Scope and Contents note
The collection contains letters collected by Beattie as source material for his book, Marsden of Alaska (NY, 1955). Other correspondence and documents relate to Metlakahtla Colony affairs, 1909-1939. Correspondents include Edward Marsden, Samuel Marsden, William Duncan, Sheldon Jackson, William T. Lopp, and Charles D. Jones. Also included in the collection are various newspapers and pamphlets on Alaska; materials on Edward Marsden; photographs of Alaska and Marsden; and materials on the University of Oregon Summer school in Alaska, 1929-1931.
- Beattie, William Gilbert (Person)
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William Gilbert Beattie was a teacher and district superintendent of schools in Alaska, 1905-1919. He was associated with the Metlakhtla Colony from 1910, and was well acquainted with Edward Marsden.
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William Gilbert Beattie was a teacher and district superintendent of schools in Alaska, 1905-1919. He was associated with the Metlakhtla Colony from 1910, and was well acquainted with Edward Marsden. The collection contains correspondence, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs and other materials relating to Beattie's career in Alaska.
Collection is organized into the following series: Metlakhtla Colony Correspondence and Documents; Correspondence and documents used in Marsden of Alaska; Edward Marsden; Alaska; University of Oregon Alaska Summer School Materials; Thesis : Trials of the Metlakatla Christian Mission, by Raymond L. Wotring; and Photographs of Alaska and Edward Marsden.
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- Alaska Subject Source: Local sources
- Alaska -- Photographs Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Colleges and Universities Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Duncan, William, 1832-1918
- Jackson, Sheldon, 1834-1909
- Jones, Charles D., 1875-1963
- Lopp, William Thomas, 1864-1939
- Marsden, Edward, 1869-1932
- Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838
- Metlakatla (Alaska) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- School superintendents -- Alaska Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Summer schools -- Alaska Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Teachers -- Alaska Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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