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Julius Rahmstorf papers

Guide to the Julius Rahmstorf papers

Collection number: HMC-0835.
Creator: Rahmstorf, Julius.
Title: Julius Rahmstorf papers.
Dates: 1904-1919.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Correspondence to a fur trapper/trader in Rampart, Alaska.

Biographical note:
Julius Rahmstorf was a fur trapper or trader in Rampart, Alaska.

Collection description:
The collection consists of letters received by Julius Rahmstorf of Rampart, Alaska, primarily concerning the sale of furs. The collection contains eight items of correspondence.

Arrangement: The letters are in chronological order.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Julius Rahmstorf papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The Archives purchased this collection at internet auction in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The finding aid was converted to current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2013.

Container list:

Item number Description Date
1 Report of fur sales in London, England giving changes in prices for twenty-three different types of furs in relation to their January 1904 prices. From Joseph Ullman, fur dealer in St. Paul, Minnesota. 1904 March 24
2 Letter acknowledging the reception and payment for furs from Rahmstorf, and commenting on their general inferior quality, mentioning marten furs specifically. From Joseph Ullman, fur dealer in St. Paul, Minnesota. 1904 July 16
Letter dated July 6, 1908, concerns Ullman’s intention to pay for a telegram sent collect to Rahmstorf from a representative in Juneau. From Joseph Ullman, fur dealer in St. Paul, Minnesota. 1908 July 6
A request to Rahmstorf to send a wash basin and a bottle of vanilla extract. From unknown correspondent in Ray River, Alaska. 1914 July 24
Request for freight services. From Timothy Pitka of Ray Hot Springs, Alaska. 1917 March 9
Letter from fur dealer indicating that he is unable to sell Rahmstorf’s lynx skins at the price desired and that he will hold the furs until prices improve. He also comments on the current strength of the markets for lynx, wolf, marten, mink, muskrat, and beaver skins. From Alfred Fraser of New York, New York. 1917 October 6
Letter from furrier offering that if the recipient will send him an assortment of his raw furs, he will return them if he cannot pay their preferred price. The letter also provides prices paid for twelve types of furs. From H. Haimowicz of New York, New York. 1919 January 10
Telegram from Funston Brothers and Company in St. Louis, Missouri, stating that “Your 2 cross fox available $106.” 1919 September 12

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