The Papers of Orville G. Herning in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMST Mss-136

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Herning, Orville G.
Title Remainder: Papers. 1898-1964
Dates: 1898-1964
Identification: Mss-136





HERNING, ORVILLE G.



.5 lin. ft.



The Alaskan diaries of Orville G. Herning



Typed out from the original small leather pocket diaries as a gift to future students of Alaska's history by Louise Potter, 1963, 1964, with the permission of Mr. Herning's son, George Stanley Herning.



Typescript (carbon)



Herning was manager of the Klondike and Boston Gold Mining Company, Expedition #4, and owner-manager of the Knik Trading Company of Knik and Wasilla.



Gift of Louise Potter



BOX I

FOLDER : 1.

Biographical introduction



January 7, 1900 - January 1, 1902



FOLDER : 2.

January 1, 1903 - December 29, 1904



FOLDER : 3.

January 1, 1905 - December 26, 1906



FOLDER : 4.

January 1, 1907 - December 14, 1908



FOLDER : 5.

January 1, 1909 - December 26, 1912



FOLDER : 6.

January 1, 1913 - December 29, 1914



FOLDER : 7.

January 1, 1915 - December 30, 1916



FOLDER : 8.

January 1, 1917 - December 25, 1918



FOLDER : 9.

January 1, 1919 - December 29, 1920



FOLDER : 10.

January 1, 1921 - December 24, 1922



FOLDER : 11.

January 1, 1923 - December 24, 1924



FOLDER : 12.

January 1, 1925 - December 29, 1925



FOLDER : 13.

January 1, 1926 - December 30, 1927



FOLDER : 14.

January 1, 1928 - December 30, 1929



FOLDER : 15.

January 1, 1930 - December 30, 1930



Notes on events of 1931-1935, “since the five-year diary book... appears to be hopelessly lost.”



FOLDER : 16.

January 1, 1936 - December 27, 1937



FOLDER : 17.

January 1, 1938 - December 23, 1939



FOLDER : 18.

January 1, 1940 - December 21, 1941



FOLDER : 19.

January 1, 1942 - December 30, 1943



FOLDER : 20.

January 1, 1944 - December 27, 1945



FOLDER : 21.

January 1, 1946 - April 10, 1947



FOLDER : 22.

Index - includes extensive listing of persons mentioned in the diary, with relatives, occupations, etc., if known.



FOLDER : 23.

[Promotional leaflet], Klondike and Boston Gold Mining Co.



Biographical data of men who made up Expedition #4



Seattle Trading Company [Order]



Personal outfits



Agreement: Seattle & Alaska Steamship Co. and E. C. Davis & Co.



FOLDER : 24.

“On to Alaska: O. G. Herning's experience in Alaska, during the summer of 1898”



FOLDER : 25.

1898 miner's meetings reported by Mr. Herning



Map - Willow Creek Mining District, August 1898



Reports to the stockholders of the Klondike & Boston Gold Mining & Mfg. Co. from Edward C. Davis & Co.



Letter to the members of Expedition #4 from O. G. Herning



FOLDER : 26.

Diary, April 2, to October 15, 1899



Provisions bill



Report on mines, by O. G. Herning, December 30, 1899.



Letter to Dr. S. M. Moulton from O. G. Herning



FOLDER : 27.

Diary, January 1 - December 31, 1902



Report to stockholders, Klondike and Boston Co.



Index



FOLDER : 28.

Prospectors map of central Alaska



John and Herning's map of Sushitna, Knik, and Matanuska Rivers, Knik and Turnagain Arms showing trails, & boat routes, gold fields, etc.



FOLDER : 29.

“The first thirty years in the life of O. G. Herning of Knik and Wasilla, 1868-1898” by Louise Potter.



12 leaves.





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