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Frank P. Curtis Letters

Guide to the Frank P. Curtis letters

Collection number: HMC-0799.
Creator: Curtis, Frank P.
Title: Frank P. Curtis letters.
Date: 1900-1902.
Volume of collection: 0.1 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letters from a Yukon gold rush miner to his wife.

Biographical note:
Frank P. Curtis was from Auburn, New York. He participated in the Alaska gold rush of 1898, and had a gold claim and mine at King Solomon Hill near Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Collection description:
The collection consists of three letters by gold miner Frank P. Curtis to his wife, Mary B. Curtis, in New York from 1900-1902.  The letters describe Curtis’s journey from New York to Seattle, Washington and then onwards to Dawson, as well as the purchase of his supplies and clothing, and his mining activities at King Solomon Hill.  The collection also contains two postmarked envelopes.

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

Rights note: The Archives presumes that the materials are in the public domain based on their age.

Preferred citation: Frank P. Curtis letters, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was originally described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2005.  The guide to the collection was revised by Megan K. Friedel in 2010.

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