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Say, Thomas 1787-1834

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Works: 271 works in 565 publications in 2 languages and 6,446 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Pictorial works  History  Terminology  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author
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Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains by Edwin James( Book )

14 editions published between 1905 and 1994 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American entomology, or, Descriptions of the insects of North America illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature by Thomas Say( Book )

37 editions published between 1817 and 2013 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete writings of Thomas Say on the entomology of North America by Thomas Say( Book )

18 editions published between 1859 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete writings of Thomas Say, on the conchology of the United States by Thomas Say( Book )

8 editions published between 1858 and 1949 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

2 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 144 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
An account of the Crustacea of the United States by Thomas Say( Book )

16 editions published between 1817 and 1969 in English and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of an expedition to the source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, 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 )

16 editions published between 1824 and 1998 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 of a 2 volume set. For individual volumes in the set see CIHM nos. 34813-34814
American conchology, or Descriptions of the shells of North America. : Illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature. by Thomas Say( Book )

19 editions published between 1830 and 1958 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American entomology : a description of the insects of North America by Thomas Say( Book )

14 editions published between 1859 and 2000 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1905 and 1966 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glossary to Say's Entomology by Thomas Say( Book )

9 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions of terrestrial shells of North America by Thomas Say( Book )

6 editions published between 1856 and 1958 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of the paleontological writings of Thomas Say by Thomas Say( Book )

4 editions published between 1896 and 1964 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present Bulletin contains the paleontological writings of one of America's greatest naturalists, and may well serve as an initial number of the many of its kind we hope from time to time to be able to bring out. Doubtless someone will believe that it is means thrown away to republish these short and seemingly unimportant articles. Yet we believe such not to be the case. More than once have our European co-workers overlooked Say's original description of Exogyra and credited the genus to Sowerby; too often has Say's work on 'Crinoida' been forgotten."--[3]
American entomology : a description of the insects of North America, with illustrations drawn and colored after nature by Thomas Say( Book )

6 editions published between 1817 and 1869 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions of some new terrestrial and fluviatile shells of North America, 1829, 1830, 1831 by Thomas Say( Book )

6 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Say, T. 1787-1834

Say, T. (Thomas), 1787-1834

Thomas Say Americký přírodovědec a entomolog

Thomas Say Amerikaans botanicus (1787-1834)

Thomas Say amerikanischer Zoologe und Karzinologe (Zoologie)

Thomas Say naturalista, entomologo e zoologo statunitense

Tomas Sey

Сэй, Томас

תומאס סיי

توماس سای

トーマス・セイ アメリカの博物学者、動物学者、探検家

托马斯·塞伊 美国自然学家

Languages
English (257)

German (2)