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Charles B. Michael letter

Guide to the Charles B. Michael letter
1932 March 10

Collection number: HMC-0572.
Creator: Michael, Charles B.
Title: Charles B. Michael letter.
Date: 1932 March 10.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Letter written by a missionary who worked in Quinhagak, Alaska.

Biographical note:
Charles B. Michael was a missionary working in Quinhagak and the Kuskokwim Valley in the 1930s. Michael was in charge of the missionary station, radio transmitter, and light generating station in Quinhagak. This was probably a Moravian mission.

Collection description:
This collection consists of a single letter written by missionary Charles B. Michael, in Quinhagak, Alaska, to an unnamed friend in Dover, dated March 10, 1932. In the letter he describes his appreciation for the prayers of other missionaries, offers praise for the work of Brother Couillard, and how difficult the missionary work in Alaska is. He notes that he has problems due to the language barrier, and a lack of familiarity with local residents. Michael also mentions how difficult it is to maintain the mission and light station. Finally, he asks his friend to join with him in prayer for additional missionary staff.

Arrangement: The collection is 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 does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Charles B. Michael letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via internet auction in 2002.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathy Hertel in 2002. The guide to this collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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