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Zagoskin, LavrentiÄ­ Alekseevich, 1808-1890



  • Existence: 1808 - 1890

Lavrenty Alekseyevich Zagoskin was born in 1808. He was a Russian naval officer and explorer of Alaska. In 1842 and 1843, he traveled extensively on the Yukon, Kuskokwim, Innoko and Koyukuk Rivers all told traveling over 3300 miles. His journals included details about the native people, their customs, language, and environment in the region. Zagoskin died in 1890.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Discovery of the Yukon: Account of pedestrian journeys in the Russian possessions in America in the years 1842, 1843, and 1844," manuscript

Stefansson Mss-105
Identifier: Mss-105
Overview Consist of typescript of Antoinette Hotovitsky's translation of "Peshekhodnaia opis' chasti russkikh vladenii v. Amerikie proizvedennaia leitenantom L. Zagoskinym v 1842, 1843 i 1844 godakh" by Lavrenty Alekseyevich Zagoskin with foreword by W.H. Oswalt.

r "Discovery of the Yukon," from the Russian work translation is by Antoinette Hotovitsky