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Say, Thomas 1787-1834

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Works: 274 works in 556 publications in 2 languages and 6,467 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Pictorial works  History  Terminology  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F592, 917.30454
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Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains by Edwin James( Book )

18 editions published between 1905 and 1994 in English and held by 1,134 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 )

36 editions published between 1817 and 2013 in English and held by 536 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 )

18 editions published between 1824 and 1998 in English and held by 239 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
Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky mountains : performed in the years 1819 and '20, by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, sec'y of war ; under the command of Major Stephen H. Long by Edwin James( Book )

26 editions published between 1822 and 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 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

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

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

19 editions published between 1817 and 2000 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American conchology, or Descriptions of the shells of North America. : Illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature. by Thomas Say( Book )

20 editions published between 1830 and 1958 in English and held by 87 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 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1825 and 2010 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 )

3 editions published between 1896 and 1964 in English and held by 32 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]
Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains : performed in the years 1819, 1820 by order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, under the command of Maj. S.H. Long by Edwin James( Book )

4 editions published between 1823 and 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On two genera and several species of Crinoidea by Thomas Say( Book )

1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new genus of mammalia proposed and a description of the species upon which it is founded by Thomas Say( Book )

1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Say, T. 1787-1834

Say, T. (Thomas), 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

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English (258)

German (2)

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