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Three years travels through the interior parts of North-America, for more than five thousand miles

containing an account of the Great Lakes, and all the lakes, islands and rivers ... minerals, soil and vegetable productions of the North-west regions of that vast continent : with a description of the birds, beasts, reptiles ... together with a concise history of the genius, manners, and customs of the Indians... and an appendix describing the uncultivated parts of America that are the most proper for forming settlements

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This edition was published in by Published by James Key in Edinburgh.

Written in English

202 pages

Jonathan Carver served as a member of Rogers’ Rangers and as a Captain in a Massachusetts regiment during the French and Indian War, and also studied surveying and mapping. In the 1760s he wanted to explore the new territory acquired by the British in that war, finally finding a sponsor in Robert Rogers, who had recently been appointed commander at Fort Michilimackinac. The Carver expedition’s objective would be to find a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean.

Carver departed Fort Michilimackinac in 1766 for Green Bay, where he resupplied and headed west. The expedition explored the upper Mississippi and parts of Minnesota and Iowa before returning to Fort Michilimackinac in August 1767, where Carver found that his sponsor, Major Rogers, had been arrested for treason. Part of this book was probably written at Fort Michilimackinac that winter.

See the Wikipedia entry on Jonathan Carver for more about his later personal story, which is not in Carver’s book, and later claims by historians that parts of this book were plagiarized. Also see Carver’s map of Wisconsin and the upper Mississippi region on this website, at the Wisconsin Maps and Gazetteers page.

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1982, Printed for S. Price [and 17 others]
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Travels through the interior parts of North America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768
1956, Ross & Haines
in English - 3d ed. / to which is added, some account of the author, and a copious index [by John Coakley Lettsom]
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Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767 and 1768
1781, Printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry, H. Payne, in Pall- mall, and J. Phillips, in George-Yard, Lombard-Street
Microform in English - 3rd ed.
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Travels through the interior parts of North-America: in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768. By J. Carver, ... Illustrated with copper plates.
1779, printed for S. Price, R. Cross, W. Watson, W. and H. Whitestone, J. Potts [and 13 others in Dublin]
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Travels through the interior parts of North-America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768.
1778, Printed for the author, sold by J. Walter [etc.]
Microform in English
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Cover of: Travels through the interior parts of North-America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768.
Travels through the interior parts of North-America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768.
1778, Printed for the author, sold by J. Walter [etc.]
Microform in English
Cover of: Travels through the interior parts of North-America in the years 1766, 1767 and 1768
Travels through the interior parts of North-America in the years 1766, 1767 and 1768
1778, Printed for the author and sold by J. Walter ...
Microform in English
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Travels through the interior parts of North-America in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768.
1778, Printed for the author, and sold by J. Walter [etc.]
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Jonathan Carver served as a member of Rogers’ Rangers and as a Captain in a Massachusetts regiment during the French and Indian War, and also studied surveying and mapping. In the 1760s he wanted to explore the new territory acquired by the British in that war, finally finding a sponsor in Robert Rogers, who had recently been appointed commander at Fort Michilimackinac. The Carver expedition’s objective would be to find a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean.

Carver departed Fort Michilimackinac in 1766 for Green Bay, where he resupplied and headed west. The expedition explored the upper Mississippi and parts of Minnesota and Iowa before returning to Fort Michilimackinac in August 1767, where Carver found that his sponsor, Major Rogers, had been arrested for treason. Part of this book was probably written at Fort Michilimackinac that winter.

See the Wikipedia entry on Jonathan Carver for more about his later personal story, which is not in Carver’s book, and later claims by historians that parts of this book were plagiarized. Also see Carver’s map of Wisconsin and the upper Mississippi region on this website, at the Wisconsin Maps and Gazetteers page.

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Three years travels through the interior parts of North-America, for more than five thousand miles

containing an account of the Great Lakes, and all the lakes, islands and rivers ... minerals, soil and vegetable productions of the North-west regions of that vast continent : with a description of the birds, beasts, reptiles ... together with a concise history of the genius, manners, and customs of the Indians... and an appendix describing the uncultivated parts of America that are the most proper for forming settlements

This edition was published in by Published by James Key in Edinburgh.


Edition Notes

Jonathan Carver is the probable author--National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints.

Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the D.B. Weldon Library, University of Western Ontario. Ottawa : Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1992.

380 p. ; 22 cm.

Series
CIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 91143

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917.704

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OL17438030M
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cihm_91143
ISBN 10
0665911432

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