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Elton, Johnlocked

(d. 1751)
  • E. I. Carlyle
  • , revised by S. Searight

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Elton, John (d. 1751), merchant and adventurer, is of unknown origins. He arrived in Russia in 1732 to present to the Russian government a memorandum for finding a northern sea passage to Japan. In 1735 the Russian government sent him with an official expedition, with ...

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