Statistical atlas of the United States based on the results of the Ninth Census 1870 with contributions from many eminent men of science and several departments of the government.
Compiled under authority of Congress by Francis A. Walker, M.A., Superintendent of the 9th Census, Professor of Political Economy and History, Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College.
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