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Edward Augustine Sherman papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 594
Scope and Contents
The Edward A. Sherman papers record the travels of Edward Sherman in Alaska in 1915, 1921, and 1922. Sherman, who worked for the forest service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, became assistant forester in charge of lands in 1914, and in 1915 traveled to Alaska as representative of the Agriculture Department in company with Forester Henry S. Graves, later dean of the Yale School of Forestry. He made his second and third visits (1921 and 1922) in his capacity as chairman of the Interdepartmental Alaska Board.

The papers consist of Sherman's detailed typescript journals of these three trips, copiously illustrated with photographs, and of two memoranda Sherman wrote describing his findings. The memoranda and much of the journals discuss Alaskan agriculture, forestry, and industry, as well as potential development of natural resources and hydro-electric power, but the journals also reflect Sherman's sensitivity to the beauty of the countryside and his interest in both the native and the white population.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Dates
1915-1922
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Sherman, Edward Augustine, 1871-1940
Language of Materials
English