Book/Printed Material Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California.

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Title
Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California.
Summary
A native of Frederick, Maryland, Luther Melanchthon Schaeffer sailed around the Horn to California in 1849. He spent most of the next two-and-a-half years in the gold fields, mining on the Feather River, Deer Creek, Grass Valley (Centerville) and other Nevada County sites. Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California (1860) gives an excellent picture of the international, interracial community of miners, with comments on social patterns, creation of local government, vigilance committees, and legal disputes in this society. Schaeffer also describes visits to San Francisco and Sacramento, Mexico, and Panama before his return to the East in 1852.
Contributor Names
Schaeffer, L. M. (Luther Melanchthon)
Created / Published
New-York, J. Egbert, printer, 1860.
Subject Headings
-  California--Description and travel
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Voyages to the Pacific coast
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
247 p. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .S29
F865 .S29 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.158
Library of Congress Control Number
01021335
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A native of Frederick, Maryland, Luther Melanchthon Schaeffer sailed around the Horn to California in 1849. He spent most of the next two-and-a-half years in the gold fields, mining on the Feather River, Deer Creek, Grass Valley (Centerville) and other Nevada County sites. Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California (1860) gives an excellent picture of the international, interracial community of miners, with comments on social patterns, creation of local government, vigilance committees, and legal disputes in this society. Schaeffer also describes visits to San Francisco and Sacramento, Mexico, and Panama before his return to the East in 1852.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Schaeffer, L. M. Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California. New-York, J. Egbert, printer, 1860. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/01021335/.

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Schaeffer, L. M. (1860) Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California. New-York, J. Egbert, printer. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01021335/.

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Schaeffer, L. M. Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California. New-York, J. Egbert, printer, 1860. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01021335/>.