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Diary July 14 - November 30, 1867

Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 diary
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Yukon River
Nulato Hills
Alaska
United States
Date Range:
1867
Start Date:
18670714
End Date:
18671130
Topic:
Geology
Natural history
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
Access Information:
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Abstract:
Diary documents travels of William Healey Dall July 14 - November 30, 1867 during the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Entries are written on the right hand side of the book, left hand side left or sketches and maps. Includes hand drawn map of a region visited, with locations indicated in a foreign language (conceivably an Indigenous language); inventory including structures and sleds; provisions; sketches of indigenous people; list of Russian and American participants; cross sections with descriptions; sketches of Native American tools and pottery; poetry/lyrics; descriptions of insects; and mineral specimens collected and prepared. On July 24th, receives word of the American Purchase of Alaska.
See more records from this collection:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
See more records associated with this person:
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
See more records associated with this expedition:
Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
Data Source:
Field Book Registry
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