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Photographic Views of the Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave, 1863
BANC PIC 1905.16894--A  
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    Collection Title: Photographic Views of the Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave,
    Date (inclusive): 1863
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.16894--A
    Extent: 44 prints, 14 x 11 cm. or smaller (3 prints mounted) 44 digital objects
    Photographer: D'Heureuse, Richard
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Original prints are restricted. Use viewing prints only. Use of original photographs only by permission of the appropriate curator.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Photographic Views of the Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave, 1863, BANC PIC 1905.16894--A, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below.Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Related Collection

    Title: William H. Brewer Fieldbooks, 1861-1864,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 313-328

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Photographic Views of the Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave prints were transferred from the William H. Brewer Fieldbooks (BANC MSS C-B 313-328), which were a gift of Francis P. Farquhar.

    Scope and Content

    The Photographic Views of the Mojave Route, El Dorado Canyon and Fort Mojave collection contains 41 photographic prints taken by Richard D'Heureuse in 1863. D'Heureuse accompanied William H. Brewer during Brewer's appointment as principal assistant to Josiah Dwight Whitney for the Geological Survey of California (or the Whitney Survey) of 1860-1864. Pictured in the collection is the Mojave Desert region covered by the Survey, from the San Bernardino Valley and Cajon Pass eastward to the Colorado River and Fort Mojave of Arizona.
    The emphasis of the photographs is the geological and botanical features of the region. Many valleys, hills, mountains, plains, and canyons, as well as cacti, yucca and other plants of the area are pictured.
    Locations featured in the collection include the Cajon Pass, the Mojave River, the Colorado River, Fort Mojave, San Bernardino Valley, El Dorado Canyon, and the Providence Mountains, as well as more obscure areas such as New San Pedro, Point Rock, Camp Cady, Warm Soda Springs, Marl Spring, Rock Springs, Lewis Spring, and the Tetchatticup Tunnel.
    Also pictured in the collection are surveyors, Mojave Indians, soldiers and other unidentified persons, as well as dwellings, camp sites and miscellaneous structures.
    The collection title and captions were originally transcribed by Francis P. Farquhar from Brewer's 1864 fieldbook. The photograph numbers correspond to those listed by Brewer, with numbers 1 and 33 lacking. Mounted duplicates exist for 3 of the prints.