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California, in-doors and out; or, How we farm, mine, and live generally in the Golden State.
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California, in-doors and out
How we farm, mine, and live generally in the Golden State
Summary
During her three years as matron of the Female Prison at Sing Sing, 1844-1848, Eliza Burhans Farnham (1815-1864) tried to institute reforms based on phrenology. Discharged from the post, she soon learned that her lawyer-husband had died in California, leaving her with affairs to settle there. Farnham set about organizing a pioneer party of single, educated women to join her in the voyage round the Horn. California, in-doors and out (1856) opens with a description of her harrowing voyage round the Horn in 1849. In 1850 Farnham and her children moved to El Rancho La Libertad, the Santa Cruz farm left to her by her husband. She describes her experiences as a farmer, the position of women in California, mining life, the history of the Donner Expedition based on interviews with survivors, and the 1856 San Francisco Vigilance Committee.
Contributor Names
Farnham, Eliza W. (Eliza Wood), 1815-1864.
Created / Published
New York, Dix, Edwards & Co., 1856.
Subject Headings
-  California--Description and travel
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Donner Party
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Agriculture--California
Notes
-  "The Donner emigration of 1846": p. 380-457.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xiv, 508 p. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .F24
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http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.rbc/calbk.176
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000780
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During her three years as matron of the Female Prison at Sing Sing, 1844-1848, Eliza Burhans Farnham (1815-1864) tried to institute reforms based on phrenology. Discharged from the post, she soon learned that her lawyer-husband had died in California, leaving her with affairs to settle there. Farnham set about organizing a pioneer party of single, educated women to join her in the voyage round the Horn. California, in-doors and out (1856) opens with a description of her harrowing voyage round the Horn in 1849. In 1850 Farnham and her children moved to El Rancho La Libertad, the Santa Cruz farm left to her by her husband. She describes her experiences as a farmer, the position of women in California, mining life, the history of the Donner Expedition based on interviews with survivors, and the 1856 San Francisco Vigilance Committee.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Farnham, Eliza W. California, in-doors and out;or, How we farm, mine, and live generally in the Golden State. New York, Dix, Edwards & Co, 1856. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000780/.

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Farnham, E. W. (1856) California, in-doors and out;or, How we farm, mine, and live generally in the Golden State. New York, Dix, Edwards & Co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000780/.

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Farnham, Eliza W. California, in-doors and out;or, How we farm, mine, and live generally in the Golden State. New York, Dix, Edwards & Co, 1856. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000780/>.