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Robert Bush Letter

Guide to the Robert Bush letter

Collection number: HMC-0819.
Creator: Bush, Robert
Title: Robert Bush letter.
Date: 1898.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letter written by a miner on the Kenai Peninsula during the 1898 gold rush.

Biographical note:
Robert Bush was a surveyor from Seattle, Washington who was involved in gold mining at Sunrise on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska in 1898.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter written by Robert Bush in Sunrise to his mother, Mrs. C. F. Young, in Berkeley, California on 1898 August 17.  The letter describes his mining activities at Sunrise and political issues in the area.  The collection also contains an envelope postmarked from Tyoonek (now Tyonek), Alaska on 1898 August 24 and a newspaper clipping dated 1898 September 7 that describes the poor mining season on the Cook Inlet, among other news.

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: Robert Bush letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

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

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

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