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Book/Printed Material A start in life; a journey across America; fruit farming in California.

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Title

  • A start in life; a journey across America; fruit farming in California.

Summary

  • English businessman Charles Finch Dowsett (1835 or 1836-1915) travelled across America by rail in 1890 to become an agent for land sales in Merced County, California. A start in life (1891?) is a book-length piece of promotional literature written and published by Dowsett to extol Merced County's virtues, focusing on the prospects for fruit farming in the region. He also describes his cross country rail journey.

Names

  • Dowsett, C. F. (Charles Finch), 1835 or 1836-1915.

Created / Published

  • London, Dowsett & Co. [1891?]

Headings

  • -  United States--Description and travel
  • -  California--Description and travel
  • -  Fruit-culture--California
  • -  Ethnic groups--California
  • -  Urbanization--California
  • -  Real estate development--California
  • -  Agriculture--California

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 112 p. map 19 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E168 .D75

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 17014340

Online Format

  • image
  • online text
  • pdf

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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:

Dowsett, C. F. , 1835 Or. A start in life; a journey across America; fruit farming in California. [London, Dowsett & Co. ?, 1891] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/17014340/.

APA citation style:

Dowsett, C. F. (1891) A start in life; a journey across America; fruit farming in California. [London, Dowsett & Co. ?] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/17014340/.

MLA citation style:

Dowsett, C. F. , 1835 Or. A start in life; a journey across America; fruit farming in California. [London, Dowsett & Co. ?, 1891] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/17014340/>.