Letters from Alaska and the Pacific Coast
Buffalo, NY: E.H. Hutchinson, 1889.
First Edition. Softcover. Near fine. 87 pp, in original printed wrappers. Mild soiling. The author was an attorney and Principal of the Buffalo Classical School. He traveled to Oregon, Washington, Alaska (primarily Sitka), and British Columbia in 1888, reporting back in a series of articles for his local newspaper, the Commercial Advertiser. This is their first appearance in book form. Includes interesting letters on indigenous crafts in Alaska, the Russian population in the Sitka area, and the Sitka mission, along with sketches of Portland, Astoria, and the Puget Sound region. Tourville 658; Wickersham 1987; Not in Smith or Arctic Bibliography.