Finland; Its Forests And Forest Management: Its Forests and Forest Management by John Croumbie Brown

Finland; Its Forests And Forest Management: Its Forests and Forest Management

byJohn Croumbie Brown

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... THE FOREST LANDS AND FORESTRY OF FINLAND; WITH NOTICES OF THE FINNISH PEOPLE. PART I. LAKES AND RIVERS OF FINLAND. INTRODUCTION. With Finland and its people I have been more or less extensively acquainted for fifty years. In the autumn of 1833 I went to Russia to undertake the pastoral charge of the British and American Congregational Church in St. Petersburg. The first evening I spent in that city was spent with a number of friends, Englishmen, Scotchmen, and Americans, who, by engaging in the sale and distribution of the sacred Scriptures and religious tracts in different languages, the support of a school for the children of poor foreigners, of a Dorcas Society for supplying the poor with clothing, of a Magdalene refuge for poor outcasts, and by other like philanthropic work, were seeking to do good; and in all these benevolent efforts they were encouraged by liberal contributions from the Emperor Nicholas, from the Empress, and from other members of the Imperial Family. The effects of their Christian work were felt from the Gulf of Bothnia to the Sea of Ochotsk, from Finland to Kamschatka. I was received with a brother-like welcome, and made welcome to co-operate with them to nay heart's content. B In the prosecution of other works which devolved on me, I was enabled, with the co-operation and help of the late Dr Melartin, then Archbishop of Abo, and the encouragement of the Minister of State for the Grand Dutchy, to make arrangements for the publication of a new and corrected edition of the New Testament in Finnish, and for the supply of a copy of this at a low price, or if necessary gratuitously, to every family in Finland. This required returns of the population in every parish in the country. During the last five-and-twenty years I have repeatedly...

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Title:Finland; Its Forests And Forest Management: Its Forests and Forest ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217832547

ISBN - 13:9780217832540

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