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Joseph Turnidge letter

Guide to the Joseph Turnidge letter

Collection number: HMC-0248
Creator: Turnidge, Joseph.
Title: Joseph Turnidge letter.
Date: 1932.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letter from a miner during the Alaskan gold rush.

Biographical note:
Joseph Turnidge came to Alaska from Oregon in 1899 with his parents. He worked as a gold miner in the Atlin District near the Alaskan-Canadian border for seven months after which he returned to Oregon.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter written by Joseph Turnidge to his daughter, Pearl. In it he reminisces about his adventures as a miner in Alaska. He also describes his trip over the Chilkoot Pass and discusses his mining efforts.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not own copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Joseph Turnidge letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: For other archival collections at Archives and Special Collections relating to the gold rush era in Alaska, refer to the Research Guide to Gold Rush Collections.

Acquisition note: The letter was given to the Archives by Lelah Powers and Margot Miller in 1984.

Processing information: This guide to this collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2011.


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