The First Scientific Exploration of Russian America and the Purchase of Alaska

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Summary

Focuses on role of explorer Robert Kennicott and Henry M. Bannister, assistant at the Smithsonian, in advising Senator Charles Sumner on the purchase of Russian America (Alaska). Includes excerpts from field journals and correspondence.

Subject

  • Bannister, Henry M
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Kennicott, Robert
  • Sumner, Charles 1811-1874
  • United States Congress

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

(Book) Northwestern University Studies in the Social Sciences Volume 4

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1942

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Colonies
  • SI, Early History

Place

  • Alaska
  • North America
  • Russia

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