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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Crown Collection of American Maps, 1909-1928.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Crown Collection of American Maps
Title: Crown Collection of American Maps
Dates: 1909-1928
Abstract: Contains photographic reproductions and blueprints of maps of North American terrain, waterways, historical settlements, transcontinental trails, and stagecoach routes. Compiled by historian Archer Butler Hulbert.
Accession No.: 2008-076
Extent: 6 inches
Laguage: Materials are written in English, Spanish, and French.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Archer Butler Hulbert, 1873-1933, was a historical geographer, writer, and professor of American history who studied American pioneer migrations and historic Western trails and roads. He published widely, and his major works include the sixteen-volume Historic Highways of America (1902-1905), Forty-Niners: The Chronicle of the California Trail (1931), and Overland to the Pacific (1932-1941). He also published original records and maps in facsimile, such as the Crown Collection of American Maps. Dr. Hulbert held professorships at his alma mater, Marietta College in Ohio, as well as at Colorado College and Clark University.

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Scope and Contents

The Crown Collection of American Maps is composed of five series. Holdings at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History include Series II through Series V. Series II and III are unbound collotype photographic prints of original manuscript maps from the British Museum. The maps depict North American terrain, roads, waterways, settlements, and military constructions from 1615 to 1798. Maps in Series II document New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Lower Canada, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and other American locations. Series III contains maps of North America, Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts Bay, New England, New Hampshire, and New York. Series IV and V are bound volumes of blueprints that depict American transcontinental trails and stagecoach routes. The bound volumes are located at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History’s Texas Collection Library.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
North America -- Maps
Trails -- West (U.S.) -- Maps
Trails -- United States -- Maps

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Related Material

Located in the Texas Collection Library at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History:

The Crown Collection of American Maps, Series IV: The American Transcontinental Trails. Colorado Springs: Stewart Commission on Western History, 1925-1928. Call number G 1381 P25 C754 1925.

  • Volume 1: The Platte River routes: fifty maps of the Oregon and Mormon Trails.
  • Volume 2: North and South Platte (river) Routes: fifty maps of the Oregon Trail in Nebraska and Wyoming.
  • Volume 3: The Oregon Trail in Idaho and Oregon: fifty maps.
  • Volume 4: The California Trail from Fort Hall to Placerville: fifty maps.
  • Volume 5: The Santa Fe Trail, Raton Mountain route: fifty maps.
  • Volume 6: The Santa Fe California Trail: fifty maps.

The Crown Collection of American Maps, Series V: The Great Western Stage-Coach Routes. Colorado Springs: Stewart Commission on Western History, 1926. Call number G 1381 P25 C752 1926.

  • Volume 1: The Deadwood Trails.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Crown Collection of American Maps, 1909-1928, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3So23.1 The Crown Collection of American Maps, Series II. London: R. B. Fleming, 1909.
Volume 1: Fifty plates of maps of New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
Volume 2: Fifty plates of maps of Lower Canada.
Volume 3: Fifty plates of maps of Nova Scotia.
Volume 4: Fifty photographs of maps of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
Volume 5: Fifty plates of assorted American maps.
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3So23.2 The Crown Collection of American Maps, Series III. London: R. B. Fleming, 1914-1916.
Plates 1-12: North America
Plates 13-44: Carolina
Plates 45-46: Connecticut
Plates 47-131: Florida
Plates 132-147: Georgia
Plates 148-153: Louisiana
Plates 154-182: Maine
Plates 183-184: Maryland
Plates 185-202: Massachusetts Bay
Plates 203-206: New England
Plates 207-232: New Hampshire
Plates 233-250: New York

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