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The Resource Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854

Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854

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Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Title
Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Statement of responsibility
made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854
Title variation
Explorations & surveys for a railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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Member of
Cataloging source
MNU
Citation location within source
  • p. 1274-1275
  • I, p. 301
Citation source
  • Checklist of United States public documents, 1789-1909 (3rd ed.)
  • Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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United States
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  • 1797-1878
  • 1823-1887
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  • Henry, Joseph
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton
  • United States
Series statement
  • Ex. Doc. / 33d Congress, 2d Session. Senate
  • Ex. Doc. / 35th Congress, 2d Session. Senate
Series volume
  • No. 78
  • No. 46
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  • Pacific railroads
  • West (U.S.)
  • Discoveries in geography
  • United States
  • Natural history
  • Indians of North America
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Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854
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Publication
Note
  • Also known as: Pacific railroad surveys
  • Hyphenated date in title varies: Suppl. v. 1 and v. 12: 1853-5; v. 7-11: 1853-6; v. 6: 1854-5
  • Vols. 1-11 were issued in the Congressional series of U.S. public documents as 33d Congress, 2d session, Senate ex. doc. 78, and also as House ex. doc. 91
  • Supplement to v. 1 (the material of which was published also in v. 12, book 1-2) was issued in at least three forms: "Supplement to volume I" (1859, W.A. Harris, printer), as 35th Congress, 2d session. Senate ex. doc. 46; "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. House ex. doc. 56; and, "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. Senate ex. doc. [no number]. Cf. Checklist of United States public documents
  • Prepared under the direct supervision of the Engineer Dept. Vols. dealing with the soil, climate, geology, botany and zoology of the regions surveyed were edited and rev. by Prof. Henry and Baird, of the Smithsonian Institution. Cf. Ingersoll, Hist. of the War Department (1879), p. 292-293
Contents
v. 1. Report of the Sec. of War. Examination of the routes. Memoranda on railways. Report of Gen. Jesup -- v. 1 suppl. Suppl. report by I.I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels -- v. 2. Reports on routes near the 38th and 39th, 41st, and 32nd parallels. Report of a reconnaissance from Puget Sound -- v. 3-4. Report of A.W. Whipple ... route near the 35th parallel -- v. 5. Report of R.S. Williamson ... routes in California to connect with the routes near the 35th and 32nd parallels -- v. 6. Report of Henry L. Abbot ... routes in Oregon and Calif. -- v. 7. Report ... from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, Calif. ... and from the Pimas villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande. Conclusion of the official review of the reports -- v. 8-10. Zoology (pts. 1-3) -- v. 11. Letter of A.A. Humphreys. Memoir of G.K. Warren ... upon ... compiling the general map. Topographical maps, profiles and sketches -- v. 12, bk. 1. Pt. 1 and the appendices of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels -- v. 12, bk 2. Pts. 2 and 3 of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens .
Control code
10526736
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
12 v. in 13
Other physical details
ill., maps (some col.)
Label
Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854
Publication
Note
  • Also known as: Pacific railroad surveys
  • Hyphenated date in title varies: Suppl. v. 1 and v. 12: 1853-5; v. 7-11: 1853-6; v. 6: 1854-5
  • Vols. 1-11 were issued in the Congressional series of U.S. public documents as 33d Congress, 2d session, Senate ex. doc. 78, and also as House ex. doc. 91
  • Supplement to v. 1 (the material of which was published also in v. 12, book 1-2) was issued in at least three forms: "Supplement to volume I" (1859, W.A. Harris, printer), as 35th Congress, 2d session. Senate ex. doc. 46; "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. House ex. doc. 56; and, "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. Senate ex. doc. [no number]. Cf. Checklist of United States public documents
  • Prepared under the direct supervision of the Engineer Dept. Vols. dealing with the soil, climate, geology, botany and zoology of the regions surveyed were edited and rev. by Prof. Henry and Baird, of the Smithsonian Institution. Cf. Ingersoll, Hist. of the War Department (1879), p. 292-293
Contents
v. 1. Report of the Sec. of War. Examination of the routes. Memoranda on railways. Report of Gen. Jesup -- v. 1 suppl. Suppl. report by I.I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels -- v. 2. Reports on routes near the 38th and 39th, 41st, and 32nd parallels. Report of a reconnaissance from Puget Sound -- v. 3-4. Report of A.W. Whipple ... route near the 35th parallel -- v. 5. Report of R.S. Williamson ... routes in California to connect with the routes near the 35th and 32nd parallels -- v. 6. Report of Henry L. Abbot ... routes in Oregon and Calif. -- v. 7. Report ... from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, Calif. ... and from the Pimas villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande. Conclusion of the official review of the reports -- v. 8-10. Zoology (pts. 1-3) -- v. 11. Letter of A.A. Humphreys. Memoir of G.K. Warren ... upon ... compiling the general map. Topographical maps, profiles and sketches -- v. 12, bk. 1. Pt. 1 and the appendices of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels -- v. 12, bk 2. Pts. 2 and 3 of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens .
Control code
10526736
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
12 v. in 13
Other physical details
ill., maps (some col.)

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