Book/Printed Material Personal reminiscences of early days in California : with other sketches Early days in California.

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Title
Personal reminiscences of early days in California : with other sketches
Other Title
Early days in California.
Summary
Born in Connecticut, Stephen Johnson Field (1816-1899) was practicing law in New York City when word of the Gold Rush arrived. He sailed to California in 1849, crossing Panama at Chagres. He soon became a leader of the California bar, going on to sit on both the State Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Personal reminiscences of early days in California (1880) focuses on Field's first years in California, centering on his experience as practicing attorney and first alcalde or magistrate for the lively mining town of Marysville, 1850-1857, a period rich in crime and political skullduggery. In a second section, Field relates anecdotes of his later career as justice of the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, where his knowledge and expertise in western land law served him well.
Contributor Names
Field, Stephen J. (Stephen Johnson), 1816-1899.
Created / Published
[San Francisco? : s.n., 1880]
Subject Headings
-  Field, Stephen J.--(Stephen Johnson),--1816-1899
-  Judges--California--Biography
-  Lawyers--California--Biography
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  LC copy 1 transferred from GenColl to LLRBR vj23 2006-03-20; formerly classified: E664.F46 A3 1880
Medium
iv, 248 p. ; 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
KF368.F523 F54 1880
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.114
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01001061
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Born in Connecticut, Stephen Johnson Field (1816-1899) was practicing law in New York City when word of the Gold Rush arrived. He sailed to California in 1849, crossing Panama at Chagres. He soon became a leader of the California bar, going on to sit on both the State Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Personal reminiscences of early days in California (1880) focuses on Field's first years in California, centering on his experience as practicing attorney and first alcalde or magistrate for the lively mining town of Marysville, 1850-1857, a period rich in crime and political skullduggery. In a second section, Field relates anecdotes of his later career as justice of the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, where his knowledge and expertise in western land law served him well.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Field, Stephen J. Personal reminiscences of early days in California: with other sketches. [San Francisco?: s.n, 1880] Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01001061/.

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Field, S. J. (1880) Personal reminiscences of early days in California: with other sketches. [San Francisco?: s.n] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01001061/.

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Field, Stephen J. Personal reminiscences of early days in California: with other sketches. [San Francisco?: s.n, 1880] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01001061/>.