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Alaskan Diary, 1916. Alaska and the Yukon: an outing tour for college girls and their friends

Identifier: MS 4-22-1

Scope and Contents

Alaskan Diary 1916 ( July 4 - August 26): 104 page typescript, gives a detailed accounting of the travel arrangements of the Trip to Alaska, beginning with a train ride through Canada, stopping at Banff and then a steamship from Vancouver, BC, through the inside passage to Skagway; over the White Pass by railroad to Whitehorse and then down the Yukon River by steamboat to St. Michael, then continuing by steamship back to Seattle, WA. This “official” diary also contains a typed copy of Dr. Shattuck’s letter to the father of one young woman who unexpectedly announces she has become engaged to a typewriter salesman from Juneau.

The booklet is a prospectus for the trip and includes the itinerary, costs, and what to bring and wear.


  • 1916

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George B. Shattuck was a Professor of Geology at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, who conducted camping tours for college girls in various parts of the West. In the summer of 1916 he offered an extended tour in Alaska.


2 items : 1 v. (104 p.) : typescript

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Accession no. 97-16

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