Bear, Frederick, 1866-1899
- Papers, 1854-1900
- 1/2 ft.
- Gold miner in Alaska and Canada; native of Waumandee, Wisconsin. Name sometimes spelled Baer.
- Transcripts and photocopies only. No original papers.
- Finding aid available online
Transcripts of Bear's diaries (1894-1899) recounting his experiences prospecting for gold in the upper Yukon River region of Alaska and Canada; together with photocopies of letters (1888-1896) from Bear to family members in Wisconsin, written from Kitsap County, Wash., and 40 Mile Post, Alaska; papers (1899-1900) relating to the settlement of his estate; and transcript of a letter (1854) to Switzerland by a Swiss immigrant describing her family's trans-Atlantic voyage.
Gift of Kathleen Anderson Price, Boise, Idaho, 1974