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West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar manuscript, approximately 1892

 Item
Identifier: 1500-001-36
Scope and Contents Autobiographical notes. Philadelphia, 1892. Memoirs, much of which is devoted to the opening and development of the far West from 1849 to 1860
Dates: approximately 1892

Henry C. Merriam papers, 1865-1907; bulk 1865-1877

 Collection
Identifier: 1500-001-23
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters by Colonel Henry C. Merriam, both personal and official correspondence, in a lined manuscript notebook, dating from Apr 1865 to Jun 1877. Topics addressed include: the capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama and the colored troops therein; an Indian skirmish near the Arkansas River; military plan of mobile detachments to fight Indians in preference to establishment of a permanent sub-post; requests for aid of Mexican military in the capture of marauding cattle thieves; matters...
Dates: 1865 - 1907; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1877