Western Union Telegraph Expedition : includes report from Alexander C. Anderson on the country between the Fraser River and Stuart Lake, 1865

ID: SIA RU007073

Creator: Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1865

Citation: William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

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Creator

  • Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
  • Anderson, Alexander C.
  • Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)

Abstract

Correspondence documents participation in the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Includes a report from Alexander C. Anderson on the country between the Fraser River and Stuart Lake, 1865. It describes what would be a doable path to follow, notes terrain, prevalence and types of trees available along route, and distances between locations (towns and geographical landmarks). Locations named include Stuart Lake, Fraser Lake, Okanogan, Red Earth, Kamloops, Lac de Nicholas, and Red Earth.

Date Range

1865

Start Date

1865

End Date

1865

Access Information

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Topic

Telegraph lines

Place

  • Okanogan
  • Canada
  • Kamloops
  • United States
  • British Columbia
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007073

Collection name

William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

Physical Description

1 letter

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 18 Folder 4