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Mitchell's New Traveller's Guide Through the United States

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Admin/Biog History Originally published in 1836 as Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States, it was updated in 1848. This small pocket guide and map would be indispensable to immigrants to the United States and pioneers moving westward, with its information on travelling distances, routes for stag coaches, railroads, and steamboats. It states, "Though this present work is designed chiefly for the use of travelers, it cannot fail to be useful to others, as a work of reference; while its compact form, suitable dimensions for the pocket, render it the most convenient publication of the kind now extant."
Collection Map Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1851
Abstract 1851 edition of "Mitchell's New Traveller's Guide Through the United States: Containing the Principal Cities, Towns, &c. Alphabetically Arranged; Together With the Railroad, Stage, Steamboat, and Canal Routes, with Distances, in Miles from Place to Place. Illustrated by an Accurate Map of the United States." published by Thomas, Copperwait & Company, Philadelphia.
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC350.2
Object Name Book
Pub Date 1851
Publisher Thomas, Copperwait & Company
Pub Place Philadelphia, PA
Copyrights Public Domain
Size 22" x 29"
Subjects Maps
Emigration & immigration
Immigrants
Westward movement
Pioneers
Railroads
Railroad travel
Stagecoaches
Steamboats
Canals
Travel
Title Mitchell's New Traveller's Guide Through the United States
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