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Guide to the Mrs. John F. Mercer Nome trip scrapbook
1898-1904

Collection number: HMC-0486.
Creator: Mercer, Mrs. John F.
Title: Mrs. John F. Mercer Nome trip scrapbook.
Dates: 1898-1904.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Scrapbook of a woman who traveled and lived in Nome from 1900 to 1901.

Biographical note:
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mercer of Helena, Montana traveled to Nome, Alaska in 1900.  John F. Mercer, an officer in the First Montana regiment, prospected for gold on Candle Creek.  Mrs. Mercer was active in Nome society from 1900 to 1901.  Mr. and Mrs. Mercer left Nome in 1901.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the contents of Mrs. John F. Mercer’s original scrapbook of items, primarily concerning she and here husband’s trip to Nome from 1900 to 1901.  Items from the scrapbook include documents relating to social events such as the First Stampede of Nome Camp Number 9 of the Arctic Brotherhood, calling cards, dance cards, ribbons, newspaper clippings, and photographs.  Items also concern Mr. and Mrs. Mercer’s travels and activities in the San Francisco area, along with society articles concerning other Montanans.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by material type or event.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to the materials in the collection.

Preferred citation: Mrs. John F. Mercer Nome trip scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was given to the Archives by A. Jean Voeller in 1999 through the Montana Historical Society.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1999.  The collection was removed from the original scrapbook and placed in folders by material type.