Acquisition of Oregon; And the Long Suppressed Evidence about Marcus Whitman

Acquisition of Oregon; And the Long Suppressed Evidence about Marcus Whitman (Paperback)

By William Isaac Marshall 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1459025474
EAN: 9781459025479
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Publish Date: 2010-2-28
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. THE VARYING FORMS OF THE WHITMAN SAVED OREGON STORY. That the reader may understand all the facts about the origin and development of the Whitman Saved Oregon Legend, and the widespread credence it has attained, making it by far the most remarkable attempt ever made to inject into our history a pure legend concerning so important a subject as the acquisition of nearly one-twelfth of all our domain on this continent, it seems best to print first the varying forms the legend assumed from 1858, when the first version of it ever written (so far as known) is to be found in Rev. G. H. Atkinson's letter, down to the form which the same Rev. G. H. Atkinson, twenty-nine years later imposed on Scribner and Company, and which they accepted and published in the authorized American edition of the Encyclopaedia Britan- nica, and thus had the bad preeminence of being the first publishers of an encyclopaedia to print this ingenious fiction as history. (A) AND (B). THE FIRST TWO VARIANT VERSIONS OF THE WHITMAN SAVED OREGON STORY (HERETO- FORE UNPUBLISHED), BEING REV. G. H. ATKINSON'S FIRST AND SECOND VERSIONS. It still remains true?July, 1905?that the earliest known published version of the Whitman Saved Oregon Story is the brief and vague one written by S. A. Clarke (and avowedly derived from Spalding), which appeared in the Sacramento Union of November 16, 1864, and was quoted by me, in my discussion of Prof. Bourne's Legend of Marcus Whitman. (Cf. Tr. American Historical Association, 1900, p. 232.) Prof. Bourne, however, has found in two letters to the American Board, written by Rev. Geo. H. Atkinson, November 20, 1858, and September 7, 1859, two very variant and doubtless the earliest written forms of the legend, and I am indebted to his courtesy for copies of...
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Title: Acquisition of Oregon; And the Long Suppressed Evidence about Marcus Whitman
Publisher: General Books
Author: William Isaac Marshall
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1459025474
EAN: 9781459025479
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 336
Publish Date: 2010-2-28
Binding: Paperback

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