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Carter, Harvey L. (Harvey Lewis) 1904-1994

Overview
Works: 27 works in 83 publications in 2 languages and 6,151 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Calendars  Personal narratives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F592, 978.020924
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Most widely held works by Harvey L Carter
Kit Carson : a pattern for heroes by Thelma S Guild( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit Carson was shown on the cover of an old dime novel slaying six Indians with one hand while protecting a fair maiden with the other. Stories about him, mainly apocryphal, circulated well before his death in 1868 and have been handed down in a multitude of biographies. Now Harvey L. Carter joins with Thelma S. Guild to present the fullest, most authoritative biography of Kit Carson ever written. Carefully separating myth from fact, the authors draw on a wide variety of sources, published and unpublished, including private letters. Their scrupulous restoration of Kit Carson in his geographical and historical setting proves that scholarship can have entertaining results: Kit Carson: A Pattern for Heroes is a cracking good adventure story
Dear old Kit : the historical Christopher Carson by Harvey L Carter( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The figure of Kit Carson strides through the literature of the American West in heroic size. Trader, trapper, scout, brigadier general of New Mexico Volunteers, and many other things besides, he has appealed to the public imagination as no other frontiersman has. Many biographies and two versions of his "autobiography" have been published. Yet much of the legend still remains to be separated from the facts, declares the author of this new biography. "I am an admirer of Carson," says Mr. Carter, "and I have no wish deliberately to debunk him, but I am interested in correcting the statements of uncritical hero worship made by many writers." Kit is allowed to speak for himself, as far as possible, through an exact transcription of his dictated reminiscences made from the manuscript in the Newberry Library, Chicago. Persons and places are clearly identified, and Kit's slips of memory are corrected in definitive annotation of his account. One hundred years of speculation about the identity of the man who transcribed Carson's story is ended. Mr. Carter has established positive identification, based on carefully assembled facts. A new assessment of Kit's character and reputation is included, as well as an annotated account of the last years of his life. This fresh look at America's greatest western hero will interest professional historians as well as all readers who head straight for the "western" shelf in bookstores -- Book jacket
Mountain men and fur traders of the Far West : eighteen biographical sketches( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters on: Manuel Lisa, Pierre Chouteau, Jr., Wilson Price Hunt, William H. Ashley, Jedediah Smith, John McLoughlin, Peter Skene Ogden, Ceran St. Vrain, Kit Carson, William Sherley (Old Bill) Williams, William Lewis Sublette, Thomas Fitzpatrick, James Bridger, Benjamin L.E. Bonneville, Joseph R. Walker, Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth, Andrew Drips, Joseph L. Meek
The Far West in American history by Harvey L Carter( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Little Turtle : first Sagamore of the Wabash by Harvey L Carter( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the first major biography of an unsung yet remarkable Indian leader"--Jacket
Far Western frontiers by Harvey L Carter( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trappers of the Far West : sixteen biographical sketches by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes brief biographies of seventeen leaders of the western fur trade
Zebulon Montgomery Pike : pathfinder and patriot by Harvey L Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pikes Peak region : a sesquicentennial history by Historical Society of the Pikes Peak Region( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A centennial calendar for Colorado Springs, 1976 by Harvey L Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit Carson : l'idéal du héros by Thelma S Guild( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William S. Stewart letters : January 13, 1861, to December 4, 1862 by William S Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slandered scout by Harvey L Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson : some thoughts on his place in American history on the occasion of the celebration of the 226th anniversary ... April 13, 1969 by Harvey L Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dear old Kit" : the historical Christopher Carson, with a new edition of the Carson memoirs by Harvey L Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of Hoosier history : Indiana, 1850-1860 by Harvey L Carter( )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural Indiana in transition, 1850-1860 by Harvey L Carter( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international boundary from Maine to the Rocky Mountains by Harvey L Carter( )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by Harvey L Carter( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains letter, personal & business, research notes and manuscripts. The manuscripts are for "Little Turtle" and "Dear Old Kit."
A frontier tragedy : Little Turtle and William Wells by Harvey L Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dear old Kit : the historical Christopher Carson
Alternative Names
Carter, Harvey

Carter, Harvey L.

Languages
English (72)

French (1)

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Dear old Kit : the historical Christopher CarsonMountain men and fur traders of the Far West : eighteen biographical sketchesTrappers of the Far West : sixteen biographical sketches