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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.
Contributor Names
Dowsett, C. F. (Charles Finch), 1835 or 1836-1915.
Created / Published
London, Dowsett & Co. [1891?]
Subject 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
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbtn.14340
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.170
Library of Congress Control Number
17014340
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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.
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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. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/17014340/. (Accessed December 10, 2017.)

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/.

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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, <https://www.loc.gov/item/17014340/>.