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Lot 1030: J. H. Beadle WESTERN WILDS AND THE MEN WHO REDEEM THEM 1878 Far West Arizona Plains Pioneers Native Americans Custer Defeat Map Illustrations
November 18, 2012
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Western Wilds, and the Men Who Redeem Them. An Authentic Narrative, Embracing an Account of Seven Years Travel and Adventure in the Far West; Wild Life in Arizona; Perils of the Plains; Life in the Canon and Death in the Desert; Thrilling Scenes and Romantic Incidents in the Lives of Western Pioneers; Adventures among the Red and White Savages of the West; A Full Account of the Mountain Meadow Massacre; The Custer Defeat; Life and Death of Brigham Young, Etc.
Author: J. H. Beadle - John Hanson Beadle, journalist and author, was born in Liberty township, Parke County, Indiana, Mar. 14, 1840, son of James Ward and Elizabeth (Bright) Beadle. As a youth of twenty-one he enlisted in the 31st Indiana infantry for the Civil War, serving as a private until 1862, when he was discharged for disability. He then entered the State University of Michigan, where he studied law in addition to his regular subjects, and was graduated in 1867. He was admitted to the bar, but afer practicing in Evansville, Indiana for one year, abandoned that profession for the career of a journalist. His first newspaper work was done for the Cincinnnati Commercial following which he spent eight years in the far West, the first year as editor of the Salt Lake Reporter. His "Life in Utah," "Western Wilds and the Men Who Redeem Them," and "The Undeveloped West" are the results of his experiences in the western states. In the latter years of his life he wrote editorials and historical and political articles for the American Press Association. Subsequently he made an extended tour of Canada and Nova Scotia and in 1890, through Europe. Out of this latter experience came "A Hoosier Abroad." He was married Dec. 25, 1872, to Jennie, daughter of James Cole, of Evansville, Indiana, and had five children: Helen Marjorie; James Ward; Bessie Cole; Mary Eliza; and John Bookwalter Beadle. He died in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15, 1897.
National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 27, pp. 344-345
Publisher: Jones Brothers & Company
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 624 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth over bevelled boards, with elaborate decorative designs in gilt and black to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages display occasional marginal foxing and/or smudging. Illustrated with well-preserved double-page color map as frontispiece, plates and a large number of in-text illustrations.
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