Book/Printed Material Six years experience as a book agent in California, including my trip from New York to San Francisco via Nicaragua.

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Six years experience as a book agent in California, including my trip from New York to San Francisco via Nicaragua.
Summary
Mrs. James W. Likins (b. ca. 1825) and her family left Akron, Ohio, in 1868 for a fresh start in California. Once there, her husband's illness forced her to become the family breadwinner. Six years experience as a book agent in California (1874) recounts the family's steam voyage and Panama crossing and Mrs. Likins's initial experience selling subscriptions for engraved portraits of Ulysses S. Grant and his family. She soon expands her sales list, adding more engravings and books such as Mark Twain's Innocents abroad and gives lively accounts of her adventures as a female sales representative in San José, Santa Clara, Gilroy, Stockton, Sacramento, and Calistoga.
Contributor Names
Likins, J. W. (James W.), Mrs., approximately 1825-
Created / Published
San Francisco, Women's union book and job printing office, 1874.
Subject Headings
-  California--Social life and customs
-  Booksellers and bookselling--Colportage, subscription trade, etc
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
168 p. front., plates. 23 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F864 .L72
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.143
Library of Congress Control Number
11027968
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Mrs. James W. Likins (b. ca. 1825) and her family left Akron, Ohio, in 1868 for a fresh start in California. Once there, her husband's illness forced her to become the family breadwinner. Six years experience as a book agent in California (1874) recounts the family's steam voyage and Panama crossing and Mrs. Likins's initial experience selling subscriptions for engraved portraits of Ulysses S. Grant and his family. She soon expands her sales list, adding more engravings and books such as Mark Twain's Innocents abroad and gives lively accounts of her adventures as a female sales representative in San José, Santa Clara, Gilroy, Stockton, Sacramento, and Calistoga.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Likins, J. W. , Mrs., Approximately. Six years experience as a book agent in California, including my trip from New York to San Francisco via Nicaragua. San Francisco, Women's union book and job printing office, 1874. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/11027968/.

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Likins, J. W. (1874) Six years experience as a book agent in California, including my trip from New York to San Francisco via Nicaragua. San Francisco, Women's union book and job printing office. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/11027968/.

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Likins, J. W. , Mrs., Approximately. Six years experience as a book agent in California, including my trip from New York to San Francisco via Nicaragua. San Francisco, Women's union book and job printing office, 1874. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/11027968/>.