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McDermott, John Francis 1902-1981

Overview
Works: 217 works in 570 publications in 1 language and 17,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Art  Diaries  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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Most widely held works by John Francis McDermott
Before Mark Twain; a sampler of old, old times on the Mississippi by John Francis McDermott( )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirty-seven stories, reprints from diaries and journals, and other materials published prior to the days of Mark Twain that depict Mississippi River life
The French in the Mississippi Valley by John Francis McDermott( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early history of St. Louis and French activities in the Mississippi Valley are described from many aspects in these fourteen papers originally presented at a conference observing the 200th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis by Pierre de Laclède on Feb. 15, 1764
The Frontier re-examined by John Francis McDermott( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Caleb Bingham, river portraitist by John Francis McDermott( Book )

11 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelers on the western frontier by John Francis McDermott( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frenchmen and French ways in the Mississippi Valley by Southern Illinois University Carbondale( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the Conference at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, on Feb. 14-15, 1967, and in St. Louis on the evening of Feb. 15th, 1967
The Spanish in the Mississippi Valley, 1762-1804( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of papers originally presented at a conference held at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, in Apr. 1970
Up the Missouri with Audubon : the journal of Edward Harris by Edward Harris( Book )

8 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research opportunities in American cultural history by John Francis McDermott( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audubon in the West by John James Audubon( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seth Eastman : pictorial historian of the Indian by John Francis McDermott( Book )

19 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prairie and mountain sketches by Matthew C Field( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 1843 pleasure excursion to the Rockies led by Sir William Drummond Stewart, as taken from the unpublished diaries of Matthew C. Field, supplemented by his letters and articles published in the New Orleans picayune and the St. Louis reveille
Tixier's travels on the Osage prairies by Victor Tixier( Book )

8 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The western journals of Washington Irving by Washington Irving( Book )

8 editions published between 1944 and 1966 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving went with Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, Charles Joseph Latrobe, and Albert-Alexandre de Pourtalès. The journey, from September to November 1832, went through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. [Ellsworth and Latrobe also wrote about the trip.]
Memoir, or, A cursory glance at my different travels & my sojourn in the Creek Nation by Louis Milfort( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seth Eastman's Mississippi ; a lost portfolio recovered by John Francis McDermott( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi River landscape so appealed to Captain Seth Eastman (stationed at Fort Snelling) that between 1846 and 1848 he painted dozens of excellent miniature landscapes of the river from the Falls of St. Anthony in Minnesota to a point below St. Louis near the mouth of the Ohio. Seventy-nine of the detailed scenes are reproduced here, enabling us to see the river as Eastman saw it in its wilderness state over 125 years ago, when white men's towns were just beginning to appear on the shores. Only recently discovered in a private collection, the delicate watercolors establish Eastman as an important landscape painter and the best watercolorist of the Upper Mississippi. Trained as a topographical artist at the U.S. Military Academy, Eastman approached painting realistically. Well known for his exact portrayals of Chippewas, Winnebagoes, and Sioux at their daily activities, Eastman displays in his landscapes the same precise realization of the river scene. The newly found paintings form the most extensive and carefully observed visual documentation of the Upper Mississippi ever undertaken. Of their quality, McDermott writes: "So small that they might have been painted with the aid of a jeweler's glass, so sharply distinct that the artist might have been viewing scenes through a telescope, so sensitive in the use of atmosphere, so delicate in their tints, these pictures are a glowing triumph" for Eastman. McDermott, who also wrote The Lost Panoramas of the Mississippi and Seth Eastman, Pictorial Historian of the Indian, traces the history of these watercolors in an absorbing essay and compiles an annotated catalog of them
The lost panoramas of the Mississippi by John Francis McDermott( Book )

12 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian journal and other selections from the works of Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist on the Overland Trail : the 1849 diary and sketches of James F. Wilkins by James F Wilkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary opinion by Kendall B Taft( Book )

7 editions published between 1933 and 1984 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Before Mark Twain; a sampler of old, old times on the Mississippi
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Memoir, or, A cursory glance at my different travels & my sojourn in the Creek Nation
Alternative Names
Mac Dermott John Francis

MacDermott John Francis

MacDermott, John Francis 1902-

Mc Dermott John Francis

Mc Dermott, John Francis 1902-

McDermott, John F.

McDermott, John Francis 1902-

Languages
English (217)