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  • Ramblings through the High Sierra


  • Joseph Le Conte (1823-1901) of Georgia earned a medical degree at Columbia University but devoted most of his life to the study of the physical sciences. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate "science department" and after the war moved to California, where he became Professor of Geology and Natural History at the new University of California. Ramblings through the High Sierra (1890) appeared in the Sierra Club Bulletin as Le Conte's edited version of a journal he kept in the summer of 1870, when several members of the first class of the University of California invited him to join them on a camping trip to the Yosemite Valley and the High Sierras. He describes their five week journey on horseback. American Memory.


  • LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901

Created / Published

  • 1900.


  • -  Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)


  • -  In: Sierra Club, San Francisco. Sierra club bulletin. San Francisco, 1900. 25 cm. v. 3, no. 1, p. [1]-107. plates.
  • -  On cover: Publications of the Sierra club, no. 20.
  • -  "Reprinted from 'A journal of ramblings,' privately printed in 1875."
  • -  No. 21 of the Publications is the same as no. 20, except that it is specially bound.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.


  • p. [1]-107.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F868.S5 S5 v. 3
  • F868.S5 L42 Copy 2.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 12016462

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  • No known restrictions on publication.

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  • image

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

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