The Railroads, Transportation and Urban History

Many of the other themes expound why areas boomed, the industries and the resources that drew migrants and grew wealth. Documents within this theme, however, look at the how; the development of steamships, railroad links and roads between settlements, and how towns and cities of the West flourished through prospectuses, city directories, store catalogues, town histories, company records, maps and early periodicals.

1874, Davenport, Manufacturing facilities and business wants 1874 Pamphlet Iowa
Account statement: for Mr. Walsh 24 Aug 1810 Ephemera; Correspondence
Across the plains. My trip from Faribault, Minn., to Oregon, via, Saskatchewan route, British America - account of the country, our sufferings and trials, &c. 1864 Journal Minnesota; Oregon
An act incorporating a company to make a McAdamized turnpike road: from the town of Caledonia, in Washington County, to the Mississippi River 1835 Broadside Washington
An act to incorporate the city of Chicago 1837 Pamphlet Illinois
An act, for the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 1836 Broadside Illinois; Michigan
An address to the people of the State of Iowa, and a memorial to the Congress of the United States for a grant of land for the Council Bluffs and Davenport Rail Road 1849 Broadside Iowa
An address to the people of the United States, and of Kansas Territory, by the Free State Topeka Convention, held March 10, 1857 1857 Pamphlet Kansas; Missouri
Address to the reader of documents relating to the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, which are contained in the appendix 1831 Pamphlet Texas
Alexandre's compendium; facts about Oklahoma City in detail, Oklahoma territory in general, Kiowa & Comanche country in particular 1901 Rare Book Oklahoma
The American settler's guide: a popular exposition of the public land system of the United States of America 1882 Pamphlet
Anniversary exercises of the Omaha public schools, June 1873 1873 Broadside Nebraska
An appeal to the people of Otoe and adjoining counties… 1871 Broadside Nebraska; Illinois
Appendix no. 1. Preliminary report of engineer 1881 Pamphlet Colorado; Utah
Appendix to Jackson’s map of the mining districts of California… 1851 Rare Book California
Appletons’ new and complete United States guide book for travellers; embracing the northern, eastern, southern, and western states, Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, etc. Illustrated with forty-five engraved maps... and numerous engravings 1852 Rare Book
Appletons’ railroad and steamboat companion: being a travellers’ guide through the United States of America, Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia: with maps of the country through which routes pass, in the northern, middle, and eastern states 1848 Rare Book Canada; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Ohio; Washington; Michigan; Illinois; Louisiana
Appleton’s new and complete United States guide book for travellers: embracing the northern, eastern, southern, and western states, Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, etc. Illustrated with forty-five engraved maps 1855 Rare Book Missouri; Ohio; Michigan; Minnesota; Iowa; Wisconsin; Indiana; Louisiana; Arkansas; Mississippi; Alabama; Tennessee; Kentucky; Georgia; Florida; North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia; West Virginia; Pennsylvania; New York; Canada; Maine; Vermont; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Rhode Island; New Hampshire; New Jersey; Maryland; Texas
Arizona Citizen, vol. 4, no. 27, 11 April 1874 11 Apr 1974 Periodical Arizona; California; Mexico
[Articles of agreement between Antoine Le Claire and George Davenport with six others founding a company to establish the town of Davenport, Iowa] 23 Feb 1836 Ephemera Iowa
[Articles of agreement of land holders establishing the town of what became Florence, Nebraska Territory] 1854 Ephemera Nebraska
Articles of incorporation of the Omaha Gymnasium Club. Adopted March 21, 1878 1878 Broadside; Pamphlet Nebraska
Ashtabula Sentinel. v. 28, no. 14, April 17, 1859 1859 Periodical Ohio; New Mexico
At a meeting of the citizens of Franklin, at the State House in Frankfort, on Friday the 24th of July, 1807, for the purpose of taking into consideration the depredations, insults, and outrages committed by British subjects, on the property, rights, and persons of American citizens 1807 Broadside Kansas
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé Railway system 1904 Map Texas; New Mexico; Arizona; California
[Autograph bearer note, signed] 1843 Broadside; Correspondence Oregon
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to George S. Brown] 1878 Correspondence Iowa
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to James Baird] 1812 Correspondence
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to John M. Read of Philadelphia] 1849 Ephemera; Correspondence California
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to Maximiliano G. Vallejo] 1834 Correspondence California
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to Messrs. Bowen, Hunt and Winslow] 1872 Correspondence Nebraska
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to the New York Tribune] 1845 Correspondence; Broadside
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to Philip Nolan] 1800 Correspondence
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to Philip Nolan] 1791 Correspondence Kentucky
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to R.R. Livingston of Plattsmouth, Nebraska] 1869 Correspondence; Pamphlet Nebraska
Autograph letter signed, addressed to Robert McKnight c.1810 Broadside; Correspondence
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to Thomas Matthau and Edmund Roberts, of Springfield, Illinois] 1835 Correspondence Illinois
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to William Clark] 1809 Correspondence Louisiana
[Autograph letter signed, addressed to William S. Williams, of Cole County, Osage River, Missouri] 1848 Correspondence Missouri
[Autograph letter, addressed to Jacob Thompson] 16 May 1857 Correspondence Utah
[Autograph letter, addressed to James McKnight] 27 May 1811 Correspondence
[Autograph letter, signed, to O.D. Cose, concerning payment of royalties on his book, An overland journey...Written August 1, 1864, in New York] 1864 Correspondence New York
[Autograph receipt signed] 1807 Broadside
[Autograph statement of account, rendered to Baptiste LaLande] 1812 Correspondence
[Bank note for five dollars dated 10 Feb 1837] 1837 Broadside; Ephemera Ohio
[Bank note for five dollars, dated 8 Sept 1856] 1856 Broadside; Ephemera Nebraska
[Bank note for five dollars, dated Dec. 1, 1857] 1857 Ephemera Nebraska
[Bank note for one dollar, dated June 2nd 1862] 02 Jun 1862 Ephemera Nebraska
[Bank note for three dollars, dated 8 Sept 1856] 1856 Broadside; Ephemera Nebraska
[Bank note for three dollars, dated Nov. 15, 1857] 1857 Ephemera Nebraska
[Bill and receipt for payment of account of Philip Nolan with David Burney, payment being made by William Dunbar] 1801 Correspondence
[Bill of lading executed by S. Lewis, boat owner, for goods shipped by Jacob Bowman of Brownsville to J. Johnson of St. Louis at the request of General J. Mason, Superintendent of Indian Trade] 1809 Correspondence Texas
Bismarck tribune, v.3, no.52; July 6, 1876 1876 Periodical Montana; The Dakotas
The Black Hills news-letter and mining reporter 1878 Periodical The Dakotas
The Black Hills of Dakota, 1881. 1881 Pamphlet; Directory The Dakotas
Boise City and southwestern Idaho: resources, progress and prospects: information for intending settlers / compiled under direction of the Boise City Board of Trade 1887-1888 Periodical Idaho
The book of prices adopted by the house carpenters of the towns of Zanesville & Putnam, March 22, 1828 1828 Pamphlet Ohio
The book of prices of the house-carpenters and joiners of the city of Muscatine, Iowa, adopted October 31, 1851 1851 Rare Book Iowa
The book of prices of the journeyman house carpenters & joiners, of Peoria. Adopted, March 2, 1836 1836 Pamphlet Illinois
Borden’s Leadville: a treatise on Leadville, Colorado: reliable information 1879 Pamphlet Colorado
California 1848 Pamphlet California; Oregon; New Mexico
California as it is and as it may be; or, A guide to the gold region 1849 Rare Book California
The Californian. Vol. I. 1846-1848 Periodical California
[Calvin S. Kingsley papers] 1850-1881 Diary; Ephemera; Correspondence Idaho; Oregon; California
[Capital stock certificate (1 share) blank] 1860 Ephemera Colorado
Carta a los habitantes de la provincia de la Luisiana. De 29 de Agosto de 1780 1780 Broadside Louisiana
Catalogue of books, in the different departments of literature, for sale by R. Patterson & Lambdin, Booksellers & Stationers... 1818 Rare Book Pennsylvania
Centennial history and directory of La Porte City, Blackhawk county, Iowa 1876 Pamphlet; Directory Iowa
The Centennial. v.1, no.1; Jan. 1876 1876 Periodical Colorado
Central Pacific Railroad Excursion Sunday, July 15th, 1866 1866 Broadside California
[Certificate for one years tuition, printed form, filled in by hand. Signed B.F. Haskins] c.1856 Broadside Iowa
Charter and By-laws of the Icarian Community 1857 Pamphlet Illinois
Charter of the Rio Grande, Mexican, and Pacific Railroad Company 1871 Pamphlet Mexico
Cheyenne Directory 1895 Rare Book; Directory Wyoming
Chicago 1858 Map Illinois
Chicago Democrat. Extra. Chicago, March 25, 1835 1835 Broadside Illinois; Michigan
Chicago Evening Post. Extra. Oct. 10, 1871 1871 Periodical Illinois
The Chicago Times, v.17, no.309 18 Oct 1871 Periodical Illinois
Chicago, drawn by J. S. Wright according to survey 1834 Map Illinois
Choice farming lands in Iowa and Nebraska: 1,880,000 acres for sale by the Rail Road Land Companies of Iowa and Nebraska, in tracts to suit purchasers, at low prices, on credit or for cash 1871 Pamphlet Iowa; Nebraska
Choice Iowa farming lands. 1,000,000 acres, for sale at low prices on credit or for cash, by the Iowa Railroad Land Company, in tracts to suit purchasers 1870 Pamphlet Iowa
Christian Banker 1853 Periodical Illinois
The Cincinnati Directory, containing the names, profession and occupation of the inhabitants of the town, alphabetically arranged… 1819 Directory Ohio; Kentucky
Cincinnati weekly gazette Vol. 68, No.8 11 Aug 1859 Periodical Ohio
Circular to the farmers, manufacturers and miners of Dakota Territory 1877 Broadside The Dakotas; Pennsylvania
(Circular.) New-Orleans, June 16th 1808 1808 Broadside Louisiana
City Directory of Abilene, Kansas, 1904-1905 1904-1905 Directory Kansas
City of Keokuk in 1856 1856 Pamphlet Iowa
Clarinda Herald Extra. Clarinda, Iowa, January 30, 1886 1886 Periodical; Broadside Iowa
The Clinton Herald. v.1, no.1; Dec. 18, 1856 1856 Periodical Iowa; Washington; Mexico; Kansas
[A collection of miscellaneous general orders and circulars, September 22, 1856 to October 20, 1861. 1856-1861] 1856-1861 Rare Book; Correspondence California; Texas
A collection of seventy-three cards printed in Idaho Territory, 1867-1887. 1867-1887 Ephemera Idaho
Colorado: its resources, parks, and prospects as a new field for emigration; with an account of the Trenchara and Costilla estates, in the San Luis park 1869 Rare Book Colorado
Colton's sectional and topographical map of Colorado 1872 Map Colorado
Colton's Township Map of the State of Nebraska 1869 Map Nebraska
"Come, Brothers, Arouse!" 1870 Pamphlet; Broadside Nebraska
Constitution and By-laws of Abington [sic] Association of Settlers 1839 Pamphlet Illinois
Constitution and by-laws of the Retail Hardware, Implement, and Vehicle Dealers Association, of the Indian Territory 1900 Broadside Oklahoma
Constitution for the State of Iowa, adopted in convention, Nov. 1, 1844 1844 Pamphlet Iowa
Constitution of the State of Deseret, with the journal of the convention which formed it, and the proceedings of the legislature consequent thereon 1849 Pamphlet Utah
Constitution of the State of Sequoyah 1905 Pamphlet Oklahoma
Constitutional, by-laws and prospectus of the Historical Society of Idaho Pioneers 1881 Pamphlet Idaho
Correct time cards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway in effect April 18th, 1877 1877 Broadside; Map Illinois; California
Council Bluffs, Iowa 186- Broadside Iowa
Cuartel Cabecera, Distrito de Arizona. Ordenes especiales, no.67. 1862 Broadside Arizona
The Daily Colorado Times, v.1, no.140 18 May 1867 Periodical Colorado
Daily Gazette, Extra 10 Oct 1871 Broadside Illinois
The Daily Mining Journal. v.3, no.34; Jan. 13, 1866 1866 Periodical Colorado
Daily Snort 1859 Pamphlet Nebraska
The Daily Telegraph, v.1, no.64 20 Feb 1861 Periodical Nebraska; Iowa
Dakota Territorial Agricultural Society. Secretary’s Office. Yankton. 17 Aug 1877 Broadside The Dakotas
[Deed, executed 24 Nov. 1857, by Levi Harsh, mayor of Florence, Nebraska Territory, conveying to William Reeves, for a monetary consideration, property described as "Lot Number three (3) in Block Number twenty Seven (27)"] 1857 Broadside Nebraska
Democratic meeting! 1843 Broadside Illinois
Denver Directory and Classified Buyers Guide, 1923 1923 Directory Colorado
Denver, CO, City Directory, 1885 1885 Directory Colorado
Descriptive pamphlet of Knox County, Nebraska 1883 Pamphlet Nebraska
A descriptive sketch of the Spirit Lake region (northwestern Iowa) 1885 Pamphlet Iowa; Minnesota
Desoto Pilot 1858 Periodical Nebraska
Diary of a journey through Arizona c.1863 Pamphlet Arizona; New Mexico
Directory for February 1850 1850 Directory California
Directory of the city of Council Bluffs and emigrants' guide to the gold regions of the west 1866 Rare Book; Directory Iowa; Nebraska
Directory of Johnson County, Iowa, 1878-1879 1878-1879 Directory Iowa
[Document referring to the Tuscumbia, Courtland, and Decatur Rail Road Company and property in Lawrence County, Alaska] May 1833 Ephemera Alabama
[Documents pertaining to the Icarian Community in Illinois and Iowa] 11 Apr 1855 - 24 Jul 1924 Ephemera; Pamphlet; Periodical; Correspondence Illinois; Iowa
[Documents submitted by Milton Swally to Thomas A. Hendricks, Commissioner of the General Land Office, relating to a lawsuit against C.W. Pierce, mail contractor, and Samuel Cox, his agent, the case being tried, and decided upon conditionally, in the Land Office on 29 December 1857] 1858 Broadside Nebraska
Documents submitted to the stockholders of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company by the Board of Directors, July 22nd, 1858… 1858 Pamphlet Iowa; Illinois
Early days in Fort Worth much of which I saw and part of which I was 1906 Rare Book Texas
Early settlement and growth of Western Iowa; or, Reminiscences 1906 Rare Book Iowa; Ohio; Kansas; Nebraska; Missouri
Echoes from Arcadia. The story of Central City, as told by one of "The Clan" 1903 Rare Book Colorado
Edwards' Eleventh Annual Directory, City of St. Louis for 1869 1869 Directory Minnesota
[Eight one dollar notes printed on on sheet, each as follows:] Council Bluffs...Banking House of Baldwin & Dodge, pay to or bearer one dollar in current bank notes... c.1850 Ephemera Iowa
[Eight two dollar notes printed on one sheet, each as follows: Council Bluffs...State of Iowa. Banking House of Baldwin & Dodge, pay to or bearer two dollars in current bank notes 185 c.1850 Ephemera Iowa
Eighth annual report of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company, June 6th, 1855 1855 Pamphlet Illinois
Evening Journal - Extra: Chicago, Monday, October 9, 1871. The great calamity of the age! Chicago in ashes!! Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of property destroyed. The South, the North and a portion of the West divisions of the city in ruins 1871 Broadside Illinois
[Explorations and surveys for a railroad route] 1855 Map Utah; Nevada; Idaho; California; Wyoming
Fellow citizens 1817 Pamphlet Tennessee; North Carolina
First annual exhibit, showing the number of buildings erected and improvements made, their cost, &c., in the city of Keokuk, Iowa, for the year 1857 1858 Pamphlet Iowa
The first annual report of the Western Town Company 1857 Pamphlet Iowa
The first eight months of Oklahoma City, by Bunky 1890 Rare Book Oklahoma
First Victoria Directory 1860 Directory Canada
For Pike's Peak, Ho! Daily U.S. mail line through to Denver City 1860 Broadside California
For Sale! The following land in Mahaska County [Iowa]… 1854 Broadside Iowa
Four maps from '[Report of the Secretary of War communicating the several Pacific railroad explorations: detached maps, profiles, and sections]' 1854 Map The Dakotas; New Mexico; Texas
Fourth annual report of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company, read at the annual meeting of the stockholders 04 Jun 1851 Pamphlet Illinois
The Frontier Guardian 1849-1852 Pamphlet Iowa
The Galena City Directory, 1854 1854 Directory Illinois
The garden of the world, or the great west 1856 Rare Book Ohio; Indiana; Illinois; Michigan; Wisconsin; Iowa; Missouri; Kansas; Nebraska; Minnesota; Texas; New Mexico; Utah; Oregon; Washington; California
Gazeteer of Utah Salt Lake City Directory, 1874 1874 Directory Utah
Gazlay’s San Francisco business directory for 1861; In which all the trades and professions are classified under appropriate heads and arranged in alphabetical order; together with our city, county and state governments, local statistical information, etc. and a well executed lithographic map of San Francisco 1861 Directory California
Gems of Rocky Mountain scenery, containing views along and near the Union Pacific Railroad 1869 Rare Book Colorado; Utah; Montana; Idaho
Gems of thought and history of Shoshone County 1940 Pamphlet Idaho
General directory and business advertiser of the city of Chicago for the year 1844: together with a historical sketch and statistical account to the present time 1844 Directory; Rare Book Illinois
General directory of Sioux City. Giving a list of inhabitants, business firms, educational, social and religious institutions. 1880 Directory Iowa
General instructions to his deputies, by the Surveyor General of the United States, for Wisconsin and Iowa 1840 Rare Book Wisconsin; Iowa
Geographical, geographical and statistical chart of Wisconsin and Iowa: designed especially for the use of emigrants and travellers 1838 Map; Broadside Wisconsin; Iowa
Governor's message, delivered May 8, 1845 1845 Broadside Iowa
Gowers’ Land Agency, Iowa City, Iowa; James H. Gower and Jas. Otis Gower, Iowa City, Iowa; Charles W. Gower, Greenville, Maine; Advertising sheet 1855 Broadside Iowa
A great mass convention, composed of delegates from fourteen countries, held at Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, on the 13th February 1852, by the friends of the Lafayette and Missouri River Rail Road 1852 Broadside Iowa
Great northern route to the gold regions via the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad line and the Platte Valley Route 1859 Map Illinois; Iowa; Nebraska
The great west and Pacific coast c.1877 Rare Book The West; Pacific Northwest
Guide to Texas emigrants 1835 Rare Book Texas; The West
Guide to the Union Pacific railroad lands. 12,000,000 acres best farming and mineral lands in America, for sale by the Union Pacific railroad company, in tracts to suit purchasers and at low prices... 1870 Pamphlet; Map Nebraska; Colorado; Wyoming; Utah; Montana
Guide to the Union Pacific Railroad Lands. 12,000,000 acres best farming, grazing and mineral lands in America, in the State of Nebraska and territories in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, for sale by the Union Pacific Railroad Company, in tracts to suit purchasers and at low prices 1872 Pamphlet Nebraska; Colorado; Wyoming; Utah
Hancock County Democrat - Extra. May 16, 1868 1868 Broadside Washington
Hand-book and travelers' guide of New Mexico […] for tourists, miners, capitalists and emigrants 1881 Rare Book New Mexico; Colorado
Headquarters Mil. Div. of the Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 1877. General orders, no. 3. 1877 Broadside Missouri; Nebraska
Helena directory: a complete, reliable business and residence directory, 1883-84: together with a brief history of Montana, city of Helena: also a list of federal, territorial, county and city officers, ward boundaries, fire alarm boxes and signals, altitudes, etc. etc. 1884 Directory Montana
Helena Theatre!...Lessee and manager, J.S. Potter. The management...announces that they have effected an engagement with...Walter Bray’s dramatic and concert troupe!...The grand bill of the season! Monday evening, July 16th, 1866 1866 Broadside
Henry Farnam 1889 Pamphlet Illinois; Iowa
High School Literary Society. Closing exercises. Friday evening, June 25, 1875 1875 Broadside Nebraska
History and directory of the Black Hills; containing historical sketches pertaining to the first settlement of the Black Hills, descriptions of the various cities, towns, settlements, quartz mills and mines, with a complete business directory of each locality 1878 Directory The Dakotas; Wyoming; Iowa
History of Bloomington and Normal, in McLean County, Illinois 1879 Rare Book Illinois
History of Cheyenne and northern Wyoming: embracing the gold fields of the Black Hills, Powder River and Big Horn countries... 1876 Pamphlet Wyoming
History of the city of Denver from its earliest settlement to the present time, by J. E. Wharton; to which is added a full and complete business directory of the city, by D. O. Wilhelm 1866 Pamphlet; Directory Colorado
History of Dixon and Lee County, chronological record 1880 Pamphlet Illinois
History of Kansas and Nebraska: describing soil, climate, rivers, prairies, mounds, forests, minerals, roads, cities, villages, inhabitants, and other subjects relating to that region; with a correct map 1857 Pamphlet Kansas; Nebraska
The history of Leavenworth, the metropolis of Kansas, and the chief commercial center west of the Missouri River… 1880 Rare Book; Directory Kansas
History of Oklahoma and Indian Territory and homeseekekers' [sic] guide 1906 Rare Book Oklahoma; Texas
The history of Oregon and California: and the other territories of the North-West coast of North America, accompanied by a geographical view and map of those countries, and a number of documents as proofs and illustrations of the history 1844 Rare Book Oregon; California; Canada; Missouri; Pacific Northwest
A history of Stockton from its organization up to the present time, including a sketch of San Joaquin County; comprising a history of the government, politics, state of society, religion, Fire department, commerce, secret societies, art, science, manufactures, agriculture... within the past thirty years 1880 Rare Book California
History of Tulsa, I. T. Her natural advantages of location, climate, fertile soil, etc. A railroad centre of the Creek, Cherokee, and Osage nations... 1903 Pamphlet Oklahoma
Hoffman’s Quincy commercial directory 1855 Directory Illinois
Holt’s new map of Wyoming: compiled by permission from official records in U.S. Land Office 1885 Map Wyoming
How to go West: a guide to southern Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, California and the whole great West 1872 Pamphlet Iowa; Nebraska; Kansas; California; Arizona; Colorado; New Mexico; Kansas; Oregon; Nevada; Utah
How we built the Union Pacific Railway and other railway papers and addresses c.1910 Rare Book
Hoye's City-Directory Kansas City, MO, 1897 1897 Directory Missouri
Idaho City and Graham Stage Line. J. C. Garddet, pro. leaves Idaho City at 6 o'clock on Monday and Friday mornings. Leaves Graham Thursday and Saturday mornings at 6 o'clock. Stages carry passengers and light freight. Fare, one way, $7.00. Stage office at Postoffice, Idaho City 1864 Broadside; Poster Idaho
Idaho Springs; its mines and mineral waters 1880 Pamphlet Colorado
Idaho tri-weekly statesman. v.3, no.78; Jan.19, 1867 1867 Periodical Idaho
If you are bound to go to the gold fields of the Black Hills of Dakota you must buy your tickets via the Chicago and North Western Railway... 1877 Map; Broadside Montana; The Dakotas; Wyoming; Nebraska; Wisconsin; Michigan; Iowa
The Illinois Central Railroad Company is now prepared to sell over two millions of acres of selected prairie, farm and wood lands! In tracts of forty acres or upwards, to suit purchasers, on long credits and at low rates of interest 1855 Broadside Illinois
Illustrated lives and adventures of Frank and Jesse James and the Younger brothers, the noted western outlaws 1882 Rare Book California; Missouri; Kansas; Kentucky; Minnesota; Nevada; Iowa; Texas; Virginia; Mexico
The inter-mountain district 1887-1888 Map Washington; Oregon; California; Nevada; Utah; Idaho; Montana; Wyoming; Colorado
[Invitation card for the opening and reception] 1869 Broadside Iowa
[Invitation:] 1869. 1876. Grand formal opening of the Ogden House, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday evening, November 16, 1876… 1876 Broadside Iowa
[Invoice for labor and supplies submitted to Pikes Peak Toll Road] 19 Jan 1889 Financial Record; Correspondence Colorado
The Iowa Handbook 1857 Rare Book Iowa
J. B. Bailey's price list 1888 Broadside The Dakotas
John Bidwell, pioneer, statesman, philanthropist: a biographical sketch 1906 Rare Book California
The journal of Andrew Ellicott 1803 Rare Book Florida; Ohio; Mississippi
Journal of the Convention for the Formation of a Constitution for the state of Iowa, begun and held at Iowa City,on the first Monday of May, 1846 1846 Rare Book Iowa
Journal of Samuel Rutherford Dundass...including his entire route to California, as a member of the Steubenville Company bound for San Francisco, in the year 1849 1857 Journal California
Judges and criminals: shadows of the past. History of the vigilance committee of San Francisco, Cal. with the names of its officers 1858 Rare Book California
Kansas City Missouri City Directory 1914 Vol II 1914 Directory Missouri
Kansas City Missouri City Directory, 1914 Vol I 1914 Directory Missouri
Kansas Pacific Railway: the best and shortest cattle trail from Texas. 1875 Pamphlet; Map Texas; Kansas
Kansas State Constitution. Constitution of the State of Kansas. Adopted at Wyandott, July 29, 1859 1859 Broadside Kansas
Kanzas and Nebraska: the history, geographical and physical characteristics, and political position of those territories; an account of the emigrant aid companies, and directions to emigrants... 1854 Rare Book Kansas; Nebraska; Missouri;
[Land register certificates for land purchased in Missouri, issued to Andrew Rodgers, 1824-30, signed by Presidents Monroe and Jackson] 1824-1830 Ephemera Missouri
Land warrants. A constant supply and warranted genuine, for the shoe store of R.S. Adams, by Ward Lamson. A map of unentered lands in the counties of Des Moines, Louisa and Lee...will be kept for the accomodation of parties purchasing warrants... 1848 Broadside; Poster Iowa
Laws of the State of Iowa in relation to corporations for rail road purposes, and articles of incorporation of the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company 1853 Pamphlet Iowa
The Laws of the Territory of Louisiana: comprising all those which are now actually in force within the same 1808 Rare Book Louisiana
[Letter and invoice sent to M. Mcdonogh of St. Charles] 19-21 May 1812 Correspondence; Ephemera Missouri
[Letter and invoice sent to M. Mcdonogh of St. Charles] 1812 Correspondence New Mexico
Letter and photograph: New Haven, Ct, to A.N. Harbert, Iowa City 19 Nov 1922 Correspondence Illinois; Connecticut
Letter of J. C. Fremont to the editors of the National Intelligencer, communicating some general results of a recent winter expedition across the Rocky Mountains, for the survey of a route for a roilroad [sic] to the Pacific… 1854 Pamphlet; Correspondence Kansas; New Mexico; Arkansas; Nevada; California
Letter: Carthage Illinois, to Luther A. Brewer 26 Nov 1906 Correspondence Iowa
Letter: New York to François Benoit 16 Apr 1853 Correspondence; Broadside Canada
Letter: New York to Narcisse Cyr 15 Apr 1851 Correspondence Canada
Letter: Topeka, Kansas, to T.J. Majors, Omaha, Nebraska c.1900 Correspondence Kansas
[Letterpaper] Sherman and Grayson County 1873 Pamphlet; Broadside Texas
Lettre aux habitants de la province de la Louisiane. Du 29 Aoust 1780 1780 Broadside Louisiana
Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska… 1870 Pamphlet Nebraska
List of lots and lands in and about Chicago, to be offered at public sale by the Canal Trustees, in Chicago, on the 9th of May, 1853; and also a like list of the unsold lots in the town of La Salle, to be offered in that place on the 13th inst. 1853 Broadside Illinois
List of members of the Constitutional Convention, assembled at Wyandotte, Kansas, July 5th, 1859 1859 Broadside Kansas
Literary fragments c.1810 Ephemera
Look out! For a sale of valuable town lots at the town of Elizabethtown, Andrew County, Mo., on Tuesday, April 15, 1851 1851 Broadside Missouri
The Manifesto, which the general of brigade...makes to the Mexican Republic, in regard to his conduct and that of the Snrs. D. Jose Maria de Hijars and D. Jose Maria Padres, as directors of colonization in 1833 and 1834 1855 Rare Book Mexico; California
Manifiesto a la Republica Mejicana que hace el general de brigada Jose Figueroa, comandante general y gefe poitico de la Alta California, sobre su conducta y la de los Señores D. Jose Maria de Hijar y D. Jose Maria Padres, como directores de colonizacion en 1834 y 1835 1835 Rare Book Mexico; California
Map illustrating the general geological features of the country West of the Mississippi River 1857 Map Arizona; New Mexico; Texas; California; Oklahoma; Louisiana; Mississippi; Washington; Oregon; Idaho; Montana; Wyoming; The Dakotas; Minnesota; Nebraska; Iowa; Wisconsin; Illinois; Missouri; Kansas; Arkansas; Colorado; Utah
Map of the California State Telegraph, and Overland Mail road: Austin to Great Salt Lake City 1866 Map California; Utah; Nevada
Map of the City of St. Louis, Missouri c.1872 Map Missouri
Map of Colorado Territory shewing [sic]the system of parks 1865 Map Colorado
Map of Dakota 1883 Map The Dakotas
Map of eastern Kansas 1856 Map Kansas
Map of the extreme southern portion of Oklahoma 1890 Map Oklahoma
[Map of Minnesota from 'Colton’s general atlas'] 1857 Map Minnesota; The Dakotas
Map of Oregon: prepared by C. G. Chapman, Oregon state immigration agent for the Oregon State Immigration Commission 1914 Map Oregon
Map of the southern part of Texas 1833 Map Texas
Map of the St. Louis, Kansas and California railway lines via the North Missouri Railway: "the shortest line" connecting the east with the great west via St. Louis c.1870 Map; Broadside Missouri; California
Map of the states of California and Nevada 1869 Map California; Nevada
Map of the states of California and Nevada 1869 Map California; Nevada
Map of the surveyed part of Iowa Territory 04 May 1839 Map Iowa
Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean 1867 Map Arizona; New Mexico; Texas; California; Oklahoma; Louisiana; Mississippi; Washington; Oregon; Idaho; Montana; Wyoming; The Dakotas; Minnesota; Nebraska; Iowa; Wisconsin; Illinois; Missouri; Kansas; Arkansas; Colorado; Utah; Nevada
Map of the United States with railroads, finished, unfinished and proposed 1846 Map USA
Map showing how the people's land has been squandered upon corporations c.1882 Map USA
Map showing land grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. in eastern Washington and northern Idaho: corrected up to July 1, 1891 1891 Map Washington; Idaho; Oregon
Map showing proposed military and emigrant roads to the gold fields of Montana or East Idaho 1864 Map Montana; Idaho; The West
Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and branch lines 1888 Map Oregon; Idaho; Montana; The Dakotas; Minnesota; Wisconsin; Illinois; Missouri; Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado; Utah; Nevada; California; Wyoming; The West
Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Mejico 1847 Map Mexico; The West
Marks and brands of the Central Idaho Stock Growers’ Association 1885 Brand Book Idaho
Memoirs 1904 Rare Book California; Canada; Mexico
Memorandum. Elements of value of the privileges possessed by the Rio Grande, Mexican, and Pacific Railroad Company 1860 Broadside Texas; New York; Mexico
Memorial and joint resolution relative to the Indian policy 1867 Broadside Nebraska
Memorial for a normal settlement 1854 Broadside Iowa
Memorial of Martha Gray, of Boston, widow of Captain Robert Gray... 1846 Broadside Washington
Memorial of the Rio Grande, Mexican and Pacific Railroad Company. To The Senate of the United States… 1860 Broadside Mexico
Memorial to the President and Congress for the admission of Wyoming Territory to the Union. With appendices showing the action taken by the people, and the Constitution, as adopted 1889 Rare Book Wyoming
[Menu for Thanksgiving Day, 24 November 1870] 1870 Pamphlet Illinois
Message of Governor Campbell to the third legislative assembly 1873 Pamphlet Wyoming
Milk River to the crossing of the Columbia River 1853 Map Washington
Milwaukee Business Directory, for the year 1858... 1858 Directory Wisconsin
Milwaukee County Whig meeting 1841 Broadside Wisconsin
Miners and business men's directory, for the year commencing January 1st, 1856 1856 Directory California; Mexico
[Mining claim, Colorado Creek] 1861 Ephemera Colorado
The Minnesota Handbook, for 1856-7 1857 Rare Book Minnesota
Minutes of the United Baptist Illinois Association, held at the meeting-house at Richland Creek Church, on the fourth Saturday of August, the 25th, 1821, and following days 1821 Broadside Illinois
Mitchell’s cavalier. v.1, no.1; Jul. 25, 1863 1863 Periodical Tennessee
Mitchell’s compendium of the internal improvements of the United States; comprising general notices of all the most important canals and rail-roads... with a brief notice of internal improvement in Canada and Nova Scotia 1835 Pamphlet Canada; New York; Illinois; Ohio; Michigan; Pennsylvania
The Montana democrat. v.1, no.18; March 15, 1866 1866 Periodical Montana
The Montana post. A newspaper, devoted to the mineral, agricultural and commercial interests of Montana Territory. v.4, no.27, whole no.188; March 28 [1868] 1868 Periodical Montana
Montana: a concise description of the climate, soil, grazing lands, agricultural and mineral productions of the country adjacent and tributary to the Northern Pacific Railroad: published for the use of person seeking information concerning this great new land 1882 Pamphlet Montana
Mount Pleasant city directory; containing a catalogue of inhabitants; a full report of religious, educational, benevolent, social and political institutions; a business which is prefixed a historical sketch of the city 1870 Rare Book; Directory Iowa
The Mountain Bugle, edited by Ella A. Chappel; will be published weekly at Council Bluff Agency, the prospective capitol of Nebraska Territory 1849 Broadside Nebraska; Iowa
Mr. and Mrs. Field's compliments, and request the pleasure of your company 1838 Correspondence Arkansas
National intelligencer. v.42, no.6029 & 7000; May 27 & Nov. 9, 1841 1841 Periodical Washington; Canada; New York
National map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean 1867 Map USA
[Naturalization papers issued to Michael McDonagh] 28 Apr 1807 Ephemera New York
Nebraska Advertiser. Extra 1860 Broadside Nebraska
The Nebraska advertiser. Extra. Oct. 1, 1872 1872 Broadside Nebraska
The Negro trail blazers of California… 1919 Rare Book California
Nemaha Valley journal. A weekly newspaper, of history, politics, literature, science, art, agriculture, mechanics, commerce, and general intelligence. no.16; March 5, 1858 1858 Periodical Kansas
New county and township map of Oregon and Washington 1882 Map Oregon; Washington
A New map of the state of Wisconsin 1852 Map Wisconsin
[A new map of the United States upon which are delineated its vast works of internal communication, routes across the continent, showing also Canada and the island of Cuba] 1851 Map USA; Canada; California; Oregon; New Mexico; Utah; Old Northwest
New route to California, and union of the Atlantic and Pacific, by road, railway or canal: with new homes for emigrants in the free colony of Costa Rica c.1850 Pamphlet California
A new way to acquire Cuba 1859 Correspondence; Broadside
The New York Herald - whole no. 8846; Nov. 27, 1860 1860 Periodical New York
Newhall's outline map of Iowa, exhibiting all the new counties, chief towns, roads, &C. 1848 Map Iowa
Northern Iowa. By a pioneer. Containing valuable information for emigrants. 1858 Pamphlet Iowa
Notes on Iowa Territory 1845 Rare Book Iowa
Notice is hereby given, that on Monday the sixteenth day of May next, at the house of John Blackstone in Thornton Precinct, in the County of Cook, an election will be held for two justices of the peace and two constables... 1836 Broadside; Poster Illinois
Notice. The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, for the choice of directors and such other business as shall require the attention of the shareholders...will be held at the Exchange Coffee House...New York, on the first Monday of November next... 1835 Broadside Texas
Office of Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company 1855 Broadside Illinois
Office St. Peter Company, St. Peter, Nicollet County, M.T., July, 1856. This eligibly located and beautiful town is situated on the Minnesota River 1856 Broadside Minnesota
The Ohio and Mississippi navigator… 1802 Rare Book Ohio
Omaha 1878 1878 Ephemera Nebraska
Omaha daily Nebraskian. v.2, no. 104-105; March 31-April 1, 1863 1863 Periodical Nebraska; Wyoming
Omaha daily Nebraskian. v.2, no. 229; September 2, 1863 1863 Periodical Nebraska
Omaha High School, class of ’76. Graduating exercises, in the auditorium of the High School Building, Thursday evening, June 22, 1876… 1876 Broadside; Ephemera Nebraska
One share, no.23, in Canton, being an undivided two-hundredth part of the land, town site and lots claimed by the Canton Town Company, assigned to D.H. Wheeler, filled in by hand, and dated Jan. 1, 1857 1857 Ephemera
Ontario. Its history, description, and resources ... Valuable information for those seeking homes in southern California 1884 Pamphlet California
Oregon spectator. v.1, no.16; Sept. 3, 1846 1846 Periodical Oregon
Ornamental map of the United States and Mexico 1847 Map Oregon; California; Oklahoma; Texas; Missouri; New Mexico; Minnesota; Wisconsin; Iowa; Illinois; Indiana; Ohio; Michigan; Arkansas; Louisiana; Mississippi; Alabama; Tennessee; Kentucky; Georgia; Florida; North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia; West Virginia; Pennsylvania; New Hampshire; New York; Mexico
Our new Saratoga. Colorado Springs and La Font. Another mammoth colony enterprise 1871 Broadside Colorado
Our new West: records of travel between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean… 1869 Rare Book Colorado; Wyoming; Utah; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; California; Oregon; Washington; Arkansas; Canada
Our whole Union, or, The Missouri register: June 15, 1861 1861 Journal; Broadside Missouri
Outlines of history of the Territory of Dakota, and emigrant’s guide to the free lands of the Northwest. Accompanied with a new sectional map 1870 Pamphlet The Dakotas
An overland journey, from New York to San Francisco, in the summer of 1859 1860 Rare Book; Journal Kansas; Utah; California
The overland stage to California: personal reminiscences and authentic history of the great overland stage line and pony express from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean 1901 Rare Book California; Kansas; Colorado
Pacific City was laid out in May, 1857; soon after the first house was commenced 1857 Broadside Iowa
Page County Democrat. v.17, no.4; Oct. 9, 1884 1884 Periodical Iowa
The Papers of Richard Irving Dodge; Miscellaneous Manuscript Material Correspondence; Ephemera; Photograph
Passenger tariff of the Union Pacific Rail Road. To take effect Wednesday, May 13th, 1868. 1868 Poster; Broadside Nebraska
Pencil sketches of Colorado, its cities, principal towns and mountain scenery 1866 Rare Book Colorado
The petticoat chief 1865 Broadside
Phelps’s Travellers’ guide through the United States; containing upwards of seven hundred rail-road, canal, and stage and steam boat routes, accompanied with a new map of the United States 1849 Rare Book; Directory
Photograph album c.1800 Photograph
[Photographic views of the region around Pike’s Peak, Colorado] c.1888 Photograph Colorado
Police regulations, for the harbors of California 1847 Broadside California
Polk's Portland City Directory, 1920 Vol I 1920 Directory Oregon
Polk's Portland City Directory, 1920 Vol II 1920 Directory Oregon
Poll book of an election held in Thornton Magistrate District for two justices of peace and two constables for said district at the house of John Blackstone in said district 16 May 1836 Broadside Illinois
Portland City Directory 1900-1901; Embracing a Complete Alphabetical and Classified Directory, Miscellaneous Information and Street Guide 1900-1901 Directory Oregon
The Portland Directory 1863-1869 Directory Oregon
Post route map of the territory of Utah: with parts of adjacent states and territories showing post offices with the intermediate distances and mail routes in operation on 1st of February 1887 1887 Map Utah
Prairie du Chien: its present position and future prospects 1857 Pamphlet Wisconsin
Preliminary map of routes reconnoitred and opened in the territory of Utah 1858 Map Utah
Premiums for land improvements. Splendid inducements offered by the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad Company in Nebraska, to actual settlers who buy land on ten years' credit at any time between January 1st and December 31st, 1873 1872 Broadside Nebraska; Iowa
Proceedings of a Pacific Railroad Convention, at Lacon, Illinois; with the address of Col. Samuel R. Curtis 1853 Broadside Illinois
Proceedings of the Rapids Convention, held at Burlington, Iowa, on the 23d and 24th of October, 1851 1852 Pamphlet Iowa
Proclamation by the mayor...Dated, April 18, 1906 1906 Broadside; Ephemera California
Proclamation to the people of California. Congress having failed at its recent session to provide a new government for this country 1849 Broadside California
Proclamation! 1871 Broadside; Ephemera Illinois
Proclamation. Territory of Dakota, Executive Department. The President of the United States has set apart Tuesday, the 30th of April, 1889, the same being the first centennial day of the inauguration of George Washington… 1889 Broadside The Dakotas
Projet d’etablissement sur la partie espagnole des Illinois c.1771 Broadside; Ephemera Illinois
Promissory note: of Prospect K. Robbins 30 Jan 1812 Broadside
Proposed certificate of inspection c.1850 Broadside Illinois
The prospects of Vallejo; or Evidences that Vallejo will become a great city 1871 Pamphlet California; New York
Prospectus for the "Little Fort Porcupine and Democratic Banner." Commencing March 4, 1845 1845 Broadside
The public record of General Farnsworth 1868 Broadside Illinois
The Quid Nunc. v.1, no.20 27 Jul 1842 Ephemera; Periodical; Correspondence Illinois
Railroad map of Illinois 1890 Map Illinois
Railroad terminus. The steam ferry-boat Emma, will make her regular trips ... between the Glenwood Landing and the city of Plattsmouth ... Our boat is second to none on the Mo. River ... 1858 Poster Iowa; Nebraska
Railway pioneer. Platte City, Neb. 25 Oct 1866 Pamphlet Nebraska
Rand McNally & Co's guide map of Nebraska 1876 Map Minnesota; Wyoming; Colorado; The Dakotas; Kansas; Nebraska
Rand McNally & Co's indexed map of Idaho 1876 Map Idaho
Rand McNally official 1925 auto trails map: Texas 1925 Map Texas
Rand, McNally & Co.'s Nevada 1887 Map Nevada
Rand, McNally & Co.'s Oklahoma and Indian Territories 1898 Map Oklahoma
Rand, McNally & Co.’s Dakota 1881 Broadside The Dakotas
Rand, McNally & Co.’s new map and guide to the Black Hills of Dakota 1875 Pamphlet; Map The Dakotas; Nebraska; Minnesota; Iowa; Kansas; Colorado; Wyoming; Montana
Read and Ponder! 1870 Pamphlet; Broadside Nebraska
[Receipt to H.J. Rumfield]: S. LC [Salt Lake City] 14 Dec 1863 Ephemera
Recollections of a civil engineer. Experiences in New York, Iowa, Nebraska, Dakota, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado 1901 Rare Book New York; Iowa; Nebraska; The Dakotas; Illinois; Missouri; Minnesota; Colorado
Record of land claim situated in Tualoty County, Oregon 23 Feb 1848 Broadside Oregon
A reminiscence: the prairies of Iowa and other notes 1901 Journal Iowa
Report and map of the superintendent and engineer of the Smoky Hill Expedition, together with the table of distances 1861 Rare Book Kansas
Report from a select committee of the House of Representatives, on the overland emigration route from Minnesota to British Oregon: with an appendix 1858 Pamphlet Minnesota; Canada; Oregon
Report of the chief engineer, with accompanying reports of division engineers, for 1866 1868 Pamphlet Nebraska
Report of the Committee appointed to examine into the condition of the Banks of the Territory 1837 Broadside Wisconsin
Report of the Dubuque & Pacific Railroad Company 01 Jan 1858 Pamphlet Iowa
Report of the engineer of the Iowa Western Railroad: made Nov. 27, 1851 1851 Pamphlet Iowa
Report of G. M. Dodge, chief engineer, to the Board of Directors on a branch railroad line from the Union Pacific Railroad to Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Puget’s Sound 1868 Pamphlet Idaho; Montana; Oregon; Washington
Report of the organization and proceedings of the Union Pacific railroad co. 1864 Pamphlet Illinois
Report of the Secretary of the Interior: communicating reports upon the Pacific wagon roads constructed under the direction of that department 1859 Map Nebraska
Report of the survey of the route of the Galena and Chicago Union Rail Road... together with the original charter of the Company, and amendments thereto 1847 Pamphlet Wisconsin; Iowa; Illinois
Report of Thomas C. Durant, vice-president and general manager, to the Board of Directors, in relation to the operations of the Engineer Department, and the construction of the road, up to the close of the year 1865 1866 Pamphlet; Correspondence New York; Utah; Nebraska
Report of William B. Ogden, Esq., president of the company; together with reports of the engineer, secretary, and treasurer, read at the Annual Meeting of the stockholders 05 Apr 1848 Pamphlet Illinois
Resolution: Congress of the United States, in the House of Representatives 16 Jan 1807 Broadside
[Resolution] That Massachusetts hereby refuses to acknowledge the act of the government of the United States, authorizing the admission of Texas... 1846 Broadside Massachusetts; Texas
Resources of Nebraska 1869 Pamphlet Nebraska
Rocky Mountain news. The mines and miners of Kansas and Nebraska. v.1, no.20; Oct.6, 1859 1859 Periodical Kansas; Nebraska; New York
Rocky Mountain news. v.1, no.6; June 11, 1859. Extra, Greeley’s report. The mines and miners of Kansas and Nebraska 1859 Broadside; Periodical Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado
Root's musical transposition keyboard! 1865 Broadside Illinois
Rules and regulations of Western College c.1860 Broadside Iowa
S. Bloom, dealer in clothing, and Gent’s furnishing goods. General assortment of miners outfitting articles Broadside Nebraska
The Saint Paul press 1864-1865 Periodical The Dakotas; Idaho
The Salem Directory for 1871 1871 Rare Book Oregon
The San Francisco City Directory, by Charles P. Kimball. September 1, 1850 1850 Directory California
The San Francisco Directory, 1874 1874 Directory California
The San Francisco Directory, 1895 1895 Directory California
The Santa Fé trail to California, 1849-1852: the journal and drawings of H. M. T. Powell 1931 Rare Book; Journal California; Missouri; New Mexico
The Saturday Star 1883 Periodical Iowa
Second anniversary of the High School Literary & Debating Society, Friday Evening, Nov. 27, 1874… 1874 Broadside Nebraska
Second annual message of Governor A. J. Faulk, to the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Dakota: delivered, December 1867 1867 Pamphlet The Dakotas
Second annual report of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company, read at the annual meeting of the stockholders 05 Apr 1849 Pamphlet Illinois
Sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, New Mexico: compiled from the original plats in the Surveyor General’s Office at Santa Fe, New Mexico, and from private surveys by the Maxwell Land Grant Company 1889 Map New Mexico; Colorado
Seltzer Spring. Dedication ball, at the Seltzer House, Spring Dale, Colo., Friday, August 4th, 1876 1876 Broadside Colorado
The semi-centennial of Iowa: a record of the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of Iowa, held at Burlington, June 1, 1883 1883 Rare Book Iowa
The settler’s guide, containing a description of Buena Vista County, in which is the city of Storm Lake 1872 Pamphlet Iowa
Seventh annual report 1854 Pamphlet Iowa; Wisconsin; Illinois
Seventy years on the frontier: Alexander Majors' memoir of a lifetime on the border… with a preface by "Buffalo Bill" 1893 Rare Book Mexico; Nebraska; Colorado; Utah
Shall Kansas be free? 1855 Broadside Kansas
Silver-seeking in the San Juan mines: Location of the silver region - how to get there - what you want, and cost of outfit - how to locate your claim, together with the mining laws of Colorado and acts of Congress relating thereto 1877 Pamphlet Colorado
Six months in the gold mines; from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California, 1847-8-9 1850 Rare Book; Journal California
Sixth annual report, read at the annual meeting of the stockholders 01 Jun 1853 Pamphlet Illinois
Skeleton map of the overland mail route to California 1857 Map California
Sketch exhibiting the routes between Fort Laramie and the Great Salt Lake 1858 Map; Broadside Wyoming; Utah; The West
Sketch indicating the advancement of the surveys of the public lands and military topographical and geological surveys west of the Mississippi 1879 Map Washington; Oregon; California; Nevada; Idaho; Utah; Arizona; Montana; Wyoming; Colorado; New Mexico; The Dakotas; Nebraska; Kansas; Oklahoma; Texas; Missouri; Minnesota; Wisconsin; Iowa; Illinois; Indiana; Arkansas; Louisiana; Mississippi
Sketch of Boulder, Colorado: its resources and advantages, together with map and business directory 1873 Pamphlet; Directory Colorado
Sketch of Johnson County, Iowa, with a review of its early history and subsequent development, its educational, manufacturing, agricultural, and other interests 1880 Pamphlet Iowa
Sketch of part of the march & wagon road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846-7: from a point on Grande River (near which the road should cross,) to the Pimo Villages where he fell into and followed the route of Gen. Kearny, down the Gila River 1848 Map California; Arizona; New Mexico
Sketch of road from Corinne on the U. P. R. R., Utah Ty. to Fort Shaw, Montana: from sketches and field notes of 1st Lt. J. M. Sanno and Major W. H. Lewis of the 7th US Infty... c.1870 Map Utah; Montana
Sketches of the early settlement and present advantages of Princeton, including valuable statistics, etc.: also, a brief sketch of Bureau County, and a business directory 1857 Directory Illinois
The sod house; reminiscent, historical and biographical sketches featuring Nebraska pioneers, 1867-1897 1930 Rare Book Nebraska; Indiana
The St Charles Bulletin 18 Apr 1874 Periodical; Broadside Illinois
St. Joseph Gazette; v.6, no.34 11 Jun 1851 Periodical Montana
St. Mary Gazette. Extra. St. Mary, Iowa, Tuesday, January 24, 1854. 24 Jan 1854 Broadside; Periodical Iowa; Nebraska
[Statement of account submitted to Robert McKnight] 1808 Ephemera; Financial Record
Statement of assets and liabilities of the Dub & Pac R Rd Co. 1857 Pamphlet; Financial Record Iowa
[Statement reporting conversations with William Ely about Aaron Burr] 1806 Pamphlet Washington
Steamer Pacific News. For the Steamer Tennessee, November 15th. Nov. 11, 1850. Nov 1850 Periodical California
[Stock certificate for five shares issued to Duncan P. Campbell, New York, 29 Jan. 1833] 1833 Broadside Texas
[Stock certificate, in the amount of $100, issued to Thomas Henshall, Florence, Nebraska Territory] 1855 Broadside Nebraska
[Stock certificate:] This certifies, that Thos. H. Swope is entitled to one share of ten the City of Wyandott, situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, in the Wyandott Purchase, Kansas Territory 1859 Ephemera Kansas
[Stock certificate:]...This entitles W.H. Bassett to one share in Oak Grove City, each share being one four hundred & eightieth part of the lands, town site and lost claimed by the Oak Grove City Company 1856 Broadside Nebraska
The Story of Butte, Montana 1897 Rare Book Montana
The story of early days in the Big Bend Country: breaking trails, rush of miners, coming of cattlemen, making homes, pioneer hardships... 1926 Pamphlet Canada
Surveys of roads between Fort Gibson and Fort Arbuckle, I. T. made August 1867, by Geo. T. Robinson Capt. 10th. U. S. Cavalry 1867 Map Oklahoma
Table of distances of the overland daily stage line, from Atchison, Kansas, to Great Salt Lake City 1863 Broadside Kansas; Utah; Virginia; California; Nevada
Temperance Crusader: a campaign paper devoted to the legal prohibition of the liquor traffic. v.1, no.3 16 Mar 1854 Periodical Illinois
Ten days on the plains 1871 Rare Book Nebraska; Kansas; Illinois; Iowa
[Territorial warrant issued to the Treasurer of Nebraska Territory with order to pay William F. Kiter the sum of fourteen dollars] 1861 Broadside Nebraska
Territory of Dakota. By the Governor. A proclamation 1868 Broadside The Dakotas
The territory of Dakota; the state of North Dakota; the state of South Dakota; an official statistical, historical and political abstract 1889 Rare Book The Dakotas
The territory of Wyoming its history, soil, climate, resources, etc. 1874 Rare Book; Pamphlet Wyoming
Texan universal pills, prepared after a careful personal examination of the diseases incident to this climate, and with a particular reference to the health, comfort and happiness of the citizens of this Republic 1838 Broadside; Object Texas
Thanksgiving proclamation… 1863 Broadside Nevada
Thayer's new map of the state of Colorado completed from official surveys and explorations 1879 Map Colorado
Theatre. Bannack, Montana Territory. A grand bill to-night. On Saturday Oct. 16, 1864. The tragedy in 5 acts of King Edward IV. 1864 Broadside; Poster Montana
Third annual report of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company, read at the annual meeting of the stockholders 05 Jun 1850 Pamphlet Illinois
This (Monday) evening, July 27th, will be presented, for the second time an entire new drama, in three acts, written by Mr. C.E. Bingham, entitled The captivity and massacre of the Oatman family! by the Apache & Mohave Indians!... 1857 Poster California
This pamphlet is true!! It is a history of the manner in which Nebraska became a state, elected its state officers and first U.S. senators, and entered the American Union. It is authenticated by twenty-one members of the First State Legislature, who signed it at the session of 1866, July. It was not written by C. H. Gere. And it is entirely dissimilar from his narrative of the events herein recorded. 1886 Pamphlet Nebraska
Thomas Mather papers 1825-1886 Correspondence; Diary New Mexico
Times Extra. Hamburg, Iowa. The Wilkerson Tragedy... 13 Dec 1869 Periodical Iowa
To the Black Hills: rate bulletin no. 15 1878 Map; Broadside Wisconsin; Michigan; Minnesota; Iowa; Wyoming; The Dakotas; Nebraska; Illinois
To cattle owners and dealers 1869 Pamphlet; Broadside Kansas
To the gold fields of the Black Hills!: via Omaha & Sidney, or Cheyenne: the Union Pacific R.R. offers the quickest, safest and most reliable route to the new Eldorado! 1877 Pamphlet The Dakotas; Nebraska
To the Oregon Indian war claimants 1874 Broadside Oregon
To the people of Leavenworth County: We, the undersigned residents of said county...submit to the people for their consideration, the following view respecting the issue before them...The only immediate issue now before us is "Shall the constitution, when framed, be submitted to the people?"... 1857 Broadside Kansas
To the people of Nebraska Territory… 1853 Broadside Nebraska
To the people of Nebraska… 1858 Broadside Nebraska
To the public. For some time past slanderous reports relative to the character of our professional "charges," have been so industriously circulated, that justice to ourselves requires they should be stopped at once… 1841 Broadside; Photograph Missouri
To the soldiers of Iowa, and especially those from Johnson County: soldiers, the Old Democratic Party asks your votes… 1863 Broadside Iowa
To tax payers 1872 Broadside Iowa
Topographical map of the road from Missouri to Oregon, commencing at the mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River and ending at the mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia: in VII sections c.1846 Map Missouri; Oregon; The West
Tourist’s guide to the upper Mississippi River: giving all the railroad and steamboat routes diverging from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Dubuque, toward St. Paul, and the falls of St. Anthony... 1866 Rare Book Illinois; Iowa; Wisconsin; Missouri; Minnesota
A township map of the state of Iowa: compiled from the United States surveys, official information and personal reconnaissance, showing the streams, roads, towns, post offices, county seats, works of internal improvement... 1855 Map Iowa
Tracks and trails, or, incidents in the life of a Minnesota territorial pioneer 1931 Pamphlet Minnesota; Illinois; Mississippi
[Trade card] Pease & Taylor c.1870 Ephemera Wyoming
Transportation to the West 1834 Broadside Virginia
Travellers guide to and through the state of Ohio 1832 Pamphlet Ohio; Virginia; Kentucky; Indiana
Traveller’s guide: a map of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, extending from Pittsburgh to the Gulf of Mexico 1844 Map
The Tribune, Extra 27 Aug 1872 Periodical Kansas
Truth teller: devoted to the dissemination of truth, and the suppression of humbug 1858 Periodical Washington
Tuolumne County Water Company stock certificate 1853 Ephemera California
[Two maps from 'Railroad to the Pacific: northern route: its general character, relative merits, etc.'] 1854 Map
Union Pacific Railroad, Lodge Pole Division. Time schedule no. 15. To take effect Monday, October 26, 1868, at 3:30 o’clock, a.m. 1868 Pamphlet Nebraska
Union Pacific Railroad. Report of Jas. E. Evans of exploration from Camp Walbach to Green River. 1865 Pamphlet Wyoming
Union Pacific Railroad: the great national highway between the mountains and the east. The direct route to Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and California. Open from Omaha to Julesburg. 1867 Pamphlet; Map Colorado; Utah; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; California
Union Pacific Railroad: report of F.M. Case, of surveys of Cache La Pondre & South Platte routes and other mountain passes in Colorado 1864 Pamphlet Colorado
Union Pacific Railroad: Report of G.M. Dodge, chief engineer, with accompanying reports of chiefs of parties, for the year 1867 1868 Pamphlet Nebraska
Union Pacific Railroad: report of Samuel B. Reed, of surveys and explorations from Green River to Great Salt Lake City 1864 Pamphlet Utah
The United States gazette. v.65, no.9866; Nov. 15, 1827 1827 Periodical Pennsylvania
United States touring map: showing 150,000 miles of principal traveled highways including associated tours of the Automobile Club of America... 1926 Map USA
Utah Directory and Gazetteer, 1879-1880 1879-1880 Directory Utah
Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1922-1923 1922-1923 Directory Utah
The Valley Tan. v.2, no.16; Feb. 29, 1860 1860 Periodical Utah
Views and descriptions of Burlington & Missouri River Railroad Lands, with important information concerning where and how to select and purchase farms in Iowa and Nebraska, on ten years' credit. Issued by the Land Department of the Burlington & Mo. River Railroad Co., Burlington, Iowa, and Lincoln, Nebraska 1872 Rare Book Iowa; Nebraska
Villa La Font. The fountaine colony of Colorado - a mammoth enterprise - Colorado Springs purchased and a city to be laid out - one of the most enticing spots in Colorado - full descriptions 1871 Broadside Colorado
Voice of the people. v.1, no.5; July 27, 1838 1838 Periodical Illinois
Voyage dans les deux Louisianes: et chez les nations sauvages du Missouri, par les États-Unis, l’Ohio et les provinces qui le bordent, en 1801, 1802 et 1803 1805 Rare Book Louisiana
[Warrant of title to certain real estate in Page Co. issued to Leander Dixon] 1860 Broadside Iowa
Weekly Pacific news. Per Steamer Panama for Panama. Aug. 1, 1850 1850 Periodical California
Weekly Pacific news. Per Steamer Tennessee. July 15, 1850 1850 Periodical California
The weekly Pacific news. v.1, no.16; March 1, 1850 1850 Periodical California
We're a band of freemen c.1850 Broadside
The western address directory: containing the cards of merchants, manufacturers, and other business men... 1837 Directory Pennsylvania; Ohio; Indiana; Kentucky; Missouri
Western Montana; a review of the mineral, timber and agricultural resources of the counties of Silver Bow, Jefferson, Madison, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge and Missoula, with special reference to Butte City, the greatest mining camp on earth 1886 Directory Montana
The Western Mountaineer 1859 Periodical Colorado
Western portraiture and emigrants' guide: a description of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa; with remarks on Minnesota, and other territories 1852 Rare Book Wisconsin; Illinois; Iowa
Western Stage Co great western & southern mail & passanger routes! Important to passengers going west and south of Dubuque… 185- Poster Iowa
Western Stage Co. Through to Iowa City in one day… 1855 Poster Iowa
Where to emigrate and why. Homes and fortunes in the boundless West and the sunny South... with a complete history and description of the Pacific railroad 1869 Rare Book California; Oregon; Washington; Alaska; Idaho; Montana; Arizona; New Mexico; Utah; Colorado; Wyoming; The Dakotas; Nebraska; Kansas; Minnesota; Iowa; Missouri; Wisconsin; Michigan; Illinois; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia; Alabama; Mississippi; Tennessee; Kentucky; Texas; Louisiana; Arkansas
A winter in the United States 1868 Journal
Wright House, Geo. Wright, Proprietor. Chamberlain, Dakota. Its advantages c.1880 Broadside The Dakotas
Wyoming 1876 Map Wyoming