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W. G. BRAIN. Letter; 1909. .1 cu. ft.

W. G. Brain was a mail or freight carrier on the Valdez-Fairbanks Trail in 1909.

The collection consists of a single page letter and postmarked envelope from W. G. Brain to his friend Mrs. Ollie Kennedy in Prescott, Arizona, in 1909. The letter, dated March 14, 1909, was written at Hot Springs on the Valdez-Fairbanks Trail. In the letter, Brain acknowledges having received a letter from the Kennedys, mentions the fine weather there, the coming long hours of daylight, and the coldest temperature reached that winter, 63 degrees below zero. He also writes that he will be on this trail run until spring, and that he will stay at the hot springs for a time thereafter. Before closing the letter, he asks if Ollie Kennedy is keeping busy with work there in Prescott. The envelope was postmarked from Fairbanks, Alaska, on March 17, 1909.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2005.

JAS (12/2005)