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Book/Printed Material Otchetʺ Rossiĭsko - Amerikanskoĭ kompanii Glavnago pravlenii︠a︡ za 1851 godʺ. Отчетъ Россiйско - Американской компанiи Главнаго правленiя за 1851 годъ.

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Title

  • Otchetʺ Rossiĭsko - Amerikanskoĭ kompanii Glavnago pravlenii︠a︡ za 1851 godʺ.

Other Title

  • Отчетъ Россiйско - Американской компанiи Главнаго правленiя за 1851 годъ.

Translated Title

  • Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Russian-American Company for 1851.

Summary

  • In 1799, Emperor Paul I of Russia granted a charter to establish the Russian-American Company. The company was an outgrowth of the Shelikhov-Golikov Company, a fur-trading venture founded in 1783 by Grigorii Ivanovich Shelikhov (1747-95) and Ivan Larionovich Golikov, and of several other companies. In 1784, Shelikhov founded the first permanent Russian settlement in Alaska, at Three Saints Bay on Kodiak Island. Although primarily a commercial entity, the Russian-American Company took on the responsibilities of Russian colonial government and became an outpost in the Pacific for the Imperial Court in Saint Petersburg. The focus of the company remained on fur, however, as it maintained some 40 trading locations throughout Alaska. Among the company's most notable accomplishments was the establishment of Fort Ross in northern California, which was inhabited from 1812-42 and was a center of Russian colonial activity. In 1867, when the United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire, ending Russia's colonial presence in North America, the Russian-American Company was sold to an American business and from 1868 it operated as the Alaska Commercial Company. Throughout its history, the Russian-American Company kept detailed records of its work and published annual reports on its finances, the fur trade, the movement of people from Russia to North America, and company accomplishments. In some years the reports also included maps of new territories explored or new settlements established. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Rossiĭsko-amerikanskai︠a︡ kompanii︠a︡, creator.

Created / Published

  • Saint Petersburg, Russia : [publisher not identified], 1852.

Headings

  • -  Fur trade
  • -  Russian-American Company
  • -  Trading companies
  • -  Russian Federation
  • -  Saint Petersburg
  • -  United States of America
  • -  Alaska

Notes

  • -  "Mercator's map of five parts of the world depicting: the movement, temporary and permanent places of abode of various species of whales, with indication of the most favorable time of the year for their hunting." This map was commissioned by the Russian-American Company.
  • -  V knigu vkleena karta: "Merkatorskai︠a︡ karta pi︠a︡ti chasteĭ sveta izobrazhai︠u︡shchai︠a︡: khod, vremennoe i postoi︠a︡nnoe mestoprebyvanie razlichnogo roda kitov, s pokazaniem udobneĭshego vremeni goda dli︠a︡ ikh lovli. Izdana Rossiĭsko - Amerikanskoĭ kompanieĭ po noveĭshim svedenii︠a︡m. 1852.".
  • -  Original text at: National Library of Russia
  • -  В книгу вклеена карта: "Меркаторская карта пяти частей света изображающая: ход, временное и постоянное местопребывание различного рода китов, с показанием удобнейшего времени года для их ловли. Издана Российско - Американской компанией по новейшим сведениям. 1852.".

Medium

  • 44 pages, maps ; 25 x 15 cm.

Source Collection

  • Annual Reports of the Russian-American Company

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018689438

Online Format

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Rossiĭsko-Amerikanskai︠A︡ Kompanii︠A︡, Creator. Otchetʺ Rossiĭsko - Amerikanskoĭ kompanii Glavnago pravlenii︠a︡ zagodʺ. [Saint Petersburg, Russia: publisher not identified, 1852] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018689438/.

APA citation style:

Rossiĭsko-Amerikanskai︠A︡ Kompanii︠A︡, C. (1852) Otchetʺ Rossiĭsko - Amerikanskoĭ kompanii Glavnago pravlenii︠a︡ zagodʺ. [Saint Petersburg, Russia: publisher not identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018689438/.

MLA citation style:

Rossiĭsko-Amerikanskai︠A︡ Kompanii︠A︡, Creator. Otchetʺ Rossiĭsko - Amerikanskoĭ kompanii Glavnago pravlenii︠a︡ zagodʺ. [Saint Petersburg, Russia: publisher not identified, 1852] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018689438/>.