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From Texas to San Diego in 1851: The Overland Journal of Dr. S.W. Woodhouse, Surgeon-Naturalist of the Sitgreaves Expedition (review)

From Texas to San Diego in 1851: The Overland Journal of Dr. S.W. Woodhouse, Surgeon-Naturalist... Book Reviews Jesús F. De La Teja, Editor From Texas to San Diego in 185 1: TL· OverlandJournal ofDr. S.W. Woodhouse, SurgeonNaturalist of tL· Sitgreaves Expedition. Edited and annotated by Andrew Wallace and Richard H. Hevly. (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2007. Pp. 398. Illustrations, color and black-and-white plates, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 9780896725973, $45.00 cloth.) In-depth overland accounts from Texas to California in the mid-nineteenth century are rare indeed. Of the handful that exists, most are from the Gold Rush period. A number of these provide information of limited benefit because the travelers did not know where they were or what they were seeing. A detailed, specific record of such a journey, by an informed and observant chronicler, would therefore be highly prized by historians. If the writer also happened to be a naturalist, this would increase its value exponentially. From Texas to San Diego in 1851: TL· OverlandJournal ofDr. S.W. Woodhouse, Surgeon-Naturalut of iL· Sitgreaves Expedition is such an account. This is a gem of ajournai. U.S. Army Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves's 1851 expedition "was the first to explore and map the southern portion of the Four Corners region" (xi). The Sitgreaves's party started in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

From Texas to San Diego in 1851: The Overland Journal of Dr. S.W. Woodhouse, Surgeon-Naturalist of the Sitgreaves Expedition (review)

Southwestern Historical Quarterly , Volume 113 (3) – Jul 6, 2010

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Book Reviews Jesús F. De La Teja, Editor From Texas to San Diego in 185 1: TL· OverlandJournal ofDr. S.W. Woodhouse, SurgeonNaturalist of tL· Sitgreaves Expedition. Edited and annotated by Andrew Wallace and Richard H. Hevly. (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2007. Pp. 398. Illustrations, color and black-and-white plates, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 9780896725973, $45.00 cloth.) In-depth overland accounts from Texas to California in the mid-nineteenth century are rare indeed. Of the handful that exists, most are from the Gold Rush period. A number of these provide information of limited benefit because the travelers did not know where they were or what they were seeing. A detailed, specific record of such a journey, by an informed and observant chronicler, would therefore be highly prized by historians. If the writer also happened to be a naturalist, this would increase its value exponentially. From Texas to San Diego in 1851: TL· OverlandJournal ofDr. S.W. Woodhouse, Surgeon-Naturalut of iL· Sitgreaves Expedition is such an account. This is a gem of ajournai. U.S. Army Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves's 1851 expedition "was the first to explore and map the southern portion of the Four Corners region" (xi). The Sitgreaves's party started in

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