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JOHN RANDOLPH SPEARS
Travel correspondence (1889-1901)

John R. Spears was born in Ohio in 1850. In early life, he worked as editor for a local newspaper, joining the staff of the New York Sun in 1882. As a feature reporter, he was observant and versatile. His assignments covered a wide range of destinations, both in the U.S. and abroad. While much of his later work (from 1895 onward) has appeared in book form, his earlier writings have hitherto remained largely inaccessible.

N.B. Articles marked (*) are unsigned, but are believed to be the work of Spears.


ARCTIC
1890 Voyage to Greenland LINK  
 

NORTH AMERICA
 
. . . . . . . . . . EASTERN STATES . . . . . . . . . .
1890 Life on Chincoteague, Pt. 1 LINK  
1890 Life on Chincoteague, Pt. 2 LINK  
1890 The Way to Cape Hatteras PDF (*) 
1890 Cape Henlopen Lighthouse PDF (*) 
1890 Sand-Waves at Henlopen and Hatteras LINK  
1890 A Spruce Bark Camp in the Adirondacks PDF  
 
. . . . . . . . . . CENTRAL STATES . . . . . . . . . .
1889 Hunting in the Ozarks LINK  
1889 Oklahoma Indian Territory LINK (*) 
1889 Story of Oklahoma, Page 1 IMAGE  
1889 Story of Oklahoma, Page 2 IMAGE  
1901 Boomers of the West LINK  
 
. . . . . . . . . . WESTERN STATES . . . . . . . . . .
1891 Inquest at Jackson Hole PDF (*) 
1893 Mysterious Tularosa PDF  
 

CENTRAL AMERICA
1891 Nicaragua Canal PDF Illustrations
1893 Visiting Colon and Panama PDF  
1893 Isthmus on Muleback PDF  
1893 Impressions of Costa Rica PDF  
1893 Honduras at Peace and War PDF  
1893 Glimpses of El Salvador PDF  
1893 Memorable Guatemala PDF  
1893 Tehuantepec to Oaxaca PDF  
 

SOUTH AMERICA
1893 Prospecting in Ecuador PDF  
1894 Busy Buenos Aires PDF  
1894 Gold Diggings of Cape Horn LINK  
1894 Dogs of Patagonia LINK  
 

VARIOUS
1895 Señoritas, Peons, Soldiers and Priests PDF  

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