Book/Printed Material Records of a California family; journals and letters of Lewis C. Gunn and Elizabeth Le Breton Gunn,

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Records of a California family; journals and letters of Lewis C. Gunn and Elizabeth Le Breton Gunn,
Summary
Lewis Carstairs Gunn (1813-1892) and Elizabeth LeBreton Stickney (1811-1906) made their home in Philadelphia after their marriage in 1839, and Lewis left for California in 1849, with his wife and four children joining him two years later. Records of a California family (1928) begins with Lewis Gunn's journal describing his journey from New Orleans to Mexico and then to San Francisco and his life as a miner on the San Joaqun̕, 1849-1850. Mrs. Gunn's letters chronicle her voyage round the Horn with four children in 1851 and their life in Sonora (1851-1861), where her husband published the Sonora Herald and owned a drugstore. She records the affairs of a family (housework, schools, medical care), newspaper publishing, and politics. The Gunns were longtime abolitionists, and Lewis's role in keeping California a free state is detailed. In 1861 the family moved to San Francisco, and the book closes with chapters by Anna Marston summarizing their life there in the 1860s and their later experiences in San Diego.
Contributor Names
Gunn, Lewis C. (Lewis Carstairs), 1813-1892.
Gunn, Elizabeth Le Breton, 1811-1906.
Marston, Anna Lee, 1853-1940.
Created / Published
San Diego, Calif., 1928.
Subject Headings
-  Gunn family
-  Voyages to the Pacific coast
-  California--Description and travel
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  "Three hundred copies of this book were printed for Anna Lee Marston by Johnck and Seeger in San Francisco, November, nineteen hundred and twenty-eight."
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
6 p.l., 3-279, [2] p., 1 l. col. front., illus. (incl. map) pl., ports., facsims. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .G97
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.020
Library of Congress Control Number
29018689
Rights Advisory
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Lewis Carstairs Gunn (1813-1892) and Elizabeth LeBreton Stickney (1811-1906) made their home in Philadelphia after their marriage in 1839, and Lewis left for California in 1849, with his wife and four children joining him two years later. Records of a California family (1928) begins with Lewis Gunn's journal describing his journey from New Orleans to Mexico and then to San Francisco and his life as a miner on the San Joaqun̕, 1849-1850. Mrs. Gunn's letters chronicle her voyage round the Horn with four children in 1851 and their life in Sonora (1851-1861), where her husband published the Sonora Herald and owned a drugstore. She records the affairs of a family (housework, schools, medical care), newspaper publishing, and politics. The Gunns were longtime abolitionists, and Lewis's role in keeping California a free state is detailed. In 1861 the family moved to San Francisco, and the book closes with chapters by Anna Marston summarizing their life there in the 1860s and their later experiences in San Diego.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Gunn, Lewis C, Elizabeth Le Breton Gunn, and Anna Lee Marston. Records of a California family; journals and letters of Lewis C. Gunn and Elizabeth Le Breton Gunn. San Diego, Calif, 1928. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/29018689/.

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Gunn, L. C., Gunn, E. L. B. & Marston, A. L. (1928) Records of a California family; journals and letters of Lewis C. Gunn and Elizabeth Le Breton Gunn. San Diego, Calif. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/29018689/.

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Gunn, Lewis C, Elizabeth Le Breton Gunn, and Anna Lee Marston. Records of a California family; journals and letters of Lewis C. Gunn and Elizabeth Le Breton Gunn. San Diego, Calif, 1928. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/29018689/>.