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Auction 179, Lot 851

"[Missouri River Exploration] Expedition Up the Missouri. Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting the Information … Respecting the Movements of the Expedition Which Lately Ascended The Missouri River &c.", U.S. War Department

Subject: Document - Missouri River Exploration

Period: 1826 (published)

Publication: H.R. Doc. 117, 19th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 8.7 inches
14 x 22.1 cm
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This is General Henry Atkinson's report concerning his expedition up the Missouri River. According to Wagner-Camp, Atkinson "devotes most of his report to an account of Indian tribes and fur trade on the upper Missouri River, but he also discusses additional subjects of interest such as Jedediah Smith's meeting with the British traders on the Lewis River and his report of British activities on the upper Missouri." Atkinson also recalls his meeting with William Ashley who spoke of an easy passage across the Rockies at the headwaters of the Platte. 16 pages. Octavo, disbound.

References: Wagner-Camp #32; Streeter #1788.

Condition: B+

Very good with faint scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2020