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Map of the Butterfield Overland Trail mail route through the southwestern United States

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Title
Map of the Butterfield Overland Trail mail route through the southwestern United States
Names
Schönberg & Co. (Engraver)
Collection

Maps of North America

Countries

United States (except New York)

Daniel Butterfield Collection of Civil War Maps

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1857 - 1861 (Questionable)
Place: New York?
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 15-430
Topics
Post roads -- United States
Butterfield Overland Trail
Southwestern States
Genres
Maps
Notes
Statement of responsibility: engrd. by Schönberg & Co., 75 Nassau St., N.Y.
Content: Scale approximately 1:6,000,000 (W 123°--W 88°/N 39ʺ--N 29°)
Content: Shows the mail route from Saint Louis and Memphis in the east, via a southern route through Fort Smith, Fort Belknap, El Paso, Tucson, Yuma, and Los Angeles, to San Francisco in the west.
Biographical/historical: Congress established subsidy for the route in 1857; route discontinued with outbreak of Civil War in 1861.--American National Biography Online article on John Butterfield.
Biographical/historical: Appears in an 1858-1859 handbook "printed by Hellier and Company Publishers" for "conducters, agents, drivers, and station managers."--Wikimedia Commons.
Biographical/historical: Mail route trail named for John Butterfield, who established the Overland Mail Company and was the father of General Daniel Butterfield.--American National Biography Online.
Acquisition: Gift; Mrs. Daniel Butterfield; 1903-1904
Funding: Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 map ; 20 x 53 cm
Relief shown by hachures
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 909413221
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20625358
Other local Identifier: General Daniel Butterfield Collection. 30a and 30b
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f378f8a0-e14c-0132-87f3-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1857: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Map of the Butterfield Overland Trail mail route through the southwestern United States" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1857 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9c096650-e21b-0132-c39b-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Map of the Butterfield Overland Trail mail route through the southwestern United States" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9c096650-e21b-0132-c39b-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1857 - 1861). Map of the Butterfield Overland Trail mail route through the southwestern United States Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9c096650-e21b-0132-c39b-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Map of the Butterfield Overland Trail mail route through the southwestern United States