Guide to the Annah H. Mullikin letters
Collection number: HMC-0742.
Creator: Mullikin, Annah H.
Title: Annah H. Mullikin letters.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Letters written by a young mother while living in Sitka.
Annah H. Mullikin was born in 1880 in Maryland. She lived in Sitka, Alaska in 1904 and 1905, and became a member of the Episcopal Church. Annah Mullikin died in Alhambra, California, in 1966.
The collection contains three letters from Annah H. Mullikin in Sitka to Magdeline Newman in Cowesett, Rhode Island. In the first letter, dated July 21, 1904, Mullikin discusses children, gifts, weather, health, prices of commodities, the Episcopal Church (St. Peters by-the-Sea), and the missionary activities of Bishop Peter Trimble Rowe and others. An attached news clipping from a church magazine describes Bishop Rowe having set up a chapel for the soldiers at Fort Gibbon, traveling to Fairbanks from Circle City, making arrangements for a mission and hospital in Fairbanks, and returning to Southeast Alaska. In the second letter, dated January 19, 1905, Mullikin thanks Newman for sending a Christmas present for Annah’s baby girl. She also instructs her on sending a donation for the church to Bishop Rowe, who is returning from a trip to the east. The third letter, undated but probably written in 1905, thanks Newman for sending a gift for her baby. Mullikin also mentions hardships at the mission and hospital in Fairbanks, the influx of miners, and the need for donations for food and supplies.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged 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: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.
Preferred citation: Annah H. Mullikin letters, 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.