Pedersen, Christian Theodore, 1870-1962

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Christian T. Pedersen was born in Norway. In 1894, he left for a bowhead whaling voyage. Thereafter, he worked as a ship's storekeeper, boatsteerer, and harpooner. He later commanded a number of whaling or trading ships in Arctic waters. He was involved in coastal Alaskan and Arctic trading, especially fur trading (1923-1936). Pedersen was vice-president and manager of the Northern Whaling and Trading Company, manager of the Canalaska Trading Company, proprieter of the Barnston Fur Farm, and was involved in other businesses. He also wrote a number of articles concerning his adventures.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42928780

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creatorOf Pedersen, Christian T., 1877-1969. Papers, 1920-1966. OCLC Western Training, W7L
referencedIn Smith, Keith A. Keith A. Smith correspondence and clippings, 1934-1938. Old Dartmouth Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pedersen, Ted (Theodore), 1905-1990. Videocassettes and papers, 1914-1915, 1978, 1983. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Consortium Library
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correspondedWith Barnston Fur Farm corporateBody
correspondedWith Canalaska Trading Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Northern Whaling and Trading Company corporateBody
associatedWith Pedersen, Ted (Theodore), 1905-1990. person
correspondedWith Smith, Keith A. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Business enterprises
Fur farming
Fur trade


Birth 1870

Death 1962



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