Mindful of the adage of Robert Burns, “The best-laid schemes o’mice an’ men gang aftagley,” I think it prudent to publish the history of the province of St Elias in sections. The plan of the work is so large that the concept staggers me at times. Rather, than leave uncompleted manuscripts in my estate, I think it prudent to issue the work in sections as each is finished. This will prevent this situation. These sections will be seen by all interested and they will have the opportunity to make suggestions and raise questions. The quality of subsequent work will thus be improved.