MEMOIRS OF ELISHA OSCAR CROSBY Reminiscences of California and Guatemala From 1849 to 1864
CROSBY, Elisha Oscar (BARKER, Charles Albro, Editor)
San Marino The lHuntington Library 1945 (xxvi) 119 pages. First edition thus. Illustrated. Illustrated, including frontis portrait of Crosby from a photograph. Index. Small octavo. Black cloth. Pictorial dust jacket. Printed by Anderson & Ritchie / The Ward Ritchie Press. Lawyer Crosby arrived in California in 1849, and made money selling goods to miners. Per Kurtuz, "In these recollections, Crosby provides important descriptions of San Francisco, Sacramento, Sutter's Fort, and the Yuba and Feather River mines. He also interviewed James Marshall and obtained a firsthand account of the discovery." He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1849. Later, Lincoln appointed him Minister to Guatemala, and his time there with distator Carrera and church dignataries is also covered herein. Kurutz164; Gudde, p. 393; Norris 900. A FINE copy in a slightly edgeworn and chipped Very Good or better dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
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