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Long, Stephen H. (Stephen Harriman) 1784-1864

Overview
Works: 283 works in 572 publications in 1 language and 8,092 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Diaries  History  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Correspondent, Other, Editor
Classifications: F592, 917.30454
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Most widely held works about Stephen H Long
 
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Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains by Edwin James( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of an expedition to the source of St. Peter's River : Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, &c., performed in the year 1823, by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Stephen H. Long, U.S.T.E. by William Hypolitus Keating( Book )

23 editions published between 1824 and 1977 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey from Philadelphia, to Lake Winnipeg, and back across the lake country and the northern boundary of the Great Lakes. The route traces the Mississippi River, Minnesota River, and Red River
Narrative of an expedition to the source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeck, Lake of the Woods, &c. &c. performed in the year 1823, by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Stephen H. Long, Major, U.S.T.E by William Hypolitus Keating( Book )

53 editions published between 1824 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Hypolitus Keating (1799-1840), a professor of mineralogy and chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania (1822-1828), compiled this two-volume account of a scientific expedition in 1823 under the auspices of President Monroe's War Department. The expedition encompassed the Minnesota River, Red River, Lake Winnepeg, Lake of the Woods, and Lake Superior. Keating used his own notes as well as those of the other scientists who traveled with him. These included James Colhoun, astronomer, assistant topographer, and historical authority; Thomas Say, zoologist and acting botanist with a knowledge of "matter relating to Indians;" and Major Stephen Long of the United States Topographical Engineers, commander, chief topographer, and author of additional descriptive and historical material. Although Americans and Europeans had reached the area before, Keating considered his expedition to be the first to use scientific equipment and knowledge to describe and evaluate the region's natural resources. Volume 1 provides detail about the journey west and the ensuing voyage up the Mississippi, from Prairie du Chien to the point just below St. Anthony's Falls where the travelers entered the Minnesota and proceeded to Big Stone and Traverse Lakes. The expedition set forth from Philadelphia and journeyed via Hagerstown and Cumberland to Wheeling, traversing Ohio from Zanesville to Columbus and, from there, on to Fort Wayne and Fort Dearborn. At that point, departing from their planned itinerary, they headed across the prairies to Fort Crawford and Prairie du Chien. One of the expedition's goals was to report on the Native American peoples populating the areas through which they traveled. The narrative pays considerable attention to mounds, fortifications, and other Indian antiquities as well as to the cultural practices, beliefs, health, and physical attributes of the several tribes encountered. Descriptions of the Potawatomi, Miami, Sauk, Menomone [Menominee], Winnebago, and Dacota [Sioux] provide insights about the observers as well as the peoples observed. Volume 2 chronicles the journey from Lake Traverse up the Red River to Lake Winnipeg [Winnepeek] and down the Winnipeg River to Lake of the Woods. From there, the expedition followed Rainy River to Rainy Lake, and Lac La Croix over to Lake Superior, Sault Saint Marie [Sault de St. Marie], and Mackinac [Mackinaw], which is where the narrative ends. A chapter concerns the cultural practices, beliefs, health, and physical attributes of the Chippewa (Ojibwe), and material on other Native Americans, particularly the Dacota [Sioux], appears elsewhere. Chapter 5 was written by Major Long, and points out significant hydrographical and topographical features of the country the expedition traversed. Long also evaluates Native Americans' complex relations with the United States and its settlers. The book includes several appendices on natural history. Thomas Say classifies zoological materials and observations, and Lewis de Schweinitz contributes a catalogue of the plant specimens Say collected along the way. James Colhoun presents astronomical data, and Joseph Lovell, the U.S. Surgeon-General, compares climate readings at several American military outposts. The volume concludes with a comparative list of Native American vocabularies
Rail road manual, or, A brief exposition of principles and deductions applicable in tracing the route of a rail road : in two parts by Stephen H Long( Book )

14 editions published between 1828 and 1974 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage in a six-oared skiff to the Falls of Saint Anthony in 1817 by Stephen H Long( Book )

15 editions published between 1860 and 2010 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage in a six-oared skiff to the falls of Saint Anthony in 1817 by Stephen H Long( Book )

2 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of Col. Long's bridges together with a series of directions to bridge builders by Stephen H Long( Book )

18 editions published between 1836 and 1979 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky mountains : performed in the years 1819 and 1820 ; by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long, of the U.S. Top. Engineers by Edwin James( Book )

8 editions published between 1823 and 2006 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1823 account of a major government sponsored expedition to the Western lands, by steamboat down the Ohio, then up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, intending to reach Yellowstone. The team's botanist and eologist Edwin James compiled the account from the journals of its commander Maj. Long, Thomas Say and other members of the party. The expedition produced the first scientific data on the flora and fauna of the general area of the Santa Fe Trail
Report of the engineers, on the reconnoissance and surveys, made in reference to the Baltimore and Ohio rail road by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company( Book )

5 editions published between 1828 and 1973 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specification of certain improvements in the locomotive engine and in the mode of transferring loaded carriages from one level to another, in their passage upon rail-ways by Stephen H Long( Book )

7 editions published between 1826 and 1974 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James's Account of S. H. Long's expedition, 1819-1820 by Edwin James( )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the Jackson Bridge : together with directions to builders of wooden or frame bridges by Stephen H Long( Book )

10 editions published between 1830 and 1979 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains by Edwin James( Book )

2 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of Capt. Henry C. Long, on the condition and prospects of the city of Cairo : September 2, 1850 by Henry C Long( Book )

3 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Long Major 1784-1864

Long, S. H. 1784-1864

Long, S. H. (Stephen Harriman), 1784-1864

Long, Stephen H. 1784-1864

Long, Stephen Harriman 1784-1864

Stephen Harriman Long American explorer

Stephen Harriman Long Amerikaans ontdekkingsreiziger (1784-1864)

Stephen Harriman Long explorador estadounidense

Stephen Harriman Long explorador estatunidenc

Stephen Harriman Long ingegnere, esploratore e militare statunitense

Stephen Harriman Long US-amerikanischer Bauingenieur, Eisenbahningenieur, Geograph und Entdecker

Languages
English (243)

Covers
The northern expeditions of Stephen H. Long : the journals of 1817 and 1823 and related documentsFrom Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : Major Stephen Long's expedition, 1819-1820Retracing Major Stephen H. Long's 1820 expedition : the itinerary and botany