By direction of the Secretary of War, three military parties were to be organized
in the spring of 1898 for exploring the interior of Alaska. The third, known as Expedition
No. 3, was placed under the command of Capt. Edwin F. Glenn, of the Twenty-fifth infantry,
who was instructed to establish a camp at Port Wells, Prince William sound, about April 1,
1898, and explore northeastward for routes toward the Copper and Siishitna rivers, and on
about May I to go to Cook inlet and explore northward to the Tanana and Yukon. With this
party went, as geologist, Mr. W. C. Mendenhall, of the United States Geological Survey.
Glenn's report was published in 1899 by the Adjutant-General's Office of the War Department,
as (Bulletin) No. XXV, Reports of Explorations in Alaska, and also in a quarto volume emanating
from the Senate Committee on Military Affairs and entitled
Compilations of Narratives of Explorations in Alaska; Washington, Government Printing Office,
1900, pp. 627-648. Mendenhall's report was published in 1900 in the Twentieth Annual Report
of the Geological Survey, Part VII, pp. 265-340.
Glenn's explorations were continued in 1809.
For report on these see the above-cited compilation, pp. 711-724.
Stephen Glotof, a Russian fur trader, after wintering, 1762-63, on Copper island,
sailed away on July 26 and, cruising eastward, discovered several of the Aleutian islands.
He went as far eastward as the island of Kodiak, which he discovered. He wintered there
and returned to Umnak in 1764 and to Kamchatka in 1766. He published nothing. For some
account of his travels see Coxe, Account of Russian Discoveries, 1780; Berg, Chron. Hist. of
Discovery of Aleutian Islands, St. Petersburg, 1823; also Dall's Alaska and Bancroft's
Dr. Constantin Grewingk published in Verhandlungen der Russisch-Kaiserlichen
Mineralogischen Gesellsehaft zu St. Petersburg, 1850, a contribution to our knowledge of
Northwest America and its adjacent islands. This work, in German, is a veritable storehouse
of information and has been freely used in this dictionary. Its arrangement, however,
and the lack of an index make its use for dictionary purposes both laborious and