RICHARD N. SUNQUIST (1986-1967). Letter; 1923. .1 cu. ft.
Richard N. “Dick" Sundquist was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1896. At the age of seven he left Chicago to join his father in the mining camp at Candle Creek, Alaska. He married Beulah A. Eaden of Issaquah, Washington in Seattle, in 1931. Sundquist was a Republican member of the Alaska Territorial House of Representatives (1925-1929) and Senate (1929-1933), representing Candle. Richard Sundquist died in Seattle in 1967.
This collection consists of a handwritten letter from miner Richard N. Sundquist in Candle, Alaska, to attorney Fred B. Houghton in Chicago, Illinois. The collection consists of a two-page letter and the front of a postmarked envelope. In the letter, dated September 30th, Sunquist acknowledges receipt of Houghton's previous letter and expresses his intention to remain in Alaska in order to develop a mining prospect with his father, Laro Antone Sundquist. The envelope cover, addressed from Sundquist in Candle to Houghton in Chicago, was postmarked in Unalakleet on March 6, 1923.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2006.