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Uncle Sam's Camels

Lewis Burt Lesley

Harvard University Press,
Cambridge [Mass.], 1929
As republished by The Rio Grande Press, Inc.
Glorieta, NM 1970

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 p285  Bibliography

A. Books

Bancroft, Hubert H.
History of Washington, Idaho and Montana, 1845‑1889 (Vol. XXXI of Works).
San Francisco, History Company, 1890.

Bartlett, John R.
Personal narrative of explorations and incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, connected with the United States and Mexican boundary commission, during the years 1850, '51, '52 and '53.
New York, Appleton, 1854. 2 v.

Bonsal, Stephen
Edward Fitzgerald Beale. A pioneer in the path of empire, 1822‑1903.
New York, Putnam's, 1912.

Burdick, Arthur J.
The mystic mid‑region. The deserts of the Southwest.
New York, Putnam's, 1904.

Coan, Charles F.
A history of New Mexico.
Chicago, American Historical Society, 1925. 3 v.

Howay, Frederick W., and Scholefield, Ethelbert O.
British Columbia from the earliest times to the present.
Vancouver, S. J. Clarke, 1914. 4 v.

Huc, Évariste R.
Recollections of a journey through Tartary, Thibet, and China, during the years 1844, 1845 and 1846. By M. Huc.
New York, Appleton, 1852. 2 v.

 p286  Lummis, Charles F.
Mesa, cañon and pueblo.
New York, Century, 1925.

McClintock, James H.
Arizona, prehistoric, aboriginal, pioneer, modern.
Chicago, S. J. Clarke, 1916. 3 v. Vol. I Vol. II Vol. III

McMaster, John B.
A history of the people of the United States from the revolution to the civil war.
New York, Appleton, 1921. 8 v. Vol. I Vol. II Vol. III Vol. IV Vol. V Vol. VI Vol. VII Vol. VIII

Marsh, George P.
The camel; his organization, habit, and uses, considered with reference to his introduction into the United States.
Boston, Gould and Lincoln, 1856.

Newmark, Maurice H. and Marco R. (editors)
Sixty years in southern California, 1853‑1913. Containing the reminiscences of Harris Newmark. Revised edition.
New York, Knickerbocker Press, 1926.

Paxson, Frederic L.
History of the American frontier, 1763‑1893. Student's edition.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1924.

Shinn, Charles H.
The story of the mine as illustrated by the great Comstock lode of Nevada.
New York, Appleton, 1908.

B. Magazine Articles

Ballinger, L.
"A camel hunt in Arizona," in Outing, XXXVI, 656.
"Camels in Texas," in Independent, LXXV, September 4, 1913, 579.

 p287  Considine, J. L.
"Jeff Davis' camels in Arizona," in Sunset Magazine, L, May, 1923, 31, 79.

Fleming, W. I.
"Jeff Davis' camel experiment," in Popular Science Monthly, LXXIV, February, 1909, 141‑152.

Gilliams, E. L.
"The camels are coming," in Illustrated World, XXXVIII, Sep., 1922, 67‑69.

Guinn, J. M.
"Camel caravans of the American deserts," in Publications of the Historical Society of Southern CaliforniaV, Part II, No. III, 146‑151.

Hall, S. M.
"The camels in Arizona," in Land of SunshineVIII, February, 1898, 122‑123.
"The camels in the Southwest. A forgotten experiment," in Out WestXXVI, Apr., 1907, 302‑314.

Lesley, L. B.
"The purchase and importation of camels by the United States Government, 1855‑1857," in Southwestern Historical QuarterlyXXIII, July, 1929, 18‑33.

Lewis, W. S.
"The camel pack trains in the mining camps of the West," in Washington Historical QuarterlyXIX, No. 4, October, 1928, 271‑284.

Listina, A.
"Uncle Sam's camels," in Taylor-Trotwood MagazineV, June, 1907, 301‑306.

Palmer, J. W.
"Ship of the desert," in Harper's MagazineXV, October, 1857, 577‑593.


 p288  "The camels that Jefferson Davis bought," in New York Times Book Review Magazine, August 20, 1922.

"When Jefferson Davis ordered camels for our soldiers," in Literary Digest, January 28, 1928.

C. Government Documents

Carroll, Charles C.
The government's importation of camels: a historical sketch.
(Bureau of Animal Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, Circular No. 53.)
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1904.

Davis, Jefferson
Report of the Secretary of War, December 1, 1853.
33d Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Executive Document, No. 1, Part II.
Washington, 1853.
Report of the Secretary of War, December 4, 1854.
33d Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives, Executive Document, No. 1, Part II, 8.
Washington, 1854.
Report of the Secretary of War respecting the purchase of camels for the purpose of military transportation.
34th Congress, 3d Session, Senate, Executive Document, No. 62.
Washington, 1857.

D. Newspapers

Los Angeles Star
January 16, 1858; October 6, 1860.

Nevada State Journal (Reno)
June 10, 1909.

Sacramento Daily Union
March 12, 1859; May 20, 1859; July 28, 1860; January 26, 1864; April 2, 1864; April 6, 1864; April 8, 1864.

 p289  San Francisco Daily Alta California
November 26, 1857; December 12, 1857; January 25, 1858; April 8, 1862; April 18, 1862; April 20, 1862; January 26, 1864.

San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin
December 14, 1857; July 26, 1860; October 10, 1860; October 11, 1860; January 8, 1864; January 26, 1864.

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