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The Resource Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854

Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854

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Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Title
Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Statement of responsibility
made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854
Title variation
  • Explorations & surveys for a railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific railroad surveys
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
MNU
Citation location within source
  • p. 1274-1275
  • I, p. 301
Citation source
  • Checklist of United States public documents, 1789-1909 (3rd ed.)
  • Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages
Dewey number
978
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F593
LC item number
.U58 1855
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
407
NAL item number
W19P
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United States
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  • 1797-1878
  • 1823-1887
  • 1824-1882
  • 1803-1877
  • 1826-1910
  • 1817-1893
  • 1796-1873
  • 1794-1873
  • 1828-1875
  • 1822-1895
  • 1822-1892
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  • Henry, Joseph
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton
  • Williamson, R. S.
  • Conrad, T. A.
  • Blake, William P.
  • Antisell, Thomas
  • Torrey, John
  • Durand, Elias
  • Hilgard, Theod. C.
  • Girard, Charles
  • Newberry, J. S.
  • Abbot, Henry L.
  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
  • Ex. Doc. / 33d Congress, 2d Session. Senate
  • Ex. Doc. / 35th Congress, 2d Session. Senate
  • United States congressional serial set
  • United States congressional serial set
  • United States congressional serial set
Series volume
  • no. 78
  • no. 46
  • serial set no. 762
  • serial set no. 763
  • serial set no. 764
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  • Pacific railroads
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Natural history
  • Indians of North America
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
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Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854
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Publication
Note
  • Also known as: Pacific railroad surveys
  • Hyphenated date in title varies: Suppl. v. 1 and v. 12: 1853-5; v. 5: 1853-1854; v. 6: 1854-5; v. 7-11: 1853-6
  • Vols. 1-11 were issued in the Congressional series of U.S. public documents as 33d Congress, 2d session, Senate ex. doc. 78, and also as House ex. doc. 91
  • Supplement to v. 1 (the material of which was published also in v. 12, book 1-2)--was issued in at least three forms: "Supplement to volume I" (1859, W.A. Harris, printer), as 35th Congress, 2d session. Senate ex. doc. 46; "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. House ex. doc. 56; and, "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. Senate ex. doc. [no number]. Cf. Checklist of United States public documents
  • Prepared under the direct supervision of the Engineer Dept. Vols. dealing with the soil, climate, geology, botany and zoology of the regions surveyed were edited and rev. by Prof. Henry and Baird, of the Smithsonian Institution. Cf. Ingersoll, Hist. of the War Department (1879), p. 292-293
  • Includes indexes
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Contents
v. 1. Report of the Sec. of War. Examination of the routes. Memoranda on railways. Report of Gen. Jesup -- v. 1 suppl. Suppl. report by I.I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels -- v. 2. Reports on routes near the 38th and 39th, 41st, and 32nd parallels. Report of a reconnaissance from Puget Sound -- v. 3-4. Report of A.W. Whipple ... route near the 35th parallel -- v. 5. Report of explorations in California for railroad routes, to connect with the routes near the 35th and 32d parallels / by R.S. Williamson. pt I. Report / R.S. Williamson ; pt. II. Geological report / by W.P. Blake ; pt. III. Botanical report / by E. Durand and T.C. Hilgard ; pt. IV. Zoological report. no. 1. Mammals / by S.F. Baird ; no. 2. Birds / by A.L. Herman ; no. 3. Reptiles / by Edward Hallowell ; no. 4. Fishes / by Charles Girard -- v. 6. Report of Lieut.Henry L. Abbot, Corps of Topographical Engineers upon explorations for a railroute route, from the Sacramento Valley to the Columbia River. pt. I. General report ; pt II. Geological report. no. 1. Report upon the geology of the route / by J.S. Newberry ; no. 2. Description of the teriary fossils collected on the survey / by T.A. Conrad ; no. 3. Report upon the analytical examination of waters and minerals from the hot springs in Des Chutes valley / conducted under the direction of E.N. Horsford ; no. 4. Catalogue of the minerals and fossils collected on the survey ; pt. III. Botanical report. no. 1. Report upon the botany of the route / by John S. Newberry ; no. 2. General catalogue of the plants collected on the expedition ; pt. IV. Zoological report. no. 1. Report upon fishes collected on the survey / by C. Girard ; no. 2. Report upon the geology of the route / by J.S. Newberry -- v. 7. Report of explorations for railroad routes from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, California, west of the coast range, and from the Pimas villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande near the 32d parallel of north latitude / by John G. Parke. pt. I. General report. no. 1. Report of explorations from San Francisco bay to Los Angeles ; no. 2. Report of explorations from Pimas villages to Rio Grande ; pt. II. Geological report / by Thomas Antisell ; pt. III. Botanical report by John Torrey -- v. 8-10. Zoology (pts. 1-3) -- v. 11. Letter of A.A. Humphreys. Memoir of G.K. Warren ... upon ... compiling the general map. Topographical maps, profiles and sketches -- v. 12, bk. 1. pt. 1 and the appendices of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels -- v. 12, bk 2. Pts. 2 and 3 of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ..
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
12 volumes in 13
Lccn
rc 01001840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color, some folded), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)10526736
Label
Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854
Publication
Note
  • Also known as: Pacific railroad surveys
  • Hyphenated date in title varies: Suppl. v. 1 and v. 12: 1853-5; v. 5: 1853-1854; v. 6: 1854-5; v. 7-11: 1853-6
  • Vols. 1-11 were issued in the Congressional series of U.S. public documents as 33d Congress, 2d session, Senate ex. doc. 78, and also as House ex. doc. 91
  • Supplement to v. 1 (the material of which was published also in v. 12, book 1-2)--was issued in at least three forms: "Supplement to volume I" (1859, W.A. Harris, printer), as 35th Congress, 2d session. Senate ex. doc. 46; "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. House ex. doc. 56; and, "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. Senate ex. doc. [no number]. Cf. Checklist of United States public documents
  • Prepared under the direct supervision of the Engineer Dept. Vols. dealing with the soil, climate, geology, botany and zoology of the regions surveyed were edited and rev. by Prof. Henry and Baird, of the Smithsonian Institution. Cf. Ingersoll, Hist. of the War Department (1879), p. 292-293
  • Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Report of the Sec. of War. Examination of the routes. Memoranda on railways. Report of Gen. Jesup -- v. 1 suppl. Suppl. report by I.I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels -- v. 2. Reports on routes near the 38th and 39th, 41st, and 32nd parallels. Report of a reconnaissance from Puget Sound -- v. 3-4. Report of A.W. Whipple ... route near the 35th parallel -- v. 5. Report of explorations in California for railroad routes, to connect with the routes near the 35th and 32d parallels / by R.S. Williamson. pt I. Report / R.S. Williamson ; pt. II. Geological report / by W.P. Blake ; pt. III. Botanical report / by E. Durand and T.C. Hilgard ; pt. IV. Zoological report. no. 1. Mammals / by S.F. Baird ; no. 2. Birds / by A.L. Herman ; no. 3. Reptiles / by Edward Hallowell ; no. 4. Fishes / by Charles Girard -- v. 6. Report of Lieut.Henry L. Abbot, Corps of Topographical Engineers upon explorations for a railroute route, from the Sacramento Valley to the Columbia River. pt. I. General report ; pt II. Geological report. no. 1. Report upon the geology of the route / by J.S. Newberry ; no. 2. Description of the teriary fossils collected on the survey / by T.A. Conrad ; no. 3. Report upon the analytical examination of waters and minerals from the hot springs in Des Chutes valley / conducted under the direction of E.N. Horsford ; no. 4. Catalogue of the minerals and fossils collected on the survey ; pt. III. Botanical report. no. 1. Report upon the botany of the route / by John S. Newberry ; no. 2. General catalogue of the plants collected on the expedition ; pt. IV. Zoological report. no. 1. Report upon fishes collected on the survey / by C. Girard ; no. 2. Report upon the geology of the route / by J.S. Newberry -- v. 7. Report of explorations for railroad routes from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, California, west of the coast range, and from the Pimas villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande near the 32d parallel of north latitude / by John G. Parke. pt. I. General report. no. 1. Report of explorations from San Francisco bay to Los Angeles ; no. 2. Report of explorations from Pimas villages to Rio Grande ; pt. II. Geological report / by Thomas Antisell ; pt. III. Botanical report by John Torrey -- v. 8-10. Zoology (pts. 1-3) -- v. 11. Letter of A.A. Humphreys. Memoir of G.K. Warren ... upon ... compiling the general map. Topographical maps, profiles and sketches -- v. 12, bk. 1. pt. 1 and the appendices of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels -- v. 12, bk 2. Pts. 2 and 3 of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ..
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
12 volumes in 13
Lccn
rc 01001840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color, some folded), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)10526736

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