John Bigelow, Memoir of the Life and Public Services of John Charles Fremont, 1st ed.


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Bigelow’s Memoir of the Life and Public Services of John Charles Fremont was first published in 1856, for Fremont’s first Presidential run as the candidate of the new Republican Party.  He would be their nominee. Much on Fremont’s five expeditions and his time in the Senate. Jessie Benton Fremont, his wife, furnished most of the background knowledge. It is considered the best biography of Fremont.

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Bigelow, John.  MEMOIR OF THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF JOHN CHARLES FREMONT: Including an Account of his Explorations, Discoveries and Adventures on Five Successive Expeditions”¦His Private and Public Correspondence; His Defence before The Court Martial, and Full Reports of his Principal Speeches”¦. NY: Derby & Jackson, 1856.  1st.; 480p; frontis.; 8 full-page plates; original gilt & blind stamped decorated cloth.  (Graff 926; Sabin 5306; Wagner-Camp 271)