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Overland to California in 1847 : letters written en route to California, west from Independence, Missouri, to the editor of the Joliet signal

Author: Chester Ingersoll; Douglas C McMurtrie; Alfred Sterges; Black Cat Press.
Publisher: Chicago : Black Cat Press, 1937.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overland to California in 1847 is an edited series of letters written en route to California, west from Independence, Missouri, to the Editor of the Joliet Signal between May 18, 1847, and August 29, 1848 by Chester Ingersoll. They have been edited for publication by Douglas C. McMurtrie with an introdutory note. Ingersoll was a reporter who documented with clarity and accuracy the condition of the 78 wagon wagon  Read more...
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Ingersoll, Chester, 1789-1849.
Overland to California in 1847.
Chicago : Black Cat Press, 1937
(OCoLC)648592544
Named Person: Chester Ingersoll
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester Ingersoll; Douglas C McMurtrie; Alfred Sterges; Black Cat Press.
OCLC Number: 21529964
Notes: "First printed, in the issues of the Joliet Signal between May 18, 1847, and August 29, 1848"--Introduction.
"Designed by Alfred Sterges in Collaboration with Norman W. Forgue. 350 copies were printed from Linotype Garamond by Lewis Graf ... Decorations by Alfred Sterges."--Colophon.
Description: 50, [2] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Chester Ingersoll ; edited with an introductory note by Douglas C. McMurtrie.

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Overland to California in 1847 is an edited series of letters written en route to California, west from Independence, Missouri, to the Editor of the Joliet Signal between May 18, 1847, and August 29, 1848 by Chester Ingersoll. They have been edited for publication by Douglas C. McMurtrie with an introdutory note. Ingersoll was a reporter who documented with clarity and accuracy the condition of the 78 wagon wagon train, its splits, problems, travails and encouragements.

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