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Johns, William Douglas, 1858-1942 : William Douglas Johns Papers, 1895-ca. 1941

Typescript of an undated manuscript entitled The Early Yukon, Alaska and the Klondike Discovery, written by Seattle journalist and gold prospector William Douglas Johns. Also, 49 photographs to accompany Johns’ draft of the book which includes the early history of Alaska, the development of the gold rush, life in the mining camps and in Dawson City, and Johns’own explorations and hardships while traveling in the region starting in 1895.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Indians and the West, Photographs
Call Number: Ayer MS 3123
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The William Douglas Johns Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).