Eberstadt Collection of Western Pioneer Narratives



The Eberstadt Collection of Western Pioneer Narratives was given in 1977 as a memorial to Charles F. Eberstadt, Class of 1934, one of the nation's leading booksellers of Americana. Among its 300 volumes are crudely printed journals written by emigrants as they crossed the plains to California during the Gold Rush of 1849 as well as minor classics of the West published in fine editions by John Henry Nash and the Grabhorn Press. The narratives describe buffalo hunts, Indian encounters and captivities, outlaws, disasters, trading and trapping, stage coach driving, the frontier Army, and everyday life for the pioneers.

A title list may be retrieved by performing an "author" search for "Eberstadt Collection" in JOSIAH.


Format(s): Books, Documents
Library: John Hay
Contact(s): Holly_Snyder@brown.edu

Access to the collection:

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
Individual records for most printed materials available on JOSIAH
Eberstad Collection (Brown University)

Related Collections:
Ames (Robert S. and Margaret A.) Collection

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