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H. H. Hildreth papers

Guide to the H. H. Hildreth papers

Collection number: HMC-1132.
Creator: Hildreth, Henry H.
Title: H. H. Hildreth papers.
Dates: 1898-1922 (inclusive), 1898-1907 (bulk).
Volume of collection: 0.5 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers related to early Seward and mining in southcentral Alaska.

Biographical note:
H. H. Hildreth served as a Commissioner for the District Court at least until 1906 when requested to resign by District Court judge James Wickersham. Mr. Hildreth was a resident of Seward. He was also secretary of Matanuska Mining Company for a time.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a small diary covering a few months in 1907, a 1906 telegram from Judge Wickersham asking Hildreth to resign, some property deeds, mining claims and related records, and bank receipts. The mining claims are primarily coal claims, most from 1898, and are from many individuals. Mr. Hildreth may have been filing or keeping them on behalf of the claimants.

Arrangement: The collection was retained in the order in which it arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials is not held by Archives and Special Collections.

Preferred citation: H. H. Hildreth papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: The papers were originally located in Mr. Hildreth’s home in Seward which was later purchased by the McMullen family.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives in 2013 by Carol Fox, granddaughter of Luella McMullen James.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2013.

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