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Adventures in the wilds of the United States and British American provinces, Volume 1

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Title:Adventures in the wilds of the United States and British American provinces, Volume 1
Author:
Lanman, Charles   
(3 of 14 for author by title)
Adventures in the wilds of the United States and British American provinces, Volume 1
Adventures in the wilds of the United States and British American provinces Volume 2
Illustrator:
Lanman, Charles   
(3 of 14 for author by title)
Adventures in the wilds of the United States and British American provinces, Volume 1
Adventures in the wilds of the United States and British American provinces Volume 2
Illustrator:
Bessau, Oscar   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
Adventures in the wilds of the United States and British American provinces Volume 2
Contributor:
Hardy, Campbell   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
Adventures in the wilds of the United States and British American provinces Volume 2
Published:   1856
Publisher:John W. Moore
Tags:Canada, essay, non-fiction, rivers, travel, U.S.A., fishing
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The book contains the author’s travels and his hunting and fishing excursions to Quebec, New Brunswick, the Alleghanies, along the Mississippi, in the Southern States, and in the Lake Superior. Lanman, a writer of some merit, spent most of his time travelling around the back country. He thought of this work as “a kind of cyclopedia of American scenery, personal adventure, and of travelling incidents, calculated to exhibit the manners and customs of our people, and interest the lovers of natural history and the various arts of sporting.” The travels include a trip to the head of the Mississippi, a tour of the river Saguenay in Canada, hunting in the Allegheny mountains, and touring the sources of the river Potomac. [Suggest a different description.]

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Charles Lanman (June 14, 1819-March 4, 1895)was born in Michigan and spent his childhood exploring the wilds of Michigan. From 1835 to 1845, Lanman studied and worked in New York, where he was associated with the Hudson River School. In 1848, Lanman moved to Washington, D.C., where he served as librarian of the War Department, the Department of the Interior, the House of Representatives, and the Washington City Library; and as private secretary to Daniel Webster. He was a prolific landscape and character painter, and wrote extensively about many major New York artists and political figures of the early to mid-nineteenth century with whom he was associated, including George Caitlin, John James Audubon, and Daniel Huntington. One of the first non-native travelers to use a birch bark canoe, Lanman recorded his adventures on the rivers east of the Rocky Mountains in more than 1000 oil studies, 700 pencil sketches, 33 books and numerous newspaper articles. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1895

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