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Random Sketches on a Hunting Trip through Mexico, the Western States, and Alaska T.G. B. May 4/89 to Apl 3/90 [Manuscript Title]
V.p., 1889. Illustrated with 47 original pen-and-ink and/or watercolor drawings on card, signed by the artist with his monogram, mounted on album leaves and captioned in ink, depicting sporting scenes, camp life, animals, landscapes, and views, and 11 original photographic prints laid in or mounted to leaves. 1 vols. Folio. Contemporary gilt-ruled half green morocco and pebbled cloth. Spine ends rubbed, a few leaves spotted, old creases to one loose photograph, drawings generally fine. Illustrated with 47 original pen-and-ink and/or watercolor drawings on card, signed by the artist with his monogram, mounted on album leaves and captioned in ink, depicting sporting scenes, camp life, animals, landscapes, and views, and 11 original photographic prints laid in or mounted to leaves. 1 vols. Folio. Record of a Hunting Trip to Alaska, 1889-1990. Album of drawings and photographs by an accomplished amateur artist, Thomas Gilbert Bowick, during a hunting trip in Oregon and Alaska with his brother John Robie Bowick in 1889 and 1890. The brothers, apparently of English extraction, were part owners of the Eastern Oregon Gold Mining Company in Grant County. A small manuscript map on the verso of the title shows that the party proceeded overland from Washington, D.C., and stopped in Salt Lake City. All ofthe drawings or photographs of drawings are signed by the artist with a monogram. The brothers' hunting trip was successful: the Game Bag includes 26 bear (one grizzly, 1,800 lbs., shot 40 miles north of Ogden, Utah, as recorded beneath a sketch of the animal), 28 deer as well as a variety of small game. Most of the album is devoted to the area around Juneau, Sitka, Muir Glacier, and Glacier Bay, the salmon fishery of Killisnoo, and Port Wrangell. There are scenes of Salt Lake City and eastern Oregon. Detailed list of contents: 1 Frontispiece portrait of the artist on horseback in a forest clearing, captioned "Yours Very Truly" 2 Manuscript title leaf 3 Watercolor map of the world, "The ground covered" (route from the British Isles and through north America) 4 "Our Bag" (albumen photograph of watercolor drawing, heads of animals surrounding the tally of bear, elk, deer, sheep, etc.) 5 "Our cabin in the Blue Mountains (Oregon) 7500 ft" 6 "Black Bear at Home" 7 "Indian Hut (Alaska)" 8 "Salmon Run - Tongass Narrows (Alaska)" (man astride a huge fallen tree spanning the river) 9 "A day's Salmon Fishing - Tongass Narrows (Alaska)" 10 "A Salmon Run (British Columbia)" 11 "Elk (on the Look Out)" 12 "Sitka Harbour (Alaska)" 13 "Indian Band, Sitka (Alaska)" 14 "Log Huts, Sitka (Alaska)" 15 "The Flour Mill, Sitka (Alaska)" 16 "My Indian Dog on the War Path" (a malamute prowling near a chicken coop) 17 "Wild Sheep" 18 "Port Wrangle (Alaska)" 19 "Whale & Wolf Totem - Port Wrangle (Alaska)" 20 "City of Juneau (Alaska)" 21 "Indian Village - Juneau (Alaska) Built by order of the U.S.A. Government" 22 "Indian Graves - Juneau (Alaska)" 23 "S.S. 'Corona' & 'Ancon' - Glacier Bay (Alaska)" 24 "A rough passage - Tankon Inlet (Alaska). 12 misles of floating ice" 25 "Muir Glacier (Alaska)" 26 "Davidson Glacier (Alaska)" 27 "Top of Muir Glacier (Alaska)" 28 "Front of Muir Glacier (2 miles across)" 29 "Islands in Greenville channel (Alaska)" 30 "Landing stage - Killismoo (Alaska)" 31 "Killismoo (Salmon fishing village - Alaska)" 32 "'Jake.' Civilized Indian, Chief of the District, free R(?) Priest & United States Marshall - Killismoo, Alaska" 33 "'Jakes' Wife" 34 "Alaskan Steam Ship at Seattle (Washington Territory)" 35 "Indian Mission School Boys (Sitka, Alaska)" 36 "Park Gates - Victoria (British Columbia)" 37 "Treadwell (Gold Mine) Mill, Juneau, Alaska" 38 "'On the look out' (Black-tailed deer)" 39 "Who comes there? (Mountain Lion, California)" 40 "My first (last) Grizzly. (Shot 40 miles north of Ogden, Utah) Weight 1,800 # - length 11'6" 41 "Sitka (Capital of Alaska)" 42 "Wolf Totem (Port Wrangle)" 43 "Bluffs - Muir Glacier (Alaska)" 44 "Salmon Stream (Oregon)" 45 "Snake River (Oregon)" 46 "S.S. 'Ancon' (Seattle)" 47 "Mormon Temple (Salt Lake City, Utah)" (albumen photograph of watercolor drawing, interior view) 48 "Mormon Temple (Salt Lake City, Utah)" (albumen photograph of watercolor drawing, exterior view) 49 "Brigham Young's Wives House (Salt Lake City, Utah)" (albumen photograph of watercolor drawing, exterior view) 50 "Coon" 51 Untitled portrait of a woman on deck of a steamer, seated in the mouth of a hooded vent 52 "'The drawing room' (Our cabin in the Blue Mountains, Oregon) (albumen photograph of drawing, 5 men, rifles on the wall) 53 Photograph of a newspaper clipping describing T. G. Bowick, one of the directors of the Eastern Oregon Gold Mining Company as a champion long-distance horseback rider (Baker City Morning Democrat, July 30, 1889) Loosely inserted: Photograph of the cabin, partly retouched in watercolor (stamp of Hazeltine, Photographer, Baker City, Oregon, on verso) photograph of a watercolor drawing of an Alaskan seashore village photograph of several horse drawn wagons before the Great 1XL Store (splits and old fold) 2 photographs of the base of a redwood trunk, one showing a cut out for passage of a horse and buggy.
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