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Marcy, Randolph B. (Randolph Barnes) 1812-1887

Overview
Works: 166 works in 598 publications in 2 languages and 8,899 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  History  Maps  Sources  Observations  Handbooks and manuals  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Composer, Editor
Classifications: F593, 917.8
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The prairie traveler by Randolph B Marcy( Book )

97 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was the indispensable handbook for American pioneers traveling west in the mid 19th century. Commissioned and published by the U.S. government and written in a straightforward and helpful voice by U.S. Army officer Randolph Barnes Marcy (1812-1887), it offers all the useful and necessary advice overland travelers to the far West needed to ensure a safe journey: . the different routes to California and Oregon . how to pack a wagon for the journey . finding and purifying water . repairing broken wagons . weathering storms . how to handle saddle wounds . the best way to make a fire on the prairie . interacting with Indians . hints on the best methods of hunting . and much more. Complete with all the original maps and illustrations, this replica edition is a remarkable artifact of one of the most exciting and dangerous eras in American history
Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 by Randolph B Marcy( Book )

69 editions published between 1853 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcy & the gold seekers : the journal of Captain R.B. Marcy, with an account of the gold rush over the southern route by Grant Foreman( Book )

13 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure on Red River, report on the exploration of the headwaters of the Red River by United States( Book )

26 editions published between 1937 and 1968 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Border reminiscences by Randolph B Marcy( Book )

15 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years of Army life on the border by Randolph B Marcy( Book )

9 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of grammar rules and log of frequently asked grammar questions and answers. An online form is provided for submitting questions about English usage or grammar. Samples (in .pdf format) of business letters, memos, application letters, thank-you letters, resumes, etc. are included
A journal of the Birmingham emigrating company; the record of a trip from Birmingham, Iowa, to Sacramento, California, in 1850 by Leander Vaness Loomis( Book )

4 editions published between 1928 and 1994 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The itinerary from Salt Lake City to Sacramento and Benicia as described in Marcy's Prairie traveller, edited by Richard F. Burton and pub- lished in London in 1863, p. 177-182
The prairie traveler : the classic handbook for America's pioneers by Randolph B Marcy( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1859, Army captain Randolph B. Marcy published a guide for settlers traveling across the Americn frontier. It paints a portrait of life in the western frontier illustrating the hardships of travel before railroads
Covered wagon days by Oliver G Swan( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about the West and the frontier
The prairie traveler : the 1859 handbook for westbound pioneers by Randolph B Marcy( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with a good rifle and a sturdy horse, this guide was an essential companion for any westward-bound pioneer of the nineteenth century. Its author, Captain Randolph B. Marcy of the U.S. Army, spent most of his military career in the West. At the invitation of the War Department, he shared the benefits of his frontier experience in this remarkable book. To today's reader, Marcy's manual offers a fascinating view of the rigors and hazards of crossing the country. In 1859, it provided life-or-death advice on everything from finding water and building a fire to avoiding quicksand and treating snakebites. Marcy promised to assist his reader in escaping unforeseen disasters and maintaining relative comfort during the journey, adding that the intrepid pilgrim "will feel himself a master spirit in the wilderness he traverses, and not the victim of every new combination of circumstances which nature affords or fate allots, as if to try his skill and prowess." Marcy's counsel encompasses choosing the best routes to California, wagon maintenance and the selection and care of horses, food supplies, first aid procedures, and fording rivers. He also conveys information "concerning the habits of Indians," including Native American tracking and hunting techniques, smoke signals and sign language, and battle tactics. Twenty-one original illustrations complement the informative and entertaining text
Outline descriptions of the posts and stations of troops in the geographical divisions and departments of the United States by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prairie and overland traveller : a companion for emigrants, traders, travellers, hunters, and soldiers traversing great plains and prairies by Randolph B Marcy( Book )

4 editions published between 1860 and 1863 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map of the country upon upper Red River explored in 1852 by Randolph B Marcy( )

8 editions published between 1852 and 1854 in English and French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations of the Big Wichita, etc by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prairie traveller : a hand-book for overland expeditions by Randolph B Marcy( )

9 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by Randolph B. Marcy (1812-87), who retired from the US Army as a brigadier general in 1881, was first published in 1859. Reissued here is the 1863 edition, edited with notes by the British explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-90). The subtitle of the original edition describes it as A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions, with Maps, Illustrations, and Itineraries of the Principal Routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific, and it was hugely influential, as an official US Government publication, in encouraging the great overland migrations which took European settlers to the American west. The book, based on Marcy's own experience of western travel, covers the routes to Oregon and California, the equipment needed, the treatment of animals, and the possibility of encounters with Native American tribes. This is a fascinating account of the practical steps necessary to enable emigrants to be self-reliant and to survive
Exploration of the red river of louisiana in the year 1852 by Randolph B Marcy( )

11 editions published between 1853 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The prairie traveler : the classic handbook for America's pioneers
Alternative Names
Barnes Marcy, Randolph 1812-1887

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Marcy, R. B. (Randolph Barnes), 1812-1887

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Marcy, Randolph Barnes 1812-1887

Marcy, Randolph Benton 1812-1887

Randolph B. Marcy Amerikaans officier (1812-1887)

Randolph Barnes Marcy

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English (406)

French (1)

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Thirty years of Army life on the borderThe prairie traveler : the classic handbook for America's pioneersThe prairie traveler : the 1859 handbook for westbound pioneersPrairie traveller : a hand-book for overland expeditionsNotes taken during the expedition commanded by Capt. R.B. Marcy, U.S.A., in the summer and fall of 1854