Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    Early western travels, 1748-1846 : a series of annotated reprints of some of the best and rarest contemporary volumes of travel, descriptive of the aborigines and social and economic conditions in the ... Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904
  • Book/Printed Material
    Flower's Letters from Lexington (June 25, 1819) and the Illinois (August 16, 1819).
    Letters from Lexington and the Illinois | Flower's Letters from Lexington and the Illinois, 1819
    "Reprint of the original edition: London, 1819."--p. [85]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1819 London edition with title: Letters from Lexington and the Illinois, containing a brief account of the English settlement in the latter territory and a refutation of the misrepresentations of Mr. Cobbett. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Flower, Richard - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 26 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Conrad Weiser's journal of a tour to the Ohio, August 11-October 2, 1748.
    Journal of Conrad Weiser, esqr., Indian interpreter, to the Ohio
    "Source: Pennsylvania colonial records, v, pp. 348-358; with variations from Pennsylvania historical collections, i, pp. 23-33."--p. [15]. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Weiser, Conrad - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 30 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    A selection of George Croghan's letters and journals relating to tours into the western country--November 16, 1750-November, 1765. "Sources: Pennsylvania colonial records, v, pp. 496-498, 530-536, 539, 540, 731-735; vi, pp. 642, 643, 781, 782; vii, pp. 267-271. Massachusetts historical collections, 4 series, ix, pp. 362-379. Butler's History of Kentucky (Cincinnati and Louisville, 1836), appendix, with variations from other sources. New York colonial documents, vii, pp. 781-788."--p. [45]. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Croghan, George - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 130 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Two journals of western tours "Source: Proud's History of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 1798), ii, appendix."--p. [175]. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Post, Christian Frederick - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 118 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Journal of Captain Thomas Morris, of His Majesty's XVII regiment of infantry ; Detroit, September 25, 1764. "Reprint from the author's Miscellanies in prose and verse (London, 1791), p. 1-39."--p. [293]. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Morris, Thomas - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 36 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Flower's Letters from the Illinois, January 18, 1820-May 7, 1821.
    Letters from the Illinois, 1820, 1821 | Flower's Letters from the Illinois, 1820-21
    "Reprint of the original edition: London, 1822."--p. [111]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1822 London edition with title: Letters from the Illinois, 1820, 1821; containing an account of the English settlement at Albion and its vicinity, and a refutation of various misrepresentations, those more particularly of Mr. Cobbett ... with a letter from M. Birkbeck; and a preface and notes by Benjamin Flower. Also...
    • Contributor: Flower, Richard - Thwaites, Reuben Gold - Flower, Benjamin - Birkbeck, Morris
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 59 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Woods's Two years' residence in the settlement on the English Prairie -- June 25, 1820-July 3, 1821.
    Two years' residence in the settlement on the English prairie, in the Illinois country, United States | Woods's Two years' residence, 1820-21
    "Reprint of the original edition: London, 1821."--p. [171]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1821 London edition with title: Two years' residence in the settlement on the English prairie, in the Illinois country, United States; with an account of its animal and vebetable productions, agriculture, &c. &c.; a description of the principal towns, villages, &c. &c.; with the habits and customs of the back-woodsmen. Also...
    • Contributor: Woods, John - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 188 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Hulme's journal of a tour in the western countries of America -- September 30, 1818-August 8, 1819.
    Hulme's journal, 1818-19
    "Extracted and reprinted from William Cobbett's A year's residence in the United States of America: London, 1828."--p. [17]. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Hulme, Thomas - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 68 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Faux's Memorable days in America, 1819-1820.
    Faux's Memorable days in America, 1819-20 | Memorable days in America | Faux's Memorable days in America, November 27, 1818-July 21, 1820
    "Reprint of the original edition: London, 1823."--v. 11, p. [17]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1823 London edition with title: Memorable days in America; being a journal of a tour to the United States principally undertaken to ascertain, by positive evidence, the condition and probable prospects of British emigrants; including accounts of Mr. Birkbeck's settlement in the Illinois, and intended to show men and...
    • Contributor: Faux, W. (William) - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resources:
    View 308 Pages View 130 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Welby's Visit to North America, May 5, 1819-May 10, 1820.
    Welby's Visit to North America, 1819-20 | Visit to North America and the English settlements in Illinois
    "Reprint of the original edition: London, 1821."--p. [139]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1821 London edition with title: A visit to North America and the English settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia ; soley to ascertain the actual prospects of the emigrating agriculturist, mechanic, and commercial speculator. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Welby, Adlard - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resource:
    View 204 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Nuttall's Travels into the Arkansa Territory, 1819.
    Nuttall's Journal of travels into the Arkansa territory October 2, 1818-February 18, 1820 | Journal of travels into the Arkansa Territory, during the year 1819
    "Reprint of the original edition: Philadelphia, 1821."--p. [11]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1821 Philadelphia edition with title: Journal of travels into the Arkansa Territory, during the year 1819; with occasional observations on the manners of the aborigines; illustrated by a map and other engravings. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Nuttall, Thomas - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resource:
    View 368 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    James's Account of S. H. Long's expedition, 1819-1820.
    Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, performed in the years 1819, 1820 | Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains
    "Preliminary notice reprinted from ... Philadelphia edition, 1823. Text reprinted from ... London edition, 1823."--v. 14, p. [29]. "Calculations of observations by Long and Swift reprinted from ... Philadelphia edition, 1823; Vocabularies of Indian languages, by Say, reprinted from ... Philadelphia edition, 1823."--v. 17, p. [9]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1823 London edition with title: Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the...
    • Contributor: James, Edwin - Long, Stephen Harriman - Say, Thomas - United States. War Department - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resources:
    View 312 Pages View 360 Pages View 296 Pages View 324 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Pattie's Personal narrative, 1824-1830 ; Willard's Inland trade with New Mexico, 1825, and Downfall of the Fredonian Republic ; and Malte-Brun's Account of Mexico.
    Pattie's Personal narrative, 1824-1830 | Pattie's Personal narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and in Mexico, June 20, 1824-August 30, 1830 | Personal narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky
    "Reprint of the original edition: Cincinnati, 1831."--p. [21]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1831 Cincinnati edition with title: The personal narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky, during an expedition from St. Louis, through the vast regions between that place and the Pacific ocean, and thence back through the city of Mexico to Vera Cruz, during journeyings of six years; in which he and...
    • Contributor: Pattie, James O. (James Ohio) - Flint, Timothy - Willard - Malte-Brun, Conrad - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resource:
    View 384 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Ogden's Letters from the West, 1821-1823.
    Letters from the West
    "Reprint of the original edition: New Bedford, 1823."--p. [19]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1823 New Bedford edition with title: Letters from the West, comprising a tour through the western country, and a residence of two summers in the states of Ohio and Kentucky; originally written in letters to a brother. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Ogden, George W. - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resource:
    View 94 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Bullock's Journey from New Orleans to New York, in 1827.
    Sketch of a journey through the western states of North America, from New Orleans, by the Mississippi, Ohio, city of Cincinnati, and falls of Niagara, to New York, in 1827
    "Reprint of the original edition: London, 1827."--p. [19]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1827 London edition with title: Sketch of a journey through the western states of North America, from New Orleans, by the Mississippi, Ohio, city of Cincinnati, and falls of Niagara, to New York, in 1827 ... The appendix, "Cincinnati in 1826," by B. Drake and E.D. Mansfield, is omitted from this...
    • Contributor: Bullock, W. (William) - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resource:
    View 44 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Gregg's Commerce of the prairies; or, The journal of a Sante Fe trader, 1831-1839.
    Commerce of the prairies; or, The journal of a Santa Fé trader, 1831-1839 | Gregg's Commerce of the prairies, 1831-1839 | Commerce of the prairies | Journal of a Sante Fe trader, 1831-1839
    "Reprint of ... the second edition, New York, 1845."--v. 19, p. [155]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1845 New York edition with title: Commerce of the prairies, or The journal of a Santa Fé trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern Mexico. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web...
    • Contributor: Gregg, Josiah - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resources:
    View 368 Pages View 198 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    John Long's journal, 1768-1782.
    Long's voyages and travels, 1768-1782 | Voyage and travels of an Indian interpreter and trader, describing the manners and customs of the North American Indians
    "Reprint of the original edition: London, 1791."--p. [17]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of original 1791 London edition with title: Voyage and travels of an Indian interpreter and trader, describing the manners and customs of the North American Indians, with an account of the posts situated on the River Saint Laurence, Lake Ontario; to which is added, a vocabulary of the Chippeway language ... A...
    • Contributor: Long, J. (John) - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1904

    Resource:
    View 332 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Townsend's Narrative of a journey across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River.
    Townsend's Narrative of a journey across the Rocky Mountains, 1834 | Narrative of a journey across the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia River
    "Reprint of pp. 1-186, 217-274, of original edition: Philadelphia, 1839. 'A visit to the Sandwich Islands, Chili, &c., with a scientific appendix,' also contained in this edition, is here omitted as irrelevant to the scope of the present series."--p. [107]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1839 Philadelphia edition with title: Narrative of a journey across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River, and a...
    • Contributor: Townsend, John Kirk - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resource:
    View 264 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Wyeth's Oregon; or, A short history of a long journey.
    Wyeth's Oregon; or, A short history of a long journey, 1832 | Oregon; or, A short history of a long journey, from the Atlantic Ocean to the region of the Pacific, by land | Oregon | Wyeth's Oregon | Short history of a long journey, from the Atlantic Ocean to the region of the Pacific, by land
    Written in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse. cf. Pref., p. 13. "Reprint of original edition: Cambridge, Mass., 1833."--p. [17]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1833 Cambridge edition with title: Oregon; or, A short history of a long journey, from the Atlantic Ocean to the region of the Pacific, by land; drawn up from the notes and oral information of John B. Wyeth, one of...
    • Contributor: Wyeth, John (John Bound) - Waterhouse, Benjamin - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1905

    Resource:
    View 90 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Maximilian, Prince of Wied's, Travels in the interior of North America, 1832-1834.
    Travels in the interior of North America, 1832-1834 | Comprising the series of original paintings by Charles Bodmer, to illustrate Maximilian, Prince of Wied's, Travels in the interior of North America, 1832-1834
    German original, Coblenz, 1839-1841, published under title: "Reise in das innere Nord-America ..." The present edition is a reprint of the London edition of 1843, translated by H. Evans Lloyd, with the addition of the Indian vocabularies now first translated from the German edition by Asa C. Tilton. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1843 London edition with title: Travels in the interior of North...
    • Contributor: Wied, Maximilian - Lloyd, Hannibal Evans - Bodmer, Karl - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1906

    Resources:
    View 402 Pages View 354 Pages View 86 Pages View 404 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Flagg's The far West, 1836-1837.
    Far West; or, A tour beyond the mountains | Tour beyond the mountains
    "Reprint of ... original edition: New York, 1838."--p. [21]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1838 New York edition with title: The far West: or, A Tour beyond the mountains; embracing outlines of western life and scenery; sketches of the prairies, rivers, ancient mounds, early settlements of the French, etc., etc. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Flagg, Edmund - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1906

    Resources:
    View 378 Pages View 110 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    De Smet's Letters and sketches, 1841-1842.
    Letters and sketches, 1841-1842 | Letters and sketches
    "Reprint of original English edition: Philadelphia, 1843."--p. [123]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1843 English edition with title: Letters and sketches; with a narrative of a year's residence among the Indian tribes of the Rocky Mountains. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: De Smet, Pierre-Jean - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1906

    Resource:
    View 290 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Farnham's Travels in the great western prairies, etc., May 21-October 16, 1839
    Travels in the great western prairies, the Anahuac and Rocky Mountains, and in the Oregon Territory
    "Reprint of ... original London edition, 1843."--p. [21]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1843 London edition with title: Travels in the great western prairies, the Anahuac and Rocky Mountains, and in the Oregon Territory. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Farnham, Thomas Jefferson - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1906

    Resources:
    View 388 Pages View 92 Pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    De Smet's Oregon missions and travels over the Rocky Mountains, 1845-1846.
    Oregon missions and travels over the Rocky Mountains in 1845-46
    "Reprint of New York edition, 1847."--p. [103]. Includes facsimile of t.-p. of 1847 New York edition with title: Oregon missions and travels over the Rocky Mountains in 1845-46. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: De Smet, Pierre-Jean - Thwaites, Reuben Gold
    • Date: 1906

    Resource:
    View 322 Pages