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Charles Kettleborough, Glacier National Park journal

 Collection — Volume: V056
Identifier: V056

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one journal that chronicles two trips made by Charles Kettleborough through Glacier National Park. The first trip lasted from July 16 to July 31st, 1921 and he covers this trip in the first 81 pages of the journal. He records his daily movements, including hand drawn maps of his travels, post cards and images from brochures about his travels, a list of the items he took with him, a list of costs incurred and material from the trains that he took from Indianapolis to Glacier National Park. The second journal is similarly written and chronicles his journey from July to August of 1923. The second journal also includes a diary of his daily activities with images from pamphlets, brochures and other resources. However, this second journal does not include maps (except at the very end) nor does it include all of the lists that we saw in the earlier journal. He only includes a list of distance traveled and expenses. This second journal is only 45 pages long. In both journals he writes extensively on where he went and who/what he saw along the way.


  • 1921-1923


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Charles Kettleborough was a resident of Indianapolis during the 1920’s.

Glacier National Park currently (2018) has over 700 miles of hiking trails scattered throughout the park and multiple camping and lodging facilities. The park was established in 1910 by President Taft after numerous efforts from leaders like George Bird Grinnell.

Sources: “Glacier National Park” National Park Service. Accessed 9/17/2018.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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This collection is only one object.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Charles Kettleboroguh (estate) on 1938/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/09/17 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/17 by Abby Currier.
Charles Kettleborough, Glacier National Park journal
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.