Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts, 1853-54
Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts, 1853-54
Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts, 1853-54
Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts, 1853-54
Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts, 1853-54
Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts, 1853-54

Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts, 1853-54

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Mansfield, Joseph K. F.; Frazer, Robert W. Mansfield on the Condition of the Western Forts, 1853-54; Edited and with an Introduction by Robert W. Frazer. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963. First Edition. [7879]

Green cloth with bright gilt titles, dust jacket in protective wrapper. Former owner's small paper address label and ink number on the front end papers, rest clean. 6 x 9 inches, xxxi., 254 pp., with 29 additional b/w plates showing sketches from Mansfield's notebooks. The shading in the first photo is due to the reflection of the clear wrapper. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

Volume 41 of The American Exploration and Travel Series.

"In the spring of 1853, Colonel Joseph K. F. Mansfield was ordered to inspect the Department of New Mexico; the following year, he inspected the Department of the Pacific. His tours included a thorough examination of individual posts and their surroundings, and his inspection reports, although primarily concerned with military matters, have much to say about the social and economic conditions in the areas visited: the various elements of the population, production and industry, transportation and communication, costs, and other conditions affecting the civilian as well as the soldier...Of major historical significance, however, is the fact that Mansfield visited much of the settled portion of the Far West less than a decade after it became part of the United States." - publisher.