-white photographs of the Pacific Northwest. 157 pages. 8 x 5.5 inches.

Poetry about the natural beauty and history of Oregon, along with patriotic and other themes, by a Forest Grove/Portland author and minister.

William Steward Gordon (1868-1948) was born in Danville, Illinois, and moved to Hillsboro, Oregon in 1880. He studied at Tualatin Academy, Pacific University, and Willamette University. Early in his career he became the principal of Cornelius High School and in 1885 received his license to preach. He resided in the Forest Grove and Portland area until his death. A well known local poet, he was the author of Oregon's official poem for the pioneer missionary Jason Lee, a poem which he read at the state house of representatives.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Methodist Publishing Concern / Printed for the Author
Place: New York
Year: 1914

Keywords: poetry, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, PNW, Oregon, Forest Grove, Portland,

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