Book/Printed Material A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck,

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A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck,
Summary
A native of Maine, Franklin Agustus Buck (1826-1909) was working in New York City when he heard of the gold strikes and set out for California in January 1849. A Yankee trader in the gold rush (1930) contains Buck's letters to his sister in Maine. They chronicle his first dozen years in the West: a voyage round the Horn to San Francisco; prospecting and storekeeping in various gold camps and the towns of Sacramento, Downieville, North Fork, Marysville, and Weaverville; and a trading voyage to Tahiti and Hawaii. Politics interest Buck, and he pays close attention to the issues in the 1852 election, local secessionist debate, and the impact of the Civil War. In the 1860s, Buck turns to agriculture, raising fruit and cattle at farms in Weaverville, Oakville, and Red Bluffs. Discoveries of silver lead him back to mining at Treasure City, Meadow Valley, and Pioche, Nevada.
Contributor Names
Buck, Franklin Agustus, 1826-1909.
White, Katherine A.
Created / Published
Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1930.
Subject Headings
-  Frontier and pioneer life--California
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Agriculture--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Letters written from 1846 to 1880.
-  Introduction by his daughter, Mary Sewall Buck Carr.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
viii p., 1 l., 294 p. front., plates. 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .B91
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.067
Library of Congress Control Number
30029653
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A native of Maine, Franklin Agustus Buck (1826-1909) was working in New York City when he heard of the gold strikes and set out for California in January 1849. A Yankee trader in the gold rush (1930) contains Buck's letters to his sister in Maine. They chronicle his first dozen years in the West: a voyage round the Horn to San Francisco; prospecting and storekeeping in various gold camps and the towns of Sacramento, Downieville, North Fork, Marysville, and Weaverville; and a trading voyage to Tahiti and Hawaii. Politics interest Buck, and he pays close attention to the issues in the 1852 election, local secessionist debate, and the impact of the Civil War. In the 1860s, Buck turns to agriculture, raising fruit and cattle at farms in Weaverville, Oakville, and Red Bluffs. Discoveries of silver lead him back to mining at Treasure City, Meadow Valley, and Pioche, Nevada.
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Buck, Franklin Agustus, and Katherine A White. A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1930. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/30029653/.

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Buck, F. A. & White, K. A. (1930) A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/30029653/.

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Buck, Franklin Agustus, and Katherine A White. A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1930. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/30029653/>.