Book/Printed Material Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in 1848-9 : with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings ...

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Title

  • Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in 1848-9 : with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings ...

Summary

  • An Englishman, William Redmond Ryan (1791-1855) enlisted in an American regiment bound for California and sailed round the Horn in 1847. Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California (1850), vol. 1, describes that voyage to California as well as military life during the Mexican War in Monterey, La Paz, and San Jose (lower California). The first volume closes with Ryan's description of the peacetime rush to the gold mines and his own journey from Monterey to the San Joaquin Valley to the Stanislaus Mine. Vol. 2, continues his story with a chronicle of daily life at the Stanislaus Mine; his career as a trader; travels through Stockton, Monterey, and Sacramento; life in San Francisco, 1849; the Constitutional Convention; and return voyage via Panama, 1849.

Names

  • Ryan, William Redmond, 1791-1855.

Created / Published

  • London : W. Shoberl, 1850.

Headings

  • -  California--Gold discoveries
  • -  California--Description and travel
  • -  Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)--Description and travel
  • -  Ethnic groups--California

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LAC ecr 2019-06-06 update (1 card)

Medium

  • 2 v. : fronts., plates. ; 19 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F865 .R96

Library of Congress Control Number

  • rc01000816

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publicaton.

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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:

Ryan, William Redmond. Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in -9: with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings. London: W. Shoberl, 1850. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01000816/.

APA citation style:

Ryan, W. R. (1850) Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in -9: with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings. London: W. Shoberl. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01000816/.

MLA citation style:

Ryan, William Redmond. Personal adventures in Upper and Lower California, in -9: with the author's experience at the mines. Illustrated by twenty-three drawings. London: W. Shoberl, 1850. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000816/>.