William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 20 Folder 3
Diary documents travels of William Healey Dall May 26 - July 13, 1867 during the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Includes drawings of Koyukon Indians (employed during expedition, names included), clothing, buildings of Fort Youkon and shorelines of the Youkon [Yukon] River. Includes a medical report for Col. Buckley, and lists of supplies. Journal entries cover for May 26 -July 13, 1867. In entries he lists daily activities, types of specimens collected, terrain and vegetation, interactions with American and Russian expedition participants, travel progress, latitude and longitude positions, and detailed descriptions of geological strata of Yukon Shoreline. Locations extend along the Yukon River, including the vicinity of Fort Yukon, Koyukuk mountains, and Nulato bluffs [hills].