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The Rocky Mountain Letters Of Robert Campbell ROBERT CAMPBELL

The Rocky Mountain Letters Of Robert Campbell


Other works by ROBERT CAMPBELL

Publication: Frederick W Beinecke, 1955, NP

Limited to 300 copies. Stiff wrappers with printed label on front panel. Bound with a staple and a thin string. 24pp. Introduction by Charles Eberstadt. Notes by Archibald Hanna. This limited edition reprints 5 letters by Robert Campbell, who at 21 joined an Ashley expedition led by Jedediah Smith, leaving St. Louis in 1825. Campbell trapped the northern Rockies for 4 years returning to St. Louis in 1829. He joined William Sublette on a fur-trade rendezvous trading expedition in 1832, where he fought in the famous battle against the Blackfeet at Pierre's Hole. In partnership with Sublette, Campbell continued to take supplies to the annual rendezvous through 1839. Campbell became a successful merchant in St. Louis. He attended both Fort Laramie Treaty gatherings in 1851 and 1870. All 5 letters presented here were written to Campbell's brother, Hugh, in Philadelphia, and all originate in the Rockies between 1832 and 1834. These important letters originally appeared in "The National Atlas, and Tuesday Morning Mail", a short-lived and now-rare periodical. Near fine.

Inventory Number: 51114