Washington: Government Printing Office, 1915.
First Edition. Hardcover. good+. xiv, 552 pp, indexed, with four folded maps in rear pocket, in original mustard cloth binding. Paper over front hinge split (but hinge still secure), penciled ownership signatures on front free endpapers, occasional penciled annotations in the margins. Binding sound, all maps in excellent condition. After serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Mexican War, James S. Calhoun (1802–1852) was appointed federal Indian Agent for the newly acquired territory of New Mexico (of whihch he became Governor in 1851). In addition to his correspondence from this time, this volume includes brief biographical details and an account of how these papers came to be published so belatedly. The maps are: 1) Sketch Map prepared by Calhoun in 1849, suggesting localities for Indian agencies; 2) Map of New Meixco with Pueblos, as noted by Calhoun, 1850; 3) Map of the Territory of New Mexico, Compiled by Bvt. Second Lieut. John G. Parke, 1851; 4) Map of the country between the frontiers of Arkansas and New Mexico, embracing the section explored in 1849, 1851, and 1852, by Capt. R.B. Marcy. Howes C-28.