California As I Saw It...with Five Letters from the Isthmus. William M'Collum, W. H. Hecox.

California As I Saw It...with Five Letters from the Isthmus

Los Gatos, CA: Talisman Press, 1960.

Hardcover. Near fine in a Very Good dust jacket. 219 pp, with index, map endpapers. edited by Dale L. Morgan. A near fine copy with slight edgewear, previous owner's name written front free endpaper. Dust jacket has some closed tears repaired on the inside and is price clipped. "Dr. McCollum came to the California gold fields via Panama. From San Francisco he journeyed to Stockton, thence to the Southern mines. Later expeditions took him to Sacramento and Northern mines on the American River, then again to San Francisco, where he practiced medicine for a brief time. His journal is important insofar as it is one of the earliest fold rush accounts, and gives much important data regarding the rapid growth of California in 1849" (jacket).

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Price: $45.00

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