Papers of British Engineer Otto A. Bley, consisting of a manuscript volume (77 pp.), 1898-1902, and 31 letters and certificates, 1892-1902. The manuscript volume served both as diary and account book and pertains to mining exploits in Oregon and Washington State, documenting also the preceding journey across the Prairies to Calgary, then to Banff and Lake Louise and finally to the mines. The letters and certificates provide details of Bley's employment and service on numerous vessels in the merchant navy.
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