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Brackenridge, Henry Marie (1786–1871)
Views of Louisiana; Together with a Journal of a Voyage Up the Missouri River
Printed and published by Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum, Franklin head Office, Pittsburgh, 1814. 304 pages with tables and appendices. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in quarter grey cloth over marbled boards. (Howes B688 ("b"); Sabin 7177; Streeter sale III:1776 (discusses the contents in detail); Wagner-Camp 12:1) First edition. Henry Marie Brackenridge was an American writer, lawyer, judge, superintendent and first federal forester and Congressman from Pennsylvania. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he was a lawyer and journalist. In 1811 Brackenridge was the first recorded tourist to present-day South Dakota, hosted by fur trader Manuel Lisa. He was appointed deputy attorney general of the Territory of Orleans (Louisiana), and district judge of Louisiana in 1812. Brackenridge's published works include Views of Louisiana (1814), part of which was a source for Washington Irving's Astoria, and a pamphlet South America (1817), which puts forth a policy similar to the Monroe Doctrine. Sent to South America to study political conditions, he recounted his experiences in Voyage to South America (1819). His Recollections of Persons and Places in the West (1834) is considered a valuable historical source. The "Views of Louisiana" are a series on the country included in the Louisiana Purchase, many of which were published in the Louisiana Gazette (later the Missouri Gazette), (St Louis), in the winter of 1810-1811. These essays are of interest but the book is especially desirable for its "Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River," in 1811 . This is followed by appendices wh … [Click Below for Full Description]
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