Book/Printed Material The diary of a forty-niner,
About this Item
- The diary of a forty-niner,
- Chauncey de Leon Canfield (1843-1909) first published "The diary of a forty-niner" in 1906, and 1,200 of the 2,000 copies in that edition were burned. Joseph Gaer's Bibliography of California literature, 20 describes this book as written in the form of a diary, but fictional.' The diary of a forty-niner (1920) reprints Canfield's 1906 publication. It purports to be the diary of Alfred T. Jackson, of Litchfield County, Connecticut, during his days as a gold prospector, 1850-1852. Jackson offers firsthand accounts of Nevada City and neighboring Rock Creek; descriptions of Grass Valley, North and South Yuba Valleys, and the Sierra Mountains; details of gold mining with accounts of pioneer overland crossings, and foreign mineworkers (including Chinese). Entries concerning Jackson's personal life include details of his courtship of a French woman in the camps.
- Canfield, Chauncey L., 1843-1909.
Created / Published
- Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1920.
- - California--Gold discoveries
- - Ethnic groups--California
- - Title vignette.
- - First published in 1906.
- - The diary "purported to be the experiences of Alfred T. Jackson, a pioneer miner who ... worked on Rock Creek, Nevada County, California." Pref. p. ix. The name Alfred T. Jackson is probably fictitious.
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- xviii, 253,  p. incl. front. (map) 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- F865 .C223
- calbk 069 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.069
Library of Congress Control Number
- No known restrictions on publication.
- online text
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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:
Canfield, Chauncey L. The Diary of a Forty-Niner. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1920. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/21004325/.
APA citation style:
Canfield, C. L. (1920) The Diary of a Forty-Niner. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/21004325/.
MLA citation style:
Canfield, Chauncey L. The Diary of a Forty-Niner. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1920. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/21004325/>.