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John A. Grindrod letter

Guide to the John A. Grindrod letter
1950 April

Collection number: HMC-0735.
Creator: Grindrod, John A.
Title: John A. Grindrod letter.
Date: 1950 April.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Letter written by a man who lived near Valdez.

Biographical note:
John A. Grindrod was from Idaho. He was living near Valdez, Alaska, in the spring of 1950.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter and postmarked envelope from John A. Grindrod to friend Juanita Chapman in Burley, Idaho, in 1950. In the letter, dated April 4, 1950, from Valdez, Alaska, Grindrod describes the town and port of Valdez, and states that he has been living near town on a little creek for three weeks and has not found any work. He also invites his friend to come up to Alaska to see him this summer. The envelope was postmarked as received in Burley, Idaho, on April 12, 1950. The stationery of the letter and envelope is illustrated in dark blue and red with an Alaska Native theme, including figures in fur parkas, sleds and dog teams, a kayak, and a seal hunter on the ice.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

Digitized copies: The collection has been digitized and is available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to material in this collection.

Preferred citation: John A. Grindrod letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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