FS - Notes of a Tour in America H. Hussey Vivian (1878)

Notes of a Tour in America From August 7th to November 17th

H. Hussey Vivian, M.P., F.G.S. (1878)
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Book Description: Edward Stanford, London, 1878. Presumed First Edition. 260 pp. green hardcover gilt lettering and decorations on cover and pull out map; front cover in vg shape, back cover slightly worn; loose front hinge, fading and slight staining to endpapers, previous owner's name stamped on front endpaper. Else in good condition. All text pages in VG condition: No torn, bent or marked pages. A good, sound copy.
A vivid account of a lengthy journey around the north of America, from Quebec and New York through Utah to San Francisco and then on to Washington and covers the mineral resources of these areas. Vivian was M.P. for Swansea, where he ran a copper smelting business. Vivian visited Quebec, New York, Pittsburg, Sarnia, Chicago, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington, Virginia, and Cincinnati. His narrative includes chapters on Mormonism, the Nevada silver mines, American hotels, political parties, and mineral resources. Vivian was an enormously successful metallurgist, and Welsh politician; and his observations on his tour from coast to coast and back reflect his astuteness in these and other fields.
Table of Contents:
1. Departure 2. Quebec 3. Saratoga 4. New York 5. Pittsburg 6. Sarnia 7. Chicago 8. Chicago to Salt Lake City 9. Mormonism 10. San Fransisco 11. California 12. Nevada Silver Mines 13. St. Louis 14. Washington 15. American Hotels 16. Republican" & "Democrat" 17. Mineral Resources
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