The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A river which rises in the mountainous region that borders the plateau of Gobi, its head-waters collecting in Lake Baikal, and after a course of 3200 m. through the centre of Siberia, falls by a long estuary or gulf into the Arctic Ocean; it is the highway of a region rich in both mineral and vegetable products, the traffic on which is encouraged by privileges and bounties to the trader at the hands of the Russian government.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Yenisei'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/y/yenisei.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.