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Bibliography and Endnotes, Captain John Williams Gunnison

by Shirley M. De Boer


​​​Anderson, Barbara. Family information supplied to and in possession of the author.

Booth, Andrew G. “Biography of Captain John W. Gunnison.” Typewritten MSS, Goshen, Sullivan County New Hampshire, 1860.

Forester, John H. “Survey of the Northwestern Lakes,” Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections, 40 volumes. Lansing: Michigan Historical Commission, 1877-1929.

Grand Rapids Press (GRP), Michigan. 25 Feb. 1973.

Grand Rapids Herald (GRH), Michigan. 21 Nov. 1909.

Gunnison, George W. Genealogy of the Descendants of Hugh Gunnison. Boston: G. A. Foxcroft, 1880.

Gunnison, Lieut. J. W. The Mormons, or, Latter-Day Saints, in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, a History of their Rise and Progress. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852.

Jillette, Bea, historian. Goshen Historical Society, Goshen, New Hampshire.

Lintelmann, Susan, manuscripts curator. U. S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.

McAfee, Michael, curator of history. West Point Museum, West Point, NY.

Marlor, Clark S., editor. A History of the Brooklyn Art Association with an Index of Exhibitors. NewYork: New York:

Nelson, Walter A., editor. History of Goshen, New Hampshire, 2d edition. Concord: Evans Printing Co., 1957.

New Jersey, Essex County. 1910 U. S. census, population schedule. Micropublication T624, roll 878. Washington: National Archives.

Newman, Doris Nelson. ”Nothing but His Country.” Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine ___ (November 1986).

Phillips, Cynthia Reardon, librarian. Olive G. Pettis Memorial Library, Goshen, NH.

Western Michigan Genealogical Society, Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St. NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. website: www.wmgs.org


Endnotes: Captain John Williams Gunnison

First and last words referenced are underlined; the citation follows.

Photo #1 – National Park Sign

baptized-worship: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church file folder, Special Collections: Grand Rapids Public Library.

town-museum: (GRP) 23 Feb. 1973, Wonderland Magazine, 22-23>

Photo #3 – John Williams Gunnison

“…tall-manners.”: Forster, vol. 9, p 101.

Photo #5 – Lake Michigan Eastern Shore

“Mrs. Gunnison-speech”: Belknap, (GRP) 28 Nov. 1922, p 6.

Photo #7 – Gunnison’s Route West

“…the-months”: Nelson, p 267.

Photo #9 – Painted Wall of Black Canyon

Maria-City”: New Jersey, Essex Co., 7th ward, Newark, NARA roll 878, p 2A.

Elizabeth-1870: Kent County marriage record, Liber 1, p 274, #4053.

since-land: (GRH) 21 Nov. 1909, editorial section, p 3.


Shirley M. De Boer CGSM
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists
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