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Thompson, David 1770-1857

Overview
Works: 233 works in 549 publications in 3 languages and 7,762 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Diaries  Maps  Legends  Sources  Local history  Archives 
Roles: Author, Director
Classifications: F1060.7, 923.9
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New light on the early history of the greater Northwest : the manuscript journals of Alexander Henry, fur trader of the Northwest Company, and of David Thompson, official geographer and explorer of the same company, 1799-1814 ; exploration and adventure among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri, and Columbia Rivers by Alexander Henry( Book )

54 editions published between 1897 and 2007 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The manuscript journals of Alexander Henry, fur trader of the Northwest Company, and of David Thompson, official geographer and explorer of the same company, 1799-1814 ; exploration and adventure among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri, and Columbia Rivers."
David Thompson's narrative of his explorations in western America, 1784-1812 by David Thompson( Book )

53 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original diary and narrative of survey expedition from Cue to Roebourne, April - November 1896, with later narrative of his explorations in search of Wells and Jones, lost members of the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition, Dec. 1896 - July 1897
Journals relating to Montana and adjacent regions, 1808-1812. Transcribed from a photostatic copy of the original mss by David Thompson( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Thompson and the Lewis and Clark Expedition; an unpublished account of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Meriwether Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of the river : tracking David Thompson across western North America by Jack Nisbet( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1784 to 1812, fur trader, surveyor, and mapmaker David Thompson explored western North America. His field journals provide the earliest written accounts of the natural history and indigenous cultures of what is now British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Thompson was the first person to fully chart the Columbia River, and his wilderness expeditions have become legendary. Jack Nisbet tracks the explorer across the continent, interweaving his own sharp observations with Thompson's historical writings
Travels in western North America, 1784-1812 by David Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical account of travels in North America as an employee of the Hudson's Bay and North West Companies, edited with an introduction and additional biographical material by V.G. Hopwood
David Thompson's account of his first attempt to cross the Rockies by David Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of the International Boundary Survey, 1817-1827. Western Lake Erie, August-September, 1819 by David Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of David Thompson by David Thompson( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souris river posts : and David Thompson's diary of his historical trip across the Souris plains to the Mandan villages in the winter of 1797-98 by Gordon Alexander McMorran( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map of the north-west territory of the province of Canada by David Thompson( )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbia journals by David Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of David Thompson by David Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Thompson, the explorer by Charles Norris Cochrane( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economic Futures in the Sahtu Region by Diana Gibson( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Thompson's Narrative of His Explorations in Western America, 1784-1812 by David Thompson( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of David Thompson by David Thompson( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Thompson's Travels is one of the finest early expressions of the Canadian experience. The work is not only the account of a remarkable life in the fur trade but an extended meditation on the land and Native peoples of western North America. The second in a planned three volumes of Thompson's writings, this edition completes the great surveyor and fur trader's spirited autobiographical narrative. In the 1848 Travels, Thompson describes his most enduring historical legacy - the extension of the fur trade across the Continental Divide between 1807 and 1812. During these years he established several Nor'wester trading posts, made contact with the tribal peoples of the Columbia Plateau, and tirelessly mapped the lands he traversed, all the time striving westward toward the Pacific. The tale culminates with Thompson's historic arrival at the mouth of the Columbia in July 1811. Like its companion Volume 1, this work presents an entirely new transcription by William Moreau of Thompson's manuscript, and is accompanied by an introductory essay placing the author in his historical and intellectual context. Extensive critical annotations, a biographical appendix, and historical and modern maps, make this the definitive collection of Thompson's works, and bring one of North America's most important travelers and surveyors to a new generation of readers
New light on the early history of the greater northwest : the manuscript journals of alexander ... henry and of david thompson 1799-1815 by Alexander Henry( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1890s Elliott Coues (1842-1899), one of America's greatest ornithologists, edited several exploration narratives about the American Northwest, including Lewis and Clark's Travels. Coues tracked down the manuscript journals of two of Lewis and Clark's contemporaries, fur trader Alexander Henry (1765-1814) and geographer David Thompson (1770-1857), employees of the Northwest Company. Coues' abridged and edited version of Henry's text, accompanied by notes that draw heavily on Thompson's scientific records, appeared in 1897 in three volumes; in this reissue the index volume is included in Volume 2. Despite the deep prejudice evident in Henry's writing, Coues judged it a reliable account of his unscrupulous business dealings, and of the harsh realities he observed among many different First Nations peoples. Volume 1 covers the period from 1799 to 1808, when Henry travelled along the Red River and set up the Pembina River trading post
 
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Sources of the river : tracking David Thompson across western North America
Alternative Names
David Thompson arpenteur, cartographe et explorateur britanno-canadien

David Thompson British-Canadian fur trader, surveyor, and map-maker

David Thompson esploratore e cartografo canadese

David Thompson kanadischer Kartograph und Pelzhändler

David Thompson (mapiwr)

David Thompson ontdekkingsreiziger

David Thompson podróżnik, odkrywca i kartograf

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Девід Томпсон

Дейвид Томпсън

Томпсон, Дэвид

دیوید تامپسون (کاشف)

デイヴィッド・トンプソン (探検家)

大衛·湯遜

戴维·汤普森 (探險家)

Languages
English (261)

German (4)

French (2)

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The writings of David ThompsonColumbia journalsSources of the river : tracking David Thompson across western North AmericaThe mapmaker's eye : David Thompson on the Columbia PlateauDavid Thompson, fur trader, explorer, geographerDavid Thompson's narrative of his explorations in western America, 1784-1812The writings of David Thompson