Richard Urquhart Goode diaries, 1883-1888.


Richard Urquhart Goode diaries, 1883-1888.

The collection consists of two volumes of diaries kept during Goode's 1883 participation in the Northern Transcontinental Survey in central Washington Territory; together with a letter (1888) from National Geographic Society. Upon his departure from Viginia, his fiance decided to not correspond with him while he was away on the survey. In order for her to understand what he was doing, he determined to keep a diary which she could read on his return.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8061975

Washington State Historical Society

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