Washington: Government Printing Office, 1915. xiv, 552 pp (including Index). Portrait plate of Calhoun. 4 folding maps in back pocket: 1. "Sketch Map Prepared by Calhoun in 1849, Suggesting Localities for Indian Agencies" (23.5 x 18.5"), 2. "Map of the Territory of new Mexico, made by order of Brig. Gen S.W. Kearny?1846-7", 3. "Map of the Territory of New Mexico Compiled by Bvt. 2nd Lt. Jno G. Parke, Santa Fe. NM, 1851" (33 x 24"), 4. "Map of the Country Between the Frontiers of Arkansas and New Mexico embracing the section explored in 1849, 1850, 1851, and 1852, by Capt. R. B. Marcy" (60 x 27.5"). 8vo. Original publisher's tan cloth binding with black stamping. 1st edition (Howes C-28). Maps with occasional po notation, otherwise fresh & crisp. Binding with general wear & soiling, notably to rear board. Bookplate & pos. Old paper repair to top corner of the title leaf. Small holes in pocket cloth. Withal, a VG book uncommon on the market. Item #36825
Calhoun was the first territorial governor to New Mexico Territory and in favor of the settlement of nomadic Indians onto reservations. Volume contains the letters written between 1848 and 1854, with an informative introduction by the Editor.