From New Zealand to Lake Michigan

By: Travers, W. T. Locke

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Some dampstains to cloth at upper part of boards, causing some pink dye run to upper margins of preliminary leaves, and to upper margins of the appendix and the folding map at rear. 1/2" tear and some wear to cloth at tail of spine. The folding map has a couple of small tears along the folds. Gutter splitting between the front free endpaper and the title leaf. Later ink price in ink on front endpaper. Pencil marginalia on the front endpaper stating that the note on page 72 is "wrong". Also with split to gutter between page [viii] and page 1. ; This copy with inscription on the title page "J[ervois?] Smith Esq. / From the author . 31st January 1899". [viii], 274 pages + folding map pasted in at rear. Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. The cloth has a blind-stamped diamond pattern. Page dimensions: 180 x 119mm (7" x 4 3/4"). "The chief object of my work is to show that the extraordinary rapidity with which the enormous area described in it - equalling all Europe in size - was colonized, was due to the discovery, in 1847, of some 'glittering particles of gold' during the prosecution of an industrial work, for, practically, the then only white settler in north California. It is intended also, by giving, on the one hand, an account of the physical conditions which obtained within this immense territory prior to and at the time of that discovery, and of the interesting and adventurous explorations through which those condition were made known, and on the other hand, an account of the wonderful changes brought about by the sudden intrsuion into it of a vigorous civilized people, to afford my readers some idear of the impulse given to western settlement, by that discoveru, an impulse which was soon afterwards strongly felt both in Australia and New Zealand. " - from the author's preface. Contents: The Pacific - Tutuila and its Islanders - Palmyra Atoll - Wreck of the Henry James - Rescue of the Crew - Oahu and its Scenery - Honolulu - San Francisco - New Hevetia - The Discovery of Gold at Sutter's Mill - Yerba Buena - The Present City - China Town - The Palace Hotel - Seal Rock - The Routes to Salt Lake City - Valley of the Sacramento - The Sierra Nevada - The Great Desert - Original Discoveries in California - Sir Francis Drake and the Indian King - Whence the Name of the Great Bay - The San Joaquim - Walker's Pass - The Great Basin - Shoshone Indians - The Bear River - Singular Volcanic Phenomena - The Great Salt Lake - Fremont's Voyage - Kit Carson's Boat - Strange Food - Tlamath Lake - Pyramid Lake - Indian Encampments - The Desert - Attack on Indians - Sevier Lake - Crossing the Sierra - Indian Visitors - Death of the Dog - Summit of the Pass - Great Cold and Suffering - Rio de Los Americanos - New Helvetia - The San Joaquim - The Desert - Indian Attack upon a Spanish Party - Summary Punishment - Kit Carson and Godey's Exploits - Sufferings in the Desert - Ogden - Salt Lake City - The Mormon Migration to Utah - History of the Superstition - Further History of Mormonism - Salt Lake City - The Temple - The Tabernacle - The Water Supply and Industrial Institutions of the City - Fort Douglas and its Surroundings - Leave Salt Lake City - The Rocky Mountains - The Green and Rio Grande Rivers - The Black Canon of the Gunnion - The Grand Canyon of the Arkansas - The Blow-Up of the Overhanging Rock - The Prairies - Manitou and its Springs - The Rocky Mountains and the Prairies - Myths and Legends of the Indians - The Tribes of Colorado, Arkansas, and Nebraska - Traits of Character - Their Habits and Customs - First Exploration of Kansas and Nebraska - Alarms - The "Cerne" of the Buffalos - Fort Laramie - Immigrant Parties - Dangers from Hostile Indians - Present Condition of Country - Denver - The Mines at Silverton and Leadville - Strange Incidents - The "Smelters" - Rapid Progress and Beauty of the City - Chicago - The Mississippi - Remarkable Scenery - The Burial of Du Bouque - St. Anthony's Falls - Indian Legend - Progress of Minnesota - The City of Chicago - Its Rapid Rise and Progress - The Great Fire - Conclusion - Appendix. [Bibliographical references: Bagnall 5601 - "Chiefly U. S. A."] NB: The author's description of his own trip is supplemented by his summaries of other and earlier sources, e. g. Fremont.

Title: From New Zealand to Lake Michigan

Author Name: Travers, W. T. Locke

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Wellington, Edwards & Co.: 1889

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20096

Keywords: United States Of America History 19th Century