Book/Printed Material The Shirley letters from California mines in 1851-52; being a series of twenty-three letters from Dame Shirley (Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe) to her sister in Massachusetts, and now reprinted from the Pioneer magazine of 1854-55; with synopses of the letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations,

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The Shirley letters from California mines in 1851-52; being a series of twenty-three letters from Dame Shirley (Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe) to her sister in Massachusetts, and now reprinted from the Pioneer magazine of 1854-55; with synopses of the letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations,
Summary
Educated in Amherst, Massachusetts, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe (1819-1906) accompanied her physician-husband to California in 1849. The couple first lived in mining camps where Dr. Clappe practiced medicine and then moved to San Francisco, where Mrs. Clappe taught in the public schools for more than twenty years. The Shirley letters (1922) is the book edition of a series of letters written by Mrs. Clappe to her sister in 1851 and 1852. They were first published under the pseudonym of "Dame Shirley" in the Pioneer magazine, 1854-55. In these letters Louise Clappe writes of life in San Francisco and the Feather River mining communities of Rich Bar and Indian Bar. She focuses on the experiences of women and children, the perils of miners' work, crime and punishment, and relations with native Hispanic residents and Native Americans. Bret Harte is said to have based two of his stories on the "Shirley" letters.
Contributor Names
Shirley, Dame, 1819-1906.
Russell, Thomas C.
Created / Published
San Francisco, Printed by T.C. Russell, 1922.
Subject Headings
-  California--Description and travel
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
Notes
-  "This book is one of an edition of four hundred and fifty (450) numbered and signed copies ... In two hundred (200) copies Exeter book-paper is used. This copy is no. 99, Exeter book-paper. (Signed) Thomas C. Russell.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
1 p., 1 l., 350 p., 1 l. col. front., col. plates. 25 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .C58
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.146
Library of Congress Control Number
22015468
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Educated in Amherst, Massachusetts, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe (1819-1906) accompanied her physician-husband to California in 1849. The couple first lived in mining camps where Dr. Clappe practiced medicine and then moved to San Francisco, where Mrs. Clappe taught in the public schools for more than twenty years. The Shirley letters (1922) is the book edition of a series of letters written by Mrs. Clappe to her sister in 1851 and 1852. They were first published under the pseudonym of "Dame Shirley" in the Pioneer magazine, 1854-55. In these letters Louise Clappe writes of life in San Francisco and the Feather River mining communities of Rich Bar and Indian Bar. She focuses on the experiences of women and children, the perils of miners' work, crime and punishment, and relations with native Hispanic residents and Native Americans. Bret Harte is said to have based two of his stories on the "Shirley" letters.
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Shirley, Dame, and Thomas C Russell. The Shirley letters from California mines in -52; being a series of twenty-three letters from Dame Shirley Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe to her sister in Massachusetts, and now reprinted from the Pioneer magazine of 1854-55; with synopses of the letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations. San Francisco, Printed by T.C. Russell, 1922. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/22015468/.

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Shirley, D. & Russell, T. C. (1922) The Shirley letters from California mines in -52; being a series of twenty-three letters from Dame Shirley Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe to her sister in Massachusetts, and now reprinted from the Pioneer magazine of 1854-55; with synopses of the letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations. San Francisco, Printed by T.C. Russell. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/22015468/.

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Shirley, Dame, and Thomas C Russell. The Shirley letters from California mines in -52; being a series of twenty-three letters from Dame Shirley Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe to her sister in Massachusetts, and now reprinted from the Pioneer magazine of 1854-55; with synopses of the letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations. San Francisco, Printed by T.C. Russell, 1922. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/22015468/>.