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Pribilof Islands seal trade collection

Stefansson Mss-275
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-275

Description

The collection contains four documents related to the seal trade in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. Includes an accounting sheet representing proceeds from seal and sea lion pelts taken on St. Paul Island and measurements as well as seal breeding rookeries on St. Paul. Also includes two letters related to Assistant Treasury Agent, Capt. Abial P. Loud. One is a letter to Loud from Secretary of the Treasury, Charles S. Fairchild, concerning Loud's transport to Alaska and the second is a positive personal recommendation from Special Treasury Agent Joseph Murray. Creator unknown.

Dates

  • 1885

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.01 linear ft. (1 envelope)

Overview

Two letters and two manuscript spreadsheets relating to seal hunting and breeding grounds on the Pribolof Islands in the Bering Sea.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Vihjalmur Stefansson Memorial Fund; Purchase; 2014

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA