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Yellowstone and the Great West: Journals, Letters, and Images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition
Isis
  • James Pritchard, Iowa State University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
6-1-2000
Abstract
Although Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden submitted the voluminous "Fifth Report" detailing the exploration of Yellowstone's high country in 1871, important parts of this expedition's story were omitted. Later accounts of the expedition by Hayden and by the photographer William Henry Jackson, though prepared from their field notes, contained mistakes caused by faulty memories. Unfortunately, the original field notes of both men have been lost. In Yellowstone and the Great West, Marlene Merrill presents the edited and annotated diaries of other expedition members, the geologist George Nelson Allen and the mineralogist Albert C. Peale.
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This book review is from Isis 91 (2000): 375. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science Society
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
James Pritchard. "Yellowstone and the Great West: Journals, Letters, and Images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition" Isis Vol. 91 Iss. 2 (2000) p. 375 - 376
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_pritchard/7/