His 1876 DiaryTerry Wood
I was working for lang Towing at the time and shuffeling cars that were to be sent to the crusher that had been impounded when I glanced into one of the vehicles [I think it was a van] to see the rear of the van covered with papers and what appeared to be garbage at the time. Sticking above and hardly noticed was an old small book about 4'' by 6'' done in a leather attachment. I picked it up out of curiosity and thru it in my tow truck to only forget about it for several months when I found it again under the seat. As I read it I found it was the personal diary circa 1876 of Henry Elliott who had it filled with information and pencil-type drawings of the pacific northwest landscapes and a great deal of information about his travelings and representation as a negotiator sent by the president of the US to Russia to negotiate a treaty with them regarding fur seals....I kept the book for several until later when I discovered that the museum in Tacoma Washington should have it for their collection at which time I delivered it to them for safe keeping. That is where it is today I assume.