[Baegert, Johann Jakob] (1717-1772). Nachrichten von der Amerikanischen Halbinsel Californien: mit einem zweyfachen Anhang falscher Nachrichten. Geschrieben von einem Priester der Gesellschaft Jesu, welcher lang darinn diese letztere Jahr gelebet hat. [News from the American Peninsula California..,] Mannheim: Churfürstl. Hof- und Academie-Buchdruckerey, 1773.
[Abercrombie, James Smither] (1891-1975), and others. Album with ca. 320 Original Gelatin Photographs, Documenting Oil Exploration and Drilling by the “James S. Abercrombie Company” in Columbia in 1925-1927, and Texas and Louisiana in 1929. Ca. 1925-1927, 1929.
Collection of 78 Large Loose Original Gelatin Photographs, Documenting the Construction of the Moffat Tunnel under the James Peak of the Continental Divide, on the Route of the Denver and Salt Lake Railway. Ca. 1924-1926.
Historically Important Original Letter by a Potential Miner and a Serviceman From Fort Steilacoom, Washington Territory, Addressed to One of His Siblings in Angelica, Allegany County, New York, Reacting to the News of Gold Discovery Near Fraser River, Contrasting the Salaries of Fort Steilacoom Carpenters With Pioneer Prospectors in British Columbia, and Highlighting the Massive Migration to Fraser Canyon: “Nearly All of the Citizens in This Part of the County Are Going to the Mines.” Fort Steilacoom (Steilacoom City, Washington Territory): 27 April 1858.
Nelson, Charles “Red” (1900-1982); Bragaw, Robert (1889-1969, fl. ca. 1920s-1930s); Steward, H.W.; Rossman, Earl; Johnson, George L. & others. Album with over 210 Original Gelatin Photographs of Alaska, Showing Central Alaska (Mt. Denali, Mt. Susitna, Knik Arm, Tanana and Susitna Rivers, Cache Creek, Curry – Now a Ghost Town, Mining and Survey Camps), Anchorage Environs, Kenai Peninsula (Lake Kenai, Resurrection River, Bald Mountain, Tustumena glacier, Nuka Bay glacier), Prince William Sound, the Inside Passage, Latouche Village, Portraits of Yupic People, Scenes of Dog Mushing, Hunting, Fishing, and Gold Panning, Alaskan Wildlife, Russel Merril’s Plane, &c. Ca. 1920s.
Ennis, R.C.? Album of 180 Original Gelatin Silver Photographs of Dutch Harbor (Unalaska), Sand Point (Popof Island) and Unga Village on Unga Island (a Ghost Town Since 1969), Taken and Collected by an American Resident During WW2. Ca. 1940-1944.
Tembreull, Christine Erma (1895-1961), attributed to. Album with 114 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken During a Cruise to Alaska in 1938 and Showing Metlakatla, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Letnikof Cove, Haines Barracks, Famous Skagway Tour Guide Martin Itjen, Indigenous People, Filipino Steerage Passengers, American Military men from Haines Barracks, Cruiseship Passengers and Captain, & c. 1938.
Dodge, William S. A Historically Important, One of the Earliest Manuscript Liquor Licenses Signed by the First Mayor of Sitka and Alaska Pioneer, William S. Dodge, Just a Year After the US Purchased Alaska from Russia and Only a Few Months before the Act of Congress of 27 July 1868 Prohibited the Sale and Import of Alcohol to the Inhabitants of the Territory. Sitka, 07 March 1868.
Album with 39 Early Original Gelatin Photographs of Fairbanks, Showing St. Matthew’s Church and Hospital, the Launch of the “Koyukuk” River Steamer, City Streets, Interior of a Building Decorated for the “Floral Ball,” Firefighters and their Horse-Driven Cart, “Fireman Cook” with Pet Bears, Pioneer J. [Schuster?], “Sale Cup” of the Fairbanks Gun Club, &c. Ca. 1900s – 1920
[“Wadhams & Co”] (1865-1905). Collection of Three Manuscript and Two Typewritten Official Autograph Letters Signed to the Offices of the “Wadhams & Co.” in Portland and San Francisco, Regarding the Shipments of Deer, Hair Seal and Wolf Skins from Howkan and Loring (Alaska) and by Transit from Port Townsend (Washington). Loring, 4 May 1889; Howcan [sic!], 5 March and 26 April, 1890; San Francisco, 30 April and June 13 1890.
Butler, Charles M. (ca. 1866 – after 1930); [Hopkins, William A.] (ca. 1862-1951). Collection of Three Original Autograph Letters Signed to His Friend William Hopkins from Watsonville, CA, Talking about His Gold Mining on the Sunset Creek near Nome, the Success of the “Pioneer Mining Co.” on the Metson Bench and of Other Miners on the Ophir Creek, the Creation of a New Gold Mining Camp on the Iditarod River, and that “it is the hardest time I ever saw in Nome”. Nome, Alaska, 20 June 1909, 28 October 1909, 10 March 1910.
Kennedy, W. W. Original Autograph Letter Written on Printed Letterhead of the Juneau’s “Circle City Hotel” by an Alaskan Gold Miner, with Notes about Hard Living and Working in Juneau in Winter.
Juneau, Alaska: 11 January 1899.
Lascy, Albert (ca. 1827-1917). Collection of Two Extensive Autograph Letters Signed by Gold Miner and Surveyor Albert Lascy, Giving a Detailed Account of His Gold Exploration near Karluk, Uyak and Uganik Bays on the Northern Kodiak Island. 1893.
Collection of Two Original Manuscript Journals of Meteorological Observations with Additional Notes, Kept in St. Paul’s Harbour, Kodiak in 1838-1846 and the Kuigpak Russian Orthodox Mission (Iqugmiut/Russian Mission) on the Lower Yukon River in 1848-1854.
Vancouver, George (1757-1798). Izvlecheniye iz puteshestviya g-na Vankuvera. Yego povestvovaniye o poselivshikhsya na severovostochnom beregu Kinayskoy guby v tak nazyvayemom na Rossiyskoy karte pristanische (North Foreland) nekotorogo chisla Russkikh v otnoshenii ikh obraza zhizni k tamoshnim zhitelyam Kinaitsam [Extract from the Voyage of Mr. Vancouver. His Narration about Some Russians, who have Settled on the Northeastern Shore of the Kenai Bay in the “Pristanische,” marked so on the Russian Map (North Foreland), and about the Relation between their Way of Life to the Indigenous Inhabitants of Kenai].In: Litsei: Periodicheskoye Izdaniye [Litseum: A Periodical]. Saint Petersburg: [Imperial Typ.], 1806.
Original Podorozhnaya Gramota or Transit Pass, Given to one Gavriil Platan [Platov?], a Newly Appointed Missionary for the Russian American Colonies, and Authorising Him To Get Two Horses at Each Station on the Way from Saint Petersburg to Okhotsk. Saint Petersburg, 3 March 1845
Smith, W[illiam] D. [Collection of Three Original Autograph Letters Signed by W.D. Smith, Owner of the “Shumagin Packing Company” in the Chignik Bay (Alaska Peninsula), Addressed to His Agents in San Francisco and Discussing Financial Operations and Shipping of Supplies and Canned Salmon. 1889.
Album with 81 Rare Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken During an Early 1920s Trip to St. Michael & Seward (Alaska), Showing a Local Teacher & Nurse, Native Students in a Nursing Class, Eskimos in Reindeer Parkas & Mukluks, "Boys up Pole Fixing Aerial," and Kids “Catching Tom Cod;” also, with the Photos of Fort St. Michael, Quarters of the Northern Commercial Company, the US Customs Building, a Radio Station, Post Office, Native Villages, the 1922 September Fire, Graves, etc. 1920-1925.
Barsukov, I.P. Innokentii, Mitropolit Moskovsky i Kolomensky po Yego Sochineniyam, Pismam i Rasskazam Sovremennikov [i.e. Innocent, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna, His Works, Letters and Stories of Him by His Contemporaries]. Moscow: Typ. of the Holy Synod, 1883.
Historically Interesting Well-Annotated Photo Album with 178 Gelatin Silver Photographs of a Road Trip from California to Arizona, Showing Missions (the Ruins of La Purisima Concepcion, as well as the Pala, San Xavier Del Bac, San Diego de Alcalá, Santa Inez Missions, etc.), Dams (the Newly Constructed Coolidge Dam and the Laguna & Hetch Hetchy Dams), Deserted Mining Town of Tombstone, Governor Castro's House, a Sausalito Ferry, the World’s Largest “General Sherman” Tree, a “50-Ton Frog,” etc.; also with the Views of Sequoia National Park, Apache Indian Reservation, Yosemite National Park, Chiricahua National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, etc. Ca. 1930s.
Houten, Chas V. Two Original Private Letters Written by a Pioneer of Barker House (Modern-day Woodleaf, California) to His “Guiding Star” and “Dearest” Girlfriend Back Home in Sunbury (Ohio), Talking About His Failing Business, the Influx of Migrants From the East, and the Most Popular Trail to California via the Great Plains; Also Passionately Writing, “There Is Not One Hour, That Passes, but My Heart Is With You”. Barker House (California): 23 July & 10 October 1853.
Album with 142 Gelatin Silver Photographs of California, Showing Local Bridges (Including the Newly Built San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridges, the Original Fruitvale and the Bay Farm Island Bridges, the Diamond Canyon Bridge, etc.), Missions (Santa Barbara, San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, and Carmel), Schooners (Old Ironsides, Owl, Lottie Bennett), as well as the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition (“The Tower of the Sun,” the “Pacifica” Statue, the Chinese Village, Pool of the Nation, Court of the Moon, etc.); also with the Photographs of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in Wyoming. Ca. 1930s-1940s.
Whiting, Jasper S.; [Ives, Joseph Christmas] (1829-1868). Autograph Note Signed by an American Engineer and Surveyor of Lower California and Sonora, Talking about Him Joining Lt. Ives’ Exploratory Expedition to the Colorado River. San Francisco: 22 October .
Historically Interesting Letter by One of the Earliest Gold Prospectors in the Mokelumne River Area, Talking about His Only Wish to Give His Children a “Good Education and Knowledge of Literature,” Predicting a Prosperous Future of Gold Mining in the High Sierra Nevada, and Enthusiastically Mentioning the “Best Quality” of Soil in the Cosumnes River Area; Also, Promising Not to Leave His Children Anymore and Noting, “I Have Surmounted Obstacles and Resisted Temptations Which You at Home Know Nothing About”. Sacramento: 23 March 1850.
Early Billhead of California Pioneer Bookseller, A. Roman & Co, Returning an “Imperfect” Copy of Webster’s Dictionary to G & C Merriam; With Merriam’s Note About Sending the Book to the Company’s Binder and Future Mayor of Cambridge MA, Henry Houghton. San Francisco, 29 October 1867.