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Stevens, Address on the Northwest, 1858  

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Address on the Northwest, Before the American Geographical and Statistical Society, Delivered at New York, December 2, 1858

Stevens, Isaac I.


G.S. Gideon



56 pp. 22x14.5 cm (8¾x5¾"), cloth-backed marbled boards. First Edition.

Inscribed "Edward J. Allen from his friend the author". A summary of the prospects for the Pacific Northwest, and a description of the author's activities on the Pacific Railroad survey. Howes S960, "aa." Wagner-Camp 310. Graff 3976. Smith 9888. Edward Jay Allen was a pioneer, entrepreneur, and businessman. He traveled west over the Oregon Trail in 1852 and made his way to Puget Sound, arriving in December of that year. Allen played a significant role in the early history of Washington Territory and left a detailed account of his years in the west (1852-1855.) Upon returning to Pittsburgh, he served with distinction in the Civil War as a colonel in the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry, and in later life became secretary/treasurer of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Company.

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Some rubbing to boards and edges; toning to pages with a few occasional stains; about near fine.

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