Paul Christesen, “Letters to the Governor’s Wife: A View of Russian Alaska 1859-1862” 
2005 | pages: 277 | ISBN: 8779341594 | PDF | 8,2 mb

 

In 1859 the Finnish-Swedish aristocrat and naval officer, Hampus Furuhjelm arrived in Alaska as one of the Russian colony’s last ambassadors. He brought with him his young wife Anna Furuhjelm, who wrote many long letters in English to her mother. These letters, for the first time, give us a vivid picture of everyday life in the colonial capital, Sitka, in the period shortly before the USA. took over Alaska. The letters have been edited and commented by Anna Furuhjelm’s great-granddaughter, Anni Christensen.

 


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