The Society’s collection of Western Americana was strengthened in 1947 with Donald McKay Frost’s gift of his collection of some four thousand titles, which became the core of the collection of such material as overland narratives, local histories, and biographies. One of his gifts was of the collection of pen drawings that were published in an illustrated volume describing a North American journey of 1845-46 by Henry James Warre (1819-1898) and two associates, Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory ([London] [see title page here]: Dickinson & Co., ). Two drawings are paired with the published lithographs in figures 6.7 and 6.8.
Fort Garry, painting and engraving - Fort Garry rises above the Red or Assiniboine River. A red flag flies over the fort and silhouettes of people can be seen entering and exiting through the arched gate. Annotation on verso of watercolor, “Fort Garry Red River Settlement 1846.” Henry James Warre “Fort Garry.” The lithograph is titled “Fort Garry.” The entire Warre collection has been digitized and inventoried; it can be found here in the Society's drawings collection. Gift of Donald McKay Frost.
The Amerian Antiquarian Society, 1812-2012 - A View at the Bicentennial
A Library So Rich in Material - Brigham, R.W.G. Vail, and Clifford Kenyon Shipton - 1927-1967