Book/Printed Material Gerstäcker's travels. Rio de Janeiro--Buenos Ayres--Ride through the pampas--Winter journey across the Cordilleras--Chili--Valparaiso--California and the gold fields.

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Gerstäcker's travels. Rio de Janeiro--Buenos Ayres--Ride through the pampas--Winter journey across the Cordilleras--Chili--Valparaiso--California and the gold fields.
Summary
Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816-1872), a native of Hamburg, left Germany in 1837 for a six-year stay in New York. On his return to Germany, he published two travel memoirs, and the Frankfurt government subsidized his return to America in 1849 to collect information for prospective emigrants to California. On his return home, he published several books dealing with his travels. Gerstäcker's travels (1854) is the English edition of the author's Reisen, published in Germany not long after his return to California. Nearly one half of the book is devoted to the sea journey with stops in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the Argentine pampas, crossing the Cordilleras to Valparaiso, Chile, where he obtained passage to California. He describes San Francisco and Sacramento in the fall of 1849 as well as his experiences as a prospector on the Feather River. Leaving the gold fields, Gerstäcker then spends several weeks at the Mission Dolores before trying his luck in 1850 at the goldfields beyond Stockton at Murphy's Diggings, San Antonio, and Mokelumne. He concludes with his voyage home from California via Honolulu, Australia, and the Dutch East Indies.
Contributor Names
Gerstäcker, Friedrich, 1816-1872.
Created / Published
London, Edinburgh, T. Nelson and sons, 1854.
Subject Headings
-  South America--Description and travel
-  California--Description and travel
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
Notes
-  On cover: Nelson's modern library.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
viii, [9]-290 p. incl double front., double pl. 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F2223 .G393
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http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.110
Library of Congress Control Number
a11002703
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Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816-1872), a native of Hamburg, left Germany in 1837 for a six-year stay in New York. On his return to Germany, he published two travel memoirs, and the Frankfurt government subsidized his return to America in 1849 to collect information for prospective emigrants to California. On his return home, he published several books dealing with his travels. Gerstäcker's travels (1854) is the English edition of the author's Reisen, published in Germany not long after his return to California. Nearly one half of the book is devoted to the sea journey with stops in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the Argentine pampas, crossing the Cordilleras to Valparaiso, Chile, where he obtained passage to California. He describes San Francisco and Sacramento in the fall of 1849 as well as his experiences as a prospector on the Feather River. Leaving the gold fields, Gerstäcker then spends several weeks at the Mission Dolores before trying his luck in 1850 at the goldfields beyond Stockton at Murphy's Diggings, San Antonio, and Mokelumne. He concludes with his voyage home from California via Honolulu, Australia, and the Dutch East Indies.
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Gerstäcker, Friedrich. Gerstäcker's travels. Rio de Janeiro--Buenos Ayres--Ride through the pampas--Winter journey across the Cordilleras--Chili--Valparaiso--California and the gold fields. London, Edinburgh, T. Nelson and sons, 1854. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/a11002703/.

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Gerstäcker, F. (1854) Gerstäcker's travels. Rio de Janeiro--Buenos Ayres--Ride through the pampas--Winter journey across the Cordilleras--Chili--Valparaiso--California and the gold fields. London, Edinburgh, T. Nelson and sons. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/a11002703/.

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Gerstäcker, Friedrich. Gerstäcker's travels. Rio de Janeiro--Buenos Ayres--Ride through the pampas--Winter journey across the Cordilleras--Chili--Valparaiso--California and the gold fields. London, Edinburgh, T. Nelson and sons, 1854. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/a11002703/>.