Louis Agassiz Fuertes and the Harriman Alaska Expedition

This site highlights a journal that Louis Agassiz Fuertes kept during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. In the summer of 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman funded a scientific expedition along the Alaskan coast. The expedition, intended initially as a family vacation, gathered an illustrious group of scientists, writers and artists, and combined scientific research with leisure activities.

Two entry points to the Fuertes' journal have been provided.
The transcribed journal has links to digital facsimiles of the journal pages and link to images of the birds mentioned in the journal. The map version uses the route of the expedition to link to the transcribed version. Both versions provide access to transcriptions of his journal, journal facsimiles, and ornithological images.

To see the private souvenir album created for the Harriman Expedition, see the Library of Congress Harriman Alaska Expedition site; for more images of Fuertes' Artwork, see RMC's Fuertes Ornithological Artwork Database. A guide to all of Fuertes' papers is also available.

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Site designed by Angela Moll.
Artwork by Noni Korf Vidal based on originals by L. A. Fuertes.
Last updated 1/22/2001.