Book/Printed Material A trip to the gold mines of California in 1848.

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Title
A trip to the gold mines of California in 1848.
Summary
John Swan (1817-1896), an English sailor, settled in Monterey in 1843 and joined other Californians in the rush to the gold fields to the north in July 1848. A trip to the gold mines of California in 1848 (1960) prints a memoir written out by Swan in 1870 giving an account of his ride north to Log Cabin Ravine and daily life as a prospector on the American River. A few months in the mines satisfy Swan, and he recounts his return to Monterey, where he spent the rest of his life. His book offers lively anecdotes of mining methods and miners in 1848 as well as of the land and people.
Contributor Names
Swan, John Alfred, 1817-1896.
Hussey, John A.
Created / Published
San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1960.
Subject Headings
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Frontier and pioneer life--California
-  Ethnic groups--California
Notes
-  400 copies printed.
-  Edited from a manuscript in the Bancroft Library of the University of California.
-  Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 37-51)
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xxxv, 51 p. port. 25 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .S985
F865 .S985 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.087
Library of Congress Control Number
61001744
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John Swan (1817-1896), an English sailor, settled in Monterey in 1843 and joined other Californians in the rush to the gold fields to the north in July 1848. A trip to the gold mines of California in 1848 (1960) prints a memoir written out by Swan in 1870 giving an account of his ride north to Log Cabin Ravine and daily life as a prospector on the American River. A few months in the mines satisfy Swan, and he recounts his return to Monterey, where he spent the rest of his life. His book offers lively anecdotes of mining methods and miners in 1848 as well as of the land and people.
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Swan, John Alfred, and John A Hussey. A trip to the gold mines of California in. San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1960. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/61001744/.

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Swan, J. A. & Hussey, J. A. (1960) A trip to the gold mines of California in. San Francisco, Book Club of California. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/61001744/.

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Swan, John Alfred, and John A Hussey. A trip to the gold mines of California in. San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1960. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/61001744/>.