Jackson, Sheldon.  The Presbyterian Church in Alaska, 1877-1884

Jackson, Sheldon. The Presbyterian Church in Alaska, 1877-1884

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Jackson, Sheldon. The Presbyterian Church in Alaska. An Official Sketch of its Rise and Progress 1877-1884, with Minutes of the First Meeting of the Presbytery of Alaska. Washington DC: Press of Thomas McGill & Co. , 1886. 1st .

Green printed wrapper, 6 x 9, 13 pp., very good. Pamphlet.  [1393]    $75.00

Sheldon Jackson, D.D. (1834-1909) b. Minaville, NY. Jackson graduated from Union College in 1855, and from Princeton Seminary in 1858. He had a very active and successful ministry as a missionary in the western United States and is credited with starting hundreds of churches. In 1877 his focus turned to Alaska, traveling extensively and seeking to improve the conditions of the native peoples. He was appointed the First General Agent of Education in Alaska by President Benjamin Harrison.


This pamphlet relates the beginnings of Presbyterian mission work in Alaska, and gives particular accounts of Fort Wrangell, Sitka, Haines, Willard, Boyd, and Jackson.