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Reports of Exploration

Mexican Boundary Survey

Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey.  Made under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, by William H. Emory, Major, First Cavalry and United States Commissioner. MOA-University of Michigan

  • Volume I

  • Part I. 

    Personal Account
    General Description of the Country

    Lower Rio Bravo
    From the 111th Meridian of Longitude to the Pacific Ocean. -- The Report of Lieutenant Michler.
    Astronomical and Geodetic Work

  • Part II -

    Geological Reports of Doctor C. C. Parry and Assistant Arthur Schott
    Notes by W. H. Emory
    Paleontology and Geology of the Boundary by James Hall, of Albany, New York
    Description of Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils by T. A. Conrad, Esq

  • Volume II

Railroad Survey Reports

Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.  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.  Nicholson, Washington, 1856. MOA-University of Michigan - Reports. Library of Congress - Maps.

  • Volume 2

  • Volume 3

  • Volume 4

  • Volume 5

  • Volume 6

  • Volume 7

  • Volume 8

  • Volume 9

  • Volume 10

  • Volume 12

Scientific Papers and Reports of Investigations


Mexican War -- General

Civil War -- General

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