Book/Printed Material California as I saw it; pencillings by the way of its gold and gold diggers, and incidents of travel by land and water. With five letters from the Isthmus
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- California as I saw it; pencillings by the way of its gold and gold diggers, and incidents of travel by land and water. With five letters from the Isthmus
- Dr. William S. McCollum (1807/1808-1882) was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Niagara County, New York. He went to California in 1849, returned to New York the following year and then paid a second visit to California as a physician for the Panama Railroad Company. California as I saw it (1960) reprints McCollum's 1850 book describing his first visit to the West: San Francisco in 1849, a journey to Stockton and the Southern Mines and to Sacramento and the Northern Mines, prospecting near Jacksonville, and medical practice in Stockton and San Francisco. After describing his return voyage east via Panama, McCollum closes with advice and reflections on the law of the mines, Native Americans, the life of women in California, etc. The book's Appendix include letters written from Panama by H.W. Hecox, McCollum's fellow passenger on the voyage to the Isthmus, February-March 1849. Hecox was so disheartened by his wait for passage to California that he returned to the United States without ever seeing the Pacific Ocean.
- Contributor Names
- M'Collum, William S., 1807 or 1808-1882.
- Hecox, W. H.
- Morgan, Dale Lowell, 1914-1971.
- Created / Published
- Los Gatos, Calif., Talisman Press, 1960.
- Subject Headings
- - California--Description and travel
- - California--Gold discoveries
- - Voyages to the Pacific coast
- - Ethnic groups--California
- - Women--California
- - Urbanization--California
- - Real estate development--California
- - Law--Political aspects--California
- - Mines and mineral resources--California
- - Business--California
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- 219 p. illus., map (on lining papers) 24 cm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- F865 .M14 1960
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- 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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M'Collum, William S., 1807 Or, W. H Hecox, and Dale Lowell Morgan. California as I saw it; pencillings by the way of its gold and gold diggers, and incidents of travel by land and water. With five letters from the Isthmus. Los Gatos, Calif., Talisman Press, 1960. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/60009512/.
APA citation style:
M'Collum, W. S., Hecox, W. H. & Morgan, D. L. (1960) California as I saw it; pencillings by the way of its gold and gold diggers, and incidents of travel by land and water. With five letters from the Isthmus. Los Gatos, Calif., Talisman Press. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/60009512/.
MLA citation style:
M'Collum, William S., 1807 Or, W. H Hecox, and Dale Lowell Morgan. California as I saw it; pencillings by the way of its gold and gold diggers, and incidents of travel by land and water. With five letters from the Isthmus. Los Gatos, Calif., Talisman Press, 1960. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/60009512/>.
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