ANNAH H. MULLIKIN (1880-1966). Letters; 1904-1905. .1 cu. ft.
Annah H. Mullikin was a young mother and member of the Episcopal Church who lived in Sitka, Alaska, in 1904 and 1905. She wrote letters to her friend Magdeline, Mrs. Lewis Charles Newman, in Cowesett, Rhode Island. Annah Mullikin died in Alhambra, California, in 1966.
The collection consists of three letters from Annah H. Mullikin in Sitka to Magdeline Newman in Cowesett, Rhode Island. The first letter, dated July 21, 1904, is seven pages long, written on both sides of the page, and includes the postmarked envelope and a clipping. Subjects discussed in the letter include: children, gifts, weather, health, prices of commodities, the Episcopal Church there (St. Peters by-the-Sea) and the missionary activities of Bishop Peter Trimble Rowe and others. The attached clipping is from a church magazine and concerns Bishop Rowe having set up a chapel for the soldiers at Fort Gibbon, traveled to Fairbanks from Circle City, made arrangements for a mission and hospital in Fairbanks, and returning to Southeast Alaska. The second letter, dated January 19, 1905, is two pages long and thanks Magdeline for sending a Christmas present for Annah's baby girl. She also instructs her on sending a donation for the church to Bishop Rowe, who is returning from a trip to the east in a couple of months. The third letter, undated but likely from later in 1905, is two pages long and thanks Magdeline for sending a gift for her baby. It also mentions hardships at the mission and hospital in Fairbanks, the influx of miners coming there, and the need for donations for food and supplies.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2005.