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Report on the Red River Expedition of 1870, by Assistant Controller Irvine . [Bound with:] Correspondence Relative to the Recent Expedition to the Red River Settlement: With Journal of Operation . [and with:] Maps to Illustrate the Correspondence Relative to the Recent Expedition to the Red River Settlement with Journal of Operations: Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 1871
Harrison and Sons, London 1871 - 3 parts in one, small folio. (12 1/2 x 8 inches). [2], 16pp, plus folding table; [2], 96 pp.; [2] pp., plus 2 large hand-coloured folding maps (on three sheets). Expertly bound to style in half dark purple morocco over period purple cloth covered boards, flat spine ruled in gilt and lettered in the second compartment Scarce "blue book" reports and maps relating to the Wolseley Expedition during the Red River Rebellion. "The expeditionary force of British and Canadian troops, about 1700 in all, was mobilized in Toronto in May 1870. The six hundred mile journey from Port Arthur on Thunder Bay to Fort Garry at what is now Winnipeg was by road to Lake Shebandowan, then by the 'Old Canoe Route' through Lac le Croix and Rainy Lake to Lake of the Woods and down the Winnipeg River to Lake Winnipeg, then up the Red River to Fort Garry. A few minutes before the expeditionary forces marched into Fort Garry on August 24, Reil and his remaining supporters road away up the Red River. This map is the best for that region which I have seen" (Streeter). The maps are titled: 1) Map shewing Line of Route between Lake Superior and Red River Settlement, compiled from S. J. Dawson's Exploratory Surveys, and Maps in Depar't of Crown Lands O. By A. L. Russell. [Scale of 10 miles to an inch]. 2) Sketch of Road from Prince Arthur's Landing, Thunder Bay, L. Superior to Lake Shebandowar as traversed by the Red River Expeditionary Force. Surveyed by Captain G. L. Huyshe. [Printed on two sheets, scale of four inches to one mile]. Streeter sale 3933; Peel 260 and 263. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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