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George Simmons papers, 1902-1904.
BANC MSS 2010/635 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/635
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George Simmons papers, 1902-1904


Simmons, George, approximately 1861-, creator


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1994.012.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Contains a booklet of admission passes for George Simmons to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which took place in St. Louis, Mo. (the booklet also has a photograph of George Simmons); a publication describing the exhibition of the District of Alaska at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition; and an official guide to the 1904 World's Fair, which also took place in St. Louis. Also contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the Alaska fur trade; and a photocopy of a photograph of Simmons from 1904.


1902 (issued)


n-us-ak -- n-us-mo -- n-usp-- -- n-us-ca
Simmons, George -- approximately 1861- -- Archives
Geronimo -- 1829-1909
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
Exhibitions -- Alaska
Exhibitions -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Fur trade -- Alaska
Fur traders -- West (U.S.)
Apache Indians -- Material culture


Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1994.012.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
George Simmons papers, BANC MSS 2010/635, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Wooden cane with colored carvings that Geronimo reportedly gave to Simmons while at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition transferred to the museum holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life for separate handling and cataloging.
Simmons was born in England around 1861. In 1891, he settled in San Francisco before moving to Nome, Alaska, where he planned to trade furs with the Eskimos. In 1904, he staffed the Alaska Pavilion at the World's Fair in St. Louis. While there, he won a gold medal for furs.


Canes (walking sticks)
Passes (tickets)

Physical Description:

1 box (.2 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2010/635 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/635



Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.