Letters of Albert Gallatin, on the Oregon Question 1846 ~ History ~ Oregon Territory ~ Territorial Claims ~ Oregon Country


Title: Letters of Albert Gallatin, on the Oregon Question, originally published in the National Intelligencer, January 1846.

Author: Albert Gallatin

Description: From the collection of Lewis A. McArthur (with his signature on ffep), the geographic historian and author of Oregon Geographic Names. Three quarter red leather with gilt lettering and ornaments on spine and red cloth sides. Nick in leather on front outer hinge; cloth a little bubbled on front cover. Marbled endpapers. Clean. pp. 30, [2]. [Howes G25].

Five letters on the Oregon Question, evaluating the Spanish, British, and American claims on the Oregon territory. Albert Gallatin (1761-1849) was a Founding Father, the Treasury Secretary during the Louisiana Purchase under Thomas Jefferson, and the ambassador to Britain, 1826-1827, during which he helped negotiate the ten-year extension of the joint occupation of Oregon Country.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition:

Publisher: Printed by J. and G. S. Gideon
Place: Washington
Year: 1846

Keywords: Lewis A. McArthur, Oregon, Oregon Territory, Oregon Country, history,

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