Book/Printed Material Three years in California [1851-54]

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Three years in California [1851-54]
Summary
Edinburgh-born artist John David Borthwick (1825-c.1900) left New York for California in 1851, crossing the Isthmus at Chagres. In 1860 Borthwick returned to Britain, where his paintings were exhibited in several galleries including the Royal Academy. Three years in California (1857) focuses on his experiences mining gold and quartz at Hangtown, Foster's Bar, Downieville, Mississippi Bar, Jacksonville, and Carson's Hill. He devotes much attention to social life in the camps as well as mining techniques, describing crime, the Chinese and French and other ethnic groups, and holidays and public entertainments. Borthwick illustrated the book with eight of his own lithographs which are considered the most realistic of the period for California.
Contributor Names
Borthwick, John David.
Created / Published
Edinburgh, London, W. Blackwood and sons, 1857.
Subject Headings
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  California--Social life and customs
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
Notes
-  Not by John Douglas Borthwick of Montreal, Can.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
vi p., 1 l. 384 p. front., plates. 22 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .B7
F865 .B7 Copy 2 Copy 2.
F865 .B7 Copy 3 Copy 3.
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/calbk.117
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01002730
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Edinburgh-born artist John David Borthwick (1825-c.1900) left New York for California in 1851, crossing the Isthmus at Chagres. In 1860 Borthwick returned to Britain, where his paintings were exhibited in several galleries including the Royal Academy. Three years in California (1857) focuses on his experiences mining gold and quartz at Hangtown, Foster's Bar, Downieville, Mississippi Bar, Jacksonville, and Carson's Hill. He devotes much attention to social life in the camps as well as mining techniques, describing crime, the Chinese and French and other ethnic groups, and holidays and public entertainments. Borthwick illustrated the book with eight of his own lithographs which are considered the most realistic of the period for California.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Borthwick, John David. [Three years in California 1851-54]. Edinburgh, London, W. Blackwood and sons, 1857. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01002730/. (Accessed December 13, 2017.)

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Borthwick, J. D. (1857) [Three years in California 1851-54]. Edinburgh, London, W. Blackwood and sons. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01002730/.

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Borthwick, John David. [Three years in California 1851-54]. Edinburgh, London, W. Blackwood and sons, 1857. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01002730/>.