Book/Printed Material A voyage down the Amoor: with a land journey through Siberia, and incidental notices of Manchooria, Kamschatka, and Japan.

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Title
A voyage down the Amoor: with a land journey through Siberia, and incidental notices of Manchooria, Kamschatka, and Japan.
Summary
Perry McDonough Collins was appointed the American Commercial Agent to the Amur River in March 1856. He arrived at his post in Irkutsk in January 1857 after a 35-day overland journey from Moscow. On June 4, 1857, he began a trip down the Amur River, which forms the border between the Russian Far East and northeastern China. On July 10, he arrived at the mouth of the river, becoming the first American to sail its course. In March 1858 Collins sent a report to the U.S. Department of State on the great potential of the Amur River for American trade in Asia, helping to set off a mini-boom in American interest in Siberia. A Voyage Down the Amoor recounts Collins' adventures and observations. Collins later launched a project to link Europe and the United States with a telegraph line that would run through Alaska and across the Bering Strait to Siberia. Construction of the project began but was abandoned once the feasibility of the shorter and less expensive trans-Atlantic undersea cable was established. World Digital Library.
Contributor Names
Collins, Perry McDonough, 1813-1900.
Created / Published
New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1860.
Subject Headings
-  Amur River (China and Russia)
-  Siberia (Russia)--Description and travel
Notes
-  A later edition, 1864, has title: Overland explorations in Siberia, northern Asia, and the great Amoor River country.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
2 p. l., 390 p. 4 pl. (incl. front.) 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
DK755 .C71
Library of Congress Control Number
05014113
OCLC Number
709129
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Chicago citation style:

Collins, Perry Mcdonough. A voyage down the Amoor: with a land journey through Siberia, and incidental notices of Manchooria, Kamschatka, and Japan. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1860. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/05014113/.

APA citation style:

Collins, P. M. (1860) A voyage down the Amoor: with a land journey through Siberia, and incidental notices of Manchooria, Kamschatka, and Japan. New York, D. Appleton and Company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/05014113/.

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Collins, Perry Mcdonough. A voyage down the Amoor: with a land journey through Siberia, and incidental notices of Manchooria, Kamschatka, and Japan. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1860. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/05014113/>.

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