John Ball: Member of the Wyeth Expedition to the Pacific Northwest, 1832; and Pioneer in the Old Northwest. Autobiography
Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1925. First Edition. 230pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Green cloth with title gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Item #2312
Well written memoir by the early Oregon pioneer and Michigan promoter, who's travels also took him to Hawaii, Rio de Janeiro and around the Cape.
"The autobiography was written by Mr. Ball in his eightieth year, 1874, being taken from scanty diaries kept on his trips; old letters, and from memory. It was written in a journal and the manuscript is more legible than the writing of many a younger man. It is not only of local historical value but of national interest, dealing with the early history of New England, where he was born, early Michigan and pioneer western history, Mr. Ball having been a member of the third expedition to cross the Rocky Mountains." - 'Grand Rapids Chronicle' May 29, 1925.