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George C. Martin diaries

Guide to the George C. Martin diaries

Collection number: HMC-1110.
Creator: Martin, G. C. (George Curtis), 1875-1943.
Title: George C. Martin diaries.
Dates: 1904-1933.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Travel diaries of a petroleum geologist.

Biographical note:
George C. Martin was a petroleum geologist who worked for the United States Geological Survey and lived in Washington D.C. His wife’s name was Estella.

Collection description:
This collection consists primarily of diaries kept by Mr. Martin as he traveled on business as a petroleum geologist as well as one leisure trip with his wife. The diaries include information about the people he meets, the places he goes, and the activities in which he engages. Most of the diaries start in Washington, DC, his home, and journal his trips as well as the events at his destination. The 1921 diary includes notes written by Estella. The last item in the collection is a trip log of an undated Alaskan trip indicating costs and means of travel.

Arrangement: The diaries are in chronological order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Use restrictions: The Archives does not hold copyright to these materials.

Preferred citation: George C. Martin diaries, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Chuck Patton.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2012.

Container list:

Item Description Dates
1 Diary: prospecting trip to Homer, Seldovia, and lower Cook Inlet area 1904
2 Diary: vacation with wife Estella on the Circle Tour of the Yukon and Alaska 1921
3 Diary: prospecting trip to the Alaska peninsula, Ugashik area 1923
4 Diary: prospecting trip to Mexico 1926-1927
5 Diary: California trip for meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1928
6 Diary: prospecting trip to southern California 1930
7 Diary: trip to Corvallis, Oregon 1933
8 Travel cost accounting log of trip to Alaska undated

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