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The Resource Voyage to North America, 1844-45 : Prince Carl of Solms's Texas diary of people, places, and events, translation from German and notes by Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski ; introduction by Theodore Gish

Voyage to North America, 1844-45 : Prince Carl of Solms's Texas diary of people, places, and events, translation from German and notes by Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski ; introduction by Theodore Gish

Label
Voyage to North America, 1844-45 : Prince Carl of Solms's Texas diary of people, places, and events
Title
Voyage to North America, 1844-45
Title remainder
Prince Carl of Solms's Texas diary of people, places, and events
Statement of responsibility
translation from German and notes by Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski ; introduction by Theodore Gish
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "The diary begins with Solms's departure from the family castle on the Rhine, Rheingrafenstein, in May 1844, and ends on June 30, 1845, in New York as he embarks upon his return trip to Germany. It contains important historical data, and its personal nature allowed freedom in the descriptions of people and places he encountered. Solms writes daily records of contacts with Texas officials and important citizens, numerous Germans of all stations already living in Texas, and of occasional Indian encounters. He describes the extent and nature of his travels and includes descriptions of the region, particularly the German settlements."
  • "Included in the Appendix are two additional important documents. First, is the diary of the colonial director of the Adelsverein, Alexander Bourgeois, who accompanied Solms until dismissed in August 1844. This record provides a unique counterpoint to Solms's viewpoint. The second is the Memoir on American Affairs, addressed to Queen Victoria. In this, written in 1845 some months after Solms's return to Germany, develops political views which were strongly influenced by Solms's stay in Texas."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/04
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F390
LC item number
.S69413 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Voyage to North America, 1844-45 : Prince Carl of Solms's Texas diary of people, places, and events, translation from German and notes by Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski ; introduction by Theodore Gish
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes the author's Memoir on American affairs and the diary of Alexander Bourgeois d'Orvanne
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels' Diary
  • Caledonia Passenger List
  • Bourgeois d'Orvanne's Diary
  • Maps of Solms's Texas Travels
  • Memoir on American Affairs
Control code
45087157
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 244 p.
Isbn
9781574411249
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00064852
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2001. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Voyage to North America, 1844-45 : Prince Carl of Solms's Texas diary of people, places, and events, translation from German and notes by Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski ; introduction by Theodore Gish
Publication
Note
Includes the author's Memoir on American affairs and the diary of Alexander Bourgeois d'Orvanne
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels' Diary
  • Caledonia Passenger List
  • Bourgeois d'Orvanne's Diary
  • Maps of Solms's Texas Travels
  • Memoir on American Affairs
Control code
45087157
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 244 p.
Isbn
9781574411249
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00064852
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2001. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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