Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers Collection, 1897

Overview of the Collection

Knight & Noble-Ives
Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers Collection
1897 (inclusive)
12 drawings ((1 box)) : pen and ink
Collection Number
Drawings used as illustrations for a book entitled Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers, 1897.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The discovery of gold in 1896 triggered the Klondike Gold Rush, which lasted until 1899. In a four-year period, more than 100,000 men and women set out for the gold fields of the Yukon in hopes of striking it rich. The book, Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers , written by Charles A. Bramble (an editor for the journal Engineering and Mining ), was meant to serve as a how-to manual for those seeking gold, and it outlined the most popular routes to the gold fields. The illustrations were credited to "Knight & Noble-Ives." Noble-Ives was most likely the illustrator Sarah Noble-Ives (1864-1944), who was a prolific writer and illustrator of children's books as well as books on regional history.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of the thirteen original drawings that served as plate illustrations for a book by Charles A. Bramble entitled Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers (New York: R.F. Fenno & Co., 1897). The drawings depict the everyday activities of miners en route to and working in the gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. Activities depicted include crossing the Chilkoot Pass, towing supplies up the Yukon River, and mining the gold fields. The drawings are pen and ink on board.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

Processed by Rebekah Dalby, 2002.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Gold miners--Yukon Territory--Klondike River Valley--Drawings
  • Gold mines and mining--Yukon Territory--Klondike River Valley--Drawings
  • Gold rushes--Yukon Territory--Klondike River Valley--Drawings

Geographical Names

  • Alaska--Gold discoveries--Drawings
  • Klondike River Valley (Yukon)--Gold discoveries--Drawings
  • Yukon Territory--Gold discoveries--Drawings

Form or Genre Terms

  • Drawings

Titles within the Collection

  • Klondike: a manual for goldseekers

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Subject Terms

  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)