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Healey, Charles Terraine (1833-1914). Historically Significant, Content-Rich Archive of Nine Original Manuscript Notebooks, by California’s First Licensed Surveyor, Documenting His Land Surveys in or near Wilmington, Machado, San Fernando, San Joaquin, Long Beach, Stearns Rancho, Narbonne & Weston Partition (Rancho Palos Verdes), Ranchos Las Bolsas and San Marino, Santa Catalina Island Road Survey, Elevation on a Portion of Southern California Railway, First Mapping of Willmore (Long Beach), Early Oil Survey and Drilling at Puente Whittier (Whittier Oil Field), &c.; WITH: Manuscript Field Notes of the Survey of Lands Adjacent to Ranchos Los Coyotes and Los Cerritos (Los Angeles and Orange Counties). Ca. 1882-1904.
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Butler, Charles M. (ca. 1866 – after 1930); [Hopkins, William A.] (ca. 1862-1951). Collection of Three Original Autograph Letters Signed to His Friend William Hopkins from Watsonville, CA, Talking about His Gold Mining on the Sunset Creek near Nome, the Success of the “Pioneer Mining Co.” on the Metson Bench and of Other Miners on the Ophir Creek, the Creation of a New Gold Mining Camp on the Iditarod River, and that “it is the hardest time I ever saw in Nome”. Nome, Alaska, 20 June 1909, 28 October 1909, 10 March 1910.
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$ 3250.00
Nelson, Charles “Red” (1900-1982); Bragaw, Robert (1889-1969, fl. ca. 1920s-1930s); Steward, H.W.; Rossman, Earl; Johnson, George L. & others. Album with over 210 Original Gelatin Photographs of Alaska, Showing Central Alaska (Mt. Denali, Mt. Susitna, Knik Arm, Tanana and Susitna Rivers, Cache Creek, Curry – Now a Ghost Town, Mining and Survey Camps), Anchorage Environs, Kenai Peninsula (Lake Kenai, Resurrection River, Bald Mountain, Tustumena glacier, Nuka Bay glacier), Prince William Sound, the Inside Passage, Latouche Village, Portraits of Yupic People, Scenes of Dog Mushing, Hunting, Fishing, and Gold Panning, Alaskan Wildlife, Russel Merril’s Plane, &c. Ca. 1920s.
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Fridrikhs, Vasiliy Nikolayevich (1852-1898). Plavanie na Kreisere “Afrika” pod Flagom Kontr-Admirala Aslanbegova (1880-1882) [A Voyage on Cruiser “Africa” under the Flag of Rear Admiral Aslanbegov (1880-1882)] // From: Russky Vestnik. 1883. Vol. СLXIV. No. 3, pp. 321-347; No. 4, pp. 670-702. [Moscow: University Typ., 1883].
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Ennis, R.C.? Album of 180 Original Gelatin Silver Photographs of Dutch Harbor (Unalaska), Sand Point (Popof Island) and Unga Village on Unga Island (a Ghost Town Since 1969), Taken and Collected by an American Resident During WW2. Ca. 1940-1944.
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Admiral M.P. Lazarev. Steel Engraved Portrait. London, ca. 1840s.
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Lyttelton, Alfred (1857-1913). Autograph Letter Signed “A. Lyttelton” to “My Dear Sir” Regarding the Alaska Boundary Dispute. 21 January 1904.
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$ 1250.00
Tembreull, Christine Erma (1895-1961), attributed to. Album with 114 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken During a Cruise to Alaska in 1938 and Showing Metlakatla, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Letnikof Cove, Haines Barracks, Famous Skagway Tour Guide Martin Itjen, Indigenous People, Filipino Steerage Passengers, American Military men from Haines Barracks, Cruiseship Passengers and Captain, & c. 1938.
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Dodge, William S. A Historically Important, One of the Earliest Manuscript Liquor Licenses Signed by the First Mayor of Sitka and Alaska Pioneer, William S. Dodge, Just a Year After the US Purchased Alaska from Russia and Only a Few Months before the Act of Congress of 27 July 1868 Prohibited the Sale and Import of Alcohol to the Inhabitants of the Territory. Sitka, 07 March 1868.
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Album with 39 Early Original Gelatin Photographs of Fairbanks, Showing St. Matthew’s Church and Hospital, the Launch of the “Koyukuk” River Steamer, City Streets, Interior of a Building Decorated for the “Floral Ball,” Firefighters and their Horse-Driven Cart, “Fireman Cook” with Pet Bears, Pioneer J. [Schuster?], “Sale Cup” of the Fairbanks Gun Club, &c. Ca. 1900s – 1920
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[“Wadhams & Co”] (1865-1905). Collection of Three Manuscript and Two Typewritten Official Autograph Letters Signed to the Offices of the “Wadhams & Co.” in Portland and San Francisco, Regarding the Shipments of Deer, Hair Seal and Wolf Skins from Howkan and Loring (Alaska) and by Transit from Port Townsend (Washington). Loring, 4 May 1889; Howcan [sic!], 5 March and 26 April, 1890; San Francisco, 30 April and June 13 1890.
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Kennedy, W. W. Original Autograph Letter Written on Printed Letterhead of the Juneau’s “Circle City Hotel” by an Alaskan Gold Miner, with Notes about Hard Living and Working in Juneau in Winter. Juneau, Alaska: 11 January 1899.
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George, T.H. Original Autograph Manuscript Letter Written by a Juneau Pioneer “T. H. George” and Addressed to “Friend Easton,” Talking about the Resumption of Mining Operations and the Construction of a New Mill in the Silver Bow District; also with Notes about an Early Local Mining Company “Hayward & Lane”. Juneau, Alaska: 26 February 1895.
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Lascy, Albert (ca. 1827-1917). Collection of Two Extensive Autograph Letters Signed by Gold Miner and Surveyor Albert Lascy, Giving a Detailed Account of His Gold Exploration near Karluk, Uyak and Uganik Bays on the Northern Kodiak Island. 1893.
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Album with 229 Original Gelatin Silver Snapshot Photographs, Showing Nome (Sheldon Hotel, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Front Street, Golden Gate Hotel, &c.), Dutch Harbor (Facilities of the “North American Commercial Co.,” Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ascension, Iliuliuk Bay), Likely Kotzebue Sound, Gold Miners Panning, Dredging and Digging, Canoeing, Dog Sledding, Posing next to Their Tents, on Board a Steamship, Native Alaskans, “Wisconsin” Gold Dredge, &c. Ca. 1898-1903.
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Smith, W[illiam] D. [Collection of Three Original Autograph Letters Signed by W.D. Smith, Owner of the “Shumagin Packing Company” in the Chignik Bay (Alaska Peninsula), Addressed to His Agents in San Francisco and Discussing Financial Operations and Shipping of Supplies and Canned Salmon. 1889.
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Clark, Willoughby (ca. ?-1906); Munly, Thomas J (ca. 1857-1932). Historically Important Collection of Two Original Letters Signed to Joseph W. Ivey, Former U.S. Customs Collector in Alaska, Regarding his Participation in the Upcoming Nonpartisan Convention in Juneau and his Pioneering Interest in the Kayak Coal & Oil Fields. Catalla (Katalla), Alaska: 22 September 1903; 15 November 1903.
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$ 2250.00
Vavilov, M.I. Poslednie Dni v Russkoi Amerike. Iz Zapisok Ochevidtsa. 1867-1868 [Last Days in Russian America. From the Notes by an Eye-Witness. 1867-1868] // From: Russkaya Starina. 1886. Vol. XLIX. Pp. 549-560; Vol. L. Pp. 593-598; Vol. LI. Pp. 605-614. [Saint Petersburg: Typ. of V.S. Balashev, 1886].
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Barsukov, I.P. Innokentii, Mitropolit Moskovsky i Kolomensky po Yego Sochineniyam, Pismam i Rasskazam Sovremennikov [i.e. Innocent, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna, His Works, Letters and Stories of Him by His Contemporaries]. Moscow: Typ. of the Holy Synod, 1883.
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Manuscript Agreement for the Transfer of Government Licenses for Six Coal Locations along Coldwater River in Nicola Valley, British Columbia. 19 December 1903.
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$ 5250.00
Vladimirov, Mikhail Mikhailovich. Russkiy Sriedi Amerikantsev. Moi Lichnye Vpechatlieniya kak Tokarya, Chernorabochego, Plotnika i Puteshestvennika [A Russian Amongst the Americans. My Personal Recollections as a Turner, Labourer, Carpenter and Traveller]. Saint Petersburg: Typ. of T-vo “Obshchestvennaya Polza,” 1877.
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$ 4500.00
[Baegert, Johann Jakob] (1717-1772). Nachrichten von der Amerikanischen Halbinsel Californien: mit einem zweyfachen Anhang falscher Nachrichten. Geschrieben von einem Priester der Gesellschaft Jesu, welcher lang darinn diese letztere Jahr gelebet hat. [News from the American Peninsula California..,] Mannheim: Churfürstl. Hof- und Academie-Buchdruckerey, 1773.
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Historically Interesting Well-Annotated Photo Album with 178 Gelatin Silver Photographs of a Road Trip from California to Arizona, Showing Missions (the Ruins of La Purisima Concepcion, as well as the Pala, San Xavier Del Bac, San Diego de Alcalá, Santa Inez Missions, etc.), Dams (the Newly Constructed Coolidge Dam and the Laguna & Hetch Hetchy Dams), Deserted Mining Town of Tombstone, Governor Castro's House, a Sausalito Ferry, the World’s Largest “General Sherman” Tree, a “50-Ton Frog,” etc.; also with the Views of Sequoia National Park, Apache Indian Reservation, Yosemite National Park, Chiricahua National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, etc. Ca. 1930s.
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Houten, Chas V. Two Original Private Letters Written by a Pioneer of Barker House (Modern-day Woodleaf, California) to His “Guiding Star” and “Dearest” Girlfriend Back Home in Sunbury (Ohio), Talking About His Failing Business, the Influx of Migrants From the East, and the Most Popular Trail to California via the Great Plains; Also Passionately Writing, “There Is Not One Hour, That Passes, but My Heart Is With You”. Barker House (California): 23 July & 10 October 1853.
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Album with 142 Gelatin Silver Photographs of California, Showing Local Bridges (Including the Newly Built San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridges, the Original Fruitvale and the Bay Farm Island Bridges, the Diamond Canyon Bridge, etc.), Missions (Santa Barbara, San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, and Carmel), Schooners (Old Ironsides, Owl, Lottie Bennett), as well as the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition (“The Tower of the Sun,” the “Pacifica” Statue, the Chinese Village, Pool of the Nation, Court of the Moon, etc.); also with the Photographs of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in Wyoming. Ca. 1930s-1940s.
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