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HERBERT L. FAULKNER (1883-1972). Telegram; 1912. .1 cu. ft.

Herbert Lionel Faulkner was born in Maitland, Nova Scotia, in 1883. He later studied law in the law office of Charles G. Ingersoll in Ketchikan, Alaska. In 1911, Faulkner married Roma Jameson of Aberdeen, Washington. In Ketchikan, he worked as a clerk at the Tongass Trading store before becoming the Deputy U. S. Marshal there (1903-1909). In 1909, he moved to Juneau, where he served as Deputy U. S. Marshal (1909-1911) and U. S. Marshal for the First Judicial District (1911-1914). Faulkner was admitted to the Alaska Bar in 1914, and became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 1925. In 1934, he was appointed Norwegian Vice Consul for Southeast Alaska. Herbert Faulkner retired to Oakland, California, in 1959, and died in San Francisco, in 1972.

The collection consists of a single telegram sent by U. S. Marshal Herbert L. Faulkner in Juneau to the U. S. Attorney General in Washington, D.C., in 1912. In the U. S. Army Signal Corps telegram, dated January 21, 1912, Faulkner refers to the Attorney General's previous telegram concerning transfer of prisoners held for court at Juneau, and asks if this also refers to prisoners held at Ketchikan and Wrangell awaiting the court term in Ketchikan.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2007.

JAS (9/2007)