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Charles Parson journal

Guide to the Charles Parson journal
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1315-AHS.
Creator: Parson, Charles.
Title: Charles Parson journal.
Date: 1899.
Volume of collection: 0.1 cubic feet.
Language of materials: The diary is in English.
Collection summary: Diary of a gold miner in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Charles Parson was a New Hampshire resident who came to Alaska to find gold. He and the other men in his company prospected for gold along the Koyukuk River. He returned to New Hampshire in 1899.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the daily journal of Charles Parson from January 1 to July 31, 1899. In it he documents the weather, his activities and the activities of the people with him.

Arrangement: The journal’s entries are in chronological 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 this item.

Preferred citation: Charles Parson journal, 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 in 2019 by Guilene Mallard, Charles Parson’s granddaughter.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2019.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2019.

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