Naslednik Aleksandr

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Naslednik Aleksandr fl. 1840s

The 19th century Russian colony at Sitka depended on salt purchased at Isla Carmen, Mexico (Sea of Cortez in front of Loreto) for the preservation of furs and sent a ship to replenish its supply once every three years. In 1841, I. G. Voznesenskii, preparator in the Zoological Museum of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, was aboard the Naslednik Aleksandr. He collected 360 plant specimens representing 113 species, now in the Komarov Botanical Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Leningrad. Voznesenskii was in the New World for ten years, some of it at Fort Ross, Alta California.