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Eugene G. Rountree papers

Guide to the Eugene G. Rountree papers

Collection number: HMC-0964.
Creator: Rountree, Eugene G.
Title: Eugene G. Rountree papers.
Date: 1910.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Copper mining-related documents.

Biographical note:
Eugene G. Rountree was from Chicago, Illinois. He and his partners, George Meikle and John S. Canning, prospected for copper mining claims on Beaneline Creek (possibly Loraine or Benito Creek), Alaska, a tributary of the Kotsina and Copper Rivers, in 1910.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter and four claim location notices. The five page letter is addressed to his mother, Mrs. A. L. Rountree, in Chicago, Illinois. He describes his prospecting trip to Alaska via the Copper River and Northwest Railroad and Chitina and Kotsina Rivers; his partnership’s prospects and location near the Charlie Hubbard and Harry Elliot property on Elliot Creek; and having completed staking their claims, being low on supplies, and plans to work to make money to enable them to work the claims. On the back of the last page of the letter is a hand drawn map of the rivers and creeks in the vicinity. The claim location notices, written on Loman and Hanford Company cloth forms and stamped as recorded by W. H. Ferguson, are for the Bruce, Old Boy, Bruce, Old Boy, No. 2, Eugenie, and Yellow Jacket claims.

Arrangement: The collection is sorted by document type.

Alternative formats: A typescript transcription of the letter is included in the collection.

Digitized copies: The letter and transcript and one of the mining claims have been digitized and placed on the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright status of the documents is unknown.

Preferred citation: Eugene G. Rountree papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives at internet auction in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The guide was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2015.

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