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|Named Person:||Michael A Healy; James Taylor White|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Taylor White
|Description:||4 v. ; 17-23 centimeters.|
The majority of the manuscript entries contained in these four volumes describe operations on the USRCS cutter, Bear, although there also may be some sections pertaining to the USRCS cutter, Corwin. The 1889 volume presents White's view of Captain Michael A. Healy, a notorious USRCS commander, and includes material that supports both sides of the issue involved in a 1890 court-martial hearing against Healy. The diaries also contain extensive descriptions of the natives of Alaska, especially those of the Bering Sea region and above the Bering Strait, as well as the Chukchi of Siberia. Also included is an account of an 1894 mission to purchase reindeer in Siberia for export to Alaska. The 1894 journal appears to contain observations on the Bering Sea controversy (an incident in which Great Britain and the United States almost went to war over sealing).
- Healy, Michael A., -- 1839-1904.
- United States. -- Revenue-Cutter Service -- History -- 19th century.
- Bear (Ship)
- Ship physicians -- Alaska -- Diaries.
- Indians of North America -- Alaska.
- Eskimos -- Alaska.
- Bering Sea controversy.
- Reindeer -- Alaska -- History.
- Alaska -- Description and travel.
- Arctic regions -- Description and travel.
- Bering Sea -- Description and travel.
- Siberia (Russia) -- Description and travel.
- White, James Taylor -- Diaries.