Preliminary Guide to the Ben Smith / Alaska Yukon Gold Rush Collection
Preliminary Guide to the Ben Smith / Alaska Yukon Gold Rush Collection, ca. 1882-1915
Collection number: Wyles Mss 1Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara
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- Processed by:
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- Date Completed:
- 31 October 2002
- Encoded by:
- David C. Gartrell
- Becker, Ethel Anderson. Kondike '98: Hegg's Album of the 1898 Alaska Gold Rush (1958).
- DeGraf, Anna. Pioneering on the Yukon, 1892-1917 (1992).
- Landru, H. C. The Blue Parka Man: Alaskan Gold Rush Bandit (1980).
- Littlepage, Dean. Gold Fever in the North (1997).
- Lung, Edward Burchall. Black Sand and Gold (1967).
- Lung, Velma D. Trail to North Star Gold (1969).
Series 1. Correspondence
To Ben Smith (addressed to Star City, Alaska, many relating to seeking employment), 1899-1900
To/from sister, Jessie Smith, 1899
Series 2. Diaries/Journals
Diaries/Journals (including entries for Alaska), ca. 1894, 1898-1900
Series 3. Documents
Notice of Location of Quartz Claim (bearing gold), City and County of San Francisco, 13 June 1882
Series 4. Financial
Bills and Receipts, 1884
Bills and Receipts (Smith and Glennan, San Francisco - equipment and supplies for Alaska trip?), 1898
Bills and Receipts (Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith, Redwood City, CA), ca. 1897-1901
Series 5. Maps
Klondike Gold Outside the Arctic Circle (Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway), fragments, ca. 1898
Map of the Yukon Gold Belt, ca. 1897
Newhall's Guide to the Gold Fields of Alaska and Northwest Territory (with extensive advertising and mining information), ca. late 1890s
Pocket Map of Alaska, 1915
Sketch map of Alaska gold country river system, n.d.
Series 6. Ephemera
Ephemera (includes handwritten death notice for Ed Cullen, Sheep Creek Alaska, Oct. 6, 1898)