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HBC-RAC agreement of 1839 re Panhandle trading rights[edit]

For the interest of anyone contributing to this page, I have copied into a sandbox page a passage in the British Columbia Chronicle 1778-1846 Adventures by Sea and Land by Helen B. and G.P.V. Akrigg a few pages concerning the HBC-RAC agreement of 1839 in regard to the RAC leasing the mainland of the Panhandle to the HBC in return for a supply of foodstuffs and other considerations. Please see the relevant section on my BC & Pacific Northwest resources sandbox.Skookum1 23:33, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

1867 NY Times article on fur posts[edit]

This pdf is from the NY Times archives online and is a Department of State document describing the known fur posts of the Russian American Company". Seems useful in terms of expanding/adding/creating articles and a Category:Russian-American Company posts category.Skookum1 (talk) 17:13, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Wiki Page "Ernest Sipes" Contains Additional Material on the Russian American Company[edit]

There's a link to an article Sipes wrote that was published in England in History Today magazine

Name[edit]

The Russian name (Под высочаиший Его Императорского Величества Покровительство Российский-Американский Компаний) is the pure rubbish. Almost like "All your base are belong to us". Do anyone have the cited book "The Russian-American Company" of Richard A.Pierce (1984) for fact checking? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.114.236.145 (talk) 06:00, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

This name is a mistranslation from English into Russian. I removed it.21:13, 7 March 2010 (UTC) UeArtemis (talk)

The above information is incorrect. The Russian name (Под высочаиший Его Императорского Величества Покровительство Российский-Американский Компаний) comes directly from the Company's Great Seal which was kept at the Company's headquarters in St.Petersburg and was distributed to all posts for use within Russian-America. A pictoral example can be found on the reverse of the various denominations of the Company's bank notes with the wording in abbreviated form.(please see http://www.numismondo.com/pm/aka/) Please refer to "The Russian-America Company", page 32,and "The Destiny of Russian America" by A.I.Alekseev (The Limestone Press, 1990) page 116. If you do not have access to these volumes, do not refer to their contents as "pure rubbish". I have re-instated the correct name for the Company.Ltkizhi (talk) 22:07, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Men, you don't know Russian ^_^ "Под Высочайшим Его Императорского Величества Покровительством Российская Американская Компания" is the right name. "Под высочаиший Его Императорского Величества Покровительство Российский-Американский Компаний" is a real pure rubbish like "All your base are belong to us".UeArtemis (talk) 09:19, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the correction of the Russian grammar. In return I will correct your English: "Under His Highest Imperial Majesty's Protection Russian-American Company" I have edited it so in the article. Ltkizhi (talk) 21:00, 11 March 2010 (UTC) OK, but I made a mistake. it is the "Highest Protection", not the "Highest His Imperial Majesty". I will fix it. UeArtemis (talk) 22:38, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Flag of the Russian-American Company[edit]

The flag illustrated by nuclearvacum is incorrect, or at least has no basis in historic reference. A better illustration would be the original painting of the flag from the decree of 1806 establishing the flag by Imperial decree: An image can be found in a fairly exhaustive article on the flag's history at:http://www.fortrossinterpretive.org/.../History%20of%20the%20RAC%20flag%20coloroptimized.pdf - ```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ltkizhi (talkcontribs) 01:30, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

I have replaced nuclearvacum's illustration with an historic flag taken from the Imperial Russian Government's "Album of Standards, Flags and Pennants, used in the Russian Empire. 1835 (Флаг Российско-Американской Компании. Источник: "Собрание Штандартов, Флагов и Вымпелов, употребляемых в Российской империи". 1835)"