National Geographic : 1891 May 29
74 1. C. Russell-Expedition to Mount St. Elias. covered a large part of the area traversed by the previous expedi tion. The highest elevation reached, according to aneroid barom eter and boiling-point measurements, was 11,460 feet. This was on the southern side of St. Elias. The only accounts of this expedition which have come to my notice are an interesting article by William Williams in Scribner's Magazine,* and a more detailed report by H. W. Topham, accom panied by a map t and by a fine illustration of Mount St. Elias, in the Alpine Journal.t This brief review of explorations carried on in the St. Elias region previous to the expedition sent out in 1890 by the Na tional Geographic Society is incomplete in many particulars,§ but will indicate the most promising sources of information concern ing the country described in the following pages. * New York, April, 1889, pp. 387-403. t Topham's map was used in compiling the western portion of the map forming plate 8, and his route is there indicated. $ London, August, 1889, pp. 245-371. ( Yakutat bay has been visited by vessels of the United States Navy and United States Revenue Marine and by numerous trading vessels; but reports of observations made during these voyages have not been found during a somewhat exhaustive search of literature relating to Alaska.
1892 Feb 19