The Apostle Of Alaska: The Life Of The Most Reverend Charles John Seghers
Maurice de Baets; Sister Mary Mildred (trans)

Paterson, NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1943. First edition First printing. Hardcover in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Translated from the original French. xi+ 292 pp. with index. Illustrations. Very good , some rubbing to the gilt lettering and a touch of slight discoloration to the front cover. Biography of Charles John Seghers (1839-1886), a Belgian missionary and Catholic bishop credited with the founding of the Alaska mission. As Bishop of Vancouver Island, he made his first of his five visits to Alaska in 1873. He was appointed by the Vatican to high branking posts on the West Coast despite his wish to return to missionary work. This wish was granted y Leo XIII and in 1886, he journeyed back to Alaska with two Jesuit priests and one layman, Frank Fuller. After leaving the two priests at the confluence of the Yukon and Stewart Rivers, he pressed on with the layman. Fuller suffered severe mental deterioration as the weather worsened and he shot and killed Seghers at a fishing camp. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: GE20643)


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