Alaska Travel Journal of Archibald Menzies 1793-1794

by Wallace Olson

Paperback Price $24.95

Buy Now

Although his training was in surgery and medicine, Archibald Menzies' great love was botany. He served as naturalist and ship's surgeon with the Vancouver

expedition from 1791 to 1795. As a result of the Nootka Sound Convention of 1790, Captain Vancouver had been ordered to take possession of Friendly Cove in Nootka Sound from the Spanish. In addition, he was to search for the legendary Northwest Passage. As part of his assignment, Menzies collected seeds and botanical specimens, faithfully recording the wonders he observed during the expedition. His daily record of the people encountered, descriptions of the fauna and flora, and accounts of the activities of the survey parties provide important insights into coastal Alaska of 200 years ago.

University of Alaska Press Logo

Details

  • Paperback Price: $24.95
  • Pages: 248
  • Illustrations: maps
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Wallace Olson
  • ECommerce Code: 9780912006703

Related Titles

Ice Window

Letters from a Bering Straight Village 1898-1902

Wildcat Women

Narratives of Women Breaking Ground in Alaska's Oil and Gas Industry
Browse Related Titles Tagged Under:

University Press of ColoradoUtah State University PressUniversity of Alaska PressUniversity of Wyoming Press