Uncle Sam's Camels: the Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858_

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Lesley, Lewis B (ed) , “Uncle Sam's Camels: the Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858_ ,” Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial, accessed July 24, 2014, http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits-dynamic/az100/items/show/226.

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Uncle Sam's Camels: the Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858_

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The army procured camels from Tunis, along with handlers, the chief of whom was a Syrian/Greek, Hadji Ali, affectionately known as “Hi Jolly.” Nineteen-year-old May Humphreys Stacey (1837-1886) accompanied U.S. Navy lieutenant Edward Beale on the expedition from Texas to California and kept a journal that Lesley, a history professor at San Diego State University edited and published for the first time. Lesley appended Beale’s official government report (perhaps rescuing it from obscurity) and added opening and closing chapters, thus preserving the source material for the great experiment.
--James J. Owens.

Creator

Lesley, Lewis B (ed)

Publisher

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1929.

Date

1929

Format

6 p. l., 3-298 p. plates, 2 port. (incl. front.) fold map. 25 cm.

Language

eng

Type

book

Identifier

H9791 S77 Sp Coll