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Pages 42-108 contain : Voyage au Grand Desert En 1851.



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The rest of the letters are largely biographical sketches of
various Jesuits of the West.

This was translated as: Western Missions and Missionaries. A
Series of Letters by Rev. P. J. de Smet, .... New York: James
B. Kirker, late Edward Dunnigan and Brothers. 1863. 12 (4),
7-532 pp.

Most of these letters had previously appeared either in. the
Annales de la Propogation de la Foi or in The Precis Historiques.

257



SPALDING, C. C. '

Annals Of The City of Kansas : Embracing Full Details
Of The Trade And Commerce Of The Great Western
Plains, Together With Statistics Of The Agricultural, Min-
eral And Commercial Resources Of The Country West,
South And South-West, Embracing Western Missouri,
Kansas, The Indian Country, And New Mexico. By C. C.
Spalding.

Kansas City : Van Horn & Abeel's Printing House. 1858.

8 Title, leaf ded., leaf preface, leaf contents, pp. 9-111.
7 plates.

This book, a great rarity, of which only a few copies are
known, contains some short descriptions of the Santa Fe trade.
It is in cloth with "Annals Of The City Of Kansas And The
Great Western Plains," on the side. It is sometimes stated to be
the first book bound in Kansas City. 258



STEVENS, ISAAC I.

Address On The Northwest, Before The American
Geographical and Statistical Society, Delivered At New
York, December 2, 1858, By Isaac I. Stevens.

Washington : G. S. Gideon, Printer. 1858.

8 56 pp. incl. title.

This contains the conclusions of Stevens drawn from his ex-
plorations in the Northwest with comparison of distances by vari-
ous routes. 259



STEVENS, ISAAC I.

A Circular Letter to Emigrants Desirous Of Locating In
Washington Territory. By Isaac I. Stevens, Delegate in
Congress.

Washington: George S. Gideon, Printer. 1858.

8 21 pp.

Stevens' advice is limited to the choice of routes across the
country from the Missouri River, the advantages of Washington



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being set forth in a letter of Governor McMullin, dated Olympia,
Nov. 17, 1857, which occupies most of the pamphlet. 250

WADSWORTH, W.

The National Wagon Road Guide, From St. Joseph And
Council Bluffs, on The Missouri River, via. South Pass of
the Rocky Mountains To California. Containing, ....
map of the Route, including the Salt Lake Country, With
An Appendix. By W. Wadsworth.

San Francisco: Whitton, Towne & Co. 1858.
Cover title: The National Wagon Road Guide, San Fran-
cisco .... 1858.

12 VIII (incl. title and cover title), front, 9-160 pp.

Copy in Bancroft Library. No map, but probably should have
one. 261



WARREN, G. K.

Preliminary report of Lieut. G. K. Warren, Topograph-
ical Engineer, to Captain A. A. Humphreys, Topographical
Engineer, in charge of Exploration and Surveys, War De-
partment. Dated Wash., Nov. 24, 1858.

Report of Secy, of War, 35 Cong, 2nd Sess. Sen. Ex.
Doc. 1.

8 pp. 620-747.

262

BLAKISTON, CAPTAIN

Report on the Expedition of the Kootanie and Boundary
Passes of the Rocky Mountains in 1858. By Captain Blak-
iston, Royal Artillery.

Occupies pp. 237-254 with map, of occasional papers of
the Royal Artillery Institution No. 12, May, 1859.

Printed at the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich.

Blakiston left Bow Fort Aug. 22, 1858. He was connected with
the Palliser party. 263

BYERS, WILLIAM N., AND KELLOM, JOHN H.

A Hand Book To The Gold Fields Of Nebraska And
Kansas ; Being A Complete Guide To The Gold Regions Of
The North And South Platte, And Cherry Creek, Embrac-
ing A Reliable Description Of The Country, Climate,
Streams, Scenery, Etc; Different Routes From The Missis-
sippi River To The Mines, The Best Camping Places On
Each Route, And A Reliable Map Of The Same ; And Valu-



132 THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES



able Information As Regards A Complete Outfit For The
Journey : Containing Narratives of Trips to and from the
Gold Regions in the Years 1858-59. By William N. Byers,
Late Government Surveyor, And Jno. H. Kellom, Supt. of
Pub. Instruction of Nebraska

Chicago: Published By D. B. Cooke & Co 1859.

12 Map; leaf contents; title; leaf "To the Reader"; pp.
5-113; 15 advt.

Issued with printed covers, which I have not seen, either in
January or February, 1859. As my copy lacks covers, there may
have been more than 15 pages of advertisements at end. The
Guide is by Byers who was afterward for many years owner of
the Rocky Mountain News of Denver.

There is a long letter from M. D. Downs describing his trip to
the mines in Sept. and Oct., 1858. On page 43, Byers refers to
Pike's Peak pamphlets recently issued at Lawrence, Kansas, and
Pacific City, Iowa; also refers to Judge F. Street's California
guide, published some years before [Cine. 1851].

The map is a single page affair entitled, Map of the Gold
Regions, With the Routes Thereto. 264



CAMPBELL, ALBERT H.

Pacific Wagon Roads. Letter From The Secretary Of
The Interior, Transmitting A report upon the several
wagon roads constructed under the direction of the Interior
Department, dated Feb. 19, 1859. Report by Albert H.
Campbell.

[Washington: 1859.] (35th Cong., 2nd Sess. House Ex.
Doc. 108).

8 125 pp. 6 maps.

Maps:

Map of the Fort Ridgeley & South Pass Road.

Preliminary Map of the Central Section of the Ft.
Kearny, South Pass & Honey Lake Road, by F. W. Lander.

Map of the Western Division of the same, by F. A.
Bishop.

Map No. I of the El Paso-Ft. Yuma Road, by N. A.
Hutton.

Map No. II of the El Paso-Ft. Yuma Road, by N. A.
Hutton.

Map of the Wagon Road from Platte River to Running
Water River, by Sites.

Contains following reports from Supts. in the field :
W. H. Nobles, Ft. Ridgeley & South Pass Road, including Re-
port of Sam A. Medary, Engineer.

F. W. Lander, Ft. Kearney, South Pass, Honey Lake Road.



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John Kirk, Western Div. Kearney, South Pass, Honey Lake
Road.

Francis A. Bishop, Eng. West. Div. Ft. Kearney, S. Pass Road.

James B. Leach, Supt. El Paso & Ft. Yuma Road.

N. H. Hutton, Eng. El Paso & Ft. Yuma Road.

George L. Sites, Supt. Platte River, Dakota and 1'Eau qui
Court Road. 265

GOLD MINES IN KANSAS

A Complete Guide to the Gold Mines in Kansas and Ne-
braska, with a Description of the Shortest and only All
Railroad Route to Kansas, ....

Boston: George C. Rand and Avery. [18591.

4 11 pp.

Not seen. From Sabin 15054 who locates a copy in Harvard
Library. *266

DAWSON, S. J.

Report On The Exploration Of The Country Between
Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement, And Between
The Latter Place And The Assiniboine And Saskatchewan.
By S. J. Dawson, Esquire, C. E.

Printed by Order of the Legislative Assembly.

Toronto: John Lovell, Printer 1859.

4 Title, 44 pp. (no pagination), 3 maps.
Maps:

Map Showing the Route by Road & Navigation for con-
necting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Profile of Route by Grand Portage, from Lake Superior
to Rainy Lake.

Plan showing the Region explored by Dawson and his
Party between the Lake and the Great Saskatchewan, Aug.,
1857 to Nov. 1, 1858.

Dawson's letter of Feb. 22, 1859, says he is submitting six maps
but evidently only three were published. 267

DUNIWAY, MRS. ABIGAIL.

Captain Gray's Company; Or Crossing The Plains And
Living In Oregon. By Mrs. Abigail Duniway.

Portland, Oregon : Printed And Published By S. J.
McCormick. 1859.

12 IV (2) 7-342.

A noted romance with true picture of crossing the plains in the
5(fs, probably Mrs. Duniway's own experience. She crossed the
plains in 1852. Written in the form of extracts from, a journal.

268



134 THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES

GOLD REGION OF KANSAS

Guide to the New Gold Region of Western Kansas and
Nebraska., With .... Map.
New York. 1859.
18 32 pp.

From Sabin 29210 who locates a copy in N. Y. State Library.

*269

GUNN, O. B.

New Map and Hand-Book of Kansas & the Gold Mines.
Containing Descriptions .... of the Indian Tribes ....
Soil .... with Descriptions of all the Routes to the New
Gold Mines By O. B. Gunn

Pittsburgh : Printed by W. S. Haven. 1859.

12 71 pp.
Map:

Gunn's new map of Kansas and the Gold Mines, embrac-
ing all the Public Surveys up to the 6th Principal Meridian.
Compiled from the original field notes by O. B. Gunn.
Wyandotte, K. T., 1859. Lith. by Wm. Schuchman, Pitts-
burg.

Sabin 29282 who locates a copy in Astor and Boston Public
Library. I formerly had a copy of the map. *270

HIND, HENRY YOULE

North-West Territory. Reports Of Progress ; Together
With A Preliminary And General Report On The Assini-
boine And Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition, Made
Under Instructions From The Provincial Secretary, Canada.
By Henry Youle Hind, M. A

Printed by Order of the Legislative Assembly.

Toronto: John Lovell 1859.

4 210 pp. (no pagination); 2 plates with leaf each of ex-
planation.
Maps:

Cross Section.

Survey of the Saskatchewan between Cedar Lake and
Lake Winnipeg.

Survey of the Qu' Appele Valley.

Exposure on Deer Island (Woodcut).

Geological map of a Portion of Rupert's Land (Geological
sections, 3 on 1 sheet).

Map of Portion of Rupert's Land, (in four sections).

Map of Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Lake.

271



THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES 135



HORNER, W. B.

Hornet's Kansas And Nebraska Gold Regions, And New
Rail Road And Route Map, To The Gold Mines. Published
By W. B. Horner, No. 75 Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illi-
nois.

Chicago : Wm. H. Tobey & Co., Printers, .... 1859.

(Cover title, regular title as follows) :

The Gold Regions of Kansas and Nebraska. Being A
Complete History of The First Year's Mining Operations.
Also, Geographical, Climatological, And Statistical Descrip-
tion of the Great Northwest, Showing an Unoccupied Ter-
ritory of over One Million Square Miles of Rich Country,
Being A Complete Guide to The Gold Mines. By W. H.
Horner.

Chicago: W. H. Tobey & Co., .... 1859.

8 67 pp., inc. title, 7 pp. ads (one long sheet).
Map:

W. B. Horner's Railway & Route Map to the Gold
Regions In Nebraska and Kansas. Copy, by Horner;
Engraved by Mr. Gemmell.

Preface dated Chicago, Jan'y 29, 1859. The information was
derived chiefly from T. C. Dickson, one of the Laurence Company
of 1858. Also quotes from Luke Tierney's account and an account
in the N. Y. Tribune, by W. W. Remmius.

The Smith of Oaks & Smith Guide was Stephen W. Smith, a
plainsman attached to Col. Sumner's expeditions, who, together
with N. Sargent, helped compile Horner's map and vouched for its
accuracy.

Pages 23-30 consist of extracts from newspapers from various
miners of 1858; pp. 42-61, the routes, the descripttions, equipment,
tables of distances, etc.
Copy in N. Y. Hist. Soc. *272

KANE, PAUL

Wanderings Of An Artist Among The Indians Of North
America From Canada To Vancouver's Island And Oregon
Through The Hudson's Bay Company's Territory And
Back Again. By Paul Kane.

London : Longman, .... 1859.

8 XVII, (1), 455, (8), pp., map and 8 colored plates.
Map:

Map to illustrate Mr. Kane's Travels In The Territory
of The Hudson's Bay Company. Engraved by Edward
Weller.

From a diary with little variation.

Left Toronto June 17, 1845, went by Sault St. Marie and after



136 THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES



visiting Green Bay returned via Buffalo to Toronto. Again left
Toronto May 9, 1846, with Sir George Simpson, but he going
ahead, Kane got to Ft. William the day after the Brigade left, but
caught them 35 miles farther on. Then to Ft. Alexander, Red
River Settlement, to Norway House, up the Saskatchewan, past
Ft. Carltpn, thence via the trail to Edmonton. Oct. 10, was at
Ft. Assiniboine, thence to Jasper House Nov. 3, Boat Encampment
Nov. 16, and then fifteen days down the Columbia to Ft. Van-
couver, but with several stops; arrived at Vancouver Dec. 8.

After a trip to Oregon City, Nasqually, and Ft. Victoria, he
started for Walla Walla from Vancouver July 2. Visited Dr.
Whitman. Went to the Grand Coulee and Ft. Colville and arrived
at Boat Encampment Oct. 10, 1847. Returned to Sault St. Marie
Oct. 5, 1848.

Kane gives an account of the murder of Whitman which occur-
red while he was at Ft. Colville. 273



LEE, NELSON

Three Years Among The Camanches.
[Portrait with facsimile signature Nelson Lee].
The Narrative of Nelson Lee, The Texan Ranger.
Albany : Baker Taylor .... 1859.

Second Title : Three Years Among The Camanches, The
Narrative of Nelson Lee, The Texan Ranger, Containing A
Detailed Account of His Captivity Among The Indians,
His Singular Escape Through the Instrumentality of his
Watch, And Fully Illustrating Indian Life As It Is On
The War Path And In The Camp.

Albany : Baker Taylor .... 1859.

12 first title, XII, inc. 2nd title, 13-224.

Appeared in cloth with "Three Years Among The Camanches"
on front cover. May also have been issued in paper wrappers as
the first title is on heavy paper and may have been a wrapper.

274



MARCY, RANDOLPH B.

The Prairie Traveller. A Hand-Book For Overland Ex-
peditions. With Maps, Illustrations, And Itineraries Of
The Principal Routes Between The Mississippi And The
Pacific. By Randolph B. Marcy, Captain U. S. Army.
Published By Authority Of The War Department.

New York : Harper & Brothers, .... 1859.

16 Front. XIII, 15-340 pp. map and 10 cuts on separate
leaves, but included in the pagination.
Map:

Sketch of the Different Roads Embraced in the Itin-
eraries.



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On page 296 is a small map of the Pike's Peak Gold Region.
Marcy was through this country in May, 1853.

Very few had a better knowledge of the Western plains and
mountains than Captain Marcy and his experience is here reduced
to a compendium of prairie life. The routes of overland travel
were well established by 1859 and the various itineraries are set
out in this volume, even the one to Pike's Peak Gold Region, only
recently discovered. In 1863 Capt. Richard F. Burton who had
just made a trip to Salt Lake, published in London a new edition
of this with his notes.

The itineraries, pages 255-334 include besides the well known
ones: Major Kendrick's published table of distances between the
Arkansas Crossing and Santa Fe ; from Fort Bridger to City of
Rocks, from Capt. Handcock's journal ; from Camp Floyd, Utah,
to Fort Union, N. M., by Col. W. W. Loring; Guaymus, Mexico,
to Tubac, Ariz., from Captain Stone's journal.

Marcy's Thirty Years of Army Life, New York, 1866, and his
Border Reminiscences, N. Y., 1871, give details concerning his
prairie and mountain life. 275



MOWRY, SYLVESTER

The Geography And Resources Of Arizona & Sonora:
An Address before the American Geographical & Statis-
tical Society, By Hon. Sylvester Mowry, Of Arizona. New
York, February 3, 1859. Published By The Society.

Washington : Henry Polkinhorn, .... 1859.

8 title, 3-48 pp.

*276

PALLISER, CAPTAIN

1. Exploration. British North America. Pappers Rela-
tive to the Exploration by Captain Palliser of that portion
of British North America which lies between the Northern
Branch of the River Saskatchewan and the Frontier of the
United States ; and between the Red River and Rocky
mountains.

London : 1859.

Folio, 64 pp.

Maps:

Map of the Country between the Red River Settlement
and the Rocky Mountains.

Sketch of the lower portion of White Fish River.

Sketch of Lakes.

Eight small maps, plans and sketches by J. Hector, on 4
sheets.

Section of the Saskatchewan River, North Branch. Fort
Carlton to Mountain House.



138 THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES

2. Further Papers relating to the Exploration by the
Expedition under Captain Palliser

London : 1860.

Folio, 75 pp.
Maps:

Map of Routes of the Expedition. 1858-9.

Sketch Map of Routes of Captain Palliser and Mr. Sul-
livan. 1859.

Map and Sections of the Kootanie and Boundary Passes
of the Rocky Mountains explored by Lieut. Blakiston in
1858.

3. The Journals, detailed Reports, and observations rela-
tive to the exploration by Captain Palliser of that portion
of British North America, which, in latitude, lies between
the British Boundary line and the height of land or water-
shed of the Northern or Frozen Ocean respectively, and in
longitude, between the Western Shore of Lake Superior
and the Pacific Ocean. During 1857-1860.

London : 1863.

Folio, 325 pages, plus index, 4 pages.
Maps:

General map of the routes in British North America ex-
plored by Capt. Palliser, 1857-1860.

Geological Sketch of the South East of Vancouver Island.

Geological Sketch, Map of Nanaimo in Vancouver Island.

Plan of Nanaimo showing the Coal Mines.

Sections of the Prairies Hudson Bay to Rocky Mts.

The index and maps to the "Journals" appeared as a separate
publication in 1865. The collation given, furnished by Henry
Stevens, Son & Stiles. 277

PARKER & HUYETT

The Illustrated Miners' Hand Book and Guide to Pike's
Peak, with a new and reliable map, showing all the routes,
and the gold region of Western Kansas and Nebraska.
Illustrated with appropriate engravings. By Parker &
Huyett

St. Louis: 1859.

8 75 pp. and 37 pp. adv., map, 6 engravings.

Not seen. Description from Bradford. *278

PARSONS, WM. B.

The New Gold Mines of Western Kansas: Being A



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Complete Description of the newly Discovered Gold Mines,
The Different Routes, Camping Places, Tools And Outfit,
and Containing Everything Important For The Emigrant
and Miner To Know. By Wm. B. Parsons, Who passed
the Summer of 1858 on the Plains and in the Mines.

Cincinnati, Ohio: Geo. S. Blanchard .... 1859.

12 Tit., leaf preface, 5-63 pp.

At head of title: New And Enlarged Edition.

The only copy I have seen is my own, which is imperfect, con-
taining 62 pp. only, but Sabin gives it with 63 pp. In the preface
which is dated Cincinnati, Feb., 1859, Parsons says the first edi-
tion was published in Dec., 1858, according to Sabin, in Lawrence,
Kansas. Byers, pp. 43 of his guid, also refers to Pike's Peak
pamphlet issued in Lawrence, Kansas. 279

PRATT & HUNT

A Guide to the Gold Mines of Kansas : Containing an
Accurate and Reliable Map of the most direct .... Routes
from the Atlantic Cities .... to the Gold Mines. ....
By Pratt & Hunt.

Chicago : C. Scott & Co 1859.

8 70 pp., map.

Not seen. Collation from Sabin, No. 64985, who locates a copy
in Boston Public Library. *280

REDPATH, JAMES AND HINTON, RICHARD J.

Hand-Book To Kansas Territory and The Rocky Moun-
tain Gold Region ; Accompanied By Reliable Maps and A
Preliminary Treatise on the Pre-emption Laws of The
United States. By James Redpath and Richard J. Hinton,
of Kansas.

New York : J. H. Colton, Publisher .... 1859.

18 VI, 7-177, (1) pp., 4 leaves adv., 2 maps.

Maps:

Nebraska & Kansas Showing Pike's Peak and The Gold
Region. J. H. Colton, 1859.

Military Map of Parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota.
By Lt. G. K. Warren, . . . . J. H. Colton.

This book was issued early in 1859, having news from the gold
regions only up to the middle of November 1858. 281

SCHIEL, J.

Reise durch die Felsengebirge und die Humboldtgebirge



140 THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES

nach dem stillen Ocean. Eine Skizze von Dr. J. Schiel.
Schaffhausen, .... 1859.
12 Title, leaf errata, 1-139 pp. P. P. W. with same title.

An account, with a diary, of Gunnison's and Beckwith's expedi-
tions of 1853 and 1854 by the geologist. Never translated into
English so far as I know. 282

SIMPSON, J. H.

Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating ....
Captain Simpson's Report and Map of Wagon road routes
in Utah Territory. Feb. 22, 1859.

[Washington: 1859.] (35 Cong., 2 Sess. Sen. Ex. Doc.
40).

8 84 pp. and maps.

Simpson's report dated Camp Floyd, Dec. 28, 1858. This was an
expedition to open a new road between Camp Floyd and Ft.
Bridger. Besides an account of the expedition it contains a Utah
and Shoshone vocabulary, and, in Appendix A., H. Englemann's
preliminary report on the geology of the country traversed. Map
not seen. *283

TIERNEY, LUKE

History of The Gold Discoveries on The South Platte
River. By Luke Tierney. To Which Is Appended A Guide
Of The Route, By Smith & Oaks. Published By The
Authors.

Pacific City, Iowa: Herald Office, A Thomson, Printer.
1859.

8 Title leaf int. ; pp. 5-18, Tierney Hist. ; pp. 19-27, Smith
& Oaks Guide; pp. 2-11, adv. P. P. W. with same title and
adv. on back wrapper.

Issued about January, 1859. Introduction signed by Tierney,
and dated South Platte, Nov., 1858. Tierney came from near Lay-
enworth, leaving May 13, 1858. Went by Bent's Fort up Fountain
Creek and camped at head of Cherry Creek. Accompanied Russell
to Rallston Creek. Went north along the foothills and south to
the Arkansas.

Bancroft Hist. Colo., page 373, refers to this guide evidently as
Pike's Peak Guide & Journal and says it contains W. Green Rus-
sell's journal, which is a mistake. Copy in Colo. Hist. Soc. 284

VAN TRAMP, JOHN C.

Prairie And Rocky Mountain Adventures Or Life In The
West, To Which Will Be Added A View Of The States
And Territorial Regions Of Our Western Empire: Em-



THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES 141

bracing History, Statistics And Geography, And Descrip-
tion Of The Chief Cities Of The West. By John C. Van
Tramp.

St. Louis: Published And Sold Exclusively By Sub-
scription By J. & H. Miller. 1859.

8 Front. (Steel engraving- by C. A. Jewell & Co., Cinn.,
after a painting by Geo. Winter), title, III-VI, 7-640 pp.
16 leaves with cuts not included in the pagination, making
a total of 672 pp. instead of 670, as stated in a note at
bottom of page 640.

A book made up with scissors and containing amongst other
articles extracts from Brewerton's Ride with Kit Carson, Fre-
mont's 1st and 2nd expeditions, Spalding*s account of overland
journey (from the Missionary Herald), Army & Navy Chronicle,
Schoolcraft Article, Wells' Wild Life in Oregon.

The latest date in the book is 1855 which would indicate that
it was prepared in 1856, but I have never seen an edition before
this one of 1859.

Republished several times, usually from the same sheets except
with changes at the end, including the newer territories and drop-
ping Tennessee and Kentucky. The place of publication was
changed in the 60's to Columbus, Ohio.

E. L. Sabin, in his notes to Kit Carson Days, places the first
edition of this in Columbus in 1857. 255



WALLEN, H. D.

Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating, in
Compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the Report of
Capt. H. D. Wallen, of his expedition, in 1859, from Dalles
City to Great Salt Lake and back. April 12, referred. . . .

[Washington: I860.] (36 Cong., 1 Sess. Sen., Ex. Doc.
34).

8 51 pp. Map.
Map:

Map of a Reconnaisance for a Military Road from the
"Dalles" of the Columbia River to Great Salt Lake, under
the Command of Capt. H. D. Wallen, 4th Inf. By Lieut.
Joseph Dixon, T. Engrs. 1859.

Wallen's report is dated Ft. Vancouver, Nov. 25, 1859. 286



ADAMS, J. C.

Life Of J. C. Adams, Known As Old Adams, Old Grizzly
Adams, Containing- A Truthful Account of His Bear Hunts,
Fights With Grizzly Bears, Hairbreadth Escapes, In the



142 THE PLAINS AND THE ROCKIES



Rocky and Nevada Mountains, and the Wilds Of The
Pacific Coast. Price Ten Cents.

New York, 1860.

16 53 pp., besides covers.

Above cover title with vignette of Adams and a grizzly bear.
Back wrapper contains an advertisement of Barnum's American
Museum. Page 1 contains a caption title underneath the copyright
which is at extreme top : Entered 1860 by J. C. Adams .... At
the bottom of page 53 occurs the printer's names : Wynkoop, Hal-
lenbeck & Thomas, 113 Fulton St., New York.

This little book has no connection whatever with the life of
Adams, published by Hittell the same year. It was undoubtedly
issued during the summer of 1860 as a part of the side show
which Adams was exhibiting with Barnum in New York. I un-
derstand one other copy of this is known, but without the pic-
torial covers.

See P. T. Barnum's "Struggles and Triumphs, or Forty Years'
Recollections" for a most interesting account of Adams at the
American Museum and his last days. This was used by Hittell in
the introduction to his last edition of Adams' life. 237



ADAMS, JAMES CAPEN

The Adventures Of James Capen Adams, Mountaineer
And Grizzly Bear Hunter, Of California. By Theodore H.
Hittell. Illustrated.

San Francisco : Towne And Bacon 1860.

12 VI (incl. half title and title), (2), 9-378 pp., 12 plates.

In 1854 Adams made a hunting excursion to the Rocky Moun-
tains, through Walker's River and the Humboldt Mountains to


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