Rhymes of Early Life in Oregon and Historical and Biographical Facts 1909 John Minto ~ Pioneer ~ Lewis A. McArthur's copy


Title: Rhymes of Early Life in Oregon and Historical and Biographical Facts

Author: John Minto, A Pioneer of 1844

Description: First edition, undated (circa 1909). From the collection of Lewis A. McArthur (with his signature on ffep), the geographic historian and author of Oregon Geographic Names. Quarter red leather with gilt lettering on spine and red cloth sides. Marbled endpapers. Clean. pp. 32. [Powers p. 459; Kee 2001: 661].

A collection of thirteen poems and three pieces of historical commentary by Oregon pioneer John Minto (1822-1915). Most of the poetry is thematic to pioneer life in the Oregon Country/Oregon Territory. The historical pieces include ''Reminiscences of Boyhood,'' ''Practical Conservation'' [forestry and horticulture on Minto's land], and ''The Young Homeskeeper'' [Dr. John McLoughlin and the Hudson's Bay Company].

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Statesman Publishing Co.
Place: Salem, Oregon
Year: 1909

Keywords: Lewis A. McArthur, Oregon, Oregon Territory, poetry, history, pioneers, Northwest, Pacific Northwest,

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