Siberian Gold. Theodore Acland Harper in collaboration with Winifred Harper. NY (Garden City): Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1936. 335 pages, decorated orange and black cloth boards. Part of the Young Moderns Books series. Hardcover with good dustjacket in a protective clear jacket cover. Jacket is chipped at top/bottom/spine. Book is about fine with some tanning to the pages. No names or marks.
The story, geared to young readers, is about an American engineer mining gold in Siberia. The author graduated from the School of Mines at New Zealand University in 1897 and worked in Alaska and Siberia at the turn of the century, where he was put in charge of a mining concession in Eastern Siberia along the Amur River. He learned Russian while living there for eight and a half years during very turbulent times including the Russo-Japanese War and the Russian revolution. Siberian Gold introduces characters that are familiar to the distinguished campers at the distinguished Camp Namanu (Portland, OR). Winifred Mary Hunter-Brown Harper (1872-1933) collaborated with her husband Theodore Acland Harper (1871-1942) in writing adventure books for children.