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Title Correspondence and Account Documents from The Alaska Commercial Company, 1897. Folder I
Library University of California, San Diego
Collection Alaska Commercial Company Records
Date 1897
Description Materials include 34 letters [59 pages] written from early March to 12 October 1897 between agents Otto W Carlson at Unga, R T Lying and James M Wilson at St. Michael, and company representatives N Gray and Rudolph Neumann at Unalaska. The letters contain orders for merchandise, accounts of fur pelts shipped, and general accounts.
Document Type Manuscript, Correspondence
Theme(s) Employment and Labour; Trade and Commerce; Transport and Communication
Keywords commerce, death, fur trade, merchant, skins, steamship, trade, transportation, voyage
Countries USA
Places Alaska; San Francisco; Unalaska
Company Alaska Commercial Company; Apollo Consolidated Mining Company; Russian American Company
Additional Information The Alaska Commercial Company was a San Francisco based company which bought out the assets of the Russian-American Company in 1867. The company supported the Alaskan fur trade by providing steamship transportation, general merchandising, and other commercial and financial services. The company had offices at Unalaska on Unalaska Island, at Unga on Unga Island, and at St. Michael on the west coast of Alaska in the Norton Sound.
Copyright University of California, San Diego