1852 1ed Great Salt Lake Utah Stansbury Exploration Mormon Polygamy PROVENANCE

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Howard Stansbury was a 19th-century engineer and explorer known for his ventures to the American west. In 1849, he was charged with the task of exploring the Great Salt Lake basin with J.W. Gunnison. The expedition resulted in Mormon hostility and trying times until Brigham Young met with them to ease the tensions. Eventually, the expedition led to improved relations with the Mormons, a better understanding of westward transportation, and a plethora of descriptions of natural findings including plants, animals, fossils, and geographical discoveries.

 

Along with appendices, this single tome features numerous full-page and folding engraved plates, many of which are in color. This edition was published as an official edition for the Senate, the first issued edition. The second issue was later printed for the House.

 

According to Brigham Madsen,

“Stansbury’s Report provided the outside world with an objective look at the Mormons of Utah as well as with a scientific appraisal of the resources and fauna and flora of this section of the Great Basin.”

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1852 1ed Great Salt Lake Utah Stansbury Exploration Mormon Polygamy PROVENANCE

 

Howard Stansbury was a 19th-century engineer and explorer known for his ventures to the American west. In 1849, he was charged with the task of exploring the Great Salt Lake basin with J.W. Gunnison. The expedition resulted in Mormon hostility and trying times until Brigham Young met with them to ease the tensions. Eventually, the expedition led to improved relations with the Mormons, a better understanding of westward transportation, and a plethora of descriptions of natural findings including plants, animals, fossils, and geographical discoveries.

 

Along with appendices, this single tome features numerous full-page and folding engraved plates, many of which are in color. This edition was published as an official edition for the Senate, the first issued edition. The second issue was later printed for the House.

 

According to Brigham Madsen,

“Stansbury’s Report provided the outside world with an objective look at the Mormons of Utah as well as with a scientific appraisal of the resources and fauna and flora of this section of the Great Basin.”

 

Item number: #8808

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STANSBURY, Howard

Exploration and survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, including a reconnoissance of a new route through the Rocky Mountains… Senate. Special Session, March 1851. Executive No. 3

Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, 1852. First edition, First issue

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   487, [1]

o   Numerous full-page and folding plates in color

  • References: Howes S 884; Graff 3947; Wagner-Camp IV, 219:2; Sabin 90372
  • Provenance:

o   Handwritten – E. Riggs, 1852

o   Handwritten – Asbury Dickens, Esq., Secretary of the Senate of the U.S., Oct. 30, 1852.

  • Asbury Dickins (1780–1861) was a United States government official who served as Secretary of the United States Senate from 1836–1861.
  • Originally from North Carolina, Dickins worked as a publisher and a bookseller before entering government service as chief clerk of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 1829. He then moved to the U.S. Department of State in 1833, again serving as the department’s chief clerk. Dickins finally became Secretary of the Senate in 1836 and served under both Democratic and Whig majorities. During his tenure, the Secretary’s office increased in size and professionalism.

o   Stamp – Nellie L. McClung

  • Nellie Letitia McClung (born Helen Letitia Mooney; 1873 – 1951), was a Canadian author, social activist, suffragette, and politician. She was a part of the social and moral reform movements prevalent in Western Canada in the early 1900s. Her great causes were women’s suffrage and the temperance. It was largely through her efforts that in 1916 Manitoba became the first province to give women the right to vote and to run for public office.
  • In 1927, McClung and four other women: Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby who together came to be known as The Famous Five (also called “The Valiant Five”)[3] launched “the Persons Case,” contending that women could be “qualified persons,” therefore eligible to sit in the Senate. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the current law did not recognize women as such. However, the case was won upon appeal to the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council—the court of last resort for Canada at that time.

o   Bookplate – Hill’s Lending Library, Montreal.

  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm)

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8808

Categories

Americana, American History

Religion

Authors

STANSBURY, Howard

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete