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W.G. Brain letter

Guide to the W.G. Brain letter

Collection number: HMC-0826.
Creator: Brain, W.G.
Title: W.G. Brain letter.
Date: 1909.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Letter written by a mail or freight carrier on the Valdez-Fairbanks Trail.

Biographical note:
W.G. Brain was a mail or freight carrier on the Valdez-Fairbanks Trail in 1909.

Collection description:
The collection contains a single page letter and postmarked envelope from W.G. Brain to his friend Mrs. Ollie Kennedy in Prescott, Arizona, in 1909. The letter, dated March 14, 1909, was written at Hot Springs on the Valdez-Fairbanks Trail. In the letter, Brain acknowledges having received a letter from the Kennedys, mentions the fine weather there, the coming long hours of daylight, and the coldest temperature reached that winter, 63 degrees below zero. He also writes that he will be on this trail run until spring, and that he will stay at the hot springs for a time thereafter. Before closing the letter, he asks if Ollie Kennedy is keeping busy with work there in Prescott. The envelope was postmarked from Fairbanks, Alaska, on March 17, 1909.

Arrangement: The collection is in original 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: W.G. Brain 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 this collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.

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