Book/Printed Material Six months in the gold mines: from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California. 1847-8-9.

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Six months in the gold mines: from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California. 1847-8-9.
Summary
Edward Gould Buffum (1820-1867), a New York journalist, came to California as an officer in the 7th Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers during the Mexican War. He stayed on to seek gold and edit a California newspaper before returning east to become Paris correspondent of the New York Herald. Six months in the gold mines (1850) is Buffum's vivid account of his regiment's voyage west in 1846 to help secure California for the United States. He describes his discharge from the army in Monterey and his subsequent adventures as a gold seeker, sailing up the Sacramento to reach the Sierra Nevadas above Sutter's Fort. He describes prospecting along the Bear and Yuba Rivers, Weber Creek, and Middle and South Forks of the American River, Foster's Bar, and Weaver's Creek, 1848-1849. He concludes with the story of his work for Alta California in San Francisco and the growth of San Francisco.
Contributor Names
Buffum, E. Gould (Edward Gould), 1820-1867.
Created / Published
Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1850.
Subject Headings
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)--Description and travel
-  Law--Political aspects--California
Notes
-  Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 1964. 1 reel. 35mm
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
2 p.l., [ix]-xxiv, [25]-172 p. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .B93
Microfilm 01291 reel 249, no. 2 E
F865 .B93 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.068
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000767
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Edward Gould Buffum (1820-1867), a New York journalist, came to California as an officer in the 7th Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers during the Mexican War. He stayed on to seek gold and edit a California newspaper before returning east to become Paris correspondent of the New York Herald. Six months in the gold mines (1850) is Buffum's vivid account of his regiment's voyage west in 1846 to help secure California for the United States. He describes his discharge from the army in Monterey and his subsequent adventures as a gold seeker, sailing up the Sacramento to reach the Sierra Nevadas above Sutter's Fort. He describes prospecting along the Bear and Yuba Rivers, Weber Creek, and Middle and South Forks of the American River, Foster's Bar, and Weaver's Creek, 1848-1849. He concludes with the story of his work for Alta California in San Francisco and the growth of San Francisco.
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Buffum, E. Gould. Six months in the gold mines: from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California. -8-9. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1850. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000767/.

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Buffum, E. G. (1850) Six months in the gold mines: from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California. -8-9. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000767/.

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Buffum, E. Gould. Six months in the gold mines: from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California. -8-9. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1850. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000767/>.