Anglo-Russian Treaty


ANGLO-RUSSIAN TREATY, signed on 28 Feb 1825, described the border between Alaska and British territory, in dispute since 1821 when Tsar Alexander I of Russia had claimed the coast of N America between Bering Strait and latitude 51° N (everything north of VANCOUVER ISLAND). Not surprisingly, Great Britain and the US disputed the Russian claim. In 1824, following negotiations with the US, the Russians gave up any claim to territory south of 54° 40' N (just north of PRINCE RUPERT). The following...

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