CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XX, Part II of Gregg’s Commerce of the Prairies, 1831-1839

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CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume XX, Part II of Gregg’s Commerce of the Prairies, 1831-1839 - Reuben Gold Thwaites. Ogden's letters and Bullock's sketch both give an account of the Ohio Valley and its metropolis, Cincinnati, at the close of the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Ogden's first three letters describe his personal adventures, while the rest add historical and geographical information. In 1827 Bullock landed at New Orleans then traveled up river to Cincinnati. "…he purchased a large estate on the Kentucky side of the river, planning to make it his future home, and to lead thence a colony from England. Intent on this purpose he proceeded by way of Sandusky, Buffalo, and the Erie Canal to New York, whence he sailed for the mother country." There he published his journal of the trip, eventually bringing his family to America and settling on his estate. Dr. Josiah Gregg spent nine years crossing between the United States and New Mexico eight times as he led trading caravans far into the Mexican territory. During all these wanderings Gregg kept a journal of daily occurrences and at the urging of friends began contributing articles to various southwestern newspapers. These articles, which became a two volume book, covered the status of the New Mexican provinces, the Santa Fe Trade before the closing of the Mexican custom-houses in 1841, the customs and manners of the people and the resources of the country. His work mingles history, description and narrative. (1905), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 358 pp. 101-CD4410 ISBN: 0788444107