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WILSON W. BRINE. Papers; 1919-1926, 1938. .5 cu. ft.

Wilson W. Brine served as Clerk of the St. Michael Board of the U. S. Steamboat Inspection Service from 1919 to 1926. As a part of his job he made annual trips from his office in Washington to visit Nome and St. Michael, and to travel up the Yukon and Tanana Rivers to inspect steamboats and conduct accident investigations. He resigned from the service in 1926 and went to work as an agent for a ferry line in Washington.

The collection primarily consists of the diaries, letters, and photos of Wilson W. Brine while serving as Clerk of the St. Michael Board of the U.S. Steamboat Inspection Service. They concern his life in Washington and his trips through Alaska. There is also a xerographic copy of Wilson W. Brine's photograph album from his Alaskan trips, as well as 464 photographs and negatives reproduced from the album. The photographs depict ships, Alaskan towns and villages, and scenery. The newspaper clippings in the collection consist of an article written by Brine for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner concerning a barge trip he took up the Tanana River in 1922, and articles about a hold-up at a ferry office where Brine was working.

The collection was loaned to the archives for copying by Mae Brine in 1981.

Inventory:

Series list:

A. Diaries

B. Correspondence

C. Poem

D. Map

E. Newspaper Clippings

F. Photograph Album

G. Photograph Prints

H. Photograph Negatives

 


FOLDER LIST

Series A. Diaries.
1. Wilson W. Brine, 1921.
2. Wilson W. Brine, 1924.
3. Wilson W. Brine, 1925.
4. Wilson W. Brine, 1926, Highlights.

Series B. Correspondence.
Folder 1. Letters - 1920.
1. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 8, 1920.(e)
2. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 9, 1920.(e)
3. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 20, 1920.(e)
4. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 30, 1920.(e)
5. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, July 6, 1920; enclosure: "Traveling Men Have to Travel".(e)
6. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, July 20, 1920.(e)
7. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, July 25, 1920.(e)
8. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, August 25, 1920.(e)

Folder 2 - Letters - 1921.
1. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 2, 1921.(e)
2. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 11, 1921.
3. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 16, 1921.(e)
4. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 17, 1921.(e)
5. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, June 20, 1921.(e)
6. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, July 5, 1921.(e)
7. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, July 12, 1921.
8. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, July 19, 1921.(e)
9. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, July 24, 1921.(e)
10. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, July 29, 1921.(e)
11. Wilson Brine to Mae McKinney, August 4, 1921.(e)

Folder 3 - Letters - 1922.
1. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 14, 1922.(e)
2. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 17, 1922.(e)
3. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 23, 1922.(e)
4. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 30, 1922.(e)
5. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 6, 1922.(e)
6. Wilson Brine to Folks at Home, July 14, 1922.(e)
7. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 14, 1922.(e)
8. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 17, 1922.(e)
9. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 19, 1922.(e)
10. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 23, 1922.(e)
11. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 26, 1922.(e)
12. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 4, 1922.(e)
13. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 5, 1922.(e)

Folder 4 - Letters - 1923.
1. Wilson Brine to "Lemon", February, 1923.
2. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, February 23, 1923.(e)
3. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 14, 1923.(e)
4. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 18, 1923.(e)
5. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 28, 1923; 3 enclosures.(e)
6. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 1, 1923.(e)
7. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 5, 1923.(e)
8. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 19, 1923; enclosure: "My Alaska".(e)
9. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 26, 1923.(e)
10. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 30, 1923.(e)
11. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 2, 1923.(e)
12. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 4, 1923.(e)
13. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 9, 1923.(e)
14. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 11, 1923.(e)
15. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 26, 1923.(e)
16. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 31, 1923.(e)
17. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, September 5, 1923.(e)

Folder 5 - Letters - 1924.
1. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 23, 1924.(e)
2. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 17, 1924; enclosure: "Contents of Residence at Seabold".(e)
3. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine.
4. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 28, 1924.(e)
5. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 29, 1924.(e)
6. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 4, 1924.(e)
7. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 8, 1924.(e)
8. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 10, 1924.(e)
9. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 22, 1924.(e)
10. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 1, 1924.(e)
11. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 7, 1924.(e)
12. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 14, 1924.(e)
13. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 14, 1924.
14. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 15, 1924.(e)

Folder 6 - Letters - 1925.
1. Clifford Hastings to Wilson Brine, April 14, 1925.
2. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, May 27, 1925.(e)
3. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, June 21, 1925.(e)
4. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 4, 1925.(e)
5. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 30, 1925.(e)
6. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, July 27, 1925.(e)
7. Aunt Clara to Mae Brine, August 5, 1925.
8. Wilson Brine to Mae Brine, August 14, 1925.(e)

Folder 7 - Letters - 1926.
1. Wilson Brine to Supervising inspector, June 13, 1926.

Series C. Poem
1. Poem: "The Log of the Yukon", June 28, 1924.

Series D. Map.
1. Map of Alaska - White Pass and Yukon Route.

Series E. Newspaper Clippings.
1. "Tanana to Nenana by Barge", by W.W. Brine, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, August 20, 1967.
2. "Bandit Confesses to Robbing Ferry Line Ticket Office", The Seattle Star, August 16, 1938.
3. "Police Probing Ferry Bandit's 'Killer Guns'", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 17, 1938.
4. "$7,000 Ferry Bandit Caught Near Renton", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 16, 1938.
5. "Thug Subdued After Battle with Police", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 16, 1938.
6. "Perry Line Robber Admits 3 other Daylight Hold-ups", Seattle Times, August 16, 1938.
7. Cartoon of Sourdough.

Series F. Photograph Album.
1. Album, 1919-1925; 464 photographs (xerographic copy).

Series G. Photograph Prints.
1. Prints from Album, 1919-1925; 464 photographs.
2. Prints from Negatives (loaned to Department), n.d.; 45 photographs.

Series H. Photograph Negatives, 1919-1925; 464 negatives.