Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846
Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846
Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846
Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846
Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846
Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846
Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846

Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846

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Whitman, Narcissa (Mrs. Marcus Whitman). A Journey across the Plains in 1836: Journal of Mrs. Marcus Whitman together with Letters of Mrs. Marcus Whitman, 1836-1846; Published in the Nineteenth and Twenty-third issues of Transactions of the...Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association, years 1891 & 1893. Portland, Oregon: A. Anderson & Co. (1893); Geo. H. Himes and Company (1894), 1893 & 1894. First Editions.

The 1891 Reunion Transactions was printed in 1893 and the 1893 Reunion Transactions in 1894. Two issues, in printed wrappers, 1891 very good with 192 pp.; 1893 with some chipping to the wrapper, contents fine with 219 pp. Good. Wrappers.  [4361] 

A Journey Across the Plains is pp. 40-68, followed by material written by Marcus Whitman, letters from Prentiss family members, a plan of the mission house at Wieletpoo, and Dr. Whitmans' Bill and Letter to the Secretary of War - the Whitman section runs from p. 40 to 179. The record is printed from a manuscript left with her family in New York, and was never before printed. Mrs. Whitman, at the request of her husband, kept an account of their journey so that he could be more free to do his work and not be taken up with correspondence.

Mrs. Whitman's Letters, published in the Annual for 1893, consists of an additional cache of letters recently discovered by her sister who lived in Oberlin, Ohio, and donated to the Association. They are letters to her family, "together with some very important ones from Dr. Whitman himself, incidentally alluding to matters which of late years have been the subject of much controversy...The letter of Rev. H. H. Spalding to Mrs. Whitman's father, giving probably the first account of the massacre, also appears in this pamphlet." The whole takes up pp. 53-219.

Dr. Marcus Whitman (1802-1847), b. Rushville, NY; d. Waiilatpu, Oregon Territory. Dr. Whitman was a missionary with the A.B.C.F.M., and considered by many to be the leading American pioneer of the Pacific Northwest. He, his wife and twelve others were massacred by members of the Cayuse tribe, igniting a war that lasted until 1850.

Narcissa Whitman, (neé Prentiss), wife of Marcus, was one of the two first white woman to cross the Rocky Mountains (the other being Mrs.Spalding, a member of their party) and the first woman to give birth to a white American in the Oregon country. She was a missionary in her own right, accepted for service nearly a year before her marriage to Whitman. She kept the records of their travels and corresponded with family and supporters back east, taught Bible classes to the natives, and ran the day to day affairs of the mission home.