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Index of the Project Gutenberg Works of Washington Irving

Index of the Project Gutenberg Works of Washington Irving
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INDEX OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
WORKS OF
WASHINGTON IRVING

Compiled by David Widger


CONTENTS

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table of contents for each of the twelve volumes.

Click on the title itself to open the original online file.

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

LITTLE BRITAIN

##  ASTORIA

##  THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE

##  OLD CHRISTMAS

##  THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT.

##  THE CRAYON PAPERS

##  THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA

##  THE STUDENT'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON; CONDENSED

THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, VOL I (of V)

##  ABBOTSFORD AND NEWSTEAD ABBEY

##  OLIVER GOLDSMITH

LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (VOL. II)

##  WOLFERT'S ROOST AND MISCELLANIES

##  KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK

##  TALES OF A TRAVELLER

##  BRACEBRIDGE HALL, OR THE HUMORISTS

##  THE ALHAMBRA

##  SPANISH PAPERS


TABLES OF CONTENTS OF VOLUMES


ASTORIA;

OR, ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE
BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

By Washington Irving

CONTENTS


AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION


CHAPTER I. -- Objects of American Enterprise.-Gold Hunting and Fur Trading.-Their Effect on Colonization.-Early French Canadian Settlers.-Ottawa and Huron Hunters.-An Indian Trading Camp. Coureurs Des Bois, or Rangers of the Woods.-Their Roaming Life.-Their Revels and Excesses.-Licensed Traders. Missionaries.-Trading Posts.-Primitive French Canadian Merchant.-His Establishment and Dependents.-British Canadian Fur Merchant.-Origin of the Northwest Company.-Its Constitution.-Its Internal Trade.-A Candidate for the Company.-Privations in the Wilderness.-Northwest Clerks. Northwest Partners.-Northwest Nabobs.-Feudal Notions in the Forests.-The Lords of the Lakes.-Fort William.-Its Parliamentary Hall and Banqueting Room.-Wassailing in the Wilderness.

CHAPTER II. -- Rise of the Mackinaw Company.-Attempt of the American Government to Counteract Foreign Influence Over the Indian Tribes.-John Jacob Astor.-His Birth-Place.-His Arrival in the United States.-What First Turned His Attention to the Fur Trade.-His Character, Enterprises, and Success.-His Communications With the American Government.-Origin of the American Fur Company

CHAPTER III. -- Fur Trade in the Pacific-American Coasting Voyages-Russian Enterprises.-Discovery of the Columbia River.-Carver's Project to Found a Settlement There.-Mackenzie's Expedition.-Lewis and Clarke's Journey Across the Rocky Mountains-Mr. Astor's Grand Commercial Scheme.-His Correspondence on the Subject With Mr. Jefferson.-His Negotiations With the Northwest Company.-His Steps to Carry His Scheme Into Effect.

CHAPTER IV. -- Two Expeditions Set on Foot.-The Tonquin and Her Crew.- Captain Thorn, His Character.-The Partners and Clerks- Canadian Voyageurs, Their Habits, Employments, Dress, Character, Songs-Expedition of a Canadian Boat and Its Crew by Land and Water.-Arrival at New York.-Preparations for a Sea Voyage.-Northwest Braggarts.-Underhand Precautions- Letter of Instructions.

CHAPTER V. -- Sailing of the Tonquin.-A Rigid Commander and a Reckless Crew.-Landsmen on Shipboard.-Fresh-Water Sailors at Sea.- Lubber Nests.-Ship Fare.-A Labrador Veteran-Literary Clerks.-Curious Travellers.-Robinson Crusoe's Island.- Quarter-Deck Quarrels.-Falkland Islands.-A Wild-Goose Chase.-Port Egmont.-Epitaph Hunting.-Old Mortality- Penguin Shooting.-Sportsmen Left in the Lurch.-A Hard Pull.-Further Altercations.-Arrival at Owyhee.

CHAPTER VI. -- Owyhee.-Sandwich Islanders-Their Nautical Talents.- Tamaahmaah.-His Navy.-His Negotiations.-Views of Mr. Astor With Respect to the Sandwich Islands-Karakakooa.- Royal Monopoly of Pork.-Description of the Islanders- Gayeties on Shore.-Chronicler of the Island.-Place Where Captain Cook was Killed.-John Young, a Nautical Governor.-His Story.-Waititi-A Royal Residence.-A Royal Visit-Grand Ceremonials.-Close Dealing-A Royal Pork Merchant-Grievances of a Matter-of-Fact Man.

CHAPTER VII. -- Departure From the Sandwich Islands.-Misunderstandings- Miseries of a Suspicious Man.-Arrival at the Columbia- Dangerous Service.-Gloomy Apprehensions-Bars and Breakers.-Perils of the Ship. Disasters of a Boat's Crew.- Burial of a Sandwich Islander.

CHAPTER VIII. -- Mouth of the Columbia.-The Native Tribes.-Their Fishing.- Their Canoes.-Bold Navigators-Equestrian Indians and Piscatory Indians, Difference in Their Physical Organization.-Search for a Trading Site.-Expedition of M'Dougal and David Stuart-Comcomly, the One-Eyed Chieftain.- Influence of

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