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The Papers of Charles D. Brower at Dartmouth College

WMST Mss-13

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brower, Charles D.
Title Remainder: Papers. 1886-1957
Dates: 1886-1957
Identification: Mss-13





Other Descriptive Data

THE PAPERS

OF

CHARLES D. BROWER

in the

Dartmouth Library

1981

INTRODUCTION

Brower was a whaler, trader, and postmaster in Barrow, Alaska, and for many years held the title of “northernmost white man” in Alaska. Beginning with his first voyage in 1884, Brower became an important citizen of the north, studying the ways of the natives and their natural environment.

This collection includes a photocopy of his diary, and unpublished manuscripts of My Arctic Outpost, and The Northern-most American, both in typescript. Also included are galley proofs of Fifty Years Below Freezing, published 1942, and several published articles.

Brower's papers are a part of the Vilhjalmur Stefansson Collection on the Polar Regions and occupy 1 linear foot in 3 Hollinger boxes.






BOX I

ARTICLES



FOLDER : 1.

“My Arctic Outpost,” The Blue Book, January - March, 1932.



FOLDER : 2.

“My Arctic Outpost,” The Blue Book, April - June, 1932.



FOLDER : 3.

“Shifted Cargo,” The Blue Book, August, 1933.



FOLDER : 4.

“Fire At Sea,” The Blue Book, September, 1933.



FOLDER : 5.

“Land of the Long Night,” The Blue Book, February - March, 1934.



AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES



FOLDER : 6.

Chronology



September 10, 1898 - July 13, 1928. pp. 1 - 25.



FOLDER : 7.

July 16, 1928 - 1931. pp. 26 - 51.



FOLDER : 8.

December 7, 1931 - 1937. pp. 1 - 5, 52 - 70.



DIARY, 1886 - 1937



FOLDER : 9.

January 1886 - July, 1889.



FOLDER : 10.

1899 - 1919.



FOLDER : 11.

July, 1926 - November 27, 1931.



FOLDER : 12.

August 11, 1933 - September 14, 1937



Letter concerning diary.



MANUSCRIPTS



My Arctic Outpost, [193_]



FOLDER : 13.

Introduction by Vilhjalmur Stefansson



pages 1 - 25.



FOLDER : 14.

26 - 51.



FOLDER : 15.

pages 52 - 76.



FOLDER : 16.

77 - 102.



FOLDER : 17.

103 - 125.



FOLDER : 18.

126 - 154.



FOLDER : 19.

155 - 176.



FOLDER : 20.

177 - 185



93 - 112.



FOLDER : 21.

113 - 140.



FOLDER : 22.

141 - 161.



FOLDER : 23.

162 - 181



1 - 11



191 - 192.



FOLDER : 24.

6B - 6F.



FOLDER : 25.

28 - 56.



FOLDER : 26.

57 - 82.



FOLDER : 27.

83 - 109.



BOX II

The Northernmost American: An Autobiography



FOLDER : 1.

Introduction



Voyage from New York to Montevideo and Return, 1877-1878



FOLDER : 2.

Voyage on the ship C. C. Chapman from New York to Melbourne, Australia, Callao, Liverpool, Calcutta and Back to New York



FOLDER : 3.

New York to San Francisco - to Queenstown and Dublin



FOLDER : 4.

San Francisco to Antwerp - Back to San Francisco



FOLDER : 5.-7.

1884-1885. Alaska - First Trip



FOLDER : 8.-9.

1886



FOLDER : 10.

1887



FOLDER : 11.

1887 - June 6, 1888



FOLDER : 12.

1888 - 1889



FOLDER : 13.

1889 - 1890



FOLDER : 14.

1890 - 1891



FOLDER : 15.

1891 - 1892



FOLDER : 16.

Arrival in San Francisco, Fall, 1892 - 1894



FOLDER : 17.

1894 - 1896



FOLDER : 18.

1896 - 1897



FOLDER : 19.

1898



FOLDER : 20.

1899 - 1900



FOLDER : 21.

1901 - 1905



FOLDER : 22.

1905 - 1906



FOLDER : 23.

1907 - 1911



FOLDER : 24.

1911 - 1915



FOLDER : 25.

1915 - 1920



FOLDER : 26.

1920 - 1924



FOLDER : 27

1924 - 1925



FOLDER : 28.

1925



FOLDER : 29.

1925 - 1926



FOLDER : 30.

June, 1926 - 1928



FOLDER : 31.-32.

1928



FOLDER : 33.

1936. Includes partial index, holograph on a piece of an envelope.



BOX III.

MISCELLANY



Fifty Years below Zero. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1942 Galley proofs.



FOLDER : 1.

Pages 1-18.



FOLDER : 2.

Pages 19-37.



FOLDER : 3.

Pages 38-53.



FOLDER : 4.

Pages 54-71.



FOLDER : 5.

Pages 72-92.



FOLDER : 6.

Review of Fifty Years below Zero, photocopy from the Fairbanks Daily News Mirror, 1943; list of missionaries at Barrow, 1884-1914, typescript, one page, 1957; and an article about Sadie Brower Neakok from Alaska, July 1971.



FOLDER : 7.

“Memorandum as to the Wreck of the Navarch,” typescript, twelve pages, ca. 1925; and an article about Brower and the Navarch from Cosmopolitan, May 1899.



FOLDER : 8.

“Memorandum of Interview March 25, 1925.” Carbon copy of the typescript of an interview of Brower by Stefansson, six pages, largely concerning reindeer.



FOLDER : 9.

“Statement Made by Mr. Charles D. Brower, January 26, 1943,” about reinder in Alaska and naturally-occurring petroleum seepage at Barrow. Photocopy of typescript



twelve pages.



FOLDER : 10.

Photograph of Charles D. Brower and Vilhjalmur Stefansson.