Guide to Notes sur le pays a l'Ouest des Etats unies d'Amerique, 1806 DAR.1937.38

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Notes sur le pays a l'Ouest des Etats unies d'Amerique
Creator
Cramer, Zadok, 1773-1813
Collection Number
DAR.1937.38
Date
1806
Extent
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
Zadok Cramer was a publisher, book binder, book seller, and library founder in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His Navigator publications provided information for travelers about rivers in the western United States. This 1806 edition was translated into French and includes several maps of the Mississippi River. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Notes sur le pays a l'Ouest des Etats unies d'Amerique, 1806, DAR.1937.38, Darlington Collection, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Zadok Cramer was a publisher, bookbinder, book seller, and library founder in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Starting in 1803, he sought to publish navigation information for western rivers. The result was The Navigator, a series of publications providing this information to travelers seeking to travel to the west and south by river.

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Scope and Content Notes

The collection consists of a French translation of Zadok Cramer’s The Navigator (1806 edition). The work includes seven color hand-colored maps of the Mississippi River from where it meets the Ohio River south to New Orleans. There are also mileage charts and descriptions of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers. This edition is bound and includes all of the pages in the publication.

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Arrangement

The arrangment is at the collection level.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 23, 2008

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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

No copyright restrictions.

Custodial History

This collection was located in the Darlington Memorial Library in the University’s Cathedral of Learning until 2007 when it was moved to the ULS Archives Service Center for processing, storage, preservation and service. However, it remains in the custodianship of the ULS Special Collections Department.

Acquisition Information

Gift to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1937.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Shaun Hayes in May 2008.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Manuscript maps
  • Manuscripts (Document genre)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny River (Pa. and N.Y.) -- Description and travel
  • Allegheny River (Pa. and N.Y.) -- Navigation
  • Louisiana -- Description and travel
  • Mississippi River -- Description and travel
  • Mississippi River -- Navigation
  • Monongahela River (W. Va. and Pa.) -- Description and travel
  • Monongahela River (W. Va. and Pa.) -- Navigation
  • Ohio River -- Description and travel
  • Ohio River -- Navigation

Personal Name(s)

  • Cramer, Zadok, 1773-1813

Subject(s)

  • Inland navigation -- United States
  • Inland water transportation -- United States
  • Transportation

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Previous Citation

Notes sur le pays a l'Ouest des Etats unies d'Amerique, 1806, DAR.1937.38, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Bibliography

Cramer, Zadok, The navigator, or, The trader's useful guide in navigating the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers : containing an ample account of these much admired waters from the head of the former to the mouth of the latter, a concise description of their towns, villages, harbours, settlements, and c. ....(Pittsburgh: Zadok Cramer, 1806).

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Collection Inventory

  BoxVolume
Notes sur le pays a l'Ouest des Etats unies d'Amerique, 1806 11
("Notes sur le pays a l'Ouest des Etats unies d'Amerique," online pending)

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