CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume X

CD: Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: Volume X, Hulme’s Journal, 1818-1819; Flower’s Letters from Lexington and the Illinois, 1819; Flower’s Letters from the Illinois, 1820-21; and Wood’s Two Years Residence, 1820-21 - Reuben Gold Thwaites. During the second decade of the nineteenth century, a colony of English emigrants, led by Morris Birkbeck and George Flower, was established in southeastern Illinois; at a place in Edwards County known afterwards as English Prairie. This volume includes publications that best exemplify Western life and conditions and contain the most varied descriptions of an English immigrant's impressions and experiences. Thomas Hulme's notes on his travels to Illinois contain observations on the route, the people he encountered, prices and wages. Richard Flower in his letters promotes the colony in Illinois. He settled at Albion, the new Illinois town founded by his son in Edwards County. The major portion of this volume is devoted to John Woods' comments upon settling in English Prairie. He also gives an account of the towns on the Ohio and the progress of settlement; "he finds older towns falling into decay, new ones springing in to existence, and over it all the trail of the speculator…the land laws and methods of survey are minutely detailed." (1904), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 358 pp. 101-CD4434 ISBN: 0788444344