Diary 1865 - 1867

ID: SIA RU007073

Creator: Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1867

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

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Diary documents travels of William Healey Dall May 26 - July 13, 1867 during the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Includes drawings of Koyukon Indians (employed during expedition, names included), clothing, buildings of Fort Youkon and shorelines of the Youkon [Yukon] River. Includes a medical report for Col. Buckley, and lists of supplies. Journal entries cover for May 26 -July 13, 1867. In entries he lists daily activities, types of specimens collected, terrain and vegetation, interactions with American and Russian expedition participants, travel progress, latitude and longitude positions, and detailed descriptions of geological strata of Yukon Shoreline. Locations extend along the Yukon River, including the vicinity of Fort Yukon, Koyukuk mountains, and Nulato bluffs [hills].

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Start Date

May 26, 1867

End Date

Jul 13, 1867

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  • Animals
  • Geology
  • Birds
  • Koyukon Indians
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Yukon River
  • Nulato Hills
  • Fort Yukon
  • Koyukuk Mountain
  • Alaska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007073

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 diary

Physical Location

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Box 20 Folder 3