Publication: Becktold & Co, 1885, St Louis
First edition thus. Quarto. Presentation inscription from the author. Pictorial decorated cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, xiii , 409 pp., frontis. [portrait of Mrs. Augustus Wilson], preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, double column, advertisements. Report appears on page 290 through 335. Includes a report on the "opening session of the first National Cattle Growers' Convention," Nov. 17 to 22, 1884. "A convention of ten thousand cattlemen, biographical sketches and portraits of prominent men attending the convention, speeches of Gov. Crittenden, Gen. Sherman and others, scenes and incidents, etc." Six Score 115 says, "Mrs. Wilson reprinted part of the report in PARSONS' MEMORIAL AND HISTORICAL LIBRARY MAGAZINE [VOLUME I, 1885, PP.290 - 335. This constitutes only part of the original ..." This issue includes the entire content of Volume I of the magazine. Other subjects covered include a report on P. D. Armour, the pork king, a history of the Topeka library, historical sketch of Parsons, Kansas cities and towns, short biographical sketches of prominent officers of the Kansas City, Fort Scott, & Gulf and Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis railroads, much on prominent women of the area, general literature, numerous advertisements, etc. A very good, tight copy, and a Merrill Aristocrat of the Cow Country. HERD 2536. MERRILL p.26. SIX SCORE 115. HOWES W516.
Inventory Number: 27376