Guide to the Isaac M. Preston journal
Collection number: HMC-0477.
Creator: Preston, Isaac M., 1873-1965.
Title: Isaac M. Preston journal.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Account of a trip to evaluate mining claims at Elliott Creek northeast of Chitina.
Isaac M. Preston was sent to appraise copper mining claims on Elliott Creek, a tributary of the Kotsina River northeast of Chitina. This journal concerns his trip from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Alaska and the return in July through October of 1904.
The collection consists of a typed foreword and transcript of Isaac M. Preston’s journal for the period of July 8 through October 7, 1904. The journal includes lists of mileage from different destinations and of travel expenses. Preston traveled by train from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Seattle, Washington, and then aboard the S.S. Santa Ana to Valdez by way of the Inside Passage through Juneau, Sitka, Yakutat, Kayak, and Ellamar. From Valdez, he traveled to the mines at Elliott Creek through Wortmanns, Beaver Dam Roadhouse, Ernestine, Tonsina, the Copper River, and the Kotsina River.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.
Preferred citation: Isaac M. Preston journal, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory: Biographical information was provided by Susan Cranston.
Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the Archives by David M. Hickok in 1997.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1998. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.
Location of originals: The location of the original journal is unknown.