Manuscript Group 115
This descriptive inventory of the research material of Claude and Catherine Simpson for their book North Of The Narrows in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen in January 1983.
The research material of Claude and Catherine Simpson for their book about Priest Lake entitled North of the Narrows is contained in three archival file boxes which occupy approximately three linear feet of shelf space. They were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the Simpsons in October 1982.
The items in the collection include research notes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, several drafts of the manuscript and many photographs. Also included are 14 cassette tapes of interviews with six families closely associated with Priest Lake and 25 cassette recordings which were made in connection with Mr. Simpson's current project, a book to be entitled "Panhandle Personalities," which he hopes to complete in 1983. The photographs in the collection include many of the illustrations in North of the Narrows as well as related photographs which were not used.
The final series contains 15 notebook diaries (1943-1962) and five photograph albums which belonged to Warren P. Upham, a Forest Service timber cruiser in the Priest Lake region.
The contents of this archival group are related in more detail in the following Description of Series.
Maintaining a regard for provenance, the basic research materials were left in their original order, i.e., the material in Series I is in alphabetical order, the printer's copy of the manuscript in Series II is in publication order. The remaining material in Series II has been arranged according to the type of material, e.g., correspondence, notes, clippings, reviews.
The first 113 photographs were numbered in accordance with the "figure" numbers in the book, therefore if no picture is available for a particular illustration the number has not been used. The remaining photographs were arranged by subject and numbered consecutively from 114 to 317. There are some prints and negatives which were not identified or did not relate to the Priest Lake area; these were left uncataloged and were placed at the end of the numbered photographs.
I. Research Notes and Early Drafts Box 1
II. Final Draft and Other Publication Material Box 2
III. Photographs and Tape Recordings Box 3
IV. Warren P. Upham Material Box 3
This series consists of 43 folders arranged in alphabetical order. The folders contain research notes, newspaper clippings, transcripts of interviews, and correspondence. Listed below are the folder headings with a brief description of the contents of each.
Allen, Harriet: Two letters about W.W. Slee
Allen-A-Dale: Typed copies of two letters from Myrtle Allen to friends, both written in 1962, and two drafts of the chapter on Allen-A-Dale
Angstadt, Aunt Belle: Manuscript notes, photocopies of several articles on Belle's murder of Jack Burnette, and two drafts of the Belle Angstadt chapter
Band Story: Brief history of the Priest River Band, typescript of a chapter of the book, later deleted, and a note dealing with Nell Shipman's relationship with the band
Beardmore, Charles W. Notes on the fire screen belonging to Vivienne Beardmore McAlexander (see photo #213a,b) several newspaper articles on the Beardmore family, and two drafts of the Beardmore chapter.
Bears: Notes, newspaper clippings and drafts of the Bear Stories chapter
Beaver Creek Camp Association: Correspondence, newspaper articles, notes on the history of BCCA and drafts of the chapter
Beaver Creek Ranger Station: Notes on Warren Upham, draft of a letter to Mrs. Upham, and drafts of the BCRS chapter
Boats: Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous holograph notes, and two drafts of the chapter dealing with boats on Priest Lake
Branyan, Harold: Correspondence and information about him
Chase, Pete: Miscellaneous notes from various sources and two drafts of the chapter
Cougar Gus: Miscellaneous notes and the holograph draft of the chapter
Diener, Hank: Transcript of an interview with Diener about forest fires
Dogs and Donkeys: Miscellaneous notes from various sources
Duffill Family: Correspondence from family members, notes of an interview with George and Mary Duffill, and two drafts of the chapter
Elkins, Ike, Sue, and Jan: notes of a 1977 interview with the Elkins and two drafts of the chapter
Fish: newspaper clippings, correspondence from Karl C. Paulson of the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game, and two drafts of the chapter
Forest Lodge: Transcript of an Interview with Madlyn Byars Gillis and two drafts of the Forest Lodge chapter
Geisinger Story: Transcript of an interview with Fern Geisinger, correspondence with her (which includes her recipe for Hawaiian Belle Pie which was mentioned in the book) and two drafts of the chapter
Hagman, Art: Letter from family members and two drafts of the chapter on the Resort
Hungate Family: Notes on the family, letters from family members, information on the forest fires of 1926, and two drafts of the chapter
Hurst, Rose: Newspaper clippings correspondence from Laura Hurst, transcript of a 1972 interview with Rose Hurst and two drafts of the chapter
Introduction and Preface: Notes on the history of the Priest Lake area, articles on Priest River and the Kaniksu National Forest, article on the geology of the Priest Lake area, and several drafts of both the introduction and the preface.
Jacky, Martha Ahrens: Letters, notes on the family, and two drafts of the chapter
Klockmann, A.K.: newspaper article entitled "'The A.K. Klockmann Diary" and notes on Klockmann's grizzly bear story
Libby, John: Letter from Dean Stevens
Markham, Capt.: Several letters from Elsie Markham Calvert, notes on the Markham family, and two drafts of the chapter
Martin, Ada Mae: Transcript of a 1977 interview and two drafts of the chapter
Mines: Miscellaneous notes from various sources and two drafts of the chapter
Moulton, Dad: Copy of Claude Simpson's article on Dad Moulton published in Incredible Idaho, Winter 1977-78, Miscellaneous notes, and three drafts of the chapter
Nordman/Hagar: Miscellaneous notes and a newspaper article
Overmyer, Dorothy Winslow: Correspondence, transcript of a 1978 interview, and two drafts of the chapter
Shipman, Nell - Articles: Nina Shipman's book How to Become an Actor in Television Commercials, articles on Lloyd T. Peters (Nell's cameraman), an article on Barry Shipman (her son), copy of an article on Nell submitted to Incredible Idaho, nine newspaper and magazine articles on Nell Shipman
Shipman, Nell - Correspondence: Letters to or from R. Hungate, R.P. Peterson, Lloyd Peters, Samuel K. Rubin, Tom Fulbright, William T. Leonard, Rene & Jack (no last name given), and Barry Shipman
Shipman, Nell - Dedication: Notes on Nell, Barry, and Nina Shipman, agenda and schedule for the dedication ceremonies, correspondence, and copies of several speeches and tributes
Shipman, Nell - Notes: Notes taken from the Priest River Times, Nell's biography and other sources, and two drafts of "The Shipman Saga"
Six Shooter Jack: Miscellaneous research notes, holograph draft of an article "The Kerr Sisters & Six Shooter Jack", and two drafts of the chapter
Smith, Perl (Resort): Two drafts of the chapter
Stevens, Kathy: Miscellaneous notes, obituary notice, letter from John W. Libby, and two drafts of the chapter
Sylvia Gumaer Burwell: Aerial view of Trapper Creek Subdivision, transcripts of two interviews correspondence from Sylvia and Don Gumaer, six letters to Joe Gumaer from Jack Ruhle, 1932-33, and two drafts of the chapter
Upper Priest Land Deal: Map showing the area involved, two 1965 congressional reports and a copy of Public Law 89-34 to extend the boundaries of the Kaniksu National Forest, and records of land transfers
Wheatley, Idaho: Photocopy of the 1908 homestead certificate of Cecil H, Wheatley, two letters from Bob Wheatley, copy of Cecil Wheatley's death certificate, correspondence from the Wheatley family, newspaper article on C.H. Wheatley, and two drafts of the chapter on Wheatley, Idaho
White, Bob: Copy of a portion of a 1977 interview
The first part of this series consists of a photocopy of the final typescript which includes corrections and notes for placement of the illustrations, and a copy of both the first and second printings of the book. Correspondence with the University Press of Idaho and other miscellaneous correspondence, several newspaper clippings, notes, and autographs and reviews comprise the second part. Listed below is a more detailed description of the items in this series.
Printer's Copy of the Manuscript (each chapter is in a separate folder) preface. 4 p.
Introduction. 4 p.
Forest Lodge. 13 p.
Boats. 6 p.
Capt. Markham - Master Boat Builder and Pilot. 4 p.
Allen-A-Dale. 4 p.
Rose Hurst - In the Shadow of Chimney Rock. 24 p. Mines. 7 p.
Charles W. Beardmore. 2 p.
The Priest River Band's Big blow. 5 p. (Deleted before publication) Aunt Belle Angstadt. 7 p.
Tall Bear Tales. 10 p.
The Duffill Duo and Daddy. 14 p.
Pete Chase. 7 p.
The Geisinger Story - An Incredible Epic. 26 p.
Beaver Creek Ranger Station. 20 p.
Huntate Relates Firefighting Experiences During Huge Fire of 1926. 5 p.
Fish, Folly, Facts, and Man's Foolishness. 7 p.
The Elkins. 15 p.
Dorothy Winslow Overmyer. 7 p.
The Shipman Saga. 30 p.
Sylvia. 15 p.
Wheatley, Idaho - The Town That Almost Was. 6 p.
Edward "Dad" Moulton - Man-About-Priest-Lake- 4 p.
Six Shooter Jack. 3 p.
Matchless Ada Mae Martin. 9 p.
Martha Ahrens Jacky. 2 p.
The Hungates. 7 p.
Kathleen Stevens. 7 p.
Cougar Gus. 5 p.
Pioneer Arthur Hagman. 3 p.
Hagman's Resort. 2 p.
Perl Smith Resort. 1 p.
Beaver Creek Camp Association, Inc. 20 p.
North of the Narrows; Men and Women of the Upper Priest Lake Country, Idaho. -by Claude and Catherine Simpson. (Moscow, University Press of Idaho, 1981) 305 p. The book was first printed in May, a corrected version appeared in August.
Correspondence - University Press of Idaho
Lists for picture placement
Typescript of the Index
Set-up for "About the Authors"
Style guidelines used by the University Press
List of Revisions for the second printing
Correspondence with Earl Larrison and others, 1979-1981
Correspondence - Miscellaneous
These letters deal with the possible publication of the book, the publication of articles on Priest Lake, and Forest Service work on the Thorofare. A list of correspondents and dates of letters follows.
Association for the Humanities in Idaho (1979)
Bonner County Historical Society, Inc. (1977, 1980)
Caxton Printers (1978, 1980)
Church, Senator Frank (1973)
High Country (Editor) (undated)
Idaho Yesterdays (Editor) (undated)
Incredible Idaho (Editor) (1978)
Idaho. Bureau of Mines. (1978)
Idaho. State Historical Society (1978, 1979)
Idaho. State Library (1978)
Moratto, Michael J. (US Forest Service) (1979)
North Idaho College, Library (1978)
US Library of Congress. Copyright Office (1980)
University of Idaho, Library (19789 1981)
Ye Galleon Press (1978)
Miscellaneous Clippings: There are nine clippings which deal with upper Priest Lake and Kaniksu State Park.
Miscellaneous Notes: Notes dealing with Priest Lake personalities or incidents; Lists of people interviewed for "Panhandle Personalities;" Beaver Creek Camp Association membership list, August 1977; Typescript copy of a history of Colton, Washington written by Clarence Gowell in 1888, and printed in Colton News March 2 & 9, 1933
North of the Narrows - Autographs: Several newspaper articles dealing with autograph parties; Lists of people to whom the book was sent and also some of the inscriptions
North of the Narrows - Reviews & Criticisms: Notes of a critics' meeting, 1979; Notes of critics' comments, August 1979; Letter asking Harry Nelson to review the book and a copy of his review; Review published in Golden Days Reporter, July-August 1981
The photographs in this collection consist of original prints, copies of originals, and negatives; there are also a few slides. Some prints are black and white, others are colored.
The first two folders contain some of the pictures used as illustrations in North of the Narrows--these are numbered to agree with the figure numbers in the book, which accounts for the missing numbers in the following list. The remaining photographs were arranged by subject, e.g., people, animals, Shipman Point Dedication, etc., and numbered consecutively from 114 to 317. There are some pictures in the collection which have no apparent relationship to the book or the Priest Lake area, these have not been cataloged.
The cassette tapes are in two groups, the first are the interviews for North of the Narrows, the second those for Claude Simpson's projected book "Panhandle Personalities." In addition to the interviews there are also six tapes of old Edison records.
A Numerical List of Photographs (dates are given where known)
1. Aerial view of the U.S.-Canadian Boarder 17 miles north of Priest Lake
3. Samuel Tilden Byars
4. Grace Byars
5. Madlyn Byars
6. Forest Lodge (1935)
7. Group sitting on the steps of Forest Lodge (1915)
8. Forest Lodge (1921)
9. Steamboat W.W. Slee leaving Canoe Point (1915)
15. True Watson and son standing by the launch Swastika
16. Ruins of steamboat Tyee II in Mosquito bay (1977)
21. Front view of Andy Coolin's mine cabin (1978)
22. Rear view of Andy Coolin's mine cabin (1978)
23. Nickleplate Mine location, Nordman, Idaho (1977)
25. Beardmore horse-drawn stage (1912)
26. Beardmore auto-stage advertisement
27. Al Piper (1960)
28. Mary Duffill on top of the Lone Star Ranch Rock (1924)
29. Catherine Yates on Lone Star Ranch Rock (1978)
30. Mary Duffill and Aunt Belle Angstadt (1924)
32. Catherine Yates in front of main cabin at Gregory Farm (1978)
33. Standpipe for Lone Star Ranch (1978)
34. George Duffill (1920)
35. William "Daddy" Duffill
36. Mary Duffill with her foot on the launch '"Papoose"
37. Mary Duffill driving a dog team (1923)
38. Bill Donaldson driving piling for his houseboat
39. Mary Duffill Donaldson standing in snow (1933)
40. Daddy Duffill's wood pile (1921)
41. Madlyn Byars and Mary Duffill as Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer (1923)
42. Mary Duffill and Madlyn Byars as "'The Gladiators" (1921)
43. Pete Chase and Frank Algren
46. Pete Chase loading ore on his dock
47. Elmer Stone setting a trap on Chase Lake
60. Mules waiting to be loaded
61. Mules loaded with equipment for an air strip runway (1939)
62. Group in doorway of original cabin on Lookout Mountain (1977)
65. New Lookout Mountain cabin built in 1966-67. (1977)
66. Julie Turnbull standing by a Jeep (1977)
69. Green Bonnet Lookout
71. Wash house and boiler room at Old beaver Creek Ranger Station (l970's)
74. Beaver Creek Ranger Station, Ranger's cabin (1930)
76. Couple looking at the day's catch of cutthroat trout (1933)
77. Day's catch of cutthroats caught on a dry fly (1950)
79. Two men holding a string of fish (1920's)
80. Aerial view of the mouth of the Thorofare (1978)
81. Drift Inn, Priest Lake, Idaho (1978)
82. Nell Shipman and Dot Overmyer by a tent in the snow (1923)
83. Nell Shipman and others on a sled (1923)
84. Nell Shipman and others standing outside of a log cabin (1923)
85. Nell Shipman, Dot Overmyer and Ralph (the leading man) (1923)
86. Nell Shipman and others on location near Lion Creek (1923)
87. Cabins at Lionhead Lodge (1923)
90. Remains of Lionhead Movie Camp privy (1966)
92. Invitation to the dedication of Shipman Point (1977)
97. Bell Shipman (1920's)
107. Edward "Dad" Moulton
108. Edward "Dad" Moulton and his dog (1905)
110. Bill Jacky and Clark Miller's amphibian device with player piano on board (1977)
111. Elmer Berg's cabin (1978)
113. Ora Ludeman, "Old Man Chief", Elmer Berg, and Stanley Spurgeon (1930)
114. Mountain goats at a salt lick
115. Mountain goats
116. Mountain goat on porch of a lookout
117. Mountain goat in doorway of the first cabin on Lookout Mountain (1930)
118. Pack horses in Beaver Creek Corral
119. B. Markham packing a mule (1921)
120. Stanley Spurgeon with pack mules (1932)
121. Pack string crossing mouth of Upper Priest River (1932)
122. Mules on a barge (1932)
123. Pack string in front of Beaver Creek Ranger Station (1932)
124. Pack string being fed at a stable
125. Mary Duffill with pack mules (1932)
126. Horses pulling a load of logs
127. Pack animals
128. Horses and riders
129. Pet llama
130. Bear cubs in a tree
131. Fawn in the grass
132. Deer foraging in the snow, Priest Lake area (1938)
133. Dog team hauling freight
134. Mary Duffill with one of Nell Shipman's dog teams (1923)
135. Man sitting in a rowboat
136. Sam and Madlyn Byars in a canoe
137. The Byars' fleet across the Thorofare from Forest Lodge. (1923)
138. Sam Byars' motor launch "Papoose" (1920's)
139. Byars' fleet towing Shaffer's camp up the Thorofare
140. Two rowboats on Priest Lake
141. Ivan Painter in a Can't Sink-um boat
142. Girl sitting in a motor boat
143. Al Piper's cabin on the Thorofare (1966)
144. Prater Ranch
145. Nordman, Idaho (1921)
146. Harmony House, Cedar Creek Landing Bayview, ID
147. Forest Lodge
148. Homestead House, Reeder Creek Road (1978)
149. Nordman School (1916)
150. Front view of Andy Coolin's mine cabin. (1978)
151. Snow covered trapper's cabin (1935)
152. Original Nordman post office
153. Seven photograph of the remains of the buildings on the Gregory Farm, Bear Creek, Priest Lake Id (1978)
154. Remains of a hay mower and buzz saw frame, Gregory Farm
155-160. Views of the Beaver Creek Ranger Station
161. Beaver Creek Ranger Station sign hanging from a post
162. View of unidentified barnyard
163. Lone Star Ranch Rook (1978)
164. Belle Angstadt's tombstone, Priest River Cemetery (1978)
165. Boulder Lookout (1925)
166. Blacktail Mountain Lookout (1932)
167. Coolin Ranger Station (1934)
168. Hughes Ridge Lookout
169. Green Bonnet Lookout (1935)
170. Catherine Simpson in doorway of original cabin on Lookout Mountain (1977)
171. Lookout Mountain's new lookout (1977)
172. Forest Service lookout
173. Forest Service lookout
174. Sundance Mountain fire viewed :from Elkins' Resort (1967)
175. Two couples with a string of fish
176. Couple admiring large catch of fish (1933)
177. Couple with beaver pelts, a fox, and string of fish (1935)
178. Dogs guarding bodies of two cougars (1934)
179. Mary Duffill with her "winter's meat" (1933)
180. Two men with rifles on a houseboat
181. William "Daddy" Duffill
182. Duffill family
183. Daddy Duffill with daughter-in-law Beulah and her two children
184. Madlyn Byars outside of Forest Lodge
185. Mary Duffill and Madlyn Byars on steps of Forest Lodge (1928)
186. Group on steps of Forest Lodge (1915)
187. Two couples of a wooden raft (1920's)
188. Barry Shipman as a child wearing snowshoes (1923)
189. Leonard Paul and Mary Duffill in front of his store in Coolin (1922)
190. Ike Daugherty
191. Lavina Geisinger with her pet fox Jinny (1925)
192. Lavina and Al Geisinger
193. Fern and Earl Geisinger (1926)
194. Mary Duffill and friend on horseback (1932)
195. Elmer Berg's tombstone (1978)
196. Catherine and Charlotte Diener in bathing suits (1933)
197. Mildred and Henry Diener (1933)
198. Group sitting on log pile at Beaver Creek Ranger Station (1933)
199. Several men on dock having just returned from a successful hunting trip
200. Four fire fighters from Beaver Creek Ranger Station (1930's)
201. Stanley Spurgeon in front of Elmer Berg's cabin
202. George Yacorzynski (1929)
203. Coyle Bowman, Pete Chase, Frank Brown "Snider", Fern and Earl Gieisinger
204. Rose and Harry Myer (1977)
205. Sylvia Gumaer Burwell (1978)
206. Hallie Griswold
207. Group, including the Simpsons, on Lookout Mountain (1978)
208. Bob White and Claude Simpson (1977)
209. Jesse and Dorothy Underwood
210. Man standing on a porch
211. Two men by a log building
212. Two unidentified men
213. Fireplace screen depicting Bonner County animals on one side and Kalispell Indians on the other (1977)
214. Three black and white views of a diorama of Priest Lake animals in Leonard Paul's store Coolin, Idaho (1977)
215. Nine color photographs of the above diorama (1978)
216. View looking east from the mouth of Bear Creek (1978)
217. Mouth of Bear Creek (1978)
218. Original dam at Outlet, Priest Lake (1978)
219. Swamp land at Bear Creek (1978)
220. Bear Creek (1978)
221. Remains of a dock north of Bear Creek (1978)
222. Footbridge over Lion Creek
223. View of Priest Lake from top of Lookout Mountain
224. Winter scene, taken on north side of Lookout Mountain (1933)
225. Mary Duffill standing under snow-covered trees on Lookout Mountain (1933)
226. Snow-covered trees near top of Lookout Mountain (1933)
227. Shipman Point, Priest Lake (1977)
228. Shipman Point snowing the remains of Tyee II (1977)
229. Lion Creek (1977)
230. Cabins on Priest Lake
231. Priest Lake
232. Rock pile and logs to build Blacktail Mountain lookout (1929)
233. Camping on the shore of Priest Lake
234-238. Priest Lake as seen from Coolin (December 1953)
239. Coolin, Idaho, taken from in front of Leonard Paul's store (December 1953)
240. Leonard Paul's store (1953)
241. Houses in Coolin with snow piled on the roofs (1953)
242. Jimmy Hodge shoveling snow. (1953)
243. Clare and Harold Branyan standing in the snow (1953)
244. Leonard Paul's house in Coolin (1953)
245. Handy's hotel, Coolin, Idaho (1953)
246. Jane Branyan (1953)
247. Clare Branyan (1953)
248. Snow plow removing snow from main street in Priest River (1953)
249. Priest River as seen from a window in the Lorraine Hotel (1953)
250. Main street of Priest River (1953)
251. Priest River seen from the Lorraine Hotel (1953)
252. Harold and Clare Branyan in the lobby of the Lorraine Hotel (1953)
253. Car damaged by tornado (August 6, 1976)
254. Aerial view of Navigation Ranger Camp Ground the day after the tornado (August 7, 1976)
255. Chimney rook (1978)
256. Aerial view of Priest Lake from the East
257-258. Aerial view of mountains above Priest Lake
259. Aerial view of the mouth of Priest River
260-261. Aerial view of Priest Lake
262-263. Drift fence at the Thorofare (1966)
264-270. Two photographs of Nell Shipman, the others are views of Lionhead movie camp (1923)
271. Shipman Points, Priest Lake, Idaho (1978)
272. Site of cameraman's house, Lionhead Movie Camp (1966)
273-301. Pictures taken at the dedication of Shipman Point, August 31, 1977.
302. Martha Jacky with her daughter and two granddaughters in front of her cabin (1977)
303. Jacky and Bennett cabins, Canoe Point. (1977)
304. Amphibian device used by Bill Jacky and Clark Miller to move furniture from Tulie Bay (1977)
305. Ice house on the Kerr homestead (1977)
306 a-d. Evinrude Motor B-18265 (1978)
306 e-f. Evinrude Motor (Pat. 1911) (1978)
307. Five views of Caille 5 HP - 5 speed motor (1978)
308- Ice saw and tongs (1978)
309-310. Two signs for Seneacquoteen Cemetery (1978)
311. Capt. Melvin C. Markham's tombstone in Seneacquoteen Cemetery (1978)
312. Pile driver that built the first drift fence at the mouth of the Thorofare
313. Dad Duffill's bear trap
314. Stone cover to Beaver Creek Ranger Station hydraulic ram (1977)
315. Trillium growing at Beaver Creek Camp (1978)
316. Two pairs of White boots (1977)
317. Tree hewed out of a tree stump by Harry Marshall, Jr.
Interviews for North of the Narrows
Diener, Henry. undated. 2 tapes
Duffill George and Mary. undated. 3 tapes
Elkins, Sue, Ike, and Jan. undated. 1 tape
Geisinger, Fern. undated. 3 tapes
Gillis Madlyn Byars. June 16, 1978. 2 tapes
Hurst, Rose. 1972. 3 tapes
Interviews for "Panhandle Personalities"
Allen, Harriet. undated. 1 tape
Croy, Paul. April 22, 1981. 2 tapes
Fiedler, Earl and Inez. February 11, 1981. 1 tape
Grindle, Frank. February 1, 1981. 1 tape
Grindle, Roxy. undated. 2 tapes
Griswold, Hallie. May 6, 1980. 1 tape
Hartman, Herrick. March 3, 1981. 1 tape
Hawley Joe. December 13, 1980. 1 tape
Jones, Agnes and Carl. March 3, 1981. 1 tape
Joyce, Fuller. undated. 2 tapes
Kileen, Pat and Elizabeth. undated. 1 tape
Kileen, Pat. undated. 1 tape
Mann, Jesse. November 24, 1981. 1 tape
Randall, Marg. December 20, 1980. 1 tape
Sudnokovich, John "Snick". January 19, 1981. 2 tapes
Whetsler, Bill and Marguerite. February 6, 1981. 4 tapes
White, Lee. February 19, 1981. 2 tapes
Warren P. "Uppy" Upham came to Priest Lake from Maine about 1932. He worked as a Forest Service timber cruiser from the summer of 1932 until some time in the 1950's when he retired to La Jolla, California. The diaries and photograph albums in this series were given to Claude Simpson by Mrs. Upham in 1980.
The 15 diaries span the years 1943-1962 and contain daily notes on his activities, cruising notes, and records of car repairs
There are five photograph albums containing approximately 723 snap shots. The earlier ones were taken on a trip from New England to the West Coast in 1926 and the later ones on a trip to Alaska in 1946. There are pictures of Priest Lake, a log drive on the Clearwater, some of Montana, the Jasper Highway in Canada, and the American Southwest. Some albums have poetic captions to the pictures, some no captions at all.