Found 11 collections related to Explorers

Howell, W. T. (William Thompson), 1810-1870
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1447
.56 linear feet (2 volumes)
Born in Newburgh, NY, in 1873, William Thompson Howell was a hiker and explorer widely recognized for his advocacy of state parks and wilderness protection.
Thompson, A. H. (Almon Harris), 1839-1906
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4152
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Almon Harris Thompson (1837-1906) was the chief assistant to John Wesley Powell on the second Colorado River expedition begun in 1871. His wife, Ellen Powell Thompson, was Powell's sister. She collected plant and flower specimens on the expedition.
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 763
2 linear feet (3 boxes, 3 volumes)
Frederick S. Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) was an explorer, artist and author. As the artist and assistant topographer on John Wesley Powell's second Colorado River expedition, 1871-1873, he helped to prepare the first map of the Grand Canyon. He was a... more
Heim, Samuel S
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1374
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Samuel S. Heim was an American explorer and researcher in a topic he called "Biblic geography". Collection consists of Heim's letters, notebooks, maps, and related materials he compiled. Letters from Heim to the New York Public Library concern his... more
Jones, Stephen Vandiver, 1840-1920
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1595
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Stephen Vandiver Jones was an assistant topographer for the second Powell Expedition on the Colorado River from 1871-72.
Powell, William Clement
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2481
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary of journey from Naperville, Illinois, to Green River Station; thence exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers and adjacent country
Bradley, George Y.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 364
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary of the first Powell expedition of exploration and survey down the Green and Colorado rivers, March 24-August 30, 1869. Author relates the events of the voyage by boat from Green River, Wyoming, to the mouth of the Virgin River
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4391
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The papers consist primarily of letters from American military officer, explorer, and politician John C. Frémont to various parties relating to both professional and social matters, including the procurement of portraits of Fremont by Matthew... more
Back, George, Sir, 1796-1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6831
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
English Admiral and Arctic explorer. Letter written June 27, 1833, by Sir George Back while on an expedition on the Great Fish River to the end of Great Slave Lake in Canada.
Nava, Pedro de
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4665
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Pedro de Nava was commander general of the Provincias Internas, the northern frontier of the Spanish colonies in America. The collection consists of original incoming letters and copies of Nava’s outgoing letters relating to explorer Pedro Vial’s... more
Stearns, Simeon A. (Simeon Albert), b. 1815
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2866
.2 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)
Simeon A. Stearns (b. 1815) was a U.S. Marine quartermaster sergeant on board the U.S.S. Vincennes, the flagship of the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) which circumnavigated the world under the command of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes... more
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