RELUCTANT FRONTIERSMAN: James Ross Larkin on the Santa Fe Trail, 1856- 57.
Edition: First printing.
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The diaries of Larkin, a young, properous businessman from St Louis, who travelled to Santa Fe in the hopes of improving his health, edited and annotated by Barbour. with a foreword by Marc Simmons. Larkin travelled to Santa Fe in William Bent's caravan in the fall of 1856, and his diaries of the trip as a "tourist" detail his impressions of Plains Indians & New Mexican life. Includes appendices with newspaper accounts, some of his letters from 1866. Photographs, double page route map, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xvi, 202 pp. ISBN: 0-8263-11830.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.