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Government Documents as Primary Sources: 1850-1859

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

1850-1859

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The Patent Office (detail) by E. Sachse & Co., 1855.

Hieroglyphics on a Sand Stone Boulder Near Camp 9

Hieroglyphics on a Sandstone boulder

Improvement in Chairs for Dentists’ Use

U.S. Patent no. 12972, May 29, 1855

Mariano Martinez, Chief of the Navajo Indians

Mariano Martinez, Chief of the Navajo Indians

Map of Louisiana  Representing the Several Land Districts

Map of Louisiana Representing the Several Land Districts