The collection contains a biographical sketch of Alfred P. Swineford, copies of correspondence from him to his daughter, Nelly
Flower Stafford (Mrs. E. O. Stafford), a manuscript entitled "A Cruise of Ten Thousand Miles in Alaskan Waters," and a description
of Ketchikan. The often lengthy letters describe in detail Swineford's impressions of Alaska and its inhabitants in the era
immediately preceding the Gold Rush there.
The following information is drawn from a biographical sketch contained in the collection:
.2 linear feet
(1 half-size document box)
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