Book/Printed Material Golden dreams and waking realities; being the adventures of a gold-seeker in California and the Pacific islands.

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Golden dreams and waking realities; being the adventures of a gold-seeker in California and the Pacific islands.
Summary
An Englishman, William Shaw was in South Australia when he heard of the California gold rush, and he sailed across the Pacific from Adelaide in 1849. Golden dreams and waking realities (1851) describes that voyage, his visit to San Diego and his landing in San Francisco. Then follows an account of the long trip to the gold fields and details of life as a prospector in the international community of the camps. Leaving the mines for Stockton, Shaw is befriended by Mission Indians. Leaving Stockton for San Francisco, Shaw takes a series of odd jobs in the city before moving on the Mission of Dolores until the New Year, when he finds passage back to Australia, all the while recording the social life and business activities he saw. Next he records the changes observable in Hawaii on his return voyage, a visit to Samoa, and his reception on his landing at Sydney.
Contributor Names
Shaw, William (Gold-seeker in California)
Created / Published
London, Smith, Elder and co., 1851.
Subject Headings
-  California--Description and travel
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Islands of the Pacific
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Replace; LC copy replaced by preservation microfilm
Medium
xii, 316 p. 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .S547
Microfilm 15528 F
Library of Congress Control Number
a15001634
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An Englishman, William Shaw was in South Australia when he heard of the California gold rush, and he sailed across the Pacific from Adelaide in 1849. Golden dreams and waking realities (1851) describes that voyage, his visit to San Diego and his landing in San Francisco. Then follows an account of the long trip to the gold fields and details of life as a prospector in the international community of the camps. Leaving the mines for Stockton, Shaw is befriended by Mission Indians. Leaving Stockton for San Francisco, Shaw takes a series of odd jobs in the city before moving on the Mission of Dolores until the New Year, when he finds passage back to Australia, all the while recording the social life and business activities he saw. Next he records the changes observable in Hawaii on his return voyage, a visit to Samoa, and his reception on his landing at Sydney.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Shaw, William. Golden dreams and waking realities; being the adventures of a gold-seeker in California and the Pacific islands. London, Smith, Elder and co, 1851. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/a15001634/.

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Shaw, W. (1851) Golden dreams and waking realities; being the adventures of a gold-seeker in California and the Pacific islands. London, Smith, Elder and co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/a15001634/.

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Shaw, William. Golden dreams and waking realities; being the adventures of a gold-seeker in California and the Pacific islands. London, Smith, Elder and co, 1851. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/a15001634/>.