The Fisk Gore diary was donated to WHMC on September 11, 1991 by Gore's great grand niece, Katharine Jane Scanland. She was contacted by former WHMC director Ann Morris at the behest of Rev. Charles Rehkopf at St. Louis University.
Fisk Gore probably was born in Boston in 1831. When he was nineteen years old, Gore traveled to California and later to the Klondike as part of the Gold Rush. During the Civil War, Fisk fought as a soldier in the Union Army while his brother joined the Confederate Army and eventually became a prisonor of war. The diary primarily documents Fisk Gore's experiences during the Gold Rush, in California in the 1850s and in the Klondike in the 1890s.
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