Report of the Acting Superintendent of the Yosemite National Park to the Secretary of the Interior. 1895. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1895. 23x14.8 cm, pp. [1-2] 3-6 [7-8: blank], inserted map (folded), original yellow wrappers printed in black. First edition. The 39x46 cm map, 1 inch = 4 miles, is "Map of the Yosemite National Park prepared expressly for use of U. S. troops by N. F. McClure, 1st Lieut. 5th U. S. Calvary. February, 1895." It was the first map to be included in the reports of the superintendents or acting superintendents of Yosemite National Park. "The mapping of the park occupied the attention of the Army patrols, and a succession of maps was produced by the junior officers. Those of Lieutenant H. C. Benson and Lieutenant N. F. McClure, published in the reports, were the best maps of the region and were widely used until superseded in 1910 by those of the U. S. Geological Survey" (Farquhar , p. 99).¶ Twenty-five reports were issued annually through 1915. The reports, prepared by the superintendents or acting superintendents of Yosemite National Park, were issued separately and were also collected in the annual reports of the Secretary of the Interior. For a complete checklist of the reports with historical commentary see Farquhar (1948), title 24, pp. 95-99. The 1916 annual report for Yosemite National Park appeared in the Annual Report of the Superintendent of National Parks ... (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916). Reports issued after 1916 appeared in the Annual Report of the Director of the National Park Service (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1917-). Wrappers dusty, a very good copy. (#167291).
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