The Papers of Henry P. Karstens in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMST Mss-52

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kartsens, Henry P.
Title Remainder: Papers. 1901-1953
Dates: 1901-1953
Identification: Mss-52





KARSTENS, HENRY P., 1880-1955



Papers, 1901-1953



Karstens went to Alaska in the gold rush of 1897 and lived there until his death in Fairbanks in 1955. He delivered mail by dogsled, climbed Mt. McKinley with Hudson Stuck in 1913, and became the first supervisor of Mt. McKinley National Park.



FOLDER : 1.

Autobiographical sketch. Holograph,



ten pages.



FOLDER : 2.

Typescript of the sketch above. Photocopy,



nine pages.



FOLDER : 3.

Autobiographical notes. Twelve pages, eleven holograph and one typewritten.



FOLDER : 4.

“Memoirs of Mrs. H. P. Karstens, Wife of Harry [Henry P.] Karstens.” Typescript, two pages, signed.



FOLDER : 5.

Letters (16 photocopies) and telegrams (15 typed transcriptions) from Hudson Stuck, 1911-1917. Includes photocopy of a newsclipping about the 1913 ascent of Mt. McKinley.



FOLDER : 6.

Other correspondence, 1913-1951. Includes a four-page autobiographical sketch sent to Brad Washburn in 1951.



FOLDER : 7.

“Prospecting in Alaska,” by R. L. Stewart. Twenty-three pages, 1944.



FOLDER : 8.

Outlines for two speeches about Mt. McKinley. Typescript, two pages, no date.



FOLDER : 9.

Photographs, 1901-1953, including Karstens, his family and friends, Mt. McKinley National Park, and dogsled mail delivery, 1901-1904.





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