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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

by United States. War Department.

Format: Print Book 1855
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Contents
v. I. Report of the Secretary of War. Examination of the reports of the several routes explored. Railway memoranda. Letter of Major General Thomas S. Jesup. Report of Governor I.I. Stevens (1855)
v. II. Report, by Lieutenant E.G. Beckwith, Third Artillery, upon the route near the thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth parallels, explored by Captain J.W. Gunnison, Corps Topographical Engineers. Report of Lieutenant E.G. Beckwith, Third Artillery, upon the route near the forty-first parallel. Report of a reconnaissance from Puget Sound, via South Pass, to the Mississippi River, by F.W. Lander, civil engineer. Report of Brevet Captain John Pope, Corps Topographical Engineers, upon the portion of the route near the thirty-second parallel, lying between the Red River and the Rio Grande. Report of Lieutenant John G. Parke, Corps Topographical Engineers, upon the portion of the route near the thirty-second parallel, lying between the Rio Grande and Pimas Village, on the Gila. Extract from report of a military reconnaissance made by Lieutenant Colonel W.H. Emory, U.S. Army, of the portion of the route near the thirty-second parallel, lying between the mouths of the San Pedro and Gila rivers (1855)
v. III. Extracts from the [preliminary] report of Lieutenant A.W. Whipple, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the route near the thirty-fifth parallel, with an explanatory note by Captain A.A. Humphreys, Corps of Topographical Engineers. Parts I-IV of the report of Lieutenant A.W. Whipple, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the route near the thirty-fifth parallel: pt. I. Itinerary. pt. II. Report on the topographical features and character of the country. pt. III. Report upon the Indian tribes. pt. IV. Report on the geology of the route (1856)
v. IV. Part V, VI, and appendices of the report of Lieutenant Whipple, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the route near the thirty-fifth parallel: pt. V. Report of the botany of the expedition. no. 1. General description of the soil and productions along the route traversed. no. 2. Description of forest trees. no. 3. Description of the Cataceae. no. 4. Descriptions of the general botanical collections. no. 5. Description of the mosses and liverworts. Description of the plates. pt. VI. Report of the zoology of the expedition. no. 1. Field notes and explanations (1856)
v. V. Report of Lieutenant R.S. Williamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the routes in California to connect with the routes near the thirty-fifth and thirty-second parallels. pt. I. Report. pt. II. Geological report. pt. III. Botanical report (1856)
v. VI. Report by Lieutenant Henry L. Abbot, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the routes in Oregon and California explored by parties under the command of Lieutenant R.S. Williamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers, in 1855 (1857)
v. VII. Report of Lieutenant John G. Parke, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the routes in California to connect with the routes near the thirty-fifth and thirty-second parallels, and upon that portion of the route near the thirty-second parallel lying between the Rio Grande and Pimas villages on the Gila. Conclusion of the official review of the reports upon explorations and surveys for railroad routes from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean (1857)
v. VIII. Part I. General report upon the zoology of the several Pacific railroad routes. Mammals (1857)
v. IX. Part II. General report upon the zoology of the several Pacific railroad routes. Birds (1858)
v. X. Parts III, IV. General report upon the zoology of the several Pacific railroad routes. Zoological portion of the reports, by Lieutenant E.G. Beckwith, Third Artillery, upon the route near the thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth parallels, surveyed by Captain J.W. Gunnison, and upon the route near the forty-first parallel, surveyed by himself. Nos. 2-5 of Part VI of the report, by Lieutenant A.W. Whipple, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the route near the thirty-fifth parallel. Zoological portion of the report, by Lieutenant J.G. Parke, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the route near the thirty-second parallel, from the Rio Grande to the Pimas villages. 1853-'4. Part IV of the report, by Lieutenant R.S. Williamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon routes in California to connect with routes near the thirty-fifth and thirty-second parallels. No. 4 of Part IV of the report, by Lieutenant Henry L. Abbot, Corps of Topographical Engineers, upon the routes in Oregon and California, explored by parties under the command of Lieutenant R.S. Willliamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers, in 1855 (1859)
v. XI. I. Letter of Captain A.A. Humphreys, Corps of Topographical Engineers, to the Secretary of War, transmitting Lieut. Warren's memoir. II. Memoir of Lieut. G.K. Warren, Corps Topographical Engineers, upon the material used and methods employed in compiling the general map to illustrate the reports of surveys for railroad routes from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. III. Topographical maps, profiles, and sketches, to illustrate the various reports of surveys contained in the preceding volumes of Pacific railroad reports (1855)
v. XII, bk. I. Part I and the appendices of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, upon the route near the forty-seventh and forty-ninth parallels: pt. I. General report. Appendices (1860)
v. XII, bk. II. Parts II and III of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, upon the route near the forty-seventh and forty-ninth parallels: pt. II. Botanical report. pt. III. Zoological report: no. 1. Report upon Insects collected on the survey. no. 2. Report upon the Mammals collected on the survey. no. 3. Report upon the Birds collected on the survey. no. 4. Report upon the Reptiles collected on the survey. no. 5. Report upon the Fishes collected on the survey. no. 6. Report upon the Mollusca collected on the survey. no. 7. Report upon the Crustacea collected on the survey (1860).

Additional Information
Subjects Pacific railroads -- Explorations and surveys.
Discoveries in geography -- American.
Natural history -- West (U.S.)
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
United States -- Discovery and exploration.
Publisher Washington :A.O.P. Nicholson, printer,1855
Other Titles Explorations & surveys for a railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Pacific railroad surveys
Contributors Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Language English
Notes Vols. I-XI were issued in the Congressional series of U.S. public documents as 33d Congress, 2d session, House ex. doc. 91, A.O.P. Nicholson, printer, and also as Senate ex. doc. 78, B. Tucker, printer. Vol. XI was issued also (1861) as 36th Congress, 2d session, Senate ex. doc. [no number], B. Tucker, printer.
Supplement to vol. I (the material of which was published also in vol. XII, book I and book II) was issued in at least three forms: Supplement to vol. I, 1859, W.A. Harris, printer, 35th Congress, 2d session, Senate ex. doc. 46; vol. XII, book I-II, 1860, T.H. Ford, printer, 36th Congress, 1st session, House ex. doc. 56, and Senate ex. doc. [no number].
The reports of the Pacific railroad surveys were prepared under the direct supervision of the Engineer Department. The volumes dealing with the soil, climate, geology, botany, and zoology of the regions surveyed were edited and revised by Professors Henry and Baird, of the Smithsonian Institution. Cf. Ingersoll, History of the War Department, 1879, p. 292-293.
For further information concerning the publication of the work and a list of serial numbers assigned to the volumes in the Congressional series of documents, see Checklist of United States public documents, 1911, p. 1274-1275.
Description 12 volumes in 13 : illustrations (some folded, some color), maps (some folded, some color) ; 30 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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