Schwatka, Frederick, 1849-1892

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Frederick Schwatka. Explorer, born in Galena, Ill., where he later worked at printing. Attended Willamette University. Graduated from West Point, held army posts, while studying law and medicine. Became interested in exploration and convinced the American Geographical Society to back an attempt to discover the fate of the expedition of Sir John Franklin to the Arctic, thirty years earlier. With William Gilder led a two-year search, successfully completed in 1880. Published books on explorations to Alaska and Mexico, including "Along Alaska's Great River" (1885).

Samuel Sydney McClure 1857-1949. Editor, publisher, founder McClure's Magazine.

From the description of Letters to Mr. McClure, 1890, 1892. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 57596699

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referencedIn Brackett, William S. Memoir of Fred'k Schwatka / Bracket, William S. Peoria Public Library
referencedIn Reade, Philip, fl. 1892. Letter to S.S. McClure, 189[2]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Schwatka, Frederick, 1849-1892. Letters to Mr. McClure, 1890, 1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gilder, William H. (William Henry), 1838-1900. Papers, 1880-1900. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Seton-Karr, Heywood Walter, 1859-. Heywood W. Seton-Karr sketchbook, 1886,1887. Alaska State Library
referencedIn McIntosh, J. B. J. B. McIntosh diary of Yukon trip with Fredrick Schwatka, 1883. Alaska State Library
creatorOf Perry, Belmont. Indians : [collection of journal articles]. The Claremont Colleges, Claremont University Consortium
referencedIn Schwatka, Frederick Diploma, 1871 University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Smith, Frances Grace, b. 1871. Frances Grace Smith papers, 1899-1948. Smith College, Neilson Library
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associatedWith Brackett, William S. person
associatedWith Gilder, William H. (William Henry), 1838-1900. person
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949, person
associatedWith McIntosh, J. B. person
associatedWith Reade, Philip, fl. 1892. person
associatedWith Seton-Karr, Heywood Walter, 1859- person
associatedWith Smith, Frances Grace, b. 1871. person
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Birth 1849-09-29

Death 1892-11-02





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