Pribilof Islands Seal Trade Collection, 1885Stef Mss-275

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Pribilof Islands Seal Trade Collection, 1885

Call Number:

Stef Mss-275

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

1 envelope (.01 linear ft.)


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

Access to Collection:


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Introduction to the Collection

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.

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