• Creator
  • Nelson, Jr., Albert
  • Created Date
  • 1897-1899
  • Description
  • Albert Nelson, Jr., was a wheat farmer in Walla Walla before going to try his luck during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. This 38-page excerpt from his diary covers experiences in the Yukon from 1897-1899. He describes everyday life, as well as unusual occurrences, such as singer Kate Sullivan coming to town. Also of note are descriptions of men dying due to getting lost, overexposure, or fighting. A church-going man, Nelson describes camarade... more
    Albert Nelson, Jr., was a wheat farmer in Walla Walla before going to try his luck during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897. This 38-page excerpt from his diary covers experiences in the Yukon from 1897-1899. He describes everyday life, as well as unusual occurrences, such as singer Kate Sullivan coming to town. Also of note are descriptions of men dying due to getting lost, overexposure, or fighting. A church-going man, Nelson describes camaraderie among fellow prospectors, mourning his distant father's death, and his surprise at the news of "something invented by a man named Henry Ford way back in Michigan called an automobile," which goes all the way up to nine miles an hour. less
  • Format
  • text
    Manuscript
    Diary
    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. 2006