• Creator
  • Swan, James Gilchrist
  • Created Date
  • 1862
  • Description
  • In this April 1862 letter, James Gilchrist Swan (1818-1900) writes to his Uncle Caleb Swan about life in Neah Bay on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. He discusses gold, silver and coal mining and his belief that there is copper in the Olympic Mountains. He writes that he has engaged men to explore the Olympic Mountains, starting at Hood Canal, Dungeness, Cape Flattery, and the Quinault River or the area by Quiluete. He remarks on his own e... more
    In this April 1862 letter, James Gilchrist Swan (1818-1900) writes to his Uncle Caleb Swan about life in Neah Bay on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. He discusses gold, silver and coal mining and his belief that there is copper in the Olympic Mountains. He writes that he has engaged men to explore the Olympic Mountains, starting at Hood Canal, Dungeness, Cape Flattery, and the Quinault River or the area by Quiluete. He remarks on his own explorations, noting his discovery of Pysht and Pillar point, Ahistroms Prairie and Ozette Lake. He also spends time discussing the weather and the unreliability of the mail system. Regarding his personal life, he discusses a teaching position promised to him on a new Native American reservation, a collection of Northwest Territory sketched he assembled for the Smithsonian, and his struggle to obtain 160 acres for his family at Shoal Water Bay. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 400 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2007