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W. G. Allen Vladivostok [Russia] Collection
Bernath Mss 261  
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Box 1

Diary, Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1899

Additional Note

365 pages, describes Allen's voyage on board the S.S. City of Pekin; travels in Yokohama, Kobe, and Nagasaki (Japan); arrival in Vladivostok; social interactions with Americans and Russians; Chinese and Russian workers; establishment of a coal mine and camp as Chief Engineer. Also includes some pencil sketches by Allen.
Box 1

Photo album, ca. 1898-1899

Additional Note

387 black and white, handcolored, and sepia-tone photographs illustrating events described in the diary, some with handwritten captions. Images include commercial souvenirs and snapshots from Japan; portraits of Allen and colleagues; street, market and harbor views, featuring boats and ships, vendors and wares; local peoples; construction and finished shots of Clarkson coal mine.
Box 1

Loose photos, 1898-1899

Additional Note

15 black and white and sepia-toned snapshots taken in Nagasaki, on the ship, and in Vladivostok, some with brief captions.