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1811 Patrick Gass Journal
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Title1811 Patrick Gass Journal
AbstractPart of the Fitzpatrick purchase, this 1811 copy has particular significance because it once belonged to Elliott Coues, one of the editors of the Lewis and Clark journals. It is inscribed, "To Prof. Elliott Coues with the appreciative regards of C. H. Conover. 11/5/94." On the title page, Coues wrote his name in ink followed by "Nov. 5, 1894." This was a year after the publication of his 4-volume edition of the journals. On the last page in the same handwriting in ink appears, "Elliott Coues, from C. H. Conover, Nov. 5, 1894." Below that, Fitzpatrick penciled in, "Purchased Anderson Auction Co. Dec. 4, 1906 $11.50." Charles H. Conover was vice-president of Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. in Chicago, Illinois. His collection of Lewis and Clark rare editions was the only private one described in Paltsit's Bibliographical Data. Conover served as vice-president of the Chicago Historical Society, and in 1910 gave his unsurpassed collection to the Society. See Chicago Historical Society Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, Membership List, Annual Report (1910):309-350. [MVSC 977.31 C53c 1910]
DateDecember 15, 1904
LocationMVSC X 917.8 G25j 1811
Local SubjectGass, Patrick
Coues, Elliott
Fitzpatrick, Thomas J.
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Item TypeBook
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
Item ID210906
CONTENTdm number10506
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