Book/Printed Material A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck,

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Title

  • A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck,

Summary

  • A native of Maine, Franklin Agustus Buck (1826-1909) was working in New York City when he heard of the gold strikes and set out for California in January 1849. A Yankee trader in the gold rush (1930) contains Buck's letters to his sister in Maine. They chronicle his first dozen years in the West: a voyage round the Horn to San Francisco; prospecting and storekeeping in various gold camps and the towns of Sacramento, Downieville, North Fork, Marysville, and Weaverville; and a trading voyage to Tahiti and Hawaii. Politics interest Buck, and he pays close attention to the issues in the 1852 election, local secessionist debate, and the impact of the Civil War. In the 1860s, Buck turns to agriculture, raising fruit and cattle at farms in Weaverville, Oakville, and Red Bluffs. Discoveries of silver lead him back to mining at Treasure City, Meadow Valley, and Pioche, Nevada.

Names

  • Buck, Franklin Agustus, 1826-1909.
  • White, Katherine A.

Created / Published

  • Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1930.

Headings

  • -  Frontier and pioneer life--California
  • -  California--Gold discoveries
  • -  Law--Political aspects--California
  • -  Agriculture--California
  • -  Business--California

Notes

  • -  Letters written from 1846 to 1880.
  • -  Introduction by his daughter, Mary Sewall Buck Carr.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • viii p., 1 l., 294 p. front., plates. 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F865 .B91

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 30029653

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication. No copyright renewal found.

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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:

Buck, Franklin Agustus, and Katherine A White. A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1930. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/30029653/.

APA citation style:

Buck, F. A. & White, K. A. (1930) A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/30029653/.

MLA citation style:

Buck, Franklin Agustus, and Katherine A White. A Yankee trader in the gold rush; the letters of Franklin A. Buck. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1930. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/30029653/>.