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H.C. Wilson letter

Guide to the H.C. Wilson letter

Collection number: HMC-0979.
Creator: Wilson, H.C.
Title: H.C. Wilson letter.
Date: 1891.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Letter written by a schoolteacher in Klawock, AK.

Biographical note:
H.C. Wilson was from Hardin, Ohio. He was a schoolteacher in the village of Klawock, Alaska, in 1891.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter written by schoolteacher H.C. Wilson in Klawock, to his daughter Abbie Wilson in Hardin, Ohio, in 1891. The envelope was postmarked from Klawock on July 7th and is marked with a notation for the Shelby Company. In the four page letter, dated June 24th, Wilson acknowledges receiving his daughter’s last letter and accompanying packages, discusses family matters, and comments on conditions in Klawock. Concerning Klawock, he writes about the weather, problems with attendance at the school, relations with the superintendent of the local salmon cannery, expected visitors, current Hyde visitors from Howkan, continuing improvement being made to his house, and the recent start of operations at the cannery. His expected visitors for the Fourth of July were the Gould Family and Mr. and Mrs. McCleod. Wilson also provides an answer to an inquiry about the location of Howkan, and that the post office there is called Jackson.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged 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: H.C. Wilson letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via eBay in 2007.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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