• Creator
  • King, John Nevin
  • Created Date
  • 1875
  • Description
  • John Nevin King (1827-1915) was a member of the Northwest Boundary Survey (1857-1861) John Nevin King (1827-1915) was a member of the Northwest Boundary Survey (1857-1861) whose assignment was to define the boundary between the United States and British Canada. . He lived in Sitka and Kodiak, Alaska for most of his time working on the survey, a territory that had recently been purchased from Russia. His letters to his family are of particular ... more
    John Nevin King (1827-1915) was a member of the Northwest Boundary Survey (1857-1861) John Nevin King (1827-1915) was a member of the Northwest Boundary Survey (1857-1861) whose assignment was to define the boundary between the United States and British Canada. . He lived in Sitka and Kodiak, Alaska for most of his time working on the survey, a territory that had recently been purchased from Russia. His letters to his family are of particular interest because they describe Alaska after the purchase from Russia and prior to the great gold rushes. Subjects include descriptions of the social dynamics between the Russian and Native American residents, as well as commentary on the land and lifestyle in Alaska at this time. less
  • Format
  • Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2013