Papers, 1868-1879, relating to John Wesley Powell and the Colorado River


Date: 1868-1879 | Size: 1 volume(s), Ca. 175 p., typescripts and photostats.


These papers were collected by Wallace Earle Stegner for Beyond the Hundredth Meridian (Boston, 1954). They relate to exploration and geological surveys, the Hayden-Powell controversy, the Cope-Marsh-Powell controversy, and the Colorado expedition of 1868, including extracts from Powell's scrapbook about the reported loss of the party (1869). They also contain a few scattered references to Ute Indians.

Background note

Wallace Earle Stegner is an author.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 175 p., typescripts and photostats.


Presented by Wallace Earle Stegner, 1955; accessioned, 1958 (1958 1013ms).


Stegner, Wallace Earle, "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian" (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954).

Indexing Terms

Personal Name(s)

  • Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
  • Stegner, Wallace Earle,1909-
  • Stegner, Wallace Earle,1909-


  • Discoveries in geography.
  • Explorers.