Records (1895-1897) of the Alaska Commercial Company, a San Francisco trading company largely concerned with the Alaskan fur trade.

Historical Background

The Alaska Commerical Co. was a San Francisco based company which bought out the assets of the Russian-American Co. in 1867. The company supported the Alaskan fur trade by providing steamship transportation, general merchandising, and other commerical and financial services. The company had offices at Unalaska on Unalaska Island, at Unga on Unga Island, and at St. Michael on the west coast of Alaska in the Norton Sound.

Scope and Content

Accession Processed in 1995

Materials include 34 letters [59 pages] written from early March to 12 October 1897 between agents Otto W. Carlson at Unga, R.T. Lying and James M. Wilson at St. Michael, and company representatives N. Gray and Rudolph Neumann at Unalaska. The letters contain orders for merchandise, accounts of fur pelts shipped, and general accounts. Also included are 28 account documents [37 pages] which contain invoices, advice of drafts lists, and arrivals also supplied the Apollo Consolidated Mining Company.


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11 Correspondence, 1897. 34 items (54 p.). Mostly holograph, but some typescript.
12 Invoices and other business documents, 1895 - 1897. 28 items (34 p.)

Finding aid generated: 2005-10-28