[AMERICAN BEAR HUNTING] Manuscript narrative of a Wyoming Bear Hunt.
Leather notebook titled in gilt on upper cover: "Spring Bear Hunt/Wiggen Fork, Wind River/Wyoming/April 27m 1918 - June 16, 1918." An approximately 100 page manuscript in ink on the recto of blank album sheets. 8 1/4 x 6 inches (21 x 15 cm); with manuscript title page "Spring Bear Hunt/Wiggens Fork Horse Creek/Wind River/Wyoming", pages listing the hunting outfit, animals and supplies, followed by the extensive diary. Binding worn with spine perished and losses to covers, the text block split, internally generally clean with toned edges and a few chipped leaves.
A long manuscript diary with dated pages describing the journey from Philadelphia to Wyoming for an extended bear hunt under chief guide Joe Jones in the late spring of 1918.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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