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Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE 68102-1292)
Marsha V. Gallagher (Project Director: November 2005 to April 2011)

Collaborative Research
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$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 6/30/2009

The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied

Preparation of an annotated translation of the journals in which Prince Maximilian of Wied described his expedition to the United States in 1832-34. (36 months)

Funding is requested to edit and prepare for publication the North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied (German, 1782-1867). Three manuscript volumes at Joslyn contain the Prince's observations on his 1832-34 expedition from the eastern United States up the Missouri River to Montana. His 1839-41 book, Reise in das innere Nord-Amerika in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834, omitted much original journal material; the 1843 English edition was further abridged; each is out of print. Joslyn has a full, modern English translation of the journals and has begun their thorough annotation. This matchless record by a trained scientist of a young America, especially of the Missouri frontier, will be of value to both scholars and lay audiences.