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Reminiscence of a 1918 trip to Alaska

Guide to the Reminiscence of a 1918 trip to Alaska
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1003-AHS.
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Reminiscence of a 1918 trip to Alaska.
Date: 1972.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: A recollection of an early Alaskan traveler.

Biographical note:
The unknown author of this reminiscence was a Supervising National Bank Examiner from Washington, D.C., who was sent to Alaska in 1918. He wrote this reminiscence of his trip in a letter dated May 28, 1972.

Collection description:
This collection consists of the eighteen-page letter reminiscence by the unknown bank examiner describing his 1918 trip in a letter dated May 28, 1972. In it, he describes his itinerary and modes of travel including the Canadian Pacific Railroad, Princess Elizabeth, river steamboats, Bob Shelton’s stage line on the Valdez Trail, and the Canadian National Railway.  He also describes places he visited including Vancouver (British Columbia), Skagway (Alaska), Whitehorse (Yukon Territory), Dawson (Yukon Territory), Circle City (Alaska), Tanana (Alaska), Fairbanks (Alaska), Copper City (Alaska), Cordova (Alaska), Juneau (Alaska), Seward (Alaska), and Prince Rupert (British Columbia).

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to this item.

Preferred citation: Anonymous reminiscence of a 1918 trip to Alaska, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society.  The Society retains ownership of this collection and has placed it on deposit with Archives and Special Collections.

Processing information: This collection was described prior to 1990.

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