JOHN A. GRINDROD. Letter; 1950. .1 cu. ft.
John A. Grindrod was from Idaho. He was living near Valdez, Alaska, in the spring of 1950.
The collection consists of a letter and postmarked envelope from John A. Grindrod to friend Juanita Chapman in Burlly, Idaho, in 1950. In the letter, dated April 4, 1950, from Valdez, Alaska, Grindrod describes the town and port of Valdez, and states that he has been living near town on a little creek for three weeks and has not found any work as yet. He also invites his friend to come up to Alaska to see him this summer. The envelope was postmarked as received in Burlly, Idaho, on April 12, 1950. The stationery of the letter and envelope is illustrated in dark blue and red with an Alaska Native theme, including figures in fur parkas, sleds and dog teams, a kayak, and a seal hunter on the ice.
The collection was acquired the archives in 2005.