CAROLINE AND WILLIAM WEINLAND FAMILY. Papers; 1885-1916. 2 reels, microfilm. Partial Inventory.
William Henry Weinland was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1861. He graduated from the Moravian College and Theological Seminary in 1883 and went to Alaska with Dr. Adolph Hartman. He returned to the states, was ordained to the ministry, and married Caroline Yost of New York in 1885. In that year, he traveled to Bethel, Alaska where he and his wife began missionary work among the Eskimos. They left Alaska two years later because of ill health. After two years as a pastor, he was assigned to missionary work among the Indians in Southern California, to which he devoted almost 40 years of his life.
This collection consists of two reels of microfilm. The first reel contains the 1884-1887 diaries of Caroline Yost Weinland and William Henry Weinland. In addition, on the first reel are the Rock family correspondence for 1913 and 1914. The second reel is entirely composed of Rock family correspondence. Among the correspondents are Emma Huber Rock, Samuel Herbert Rock, Rock family photographs, correspondence received by Elsie Rock, and papers concerning teaching and religion; they date between 1911 and 1916.
These papers were microfilmed by the Alaska State Library from a negative made for the Alaska State Library by the Huntington Library in California. Positive microfilm copies were made for the research libraries in Alaska. These copies are for reference use only. A restriction exists on copying any of the materials. This copy was sent to the archives by the Alaska State Historical Library in Juneau in 1980.