Skip navigation

Historical Manuscripts Collection List »

JAMES T. WHITE. Diaries and Papers; 1889-1904. .2 cu. ft.

Dr. James T. White was a surgeon with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service between 1889 and 1905. During that period he served on various ships including the USS Bear, 1889, 1894; the USS Rush, 1890; and on the Steamer Nunivak on the Yukon River, 1900-1901.

The collection consists of transcripts of Dr. White's diaries kept during his 1889, 1890, and 1894 voyages on the cutters Bear and Rush in the arctic. There are also logbook notes from the same voyages and an accession list of artifacts in the James T. White collection at the Burke Museum of the University of Washington. In his diaries, Dr. White records his observations on the weather, ships' activities, flora and fauna, natives, and native life.

The collection was presented to the archives by Dr. Gary Stein in 1981.

HMC-0348