OGDEN, Adele

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OGDEN, Adele (1902-1990), authority on the historic sea otter trade. Her in depth study of the California sea otter trade provides source material regarding many of California Channel Islands. Historically, sea otters lived among these islands, and the hunting of them for furs was one of the most profitable commercial enterprises of the day.

  • 1933. Ogden, Adele Fort Ross: California Outpost of Russian Alaska, 1812-1841 California Historical Society Quarterly 12(3) San Francisco, September 1933.

  • 1941. Ogden, Adele The California Sea Otter Trade: 1784-1848. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1941. 251 pages.

  • 1944. Ogden, Adele Alfred Robinson, New England Merchant in Mexican California California Historical Society Quarterly 23(3):193-218, 1944