[Biography] The Apostle of Alaska, the Story of William Duncan of Metlakahtla, by John W. Arctander - icequeen

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Post by pschempf » April 29th, 2018, 6:05 pm

The Apostle of Alaska: the Story of William Duncan of Metlakahtla, by John W. Arctander (1849 - 1920).


This is this story of William Duncan, an English missionary, who established a colony among the Tsimshean people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia and Alaska. He worked there from 1856 until his death in 1918 at the age of 86. ( Fritz)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/apostleofalaskas00lcarct
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John W. Arctander) : http://www.minnesotalegalhistoryproject.org/archives.cf

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): N/A
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 43
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1909
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction; *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C); *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography

    Keywords that describe the book: Tsimshian, William Duncan, Metlakahtla

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Post by silverquill » April 29th, 2018, 6:13 pm

I'm really cutting down on my DPL projects, but this sounds very special, so if you don't have someone lined up, I'd be glad to join this journey.

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Post by pschempf » April 29th, 2018, 6:35 pm

That would be awesome Larry. My wife sent me off on this journey with a copy of the book from her great aunt's library, who lived in Ketchikan in the early 20th century. Her husband ran a jewelry store and curio shop there for years, catering to tourists reaching there on the steam ships. I have flown surveys over the Alaskan Metlakahtla (now spelled without the "h"), but have never been on the ground there. Too bad I can't include the photographs from the book; there are many.
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Post by icequeen » April 29th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Hi Fritz! I can MC this one for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » April 29th, 2018, 8:16 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you, and Larry is in as DPL. Have fun!
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Post by pschempf » April 29th, 2018, 8:56 pm

Great! Thanks for setting it up Ann. :thumbs:

It looks like some text from the template was left just below the MW. I can live with it as is or it could be chopped out - up to you.
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Post by icequeen » April 29th, 2018, 9:15 pm

I usually just make that part tiny instead of deleting it. I had someone get a little miffed with me once when I deleted that part. I can just delete it if you don't want it there, or we can leave it. It doesn't matter to me either way.
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Post by pschempf » April 29th, 2018, 9:18 pm

Hadn't seen that approach before, but it is fine as is. With my eyesight it is pretty invisible anyhow. :roll:

So, we're off with a couple of sections in the MW.
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Post by silverquill » April 29th, 2018, 9:40 pm

Ah, and the first two are PL OK!
The call is interesting -- and it is still happening!

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Post by pschempf » April 29th, 2018, 9:52 pm

Thanks Larry. I usually plan on doing one section a week, but then I get anxious and end up doing more :hmm: These were short so quick to do, but they get longer later on and will slow me down a bit. My voice only lasts for 5000 words or so.
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Post by icequeen » April 30th, 2018, 10:49 am

Moving on to Going Solo!
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Post by pschempf » April 30th, 2018, 6:22 pm

Chapter 2 ready for PL. I thought I was going to get two sections done today, but daughter and her husband came over to fix waffles this morning and then we went to look at puppies. Life got in the way. :D
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Post by pschempf » May 1st, 2018, 12:11 pm

Sections 3 and 4 added to the queue.
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Post by pschempf » May 2nd, 2018, 11:35 am

Chapter 5 ready for PL.
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Post by pschempf » May 3rd, 2018, 12:24 pm

Chapter 6 ready for PL.
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