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Preliminary Guide to the Ben Smith / Alaska Yukon Gold Rush Collection
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Series 1.  Correspondence

Box 1: 1

To Ben Smith (addressed to Star City, Alaska, many relating to seeking employment), 1899-1900

Box 1: 2

To/from sister, Jessie Smith, 1899

 

Series 2.  Diaries/Journals

Box 1: 3

Diaries/Journals (including entries for Alaska), ca. 1894, 1898-1900

 

Series 3.  Documents

Box 1: 4

Notice of Location of Quartz Claim (bearing gold), City and County of San Francisco, 13 June 1882

 

Series 4.  Financial

Box 1: 5

Bills and Receipts, 1884

Box 1: 6

Bills and Receipts (Smith and Glennan, San Francisco - equipment and supplies for Alaska trip?), 1898

Box 1: 7 - 8

Bills and Receipts (Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith, Redwood City, CA), ca. 1897-1901

 

Series 5.  Maps

Box 1: 9

Klondike Gold Outside the Arctic Circle (Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway), fragments, ca. 1898

Box 1: 10

Map of the Yukon Gold Belt, ca. 1897

Box 1: 11

Newhall's Guide to the Gold Fields of Alaska and Northwest Territory (with extensive advertising and mining information), ca. late 1890s

Box 1: 12

Pocket Map of Alaska, 1915

Box 1: 13

Sketch map of Alaska gold country river system, n.d.

 

Series 6.  Ephemera

Box 1: 14

Ephemera (includes handwritten death notice for Ed Cullen, Sheep Creek Alaska, Oct. 6, 1898)