Guide to the New York tourist travel diary
Collection number: HMC-0591.
Title: New York tourist travel diary.
Dates: 1931, 1935.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Daily account of a sightseeing trip to Alaska in 1931.
In the summer of 1931, the unknown woman who wrote this diary took a sightseeing trip from Hamburg, New York, through Canada to Alaska, and finally ending in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1935, she took another trip to Brazil and islands in the Caribbean.
The collection consists of an unknown woman’s travel diary from a sightseeing trip taken to Alaska, from July 21 to September 15, 1931. The account begins in Hamburg, New York, and ends in Cleveland, Ohio. The trip was made by train, steamboat, steamship, and automobile. The traveler sailed aboard the S.S. Alameda, captained by Joseph Ramsauer, from Seattle to Skagway on the trip up the Inside Passage. Places in the United States and Canada visited, or traveled through, included the following: Toronto, Port McNicoll, Port Arthur, Winnipeg, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Sicamous, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Point Alexander, Petersburg, Kake, Skagway, Lake Bennett, Whitehorse, Dawson, Circle City, Fort Yukon, Beaver, Rampart, Tanana, Nenana, Fairbanks, College, McKinley Park, Curry, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Seward, Valdez, Cordova, Juneau, Portland, Spokane, Yellowstone Park, Cody, St. Paul, Duluth, Buffalo, Detroit, and Cleveland. The diary also contains a few pages of entries from a summer 1935 trip to Brazil and the West Indies, including stops in Nassau, Bahamas, and Kingston, Jamaica. In the back of the diary are names and addresses of people she met during her travels.
Arrangement: Entries in the diary are in chronological order.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to the material in this collection.
Preferred citation: New York tourist travel diary, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: This collection was purchased from eBay in 2002.
Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2002. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.