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Calderon Carlisle letter

Guide to the Calderon Carlisle letter
1890 October 29

Collection number: HMC-0515.
Creator: Carlisle, Calderon.
Title: Calderon Carlisle letter.
Date: 1890 October 29.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Transcription of a letter regarding the case of the “Layward,” and U.S. territorial rights in the Bering Sea.

Biographical note:
Calderon Carlisle was a prominent lawyer in Washington D.C. and served as counsel to the Spanish Embassy. Sir Julian Pauncefote was the British Ambassador to the United States at the time. He was assigned to the post to achieve a diplomatic solution to the Bering Sea controversy over seal hunting rights. The controversy was eventually settled by an international court in 1911.

Collection description:
This collection contains a contemporary transcription of a letter sent from Calderon Carlisle to Sir Julian Pauncefote regarding the case of the “Layward” and the territorial rights of the United States in the Bering Sea. The letter is addressed to Washington, DC, and dated October 29, 1890.

Arrangement: The original arrangement of the document is retained.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Calderon Carlisle letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
The New York Times. “$13,000 Jewel Theft in the Hotel Wolcott; Apartments of Mrs. Calderon Carlisle of Washington Robbed.” October 28, 1905.
The New York Times. “Canalejas Gets the Letter: State Department Turns It Over to Calderon Carlisle, his Attorney.” February 15, 1898.

Acquisition note: This collection was acquired at auction by the archives in 2001.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathleen Hertel-Baker in 2001. Collection description was revised by Mariecris Gatlabayan in 2011.

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