Alaska's first coal mine and the man who opened it, 1959
Scope and Contents
Typescript account includes a letter written by (Enoch) Hjalmar Furuhjelm in St. Petersburg, Russia, January 22, 1863, to his uncle.
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Collection is open to research.
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Biographical / Historical
Enoch Hjalmar Furuhjelm was a mining engineer for the Russian-American Co. He went on a round-the-world expedition, including Alaska, stopping at Sitka for a summer and then English Bay on the Kenai Peninsula where he set up a coal mining enterprise and stayed for 9 years. Furuhjelm returned to Finland in 1862; he continued to survey, prospect, and open new mines. He married in 1865 and had 5 children. He died Dec. 30, 1886 at the age of 63. The Furuhjelms were one of the leading noble families of Finland; they served both in Finland and Russia as soldiers, naval officers, civil authorities, and scientists; brother Johan Hampus became governor-general of Alaska in 1859.
1 folders (1 v. (7 leaves))
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopy at TN805.A7M24 VF
One copy is photocopy.
Original letter was written in Swedish.
- Finding Aid for Alaska's first coal mine and the man who opened it, 1959
- Daniel Cornwall
- 2021 February
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