Book/Printed Material Alonzo Delano's California correspondence: being letters hitherto uncollected from the Ottawa (Illinois) Free trader and the New Orleans True delta, 1849-1952;

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Alonzo Delano's California correspondence: being letters hitherto uncollected from the Ottawa (Illinois) Free trader and the New Orleans True delta, 1849-1952;
Summary
Born in Aurora, New York, Alonzo Delano (1806-1874) moved on to the Midwest as a teenager. July 1848 found him a consumptive Ottawa, Illinois, storekeeper, and he joined a local California Company. He remained in the West after the Gold Rush, winning fame as an early California humorist. Alonzo Delano's California correspondence (1952) is an annotated twentieth-century reprinting of his letters, April 1849-August 1852, to newspapers in his home town of New Orleans. They cover his voyage to St. Joseph and an overland journey to California; sojourns in Sacramento, Marysville, and San Francisco; and experiences as a storekeeper at Mud Hill, Stringtown, Gold Lake, and Grass Valley. Topics include quartz mining, crime and vigilantism, and real estate investment. In 1857, Delano revised and expanded these letters for his book Life on the plains and among the diggings.
Contributor Names
Delano, Alonzo, 1806-1874.
McKee, Irving, 1909-
Created / Published
Sacramento, Calif., Sacramento Book Collectors Club, 1952.
Subject Headings
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Frontier and pioneer life--California
-  Overland journeys to the Pacific
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  310 copies printed.
-  Bibliographical footnotes.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xxv, 155 p. illus., maps. 28 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .D318
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.073
Library of Congress Control Number
53001743
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Born in Aurora, New York, Alonzo Delano (1806-1874) moved on to the Midwest as a teenager. July 1848 found him a consumptive Ottawa, Illinois, storekeeper, and he joined a local California Company. He remained in the West after the Gold Rush, winning fame as an early California humorist. Alonzo Delano's California correspondence (1952) is an annotated twentieth-century reprinting of his letters, April 1849-August 1852, to newspapers in his home town of New Orleans. They cover his voyage to St. Joseph and an overland journey to California; sojourns in Sacramento, Marysville, and San Francisco; and experiences as a storekeeper at Mud Hill, Stringtown, Gold Lake, and Grass Valley. Topics include quartz mining, crime and vigilantism, and real estate investment. In 1857, Delano revised and expanded these letters for his book Life on the plains and among the diggings.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Delano, Alonzo, and Irving McKee. Alonzo Delano's California correspondence: being letters hitherto uncollected from the Ottawa Illinois Free trader and the New Orleans True delta, -1952. Sacramento, Calif., Sacramento Book Collectors Club, 1952. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/53001743/.

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Delano, A. & McKee, I. (1952) Alonzo Delano's California correspondence: being letters hitherto uncollected from the Ottawa Illinois Free trader and the New Orleans True delta, -1952. Sacramento, Calif., Sacramento Book Collectors Club. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/53001743/.

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Delano, Alonzo, and Irving McKee. Alonzo Delano's California correspondence: being letters hitherto uncollected from the Ottawa Illinois Free trader and the New Orleans True delta, -1952. Sacramento, Calif., Sacramento Book Collectors Club, 1952. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/53001743/>.