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Recollections Of A Missionary In The Great West CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY

Recollections Of A Missionary In The Great West



Publication: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900, New York

First Edition. Original blue cloth. xii, 200 pp.; frontispiece (portrait with guard), gilt lettering on cover and spine, top edge gilt. Brady recounts his experiences in 19th-century Missouri, Colorado and Kansas. [Adams, Six-Guns 256: "Contains a chapter on train and bank robbers with some mention of the Dalton raid at Coffeyville, Kansas." Stories of the people of the west ... their triumphs and disasters; their perseverance in the face of adversity. The author tells of the saloons and cowboys, the heroic and long-suffering women of the western plains, the railroads and methods of travel which saw Brady cross 90 thousand miles in three years, all to bring religion to those that were thirsty for such comfort. These are the heart-warming and heart-wrenching stories of the people he knew and met along his path. An ex-library copy with small stamp of the "Fitchburg Public Library" stamped twice on the title page, small library discard stamp on the copyright page, matching front and rear endpapers, else a very good tight copy.

Inventory Number: 47720