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The Resource Encyclopedia of frontier biography, by Dan L. Thrapp

Encyclopedia of frontier biography, by Dan L. Thrapp

Label
Encyclopedia of frontier biography
Title
Encyclopedia of frontier biography
Statement of responsibility
by Dan L. Thrapp
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stretching from "Aaron, Sam, Arizona pioneer" to "Zutacapan, Acomo pueblo chief," the three-volume Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, and Supplemental-volume 4, profiles approximately 4,500 frontier pioneers and Native Americans. Dan L. Thrapp's comprehensive work will interest scholars, researchers, and general readers curious about the figures who developed, defended, decorated, and devilized the American West. All the famous ones are here: Volume I (A-F) includes Billy the Kid, Daniel Boone, Calamity Jane, George Custer, Buffalo Bill, Cochise, and John C. Fremont, among others. There are also entries for worthies less well known: Big Nose Kate, Nellie Cashman, Scott Cooley, to cite a few. Even Gary Cooper and other actors who portrayed westerners are sketched in. Thrapp's richly detailed biographies are continued in Volumes II (G-O) and III (P-Z). Thrapp has included seventeenth- and eighteenth-century figures in both New France and New England, as well as the trans-Appalachian country, but the majority are nineteenth-century men and women who discovered, settled, fought for, or simply lived in the raw lands west of the Mississippi River
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.T515 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
  • encyclopedias
Label
Encyclopedia of frontier biography, by Dan L. Thrapp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. A-F -- v. 2. G-O -- v. 3. P-Z -- v. 4. Supplemental vol
Control code
18181674
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780870622229
Lccn
88071686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Library's copy 1 v4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note (removed); 1 book sheet and 1 accompanying order card; 3 letters addressed to Marc Simmons. Clothbound.
  • Library's copy 2 v1-3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Volume 1: author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 1992 April 22; items laid in: 1 notecard listing pages marked with paperslip note; 1 paperslip note. Volume 2: items laid in: 2 book sheets; 2 copied "True West" pages. Clothbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)18181674
Label
Encyclopedia of frontier biography, by Dan L. Thrapp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. A-F -- v. 2. G-O -- v. 3. P-Z -- v. 4. Supplemental vol
Control code
18181674
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780870622229
Lccn
88071686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Library's copy 1 v4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note (removed); 1 book sheet and 1 accompanying order card; 3 letters addressed to Marc Simmons. Clothbound.
  • Library's copy 2 v1-3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Volume 1: author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, 1992 April 22; items laid in: 1 notecard listing pages marked with paperslip note; 1 paperslip note. Volume 2: items laid in: 2 book sheets; 2 copied "True West" pages. Clothbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)18181674

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