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Alaska : lýsing á landi og lands-kostum, ásamt skýrslu innar íslenzku sendinefndar : um stofnun íslenzkrar nýlendu / eftir Jón Ólafsson.

Ólafsson, Jón 1850-1916 (ritstjóri/editor]

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Washington : [s.n.], 1875. Description: 48 s/pages; töflur ; 23 sm./cm. Library markings comprised of taped label to spine, sticker on front board stating "Jon Olafsson, Alaska" [perhaps his signature?], library call number in ink to title page. Also two small handstamps of Icelandic bookstore (Amtsbokasafnid a Akureyri) to title page and last page of text. Otherwise Very Good plus in brown marbled paper-over-boards (hardcover) with pebbled black cloth spine. Subjects: Ferðasögur; Söguleg landafræði: Bandaríkin: Alaska. Series: Örfilmur þjóðdeildar. Report by Icelandic imigrant to North America who conducted an official U. S government-sponsored trip to Alaska to explore the possibility of setting up in Alaska a settlement of Icelanders. Quite rare, particularly in such a handsome copy. Jón Ólafsson, through the efforts of Willard Fiske, then a Professor of Cornell University, and others,persuaded U.S. President Grant to send this young man of note, plus two companions, to Alaska, to see whether this new possession of United States, might be a desirable homes for Icelandic emigrants. Jón Ólafsson made this enthusiastic report on Alaska, which was printed in Icelandic by the United States government. The scheme was not successful, however. This report is referenced in the bibliography entitled Vesturheimsprent, by Olafur Hjartar, p. 28. N° de ref. de la librería 35827

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