Certificate of perpetual membership to the Library Association of Portland for Dr. R. Glisan dated July 6th, 1881. Dr. Rodney Glisan moved to Portland, Oregon in 1861 and married Elizabeth Couch, daughter of John H. Couch, one of the founders of Portland. Dr. Rodney couch was a well known Doctor and has a street in Northwest and Northeast Portland named after him. After his death the certificate was returned by his son Rodney L. Glisan on December 28, 1904. Before the library was opened to the public, only members could access the collection. Certificates of perpetual membership were most often returned to the library after the original holder died and could be transfered to another by the executor of the estate.
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July 6, 1881