Elizabeth Hayes Goddard Diary

Our indexer,  Ulyana has finished describing the Elizabeth Hayes Goddard Diary collection which we have put online in Alaska’s Digital Archives.  Here’s what she has to say:

Elizabeth Hayes, born in New York in 1898, graduated from the Mary C. Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island and from the Rochester Business Institute, Rochester, New York. In 1943, she married George W. Goddard, then Colonel in the U.S. Air Corps. They had one daughter, Diane. Fifty-three photographs featured in Alaska’s Digital Archives illustrate Elizabeth Goddard’s diary that documents her 1934 trip along the Yukon and Koyukuk Rivers – from Vancouver to Dawson, Dawson to Eagle, Eagle to Fort Yukon, Fort Yukon to Koyukuk Station, up the Koyukuk to Allakaket, Koyukuk Station to Anvik, and Anvik upstream to Nenana. In foreword to her typed and bound 150-pages diary, Elizabeth Goddard wrote, “From the first day aboard ‘Pelican IV’ in the summer of 1934 I jotted down everything we saw and everybody we met along the Yukon and Koyukuk rivers in Alaska.”

Pelican IV.

Pelican IV.

Robert Service's cabin - Dawson, Y.T. Bluebells and wild roses in yard.

Robert Service’s cabin – Dawson, Y.T. Bluebells and wild roses in yard.


Indian children of the mission school, Fort Yukon.


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