The Boundary Hunters: Surveying the 141st Meridian and the Alaska Panhandle

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TREATY BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND RUSSIA, SIGNED AT ST. PETERSBURGH,
FEBRUARY 28/16, 1825.
[TRANSLATION.]
AU NOM DE LA TRÈS SAINTE ET INDIVISIBLE
TRINITÉ
.
IN THE NAME OF THE MOST HOLY AND
UNDIVIDED TRINITY.
Sa Majesté le Roi du Royaume Uni
de la Grande Bretagne et de l'Irlande,
et Sa Majesté l'Empereur de toutes les
Russies, désirant resserrer les liens de
bonne intelligence et d'amitié qui les
unissent, au moyen d'un accord qui
régleroit, d'après le principe des con-
venances réciproques, divers points
relatifs au commerce, à la navigation,
et aux pêcheries de leurs sujets sur
l'Océan Pacifique, ainsi que les limites
de leurs possessions respectives sur la
côte nord-ouest de l'Amérique, ont
nommé des Plénipotentiaires pour
conclure une Convention à cet effet,
savoir:--Sa Majesté le Roi du
Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne
et de l'Irlande, le Très Honorable
Stratford Canning, Conseiller de Sa
dite Majesté en Son Conseil Privé, etc.
His Majesty the King of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
and His Majesty the Emperor of all the
Russias, being desirous of drawing still
closer the ties of good understanding
and friendship which unite them, by
means of an agreement which may
settle, upon the basis of reciprocal
convenience, different points connec-
ted with the commerce, navigation,
and fisheries of their subjects on the
Pacific Ocean as well as the limits of
their respective possessions on the
northwest coast of America, have
named Plenipotentiaries to conclude a
Convention for this purpose, that is to
say:--His Majesty the King of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland, the Right Honourable Strat-
ford Canning, a member of His said

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Photographic Credits viii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Preliminary Note xiii
  • Foreword xv
  • 1 - Britain and Russia Establish Their Boundary (1825-67) 1
  • 2 - Canada and United States Mark the 141st Meridian (1869-96) 7
  • 3 - Staking a Claim to the Panhandle (1876-96) 46
  • 4 - The Klondike Rush and Temporary Boundaries (1896-1903) 65
  • 5 - Forced Settlement: The Alaska Boundary Tribunal (1903) 79
  • 6 - Marking the Panhandle Boundary (1904-1920) 95
  • 7 - The 141st Meridian: A Single Straight Line (1906-13) 143
  • Afterword 177
  • Appendix 179
  • Notes 185
  • Bibliographical Note 199
  • Selected Bibliography 201
  • Abbreviations 206
  • Index 207
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