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The Bicentennial of the Discovery of Alaska. Rare collection of articles.

The Bicentennial of the Discovery of Alaska. Rare collection of articles.

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[The Bicentennial of the Discovery of Alaska]. Dvukhsotletie Otkrytiia Aliaski.

Jubilee volume. Edited by M. Sedykh.

[San Francisco], Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerike, [ca 1941].
8vo, 128 pp., ill., map. 

In original pictorial wrappers.
In good condition, cracks to front cover.

One of 500 copies printed.

This collection of articles on the history of the discovery and development of Alaska by Russians was issued by the Russian Historical Society in America. The collection aims to highlight the significance of the discovery of Alaska and the establishment of the Russian Orthodox Mission in Alaska and America. However, it focuses more on scientific research than on the history of the church.
It includes the work of Clarence Leroy Andrews on Russian expeditions in the Pacific, specifically those led by Bering and Chirikov, published in English. It also contains the text of the Treaty with Russia for the sale of Alaska (1867) in both Russian and English.
The collection features an article by Alexandra Sedykh about the history of Fort Ross, and an article on the ascent of Mount Saint Helena in 1841 by Russians and the commandant of Fort Ross, Aleksander Rotchev, illustrated with a photograph of the copper plate bearing the name of Princess Helena de Gagarin, Rotchev's wife, in whose memory the mountain was named.
Additionally, the book contains a map of the sea route of Vitus Bering and Chirikov (from June 4 to October 8, 1741).
The second chairman of the Society, Mikhail Sedykh, was the editor of this collection. He was one of the founders of the Museum of Russian Culture in San Francisco. In 1945, he participated in the search and return of the old Russian bell to the chapel of Fort Ross.

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