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DARBY, William, geographer, born in Pennsylvania in 1775 ; died in Washington, D. C., 9 October 1854. He was an officer under General Jackson in Louisiana, and one of the surveyors of the boundary between the United States and Canada. With Theodore Dwight, Jr., he edited the "United States Gazetteer" in 1830. His works include "Geographical Description of Louisiana" (1816); " Plan of Pittsburgh and Adjacent Country " (1817); " Emigrant's Guide to the Western Country" (1818); "Tout" from New York to Detroit" (New York, 1819); "Geography and History of Florida," with a map (1821); third edition of " Brooke's Universal Gazetteer" (1823); " View of the United States" (Philadelphia, 1828); "Lectures on the Discovery of America" (1828); "Mnemonica, a Register of Events from the Earliest Period to 1829" (Baltimore, 1829); and "Gee-graphical Dictionary" (1843).
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