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Guide to the Henry Clement Darrah letter and photograph
1898, 1928
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1119-AHS.
Creator: Darrah, Henry Clement.
Title: Henry Clement Darrah letter and photograph.
Dates: 1898, 1928.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: English.
Collection summary: Letter written by a gold rush prospector in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Henry Darrah served during the Civil war in the First Iowa Volunteers and lost an arm due to injuries incurred in the war. During the 1980s he came to Alaska and prospected for gold near Dalton Post, Yukon Territory. He later moved to Los Angeles and died in 1928.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a transcript of a letter sent by Henry Darrah to his daughter in 1898 and a Darrah family photograph from 1928 in Duluth, Minnesota.

Arrangement: The collection is in the order in which it was presented to the Archives.

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

Rights note: The copyright status of the materials in the collection is unknown.

Preferred citation: Henry Clement Darrah letter and photograph, 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 2001 by John D. Jenswold, great-grandson of Henry Darrah.  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 Arlene Schmuland in 2012.

Location of originals: Descendents of the Darrah family retain the original letter.