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Charles Gilbert Palmer papers

Guide to the Charles Gilbert Palmer papers
1897-1900

Collection number: HMC-1441.
Creator: Palmer, Charles Gilbert.
Title: Charles Gilbert Palmer papers.
Dates: 1897-1900.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a miner from Nome and Dawson.

Biographical note:
Charles Gilbert Palmer, graduated from the University of Michigan in 1896 as an engineer. In 1897 he went to Alaska for the gold rush. He initially traveled from Detroit to Dawson in 1897 and was in Nome by 1900. He took photographs on his travels.

Collection description:
The collection consists of loose photographs and an album with photographs, as well as a scanned copy of Charles Palmer’s trip diary from Michigan to Dawson via rail and ship. Most of the photographs seem to relate to his time in Nome.

Arrangement: The photographs are in the order in which they arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: The photographs in this collection have been digitized and are accessible on the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Digital materials: The digital contents of this collection, the diary, are not yet available online. Access may only be provided on-site in the Archives research room. For more information about potential distance access to digital records, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Rights to collection materials are held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Charles Gilbert Palmer papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives in 2023 by Bruce Palmer, Charles Gilbert Palmer’s grandson.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2023.

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