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  • Biographical Note
  • Content Description
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: George Dornberger papers
    Creator: Dornberger, George, 1870-1934
    Source: Westby, Betty Doreen Dornberger
    Source: Murrell, Dian Lee Dornberger
    Identifier/Call Number: M2165
    Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet (1 flat box)
    Date (inclusive): c. 1898-1900
    Language of Material: English.

    Biographical Note

    George Dornberger (1870-1934) was born in Mayfield, Santa Clara, California, and was involved in prospecting in the Yukon Territory in Alaska in late 1898 and 1899. He eventually settled in Seattle, Washington.

    Content Description

    Materials include two of Dornberger's diaries recording his travels to the Alaska, one cabinet photograph, and ephemera related to mining such as articles of incorporation, mining company pamphlets, a copy of the Nome Gold Digger newspaper, hand-drawn maps, stock certificates, Wells Fargo bank receipts, mining claims, and Power of Attorney affidavits. Also included is a printout of genealogical information about Dornberger and a transcription of his diaries by his descendents Betty Dornberger Westby and Dian Dornberger Murrell.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], George Dornberger papers (M2165). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Betty Dornberger Westby and Dian Dornberger Murrell; 2016. Accession MSS 2016-221.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dornberger, George, 1870-1934
    Westby, Betty Doreen Dornberger
    Murrell, Dian Lee Dornberger