The California Sea Otter Trade, 1784-1848

The California Sea Otter Trade, 1784-1848

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The sea otter fur trade was the first and most profitable commercial enterprise to attract United States merchants to the Pacific Coast. This volume constitutes an extremely comprehensive and important work on the subject with extensive scholarly notes on the chapters. The author did research at archives in California, Mexico and New England as well as the Congressional Library in Washington, the Harvard Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Peabody Museum Library and other institutions throughout the United States. Includes a list of identified vessels taking part in the California sea otter trade from 1786 to 1848, classified according to the year of each trip to California, names of their masters and owners, the types of boats, their sailing schedules, and the number of otter skins obtained.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1941
Characteristics: xi, 251 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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