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Guide to the George R. Putnam papers
circa 1896-1898

Collection number: HMC-1126.
Creator:Putnam, G. R. (George Rockwell), b. 1865.
Title: George R. Putnam papers.
Dates: circa 1896-1898.
Volume of collection: 3.68 gb (electronic media). 
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Materials from a man who visited and worked in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and the Pribilof Islands.

Biographical note:
George Rockwell Putnam worked for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. He accompanied Admiral Peary to Greenland in 1896, traveled to the Pribilof Islands in 1897 as part of a group researching seal harvests, and served on Yukon Delta surveying expeditions in 1898-1899.

Collection description:
The collection consists of digitized copies of G. R. Putnam’s Greenland diary and albums including photographs from the Greenland and Alaska trips.

Arrangement: The collection is in order as it was provided to the Archives.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of most of the photographs are available through the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining access to digital copies of the whole collection, please contact Archives and Special Collections. Some image files may not be of high enough resolution for publication. Requests for very high resolution copies may need to be directed to Rauner Special Collections, Dartmouth College Library, where the original materials are held.

Rights note: The Putnam family has allowed the Archives to grant permission for use.

Preferred citation: George R. Putnam papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: The scans of the materials were made by a relative of the Putnam family.

Acquisition note: Putnam Barber, George Rockwell Putnam’s grandson, donated the digitized copies to Archives & Special Collections.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2013.

Location of originals: The originals of these materials will soon be available through Rauner Special Collections at Dartmouth College Library.