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Guide to the Jessup family postcards
1910-1911
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1068-AHS.
Creator: Gutman, Fred.
Lafferty, Henry T.
Loomer, Chas H.
Mihleder, Gust.
Title: Jessup family postcards.
Dates: 1910-1911.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Correspondence Reverend Jessup and his wife received from her son, Gust Mihleder, and his fellow soldiers at Fort Gibbons.

Biographical note: Reverend Jessup and his wife lived in Little Rock, Arkansas. Their son, Gust Mihleder, was stationed with the “A” 16th Infantry at Fort Gibbons, Alaska from 1910-1911. While serving at Fort Gibbons, he was promoted to 1st sergeant.

Collection description: The collection consists of 17 postcards addressed to Mrs. J.N. Jessup or Reverend J.N. Jessup. A majority of the postcards are from Gust to his mother describing his life at Fort Gibbons.  Mrs. J.N. Jessup also received a few letters from Gust’s fellow soldiers: Chas H. Loomer, Fred Gutman, and Henry T. Lafferty.  The postcards show photographs and drawings of Fort Gibbons, Tanana, and other areas in Alaska around 1910-1911.

Arrangement: Postcards are in chronological order.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Jessup family postcards, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2009 by Shelley Garvey.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and has placed it on deposit with Archives and Special Collections.

Processing information: This collection was described by Mariecris Gatlabayan in 2010.