|CONGRESSIONAL SERIAL SET|
|Exhibit for the University of Michigan Graduate Library, December 2005|
The early explorations documented botany, zoology, and geology as well as Native American tribes. Naturalists accompanied the Army topographers seeking various routes for the transcontinental railroad, 1853-55.|
Their reports appeared as Document 758-768 (33rd Congress, 2d Session, Senate Executive Document 78). They included colored plates of birds and a detailed description of the Ursus Horribilis (grizzy bear).
|In every port Perry and his officers wrote voluminously of peoples, customs, commerce and science. His expedition led to the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854. A description of his journeys appears in Documents 802-804 (33rd Congress, 2d Session, House Executive Document 97).|