Guide to the Richard N. Sundquist letter
Collection number: HMC-0915.
Creator: Sundquist, Richard N.
Title: Richard N. Sundquist letter.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Letter from a miner in Candle, Alaska to attorney Fred B. Houghton regarding mining prospects.
Richard N. “Dick” Sundquist was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1896. He left Chicago as a child to join his father in the mining camp at Candle Creek, Alaska. He married Beulah A. Eaden of Issaquah, Washington in 1931. Sundquist was a Republican member of the Alaska Territorial House of Representatives from 1925-1929 and served in the Territorial Senate from 1929-1933, representing Candle. Richard Sundquist died in Seattle in 1967.
This collection contains a handwritten letter from miner Richard N. Sundquist in Candle, Alaska, to attorney Fred B. Houghton in Chicago, Illinois. In the letter, dated September 30th, Sundquist acknowledges receipt of Houghton’s previous letter and expresses his intention to remain in Alaska in order to develop a mining prospect with his father, Laro Antone Sundquist. The envelope cover, addressed from Sundquist to Houghton in was postmarked in Unalakleet on March 6, 1923.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it arrived to the Archives.
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: Richard N. Sundquist letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Works used in preparation of inventory: “Obituaries from End of the Trail.” Alaska Sportsman 1967 Oct.: Obituary for Richard Sundquist, OCT 1967. 27 Oct. 2012.
Acquisition note: This collection was purchased from eBay in 2006.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.