Peter P. Doroshin, a mining engineer, was sent out from Russia in 1847 by the
Russian American Company to their American possessions with Captain Riedell in the ship Atka,
to examine and report on the gold resources of the colony. He visited Baranof island and
Cook inlet and examined these places, and also visited California. His results were published
in the Russian Mining Journal for 1866, No. 1 (Part V), p. 136; No. 2 (Part VI), pp. 277-282;
also No. 3 (Part 111), pp. 365-401. The last contains descriptions of Prince William sound
and Copper river.
Douglas, 1788-1789. See Meares