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    Gunboat frontier: British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-90
    Creation Date: 1984
    Catalog ID: 1999.1.160
    Call Number: 971.102/G727g/1984
    287 p.; ill., maps; 24 cm.; Includes index; Bibliography: p. 267; Inscribed by author
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    The spirit of marine law
    Creation Date: 1804
    Catalog ID: 2009.171.5
    Call Number: 343.096/M451s/1804
    Spirit of marine law, or, Compendium of the statutes relating to the admiralty : being a concise but perspicuous abridgment of all the acts relative to navigation, including an abridgment of the laws of marine insurance. Alphabetically arranged / by John Irving Maxwell. Published in 1804.
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    ...[Authorization for] William H. Seward to exchange the ratification of the treaty with Great Britain...
    Creation Date: 1864
    Catalog ID: 1917.27.2
    Call Number: EPH-A/979./51406/L638au/1864
    1 sheet; 25 cm.; Printed form, with details filled in by hand; signed by Abraham Lincoln
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    "A Map of America between Latitutes 40 and 70, and Longitudes 45 and 180 West: Exhibiting Mackenzie's Track from Montreal to Fort Chipewyan, & from thence to the North Sea in 1789, & to the West Pacific Ocean in 1793."
    Creation Date: Oct. 15, 1801
    Catalog ID: 1918.15.8.1
    Call Number: 979.511 M199v
    Map of the Northern Latitudes of North America, including portions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and depicting the area from the Great Lakes and Cape Blanco, California to the North Sea (Arctic Circle), published in 1801. The map shows the 1789 and 1793 exploration routes of Alexander Mackenzie, which are indicated in red and yellow outlines. The map shows the Northwest Coast of Washington and British Columbia in considerable detail. Labeled features include: Pugets Sound, Tacourche Tesse or Columbia River, C. Flattery, and supposed Strait of Juan de Fuca. The map is bound into the following volume: "Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Lawrence through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in the years 1789 and 1793," by Alexander Mackenzie, 1801.
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    "America Septentrionalis. Concinnata juxta observationes… per Guillaume De L'Isle"
    Creation Date: 1760-1772
    Catalog ID: 2003.16.10
    Call Number: MAPC/NA/1760
    early map of North America, "America Septentrionalis.... based on Guillaume De L'Isle", Augsburg, dated 1760-1772. North America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands are indicated. California is shown as joined to North America (not as an island). The area of the Pacific Northwest north of California is shown as unknown. This map is a derivative of Guillaume De L'Isle's 1703 North American map. However, this revision, published by the German engraver and map maker, Tobias Conrad Lotter shows change in the shapes of some geographic land masses. A greater British presence (shown in green) in North America is also indicated. The North American political boundaries of European control are delineated in varying colors. A separate key for the various colors is lacking. However, dark pink most likely indicates Spanish Territory, yellow French and green British. The routes of British and Dutch explorers (including Sir Francis Drake along the Pacific Coast of North America) are also indicated. From the Allen Early Map Collection.
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    Loading wheat for Gt.Britain / Tacoma, W.T. 1888
    Creation Date: 1888
    Catalog ID: 1981.94.347
    Call Number: 1981.94.347
    Black and white, distant photographic image of 3 partially visible sailing ships at the wheat wharves in Tacoma, Pierce County, W.T. loading wheat from Eastern Washington for Great Britain, 1888. Railroad tracks are prominent in the foreground, and the warehouses are in image center. Thomas H. Rutter, photographer
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    British North America
    Creation Date: 1834
    Catalog ID: 1975.14.39
    Call Number: MAPB/NA/1834
    Map of North America from Northern California to the Arctic Circle, dated 1834. Political boundaries are outlined in color, with British possessions emphasized. The area from the Columbia River, north to Alaska is shown under British domain, and identified as "Columbia". Indian tribes, forts, and major geographic features (mountians, rivers, etc) are indicated.
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    Shoulder to shoulder : a documentary
    Creation Date: 1975
    Catalog ID: 2011.7.1
    Call Number: OVERSIZE/324.3/M199sh/1975
    338 p. book (29x23 cm.) on the history of women's suffrage in Great Britain, compiled and edited by Midge Mackenzie, 1975. 1st American edition. Includes illustrations, bibliography p. [335], and index.
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    North America
    Creation Date: 1790
    Catalog ID: 2003.16.58
    Call Number: MAPA/NA/1798
    Early map of North America printed in London, England, 1790 by J. Wilkes. The area depicted includes Central America and the Caribbean to the Arctic Sea (Greenland and Siberia). Large geographic areas are delinated in varying colors of unknown significance. The Strait of Juan de Fuca and Columbia River are inaccurately shown as one single "River of the West". Puget Sound and Northwest interior geographic features are lacking. California is shown as a peninsula.
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    Log of the Centurion: based on the original papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on board HMS Centurion, Lord Anson's flagship during his circumnavigation, 1740-44
    Creation Date: [1973]
    Catalog ID: 1997.1.351
    Call Number: 910/H351 l/1973
    264 p.; illus. (part col.), maps; 25 cm.; Bibliography: p. 263-264