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Title Lecture Notes
Reference Ms. N-834 (Tall)
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection William Sturgis Papers, 1798-1845
Date 1840-1849
Author / Creator Sturgis, William F
Description Scripts for three lectures Sturgis gave in the 1840s on the history of the early fur trade along the northwest coast, in Hawaii, and at Canton, which discuss in particular the traders’ relations with the northwest Native Americans.
Document Type Manuscript
Theme(s) Trade and Commerce; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords voyage, trade, indigenous peoples, ship, seafaring, adventure, culture, ship, exploration, expedition, vessel, fur, food, supplies, navigation, world, customs, language, mission, commerce, sea otter, hostility, copper, captivity, weapons, language, attack, religion
Countries USA; Canada; China; Russia; France
Places Pacific Northwest; Hawaii; Washington DC; Rhode Island; Providence; Siberia; California; Kamchatka; Queen Charlotte Islands
Ports Honolulu, USA; Philadelphia, USA; Boston, USA; Guangzhou, China
Ships Columbia, Lady Washington, Dolphin, Sea Otter, Lydia
People Captain James Cook; Robert Gray; Maquinna
Copyright Massachusetts Historical Society