Ives, Joseph C.
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Collection consists of 17 letters (photocopies) between Lt. Joseph C. Ives (United States Army Corps of Topographic Engineers) and his wife, Cora Semmes Ives, between Sept. 1857 and June 1858. Ives was in command of a U.S. Army expedition whose mission was to explore the region of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, and to establish the limit of navigation of the Colorado River. The correspondence is largely personal in nature, but is a useful supplement to the official report documenting the voyage, "Report Upon the Colorado River of the West -- Explored in 1957-58.