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Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 diary
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 20 Folder 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Yukon River
Fort Yukon
Koyukuk Mountain
Nulato Hills
United States
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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].
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Accession #:
SIA RU007073
Access Information:
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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:
Smithsonian Field Book Project