Publication: The Arthur H Clark Company, 1963, 1963, 1966, Glendale, 1963 and 1966
First edition. 8vo. VOLUME I: Light blue cloth, gold stamping on spine, 280 pp., frontis., sources and acknowledgments, introduction, the six women, illustrated, maps, portraits, top edges colored, edges untrimmed. This volume presents the narratives of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, Mrs. Henry H. Spalding, Mrs. William H. Gray, and Mrs. Asa B. Smith. VOLUME II: Light blue cloth, gold stamping on spine, 382 pp., frontis., persons and places mentioned in the text, illustrated, portraits, top edges colored, edges untrimmed, epilogue, bibliography, index. Signed by the author on the title page. This volume presents the narratives of Mrs. Elkanah Walker and Mrs. Cushing Eells. VOLUME III: Light blue cloth, gold stamping on spine, 332 pp., frontis., sources and acknowledgments, documents in three volumes, preface, illustrations, portraits, folding map, top edge colored, edges untrimmed, bibliography, index. This volume presents the narratives of Sarah White Smith (Mrs. Asa B. Smith) and letters of Asa B. Smith, and other documents relating to the 1838 Reenforcement to the Oregon Mission. An American Century 76 says "These women were pioneers in the truest sense of the word, living in a world completely foreign to them after a trans-continental journey, the route of which was still in large part being discovered and developed. The set contains extremely rich and valuable primary source material." Volumes of the Northwest Historical Series, VI, VII, and VIII. Near fine set.
Inventory Number: 47051