Spitzbergen - Arctic Coal Company

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• This photograph is associated with a letter from the Arctic Coal Company and Frederick Ayer and John M. Longyear to the U.S. Secretary of State, Honorable P. C. Knox, dated 27 December, 1909 (available in the MTU archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, Longyear Collection, MS-031, Box 1, Folder 13.) The photo caption in the letter reads: Photograph of type of post used by Ayer & Longyear for staking claims on Spitzbergen. A full description of boundaries is always put on back of board.""
3/3/2008 10:11:41 AM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher