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JOHN RANDOLPH SPEARS
Travelling correspondent (1889-1896)

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 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.


1889 Hunting in the Ozarks LINK  
1889 Oklahoma Indian Territory LINK  

1890 Voyage to Greenland LINK  

1891 Nicaragua Canal PDF Illustrations
1891 Inquest at Jackson Hole PDF  

1893 Visiting Colon and Panama PDF  
1893 Isthmus on Muleback PDF  
1893 Mysterious Tularosa PDF  

1894 Gauchos PDF  
1894 Dogs of Patagonia LINK  

1895 Gold Diggings of Cape Horn LINK  
1895 Busy Buenos Aires PDF  
1895 Señoritas, Peons, Soldiers, Priests PDF  
1895 Impressions of Costa Rica PDF  
1895 Honduras at Peace and War PDF  
1895 Glimpses of El Salvador PDF  

1896 Memorable Guatemala PDF  

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