Book/Printed Material Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in 1848-9; with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings ...

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Title
Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in 1848-9; with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings ...
Summary
An Englishman, William Redmond Ryan (1791-1855) enlisted in an American regiment bound for California and sailed round the Horn in 1847. Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California (1850), vol. 1, describes that voyage to California as well as military life during the Mexican War in Monterey, La Paz, and San Jose (lower California). The first volume closes with Ryan's description of the peacetime rush to the gold mines and his own journey from Monterey to the San Joaquin Valley to the Stanislaus Mine. Vol. 2, continues his story with a chronicle of daily life at the Stanislaus Mine; his career as a trader; travels through Stockton, Monterey, and Sacramento; life in San Francisco, 1849; the Constitutional Convention; and return voyage via Panama, 1849.
Contributor Names
Ryan, William Redmond, 1791-1855.
Created / Published
London, W. Shoberl, 1850.
Subject Headings
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  California--Description and travel
-  Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)--Description and travel
-  Ethnic groups--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
2 v. fronts., plates. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .R96
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http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.rbc/calbk.120
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.rbc/calbk.121
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000816
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An Englishman, William Redmond Ryan (1791-1855) enlisted in an American regiment bound for California and sailed round the Horn in 1847. Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California (1850), vol. 1, describes that voyage to California as well as military life during the Mexican War in Monterey, La Paz, and San Jose (lower California). The first volume closes with Ryan's description of the peacetime rush to the gold mines and his own journey from Monterey to the San Joaquin Valley to the Stanislaus Mine. Vol. 2, continues his story with a chronicle of daily life at the Stanislaus Mine; his career as a trader; travels through Stockton, Monterey, and Sacramento; life in San Francisco, 1849; the Constitutional Convention; and return voyage via Panama, 1849.
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Ryan, William Redmond. Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in -9; with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings. London, W. Shoberl, 1850. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000816/.

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Ryan, W. R. (1850) Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in -9; with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings. London, W. Shoberl. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000816/.

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Ryan, William Redmond. Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in -9; with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings. London, W. Shoberl, 1850. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000816/>.