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The Whipple Report

The Whipple Report

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The Whipple Report: Journal of an expedition from San Diego, California to the Rio Colorado, from Sept. 11 to Dec. 11, 1849

by Whipple, A. W., Lieutenant United States Topographical Engineers

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Small octavo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches) Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1961. An Edition of 900 copies only of which 800 copies are for sale. Brick red cloth boards with embossed device of a covered wagon on the front cover. 100 pages illustrated with black and white historic photographs, index, Indian vocabulary, bibliography. Very good condition (previous owner's neat inscription and date on first fly leaf).

At the time of the California Gold Rush, shortly after the end of the Mexican War, in September 1849, Whipple and the man assigned to guard him, Cave Couts, were assigned to survey the new international boundary line in the vicinity of the Gila and Colorado rivers; as required by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

According to E. I. Edwards, who wrote the introduction, notes, and bibliography: "Of all the early accounts written by the emigrants of the gold trail who crossed our Southern California desert, none can claim quite the same degree of distinction that attaches to the Whipple Report .... "

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Caravan Book Store US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
638
Title
The Whipple Report
Author
Whipple, A. W., Lieutenant United States Topographical Engineers
Format/Binding
Brick red cloth boards with embossed device of a covered wagon on the front cover.
Book Condition
Used - Near fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
An Edition of 900 copies only of which 800 copies are for sale
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Westernlore Press
Place of Publication
Los Angeles
Date Published
1961
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
California and the West; Western American History; Americana; Travel; Limited Edition; California Gold Rush; Southwest;

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