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United States. Army. Fort Davis (Alaska) quartermaster and paymaster records

Guide to the United States. Army. Fort Davis (Alaska) quartermaster and paymaster records

Collection number: HMC-0696.
Creator: United States. Army. Fort Davis (Alaska).
Title: United States. Army. Fort Davis, Alaska quartermaster and paymaster records.
Dates: 1902-1906.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Quartermaster and paymaster records from Fort Davis in Nome, Alaska.

Biographical note:
Fort Davis was a U. S. Army post created in 1900 in Nome for the protection of gold miners. The post was moved outside of Nome in 1919, and closed in 1921. First Lieutenant Jennings B. Wilson of the 8th Infantry Division, was quartermaster (July 1902- June 1904) and paymaster (July 1903-August 1904) at Fort Davis. Jennings returned these records to Fort Davis from his posting at Fort Slocum, New York, in 1906.

Collection description:
The collection consists of quartermaster and paymaster records for Fort Davis, Alaska, kept by 1st Lieutenant Jennings. B. Wilson, 8th Infantry Division, during and after his tenures as quartermaster and paymaster for the post. The collection contains: quartermaster correspondence and forms; Commissary General correspondence and forms; paymaster correspondence and forms; statements of disbursing account; analyses of disbursements; statements of differences; orders and circulars; and pay roll slips. All but one of the five items of orders and circulars concern a national rifle competition held at Sea Girt, New Jersey, in August 1905.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of document.

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

Rights note: Materials in the collection are in the public domain.

Preferred citation: United States. Army. Fort Davis (Alaska) quartermaster and paymaster records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Archives and Special Collections purchased the collection on eBay in 2004.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2004. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2016.

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