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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

Author: Joseph Henry; Spencer Fullerton Baird; United States. War Department.; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Publisher: Washington [D.C.] : B. Tucker, printer, 1855-1860.
Series: Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 33rd Congress, 2nd session, no. 78.; Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 35th Congress, 2nd session, no. 46.
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United States. War Department.
Reports of explorations and surveys to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
Washington [D.C.] : B. Tucker, printer, 1855-1860
(OCoLC)624638739
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Henry; Spencer Fullerton Baird; United States. War Department.; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
OCLC Number: 10526736
Notes: Also known as: Pacific railroad surveys.
Hyphenated date in title varies: Suppl. v. 1 and v. 12: 1853-5; v. 7-11: 1853-6; v. 6: 1854-5.
Vols. 1-11 were issued in the Congressional series of U.S. public documents as 33d Congress, 2d session, Senate ex. doc. 78, and also as House ex. doc. 91.
Supplement to v. 1 (the material of which was published also in v. 12, book 1-2)--was issued in at least three forms: "Supplement to volume I" (1859, W.A. Harris, printer), as 35th Congress, 2d session. Senate ex. doc. 46; "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. House ex. doc. 56; and, "Volume XII, Book I[-II]" (1860, T.H. Ford, printer), as 36th Congress, 1st session. Senate ex. doc. [no number]. Cf. Checklist of United States public documents.
Prepared under the direct supervision of the Engineer Dept. Vols. dealing with the soil, climate, geology, botany and zoology of the regions surveyed were edited and rev. by Prof. Henry and Baird, of the Smithsonian Institution. Cf. Ingersoll, Hist. of the War Department (1879), p. 292-293.
Description: 12 volumes in 13 : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 30 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Report of the Sec. of War. Examination of the routes. Memoranda on railways. Report of Gen. Jesup --
v. 1 suppl. Suppl. report by I.I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels --
v. 2. Reports on routes near the 38th and 39th, 41st, and 32nd parallels. Report of a reconnaissance from Puget Sound --
v. 3-4. Report of A.W. Whipple ... route near the 35th parallel --
v. 5. Report of R.S. Williamson ... routes in California to connect with the routes near the 35th and 32nd parallels --
v. 6. Report of Henry L. Abbot ... routes in Oregon and Calif. --
v. 7. Report ... from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, Calif. ... and from the Pimas villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande. Conclusion of the official review of the reports --
v. 8-10. Zoology (pts. 1-3) --
v. 11. Letter of A.A. Humphreys. Memoir of G.K. Warren ... upon ... compiling the general map. Topographical maps, profiles and sketches --
v. 12, bk. 1. pt. 1 and the appendices of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ... route near the 47th and 49th parallels --
v. 12, bk 2. Pts. 2 and 3 of the narrative and final report by Isaac I. Stevens ...
Series Title: Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 33rd Congress, 2nd session, no. 78.; Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 35th Congress, 2nd session, no. 46.
Other Titles: Pacific railroad surveys.
Explorations & surveys for a railroad route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean
Responsibility: made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854.

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