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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 : Beverly Tucker, printer, 1855-1859.
Series: Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 33rd Congress, 2nd session ; no. 78.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Henry; Spencer Fullerton Baird; United States. War Department.; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
OCLC Number: 22806377
Notes: Vols. I-XI were issued in the Congressional series of U.S. public documents as 33d Cong., 2d sess. House ex. doc. 91, and also as Senate ex. doc. 78. Vol. XI was issued also (1861)--as 36th Cong., 2d sess. Senate ex. doc. [no number].
The reports of the Pacific railroad surveys were prepared under the direct supervision of the Engineer Department. The volumes dealing with the soil, climate, geology, botany and zoology of the regions surveyed were edited and revised by Professors Henry and Baird, of the Smithsonian institution.
Vol. 1-2 published 1855, v. 3-4, 1856, v. 6-8, 1857, v. 9, 1858, v. 10, 1859, v. 11, 1855.
Description: 11 v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29-30 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction. Route near the 47th and 49th parallels --
II. Routes near 38th and 39th, 41st and 32nd parallels. Lander's report --
III-IV. Route near the 35th parallel --
V. Routes to California to connect with those near the 35th and 32nd parallels --
VI. Routes in Oregon and California --
VII. Route in California to connect with those near the 35th and 32nd parallels. Routes between the Rio Grande and Pimas villages --
VIII. Mammals of the several routes --
IX. Birds of the several routes --
X. Reptiles and fishes of the several routes ; zoological reports on routes near 38th and 39th, 41st, 35th and 32nd parallels ; on routes in California to connect with those near 35th and 32nd parallels ; reptiles of routes in California and Oregon --
XI. Material used and methods employed in compiling the general map. Topographical maps, etc. --
XII. Route near the 47th and 49th parallels (concluded).
Series Title: Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 33rd Congress, 2nd session ; no. 78.
Responsibility: made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-54, according to acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854.

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