Title: Prince Lucien Campbell
Author: Joseph Schafer
Description: Inscribed by PLC's wife, Susan on ffep as "Prince and Susan." Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and the seal of the University of Oregon blind stamped on the front. Small, white blemish on front board; lettering on spine faded; edges of text block are foxed. Five illustrated plates, including frontispiece portrait of PLC with tissue guard. 216 pp. 8 x 5 inches. Tipped-in at the rear of the book is a 1926 newspaper article by Oregon historian Fred Lockley about the author of this volume, Joseph Schafer, another Oregon historian.
Biography and memorial for Prince Lucien Campbell (1861-1925), who served as the fourth president of the University of Oregon (1902-1925), and who had previously served as the president of the normal school in Monmouth (now Western Oregon University) between 1890 and 1902. (Campbell, in fact, had graduated from the Monmouth school in 1879, before continuing his studies at Harvard.) This volume also describes PLC's family background and the career of his father Thomas Franklin Campbell, who had also served as the president of the school in Monmouth between 1870 and 1879.
Inscribed by PLC's wife, Susan, on ffep. The inscription reads "Mrs. Mary S. Campbell. / For one whom we love. / Prince and Susan. / Eugene, Oregon. / October, 1926." Likely inscribed to PLC's step-mother, Mary Stump Campbell. The Stump family were pioneers in Monmouth, Oregon, and Mary was at one point the publisher of Monmouth's newspaper, Christian Messenger.
The author, Joseph Schafer (1867-1941), was Oregon's first academically trained, professional historian. He served on the faculty of the University of Oregon between 1900 and 1920, and then returned to his home state to serve as superintendent of the Wisconsin Historical Society. He was the author of multiple books and pamphlets, including History of the Pacific Northwest (1905), The Pacific Slope and Alaska (1905), The Acquisition of Oregon Territory (1908), Jesse Applegate: Pioneer and State Builder (1912), and Prince Lucien Campbell (1926).
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: At the University Press
Place: Eugene, Oregon
Keywords: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, biography, history, colleges, university, Monmouth, Polk County, Western Oregon University,
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