Book/Printed Material Notes of a voyage to California via Cape Horn, together with scenes in El Dorado, in the years of 1849-'50. With an appendix containing reminiscences ... together with the articles of association and roll of members of "The associated pioneers of the territorial days of California."

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Notes of a voyage to California via Cape Horn, together with scenes in El Dorado, in the years of 1849-'50. With an appendix containing reminiscences ... together with the articles of association and roll of members of "The associated pioneers of the territorial days of California."
Summary
Samuel Curtis Upham (1819-1885) was a clerk in a Philadelphia merchant house when he decided to try his luck in California in January, 1849. Sailing round the Horn, he visited Rio de Janeiro and Talcahuana before landing in San Francisco. After a brief career as a gold miner at the Calaveras diggings, Upham moved to Sacramento, where he published the Sacramento Transcript, May-August 1850. Notes of a voyage to California (1878) includes Upham's memoirs of his early years in California, with special attention to Sacramento's colorful history in 1850. He closes his narrative with a brief description of his return to Philadelphia that same year via Panama. The book's lengthy appendix contains chapters on California journalism, the California exhibition at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, and various reunion dinners and other events sponsored by the California "Pioneers" association.
Contributor Names
Upham, Samuel C. (Samuel Curtis), 1819-1885.
Created / Published
Philadelphia, The author, 1878.
Subject Headings
-  California--History--1846-1850
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Voyages to the Pacific coast
-  Associated Pioneers of the Territorial Days of California
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  On cover: Scenes in El Dorado in the years 1849-'50.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xxii, 23-594 p. incl. front., illus., plates, ports. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .U67
F865 .U67 Copy 2 Copy 2.
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http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.149
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000827
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Samuel Curtis Upham (1819-1885) was a clerk in a Philadelphia merchant house when he decided to try his luck in California in January, 1849. Sailing round the Horn, he visited Rio de Janeiro and Talcahuana before landing in San Francisco. After a brief career as a gold miner at the Calaveras diggings, Upham moved to Sacramento, where he published the Sacramento Transcript, May-August 1850. Notes of a voyage to California (1878) includes Upham's memoirs of his early years in California, with special attention to Sacramento's colorful history in 1850. He closes his narrative with a brief description of his return to Philadelphia that same year via Panama. The book's lengthy appendix contains chapters on California journalism, the California exhibition at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, and various reunion dinners and other events sponsored by the California "Pioneers" association.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Upham, Samuel C. Notes of a voyage to California via Cape Horn, together with scenes in El Dorado, in the years of -'50. With an appendix containing reminiscences ... together with the articles of association and roll of members of "The associated pioneers of the territorial days of California.". Philadelphia, The author, 1878. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000827/.

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Upham, S. C. (1878) Notes of a voyage to California via Cape Horn, together with scenes in El Dorado, in the years of -'50. With an appendix containing reminiscences ... together with the articles of association and roll of members of "The associated pioneers of the territorial days of California.". Philadelphia, The author. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000827/.

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Upham, Samuel C. Notes of a voyage to California via Cape Horn, together with scenes in El Dorado, in the years of -'50. With an appendix containing reminiscences ... together with the articles of association and roll of members of "The associated pioneers of the territorial days of California.". Philadelphia, The author, 1878. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000827/>.