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Willard, Rowland 1794-1884

Overview
Works: 37 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 467 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Diaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F800, 917.8
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Most widely held works about Rowland Willard
 
Most widely held works by Rowland Willard
Pattie's Personal narrative, 1824-1830 ; Willard's Inland trade with New Mexico, 1825, and Downfall of the Fredonian Republic ; and Malte-Brun's Account of Mexico by James O Pattie( )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inland trade with New Mexico by Rowland Willard( Book )

2 editions published between 1829 and 1905 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pattie's Personal narrative, 1824-1830 ; Willard's Inland trade with New Mexico, 1825, and Downfall of the Fredonian Republic, and Malte-Brun's Account of Mexico by James O Pattie( Book )

2 editions published between 1905 and 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the Santa Fe Trail to Mexico : the travel diaries and autobiography of Dr. Rowland Willard by Rowland Willard( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the first Anglo-Americans to record their travels to New Mexico, Dr. Rowland Willard (1794-1884) journeyed west on the Santa Fe Trail in 1825 and then down the Camino Real into Mexico, taking notes along the way. This edition of the young physician's travel diaries and subsequent autobiography, annotated by New Mexico Deputy State Librarian Joy L. Poole, is a rich historical source on the two trails and the practice of medicine in the 1820s. Few Americans knew much about New Mexico when Willard set out on his journey from St. Charles, Missouri, where he had recently completed a medical apprenticeship. The growing commerce with the Southwest presented opportunities for the ambitious doctor. He visited Santa Fe, practiced medicine in Taos, then traveled south to Chihuahua, arriving during a measles epidemic. Willard treated patients in Mexico for two years before returning to Missouri in 1828. Willard's narrative challenges long-accepted assumptions about the exact routes taken by pack trains on the Santa Fe Trail. It also provides thrilling glimpses of a landscape densely populated with wildlife. The doctor describes 'a great theater of nature, ' with droves of elk and buffalo, and 'wolf and antelope skipping in every direction.' With his traveling companions he hunted buffalo by crawling after them on all fours, afterward making jerky out of bison meat and boats out of their hides. Willard also details his medical practice, offering a revealing view of physicians' operating practices in a time when sanitation and anesthesia were rare. The Santa Fe Trail and Camino Real took Willard on the journey of a lifetime. This account recalls the early days of the Santa Fe Trail trade and westward American migration, when a doctor from Missouri could cross paths with mountain men, traders, Mexican clergymen, and government officials on their way to new opportunities"--
The personal narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky, during an expedition from St. Louis, through the vast regions between that place and the Pacific ocean by James O Pattie( Book )

1 edition published in 1833 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal narrative of James O. Pattie by James O Pattie( Book )

1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pattie's personal narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and in Mexico, June 20, 1824-August 30, 1830 by James O Pattie( )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Willard, Dr.

Willard, Rowland

Languages
English (55)