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Ingemar Ekman
26-02-08, 18:28
All,
I was to Mariehamn during the weekend and the main reason was to listen to the lecture (talk) by Maria Enckell at Åland Museum arranged by Åland islands Emigrant Institute and "Ålandsforskarna" It was a very interesting speech Maria had.

The article in the other local newspaper "Ålandstidningen" ( Hasse mentioned the article in the other local newspaper)

http://www.alandstidningen.ax/article.con?id=7226&iPage=5

Extract from this second newspaper:
Mannen som Maria Enckell spenderat tre år av sitt liv att leta efter hette Alexander Eugén Philippéus och levde mellan 1829 och 1889. Det är också honom hon berättar om. Denna finländske man föddes i Warsawa, bodde i S:t Petersburg, reste runt i Stilla havet, var konsul i Japan en period och var en del i både Alaska och USA. Under sina resor träffade han bland annat på både en del ålänningar och finländare som själva tagit sitt pick och pack för att arbeta som sjömän i norra Stilla havet. Bland annat fanns vännerna Viktor Törnqvist, Arthur Nordman, Otto Wilhelm Lindholm och brodern Adolf som alla lämnat Åland för nordligare
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I talked to Maria Enckell on Saturday and Sunday and she said that there are some pages in English about her research and soon a new book about "Philippeus" in English is planned to be written

Here is some English pages about Maria Enckell, a very interesting person that I met first time last summer.

http://www.finnsnw.org/Finnish.html

http://www.sitkalutheranchurch.org/more_painting.htm

On SFHS home page:
Documenting the Legacy of the Alaska Finns from the Russian Period, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Rev.), Pioneer Series, Feb. 1996. Written & researched by Maria Enckell, ed. Gene A. Knapp. Published by the Finnish-American Historical Society of the West, Portland, OR. 82-pp monograph. $10 plus $3 S&H.

Best regards,
Ingemar