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Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe

Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe
With his North American Indian Collection
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070157

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  • The American artist George Catlin (1796–1872) was fascinated by the indigenous people of his homeland and spent many years living among them, painting them, and collecting their artefacts. In 1839 he took his vast collection to Europe to exhibit it, and he also toured with groups of visiting Native Americans. This illustrated two-volume account of his experiences was published in 1848. Volume 1 discusses such events as introducing a group of Native Americans to Queen Victoria. The appendices feature press reviews and a catalogue of the collection. Volume 2 covers travels with visiting Native Americans to Dublin, and later Paris, where Catlin staged another exhibition and met King Louis Philippe. Catlin's earlier account, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians (1841), is also reissued in this series, along with two later books for children about life among various tribes.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070157
    • length: 712 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. The author embarks at New York
    2. Howling of the grizly bears
    3. Letters of introduction
    4. Indian collection arranged for exhibition
    5. Author's illness
    6. The author's wife and two children arrive
    7. The author dines with the Royal Highland Society
    8. Their Royal Highnesses visit the collection
    9. Consequent troubles
    10. Difficulty of procuring lodgings for the Indians
    11. Ojibbeways visit the mayor in town-hall
    12. Indians on the housetops
    13. Preparations for visiting the Queen
    14. A day appointed for a talk about religion
    15. Exhibition rooms
    16. Mr Rankin resolves to take the Indians to the provincial towns
    Appendices
    A descriptive catalogue of Catlin's Indian collection. Volume 2:
    17. Arrival of fourteen Ioway Indians in London
    18. Character of the doctor
    19. Kind reception at Mr Disraeli's
    20. The doctor and Jim visit several churches
    21. Indians' remarks on the Zoological Gardens
    22. The Ioways in Vauxhall Gardens
    23. Newcastle-on-Tyne
    24. Arrival in Dublin
    25. The author arrives in Paris
    26. Indians at Madame Greene's party
    27. La Morgue
    28. Eleven Ojibbeway Indians arrive from London
    29. Indians' visit to the palace of St Cloud
    30. The author leaves his collection in the Louvre
    31. The author returns to his little children in Paris
    Appendices.

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    George Catlin

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