Brockton, Mass: Harold C. Keith, April, 1931.
First edition. Illustrated with photographs. Text in two columns. 28 pp. 1 vols. 10-1/4 x 7 inches. ONLY COPY. Wood grain wrappers with pictorial onlay, text gathered with cord. Cover onlay creased with a few old tape ghosts, ink notation to front blank, Goodspeed sales receipt (1957), bookplate of Stephen Ellsworth Clow and Ruth Hazen Clow. Green half morocco slipcase and chemise. Not in OCLC, not in Heller, Biscotti. Item #313016
Well written and nicely illustrated privately printed account of an Alaska hunting expedition. The party of four, organized by H. Wendell Endicott, comprised Endicott, George Perry, Latham Reed, and Harold C. Keith, whose diary for 14 August to 7 October 1930 is printed here. Latham Reed, Sr., and Gen. R. E. Wood joined the party for the first stage of the journey, to Big Delta.
The hunting began on 24 August when a herd of caribou passed across the road in front of their car. Mr. Collins, assistant district attorney at Fairbanks,” stepped out and showed us how to shoot by dropping a big caribou on the first shot.”
Twenty-one miles up the road from Big Delta, the party left Mr. Collins’ car and joined their crew of 8 and 24 horses and began their trip. They hunted bear and moose and caribou and sheep, near the Gerstle River and Elting Creek and Jarvis, encountered heavy snow, saw the northern lights, and completed a large loop back to Twenty-Six Mile Cabin during their stay.
Endicott (1880-1954) was author of Adventures with Rod and Harpoon in the Florida Keys. Harold C. Keith (Amherst class of 1908) and Endicott were both shoe manufacturers in Massachusetts. Keith was president of the George E. Keith Co. in Brockton
The only other copy of this book recorded is a photocopy in the Candace Waugaman Collection at the Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
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