McClellan, Reubin F.
Party of R.F. McClelland, E.A. Gates, W. Hatch, and Herbert T Gates in Seattle waiting for Excelsior to depart, Seattle P-I, 2/19/98; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Reached timber on north side of glacier, kitchen successful, about 2500 men ahead of them on trail, now only 300; party of 16 was joined by 3 other parties on boat which gives them 1500 ft. of line, McClellan leader, advises people to stay away; Valdes has a population of 500, and has “four hotels, eight saloons, two drug stores, and in fact everything that goes to make up a lively frontier town.” Letter of 5/6/98 in Princeton MN Union, 6/23/98; CMDR, 1898, witness, Gates p. 3; Hamlin, p. 86; Locator, p. 43; p.90; 1899: Locator, 8/18/1899, QCMDR, p. 156; Powell met (?) on Copper River in 1898. Powell, Trailing. p. 75; Arrives in Copper Center with 3 men after going up to Dawson & back, Hazelet Diary, 9/11/98; “McClelland cleared thirty thousand dollars from his camps.” Beatty Letter, 9/30/98; McClelland outfit “turned out in the full force and put up a splendid cabin, 16 x 18 ft in the clear, for us at the head of the [Amy’s] rapids,. . . with practiced woodsmen from Minnesota, I felt rather incompetent, “Beatty letter, 10/8/98; McClellan and MN party wintering on Lake Losolota, Interview with B.F. Millard, Seattle P-I, 10/27/98; McClellan returned to Princeton; party holding two claims one at Quartz creek and the other at Forty Mile Creek; McClellan will return to Alaska in the spring with more horses, Princeton MN Union, 11/24/98; Oscar Rohn reports McClellan, Amy and Millard got through Keystone Canyon before Rice, Young, Downey & Holman parties did on June 19th and are building trail at Tsaina when they catch up.meets McClellan, Amy, Millard & others on Tsaina, Abercrombie 1900, p. 113ff; “10 men from Valdez stopped at Co. City — Dan Kain, Brown, McClellan, Bates, Hamlin, McCormack, Fitch, Leverose, Amy, and Senders,” Dooley Diary, 5/20/99; “Amy and McClellan came up on way to divide,” Dooley Diary, 6/4/99; Acquired Nicolai Copper Mine in 1899 with McCarty; UKMDR, 3/11/1899, p. 81; Co-locators – Kain, Amy, McClellan, Sweeny, July 5, 1899, QCMDR, for claims on the Konsina [McCarthy area], p. 160; Signer of Petition to the President from Quartz Creek and Teikell Mining Dist, May 8, 1899 requesting Capt. Abercrombie be given “permission to employ [on the trail to interior Alaska] those men who need work, and thus enable them to remain in the country. With a good trail those who have means will be able to bring in machinery, and the development of the country will be accelerated.” NARA RG 107, Entry 80. Office of the Secretary of the War Department: 1667-103;
In Valdez between 6/11/1900-6/26/1900, C1900; Proof of Labor for “Red River Mine,” “Grace G. Mine,” “The Maud Mine,” “The Myra,” “Siwash Jack Mine,” “The Red Rover,” “The Side Partner,” “The Wonder,” “The Surprise,” the “Dust,” “Nicolai,” “Lone Spruce,” “Little Johnnie Mine,” “Chettyna Mine,” “Neil McClellen Mine,” “Swift Water Mine,” “The McClellen and the Warner Mine,” “Mullen and Black Warrior,” all in Kotsina area for Chittyna Exploration Co., to hold claims, 10/5/1900, Valdez MDR, p. 124-130; Location Notice for “The McLac” on the head of Mineral Creek a branch of the Tonsina about 5 miles from Sunset Lake, located 9/2/1900, and “New York, located 8/29/1900, Valdez MDR, p. 148; Location notice by Warner, McClellan, Gates for “Independence No. 1,” located 8//2/6/1900 on McCarty Creek about 5 miles above the mouth of Nicolai Creek, Valdez, MDR p. 150; Location notice for “Independence No. 2,” by Gates, McClellan, Warner, and Smith located 8/26,1900 on McCarty Creek, Valdez MDR, p. 150;