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Redpath, James and Richard J. Hinton
HAND-BOOK TO KANSAS TERRITORY AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS' GOLD REGION; Accompanied by Reliable Maps and a Preliminary Treatise on the Pre-Emption Laws of the United States
J.H. Colton, Publisher, New York. "Perhaps the most ambitious guidebook of the 1859 group was the Hand-Book of Kansas Territory and Rocky Mountains' Gold Region by James Redpath and Richard J. Hinton, published in New York by J.H. Colton [.] The book was issued early in 1859, with news of the gold country only up to the middle of November, 1858 (Wagner-Camp No. 343). Of the contents of the book, Chapter I describes eastern Kansas, Chapter II is entitled 'How to get, and what to take to Kansas'; Chapter III is on 'Kansas Literature'; Chapter IV is on the counties and principal towns of Kansas; Chapter V discusses the Indians of the region; Chapter VI is on the counties and principal towns of Kansas; Chapter VII discusses the towns on the Missouri River in the state; Chapter VIII is on the interior towns of Kansas; Chapter IX is on the material and commercial resources of the state, and the first section closes with 'Advice to Emigrants.' The second section deals with the gold region of western Kansas and the routes to the gold bearing country. Interesting is a discussion of 'Proposed Territorial Organization' stating that Congress has before it proposals for Colona or Jefferson Territory. The Appendix deals with the preemption laws relating to Public Lands. Of the two large maps contained in this guide, the first is entitled 'Kansas and Nebraska' and extends only to the 99th meridian [.] Below this map is another, of the gold region and the routes leading to it, showing Montana, Denver City and Auroria (sic). The map extends west to the Great Salt Lake. The other map extends … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: johnson rare books & archives, ABAA [Covina, CA, U.S.A.]
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