John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels

Exhibit at DeGolyer Library

Maley Journal

John Maley, An Account of Four Years Travels, a previously unknown manuscript account of the Mississippi Valley, 1808-1812, will be on display April 23-May 24, 2013 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. A free souvenir keepsake, describing the manuscript and its significance, is available as part of the exhibit. The Maley manuscript was acquired by the SMU Centennial Host Committee as the 4 millionth volume in SMU Libraries and as a gift in honor of George W. Bush and Laura Welch Bush (SMU ’68) and the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

A link to the entire manuscript will soon be available on the DeGolyer Library website.

Souvenir Keepsake

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  1. […] Year of the Library in 2013, joining SMU President R. Gerald Turner in welcoming the acquisition of American explorer John Maley’s travel journal (1808-1812) that represented the libraries’ four-millionth volume. The gift was made by the SMU […]

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