Item #14200 A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature 1724-1924; Containing the titles of all Histories, Travels, Voyages, Newspapers, Periodicals, Public Documents, Etc., relating to, Descriptive of, or Published in Russian America or Alaska from 1724 to and including 1924 [Volume I of Miscellaneous Publications]. James Wickersham.
A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature 1724-1924; Containing the titles of all Histories, Travels, Voyages, Newspapers, Periodicals, Public Documents, Etc., relating to, Descriptive of, or Published in Russian America or Alaska from 1724 to and including 1924 [Volume I of Miscellaneous Publications]
A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature 1724-1924; Containing the titles of all Histories, Travels, Voyages, Newspapers, Periodicals, Public Documents, Etc., relating to, Descriptive of, or Published in Russian America or Alaska from 1724 to and including 1924 [Volume I of Miscellaneous Publications]

A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature 1724-1924; Containing the titles of all Histories, Travels, Voyages, Newspapers, Periodicals, Public Documents, Etc., relating to, Descriptive of, or Published in Russian America or Alaska from 1724 to and including 1924 [Volume I of Miscellaneous Publications]

Fairbanks: Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, 1927. Very Good. First Edition. [9.25x6.25in]; xxvii, 635 pp., 10,380 entries, index; Blue buckram cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, all edges trimmed; Minimal shelf wear, spine darken, light uniform age toning of text. CS. Item #14200

James Wickersham (1857-1939) was appointed as a Federal Judge for Alaska by President William McKinley in 1900. He then served as the Alaska delegate to Congress from in two periods 1908-17 and 1931-33 and was a major force in Congress to establish Alaska as a Territory and provide for greater Federal assistance. He was also an author of Alaskan law reports and the 1927 "A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature 1724-1924", and founder of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines (now the University of Alaska). In his early years, he was also an explorer and made and failed in the first attempt to climb Denali - Mt. McKinley.

This bibliography is the most comprehensive and essential reference work on Alaskan Literature. This is Volume I of miscellaneous publications by the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines. The title page is dated 1927 along with the copyright, Preface and "Outlines of the History' section. The Foreword and spine are dated 1928, after a delay in Congress authorizing the publication of the work. This was also the only Miscellaneous Publication issued by the College.

This book was from the library of the late Dr. G. Warren Smith (1941-2021) of Pennsylvania. He had a long career as university professor and administrator, and was a collector of over 6,000 books, maps, illustrations, and artifacts relating to the Arctic, Alaska and Pacific Northwest.

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