National Geographic : 1903 Jun
THE ALASKA FRONTIER By THOMAS WILLING BALCH, A.B. (Harvard) Member of the Philadelphia Bar THIS BOOK gives a complete account up to 1903 of all the facts relating to the Alaska boundary question, in cluding the negotiations preceding the Anglo-Russian Treaty of 1825, the subsequent official acts of the various interested governments, the purchase of Alaska by the United States, the International Law governing the case, and reproductions of twenty-eight maps, some of them very rare. To collect the material upon which this book is based the author traveled as far as Alaska and St. Petersburg. " In Mr. Balch's book the main threads of evidence are woven into a conclusive whole, which should be in the hands of all interested, and the publication of which is of general importance at the present time."-The New York Evening Post, April 5, 1903. "This book . . . constitutes, all things considered, the most effective, ac cumulative, and crushing blow thus far dealt the Canadian claim."-Philadelphia Press, February 22, 1903. "The work of Mr. Balch . . . is by far the fullest and best presentation of the American case which has ever been made, and will be or great value to the counsel who will appear for the United States before the Boundary Commission. "-Seattle Post Intelligencer, April 2, 1903. " If there is any one who has any doubt as to the validity of the American claim to all the sinuosities of the coast north of 54-40, it is safe to say that the doubt could never survive a careful reading of 'The Alaska Frontier.' "- Daily Alaskan, Skagway, April 16, 1903. 212 pages, large 8vo. Bound in cloth, price $2.oo net ALLEN, LANE & SCOTT 1211-1213 CLOVER ST. PHILADELPHIA, PA.