MEMORIAL TO THE ROBIDOUX BROTHERS: A History of the Robidouxs in America. Orral Messmore Robidoux.

MEMORIAL TO THE ROBIDOUX BROTHERS: A History of the Robidouxs in America

Kansas City, Missouri: Smith-Grieves Company, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Frontispiece portrait, with 17 plates and a few textual illustrations. Like most copies, the printed presentation leaf is blank. The wife of Louis Robidoux (1855-1923), Orral Messmore Robidoux (1859-1934) traces the history of the pioneering French Canadian family back to the arrival of Joseph Rubidoux II in Saint Louis, Missouri around 1770. His grandson and the most widely known of the Robidoux brothers, Joseph Rubidoux IV (1783-1865) was a fur trapper and mountain man in the American Southwest, and an early European settler in the area of modern-day Riverside, California where he established a successful ranching operation. The family's history in Missouri is also explored in detail. From the James S. Copley Library, with the San Diego newspaper publisher and philanthropist's bookplate to the front pastedown. Original dark blue buckram binding, with gilt stamping. A bit of wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Graff 3522; Howes R360. Very Good. Item #58694

Price: $400.00

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