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Government Documents as Primary Sources: 1840-1849

A guide to government documents and publications useful for primary source research. Arranged by decade.

1840-1849

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War News (detail)

War News from Mexico (detail) by Richard Caton Woodville, 1848.

View of the Wild River Mountains

View of the Wild River Mountains.

Mode of Applying the Waste Heat of Blast-Furnaces to Steam Boilers

Mode of Applying the Waste Heat of Blast-Furnaces to Steam Boilers. U.S. Patent no. 1630, dated June 10, 1840

Presidential election in Pennsylvania in 1840

Presidential election in Pennsylvania in 1840

Sketch of a Screw Pile Light House

Sketch of a Screw Pile Light House

Diaper Pin

U.S. Patent no. 4938, Jan 21, 1847