Book/Printed Material The diary of Johann August Sutter,

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Title
The diary of Johann August Sutter,
Summary
John Augustus (Johann August) Sutter (1803-1880) left Switzerland for America in 1834. By 1839, he had worked his way west to California, where he became a Mexican citizen and obtained an enormous land grant at the juncture of the Sacramento and American Rivers. Discovery of gold on Sutter's land in 1848 ruined him, and he spent his last years in bitter poverty. The diary of Johann August Sutter (1932) reprints a narrative written in 1856 by Sutter in the hope that it would bolster his legal claim to lands in California. The "diary" picks up the story of his life in 1838, when he journeyed west from Missouri to California. He describes his colony on the American River, unrest of 1845, American military occupation of 1847, and the discovery of gold and impact of emigrants and miners on the Sacramento Valley.
Contributor Names
Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880.
Watson, Douglas S. (Douglas Sloane)
Created / Published
San Francisco, The Grabhorn press, 1932.
Subject Headings
-  California--History--1846-1850
-  Sutter's Fort (Sacramento, Calif.)
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Agriculture--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Facsimile of author's signature: p. 56.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
2 p.l., xx, 56 p. col. fold. pl., 2 col. port. (incl. front.) 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .S91
F865 .S91 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.086
Library of Congress Control Number
34013250
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John Augustus (Johann August) Sutter (1803-1880) left Switzerland for America in 1834. By 1839, he had worked his way west to California, where he became a Mexican citizen and obtained an enormous land grant at the juncture of the Sacramento and American Rivers. Discovery of gold on Sutter's land in 1848 ruined him, and he spent his last years in bitter poverty. The diary of Johann August Sutter (1932) reprints a narrative written in 1856 by Sutter in the hope that it would bolster his legal claim to lands in California. The "diary" picks up the story of his life in 1838, when he journeyed west from Missouri to California. He describes his colony on the American River, unrest of 1845, American military occupation of 1847, and the discovery of gold and impact of emigrants and miners on the Sacramento Valley.
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Sutter, John Augustus, and Douglas S Watson. The diary of Johann August Sutter. San Francisco, The Grabhorn press, 1932. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/34013250/.

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Sutter, J. A. & Watson, D. S. (1932) The diary of Johann August Sutter. San Francisco, The Grabhorn press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/34013250/.

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Sutter, John Augustus, and Douglas S Watson. The diary of Johann August Sutter. San Francisco, The Grabhorn press, 1932. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/34013250/>.