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Peel, C. V. A., "An Expedition to the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming U.S.A. in Search of Big Game" Manuscript, 1903

 Item — Box: P-000149

Scope and Contents

Consists of a bound album containing an unpublished manuscript and photographs by hunter and author Charles Victor Alexander Peel, in which he documents a 1903 big game hunting trip to Wyoming's Gros Ventre Wilderness and other regions. The manuscript includes sixty-six original bromide photographs, almost all annotated, illustrating Peel's travels through the Rocky Mountain West. The account is occasionally divided into short chapters with headings such as "Hunting the wapiti," "Hunting mountain sheep," "Hunting the prong-horn antelope," and "Hunting lynx and lion." The photographs were taken by an unidentified person who rode along with Peel, as several of the photographs picture Peel himself.


  • Creation: 1903

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Victor Alexander Peel (1869-1931) was an English big game hunter and author who published accounts of his hunting trips in Kenya, Uganda, Australia, South America, China, the Malay Archipelago, the Arctic, India, Scotland, and North America. His books include Somaliland (1899), The Zoological Gardens of Europe (1903), and The Polar Bear Hunt (1928). He also submitted many of the animals he killed as specimens to natural history museums, including the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.


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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English