Book/Printed Material The Gregson memoirs, containing Mrs. Eliza Gregson's "Memory" and the statement of James Gregson ...

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The Gregson memoirs, containing Mrs. Eliza Gregson's "Memory" and the statement of James Gregson ...
Summary
Eliza Marshall Gregson (b. 1824), a millworker, and James Gregson (b. 1822), a blacksmith, were natives of England who married in Rhode Island in 1843 and almost immediately schemed to escape to the West. In 1845 they set out for Oregon, eventually joining a California party. Johann Sutter aided them, and the Gregsons lived at his fort until 1847. James Gregson enlisted in the U.S. Army under Frémont in 1846 and prospected for gold in 1848 and 1849 while his wife bore and raised their children and took in washing and sewed to support the family. In 1850, the family settled down on a ranch in Sonoma County. The Gregson memoirs (1940) prints James Gregson's brief "Statement" of the facts of his life and his wife's longer "Memory" of her experiences as a wife, mother, and businesswoman in pioneer California.
Contributor Names
Gregson, Eliza Marshall, 1824-
Gregson, James, 1822-
Created / Published
[San Francisco, Printed by L.R. Kennedy, 1940]
Subject Headings
-  California--History--1846-1850
-  Frontier and pioneer life--California
-  Sutter's Fort (Sacramento, Calif.)
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Agriculture--California
Notes
-  "Reprinted from California historical society quarterly, vol. XIX, no. 2, June, 1940."
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
1 p.l., 31 p. front. (ports.) 26 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F864 .G84
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.116
Library of Congress Control Number
40033553
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Eliza Marshall Gregson (b. 1824), a millworker, and James Gregson (b. 1822), a blacksmith, were natives of England who married in Rhode Island in 1843 and almost immediately schemed to escape to the West. In 1845 they set out for Oregon, eventually joining a California party. Johann Sutter aided them, and the Gregsons lived at his fort until 1847. James Gregson enlisted in the U.S. Army under Frémont in 1846 and prospected for gold in 1848 and 1849 while his wife bore and raised their children and took in washing and sewed to support the family. In 1850, the family settled down on a ranch in Sonoma County. The Gregson memoirs (1940) prints James Gregson's brief "Statement" of the facts of his life and his wife's longer "Memory" of her experiences as a wife, mother, and businesswoman in pioneer California.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Gregson, Eliza Marshall, and James Gregson. The Gregson memoirs, containing Mrs. Eliza Gregson's "Memory" and the statement of James Gregson. [San Francisco, Printed by L.R. Kennedy, 1940] Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/40033553/.

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Gregson, E. M. & Gregson, J. (1940) The Gregson memoirs, containing Mrs. Eliza Gregson's "Memory" and the statement of James Gregson. [San Francisco, Printed by L.R. Kennedy] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/40033553/.

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Gregson, Eliza Marshall, and James Gregson. The Gregson memoirs, containing Mrs. Eliza Gregson's "Memory" and the statement of James Gregson. [San Francisco, Printed by L.R. Kennedy, 1940] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/40033553/>.