George Dornberger papers M2165

Malgorzata Schaeffer and Michelle Paquette
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
October 2016
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

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:

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

flat-box 1, Folder 1

Manuscript diaries of George Dornberger's travels to theYukon, Alaska Territory: Diary 1, July 28, 1898 - March 2, 1899, and Diary 2, recopied version of Diary 1, June 21, 1898 - November 24, 1898

flat-box 1, Folder 2

Ephemera: Tontine Mining Stock Exchange certificate, Tontine Mining Stock Exchange blank receipts, Tontine Mining Stock Exchange prospectus; Cape Nome descriptive pamphlet; Golden Chimney Mining Co. articles of incorporation; Wells Fargo Bank receipt of supplies purchased 1899

flat-box 1, Folder 3

Documents: 3 Power of Attorney documents; Bill of Sale of enrolled-vessel, 15th of September, 1900; Quit-claim Deed, 26th of December, 1899; Territory of Alaska mining claims; Memorandum of Agreement 28th of December, 1898; 2 manuscript maps of Yukon River;

flat-box 1, Folder 4

Bound for the Yukon: Grandpa George's Diary, 1898-1899, spiral bound booklet, and Family group sheet

flat-box 1, Folder 5

Cabinet photo: The Deitrick Party (?), June 20, 1898

flat-box 1, Folder 6

Nome Gold Digger, v. 1, no. 44, August 22, 1900. Reference to George Dornberger on p. 6