[MINNESOTA]. A fine and extensive collection of books, pamphlets, maps and one autograph letter relating to the exploration and history of Minnesota and its peoples, approximately 200 books and pamphlets and 20 maps, 16o-8o, most in original bindings, condition varies.
EXPLORATION: KEATING, William H. Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, &c. performed in the year 1823. London, 1825. 2 volumes. Frontispiece, folding map. -- SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry R. Narrative of an Expedition through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the Actual Source of this River. New York, 1834. Folding maps. -- OWEN, David Dale. Illustrations to the Geological Report of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Philadelphia, 1852. Plates. -- WARREN, G.K. Explorations in the Dacota Country, in the Year 1855. Washington, D.C., 1856. Folding maps. -- FEATHERSTONHAUGH, G.W. Geological Report of an Examination Made in 1834, of the Elevated Country between the Missouri and Red Rivers. Washington, D.C., 1835. Folding color map. -- SEYMOUR, E.S. Sketches of Minnesota, the New England of the West. With Incidents of Travel in that Territory during the Summer of 1849. New York, 1850. Folding map. -- Another copy. -- HARGRAVE, Joseph James. Red River. Montreal, 1871. -- JENKINS, Thomas J. Six Season on our Prairies and Six Weeks in our Rockies. Louisville, KY, 1884.
HISTORIES: KINZIE, Mrs. John H. Wau-Bun, the "Early Day" in the North-West. New York, 1856. ANDREWS, C.C. Minnesota and Dacotah: in Letters Descriptive of a Tour through the North-West, in the Autumn of 1856. Washington, 1857. -- BISHOP, Harriet E. Floral Home; or, First Years in Minnesota. New York, 1857. Plates. -- COLONEY, Myron. Manomin: A Rhythmical Romance of Minnesota. St. Louis, 1866. -- GARDNER-SHARP, Miss Abbie. History of the Spirit Lake Massacre and Captivity of Mrs. Abbie Gardner. Des Moines, 1885. Plates. -- Other volumes, including large runs of Minnesota History Bulletin and Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.
INDIANS: POPE, John. Official Communications from General Pope, Commanding Military Department of the Missouri, Concerning Indian Affairs. St. Louis, 1865. -- EASTMAN, Mrs. Mary. Dahcotah; or, Life and Legends of the Sioux around Fort Snelling. New York, 1849. Plates. -- SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry R. Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers. Philadelphia, 1851. -- HINMAN, Rev. S.D. Journal of the Rev. S.D. Hinman, Missionary to the Santee Sioux Indians. and Taopi, by Bishop Whipple. Philadelphia, 1869. Frontispiece. -- RIGGS, Stephen R. Dakota Wowapi Wakan Kin. The New Testament, in the Dakota Language. New York, 1886. -- MCCONKEY, Harriet E. Bishop. Dakota War Whoop: or, Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota of 1862-3. St. Paul, 1864. Plates. -- Taopi and His Friends, or the Indians' Wrongs and Rights. Philadelphia, 1869. Frontispiece. -- PETTIJOHN, Jonas. Autobiography, Family History and Various Reminiscences of the Life of Jonas Pettijohn, among the Sioux or Dakota Indians. Clay Center, KS, 1890. -- CONNOLLY, A.P. A Thrilling Narrative of the Minnesota Massacre and the Sioux War of 1862-63. Chicago, 1896. Plates. -- CARRIGAN, Minnie Buce. Captured by the Indians. Reminiscences of Pioneer Life in Minnesota. Buffalo Lake, Minn, 1912.
RAILROAD: RAMSAY. Northern Pacific Railroad. Memorial of the board of direction of the company, communications from Liutenant General Grant... November, 1867. 40th Congress, 2d Session, Mis. Doc No. 9. [Washington, D.C., 1867]. Folding map. -- Guide to the Northern Pacific Railroad Lands in Minnesota. New York, n.d. Illustrations in text. Maps.
GUIDES AND DIRECTORIES: Minnestota Year Book for 1852. St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, . Frontispiece. -- Saint Paul City Directory. For 1856-7. Saint Paul, 1857. Folding map. -- All About Northfield, Minn. Directory of Names and Business Firms, Information in Regard to the City, Advantages Shown Up. Northfield, 1889. Frontispiece and plates.
U.S. GOVERNMENT PAPERS AND REPORTS: Pembina Settlement. Letter from the Secretary of War 1850. Report of Major Wood, relative to his expedition to Pembina Settlement, and the condition of affairs on the North-Western frontier of the Territory of Minnesota. 31st Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc., No. 51. Washington, D.C., 1850. Folding map. -- Report of the Secretary of the Interior in answer to A resolution of the Senate relative tothe allegations of fraud, by Alexander Ramsay, superindendent of Indian affairs, in the disbursement of money appropriated for the fulfilment of treaties with the Sioux Indians. 32nd Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc., No. 29. Washington, D.C., 1853. -- FISK, James. Expedition from Fort Abercrombie to Fort Benton... Resolution of the House of 19th instant, transmitting report of Captain J.L. Fisk, of the expedition to escort emigrants from Fort Abercrombie to Fort Benton. 37th Congress, 3d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 80. Washington, D.C., 1863. -- Two other copies. -- FISK. Expedition of Captain Fisk to the Rocky Mountains. A resolution of the House of February 26, transmitting report of Captain Fisk of his late expedition to the Rocky Mountains and Idaho. 38th Congress, 1st Session. Ex. Doc., No. 45. Washington, D.C., 1864. -- Another copy. -- WHITE, A.W.V., Eli R. CHASE and Cyrus ALDRICH. Claims for Depredations by Sioux Indians. Report of commissioners on claims presented for injuries and depredations by the Sioux Indians, in Minnesota, in 1862. 38th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc., No. 58. Washington, D.C., 1864. -- JOHNSON, Andrew. Treaty between the United States of America and the Two Kettles Band of Dakota or Sioux Indians. Washington, D.C., 1866. -- BELKNAP, William W. Minnesota River. A report of the results of the examination and survey of the Minnesota River. 43d Congress, 2d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 76. Washington, D.C., 1875. -- ALLEN, Charles A. Sources of Mississippi, Saint Croix, Chippewa and Wisconsin Rivers.. 45th Congress, 3d Session. Ex. Doc., No. 54. Washington, D.C., 1879.
PAMPHLETS: SIBLEY, Henry H. Address of Henry H. Sibley, to the People of Minnesota Territory. Washington, D.C., 1850. -- BOARD OF IMMIGRATION FOR THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. Minnesota, the Empire State of the New North-West, the Commercial, Manufacturing and Geographical Centre of the American Continent. St. Paul, 1878. -- UPHAM, Warren. The Geology of Central and Western Minnesota. A Preliminary Report. St. Paul, 1880.
MAPS: Pocket folding maps (some from other areas of the United States), including: GRESHAM, Walter Q. Post Route Map of the State of Minnesota. N.p., 1883. Two linen-backed maps with morocco facings; morocco slipcase with name of C.E. Perkins in gilt. -- COLTON, J.H. Minnesota. New York, 1855. -- Colton's Tourist Map of the Great Lakes, Showing Also the States of Michigan and Wisconsin. New York, 1863. -- Colton's Map of the States & Territories from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. New York, 1877. -- Railroad Map of Wisconsin. Prepared for the Railroad Commissioner by Allan D. Conover. N.p., 1881. -- POWER, J.B. Burritt's Sectional and Township Map of Minnesota. St. Paul, 1871. -- CHAPMAN, Silas. Chapman's New Sectional Map of Minnesota. New York, 1856. -- Map of the Mesaba Iron Range. St. Paul, n.d. -- Sewell's Map of Minnesota. St. Paul. n.d.
MANUSCRIPTS: WILLIAMS, J Fletcher. Autograph letter signed, to "My dear Bro Sam [Samuel L. Williams]," St. Paul, 27 December 1855. 12 pages, 8o. A long and detailed letter recounting a journey to the West and discussing issues relating to the relocation of their family. "Land is so much cheaper in the west. Government land, of the finest quality, in neighborhood destined to be populous & wealthy, can be purchased at an almost nominal rate." Williams tries to convince his brother of the great potential to find wealth and happiness farming in the area. "I have been promised a splendid situation in the spring, --viz. position of map drawer, &c in a Land Office to be established in this place in March, on splendid wages... I just sent to father a few weeks ago, a pamphlet first published in this place, entitled 'Resources, Rise & Progress of Minnesota' & it will give you some idea of the country." (200)