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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Title

  • 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.

Names

  • Likins, J. W., Mrs., approximately 1825-

Created / Published

  • San Francisco : Women's union book and job printing office, 1874.

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.
  • -  LAC ecr 2019-06-04 update (1 card)

Medium

  • 168 p. : front., plates. ; 23 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F864 .L72

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 11027968

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Chicago citation style:

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/.

APA citation style:

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/.

MLA citation style:

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/>.