Handwritten copy sign N. Vykhodov, with a footnote notation “Mayor of Ryl’sk Where Sheliklrov was born.” of a brief Synopsis of the History of Russian America, by Ippolit Vattemar.
The synopsis focuses on the role of Russian American Company from the very beginnings through the sale to the U.S.A.
Some data on Co. policy re. agriculture and material development of the region vs. later development. Internal evidence indicated that this document has been written Not Earlier Than 1876.
Dates cited in the document re. known historic events (i.e. Bering’s Voyage etc.) are inaccurate, and someone entered in pencil corrections.
This account was written after 1867. It is not based on Veniaminov’s account. For Veniaminov’s see Barsnkov, I. Tvoremiya Immoktiya, Vol 3, pp 155-172. (it is mostly a geographical account.)
Collection description: Papers of Saint Innokentii [Ivan Veniaminov] and others from the Eastern Orthodox Church [Russian], 1835-1918
Summary of Papers of Saint Innokentii [Ivan Veniaminov]: Includes correspondence, instructions on missionary conduct, consecration and ordination papers of Innokentii, reports, memos, copybook, and Aleut translations; correspondents include: Tikhov [?], Bishop of the Aleutians and North America, Filip Kopylov, and Archimandrite Nikodim [?], Abbot of the Ascension Monastery, Irkutsk.