Henry Wood Elliott
(1846 - 1930)
Henry Wood Elliott was active/lived in Ohio. Henry Elliott is known for topographic view, marine, illustrator.
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Biography Henry Wood Elliott
Henry Wood Elliott is best known as the savior of Alaska's fur seal population, but he was also one of the finest watercolorists to work in the Territory. A Cleveland native, Elliott first visited Alaska in 1867 with the Western Union Telegraph Survey, just two years before serving as official artist for F.V. Hayden's U.S. Geological Survey expedition to the western United States.
He was sent north again in 1872 as U.S. Treasury Agent supervising the Alaska Commercial Company's management of the fur seal industry in the Pribilof Islands. He visited Alaska regularly thereafter, spending much of the rest of his life fighting in Congress to reverse the practices that had led to disastrous declines in the northern fur seal populati
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