Diary, December 1, 1867 - August 4, 1868

ID: SIA RU007073

Creator: Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1867-1868

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

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Creator

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

Abstract

Diary documents travels of William Healey Dall December 1 - August 4, 1868 during the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. He records his impressions of Russian and American expedition participants; relationships and conflicts between participants; interactions with indigenous people; weather; daily activities; collecting and preparing of specimens; lyrics; lists of provisions; and travel on rivers of Alaska. Includes sketches. Locations include the vicinity of Nulato Hills and Unalakleet.

Date Range

1867-1868

Start Date

Dec 01, 1867

End Date

Aug 04, 1868

Access Information

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Topic

Natural History

Place

  • Kotlik
  • United States
  • Nulato Hills
  • Alaska
  • Unalakleet

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007073

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 diary

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 20 Folder 5