[N.p., Massachusetts: 1915].
With 128 silver print photographs, including 2 maps, and 66 pp. typescript. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Hunting in the Sheslay River, British Columbia, 1915. Cloth covered boards, post mounted album leaves. Generally fine. Cloth folding box. Item #314481
Superb record of an expedition by Harvard graduates of the class of 1915 Richard Bullock (of Fitchburg, Mass.) and Robert Winthrop Kean (of the prominent New Jersey family), in the Carriar district of British Columbia. The party went in via Wrangell, Alaska, in late August 1915, and experienced a few delays reaching the former Klondike gold rush village of Telegraph Creek. Bullock and Kean crossed the Sheslay River beyond Telegraph Creek with two Tahltan Indian guides, Billy Fann and Ludecker, a cook, and a packer, and reached the Juni river in late August. When Bullock bagged a large ram on 1 September, high up on a mountain ridge, “after taking several photographs … then set about removing the head and scalp, which proved a short job for Billy,” who packed the head down to camp.
Bullock’s account was published in Outing Magazine (March through May 1918) as “Hunting Days in the Cassiar.” (Kean’s account of the trip was published as chapter 15, Hunting Big Game, in his memoirs, Fourscore Years: My First Twenty-Four . An extract accompanies this album.)
A well documented and engaging account of remote mountain sport.
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