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Author Schaeffer, L. M. (Luther Melanchthon)

Title Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California / by L.M. Schaeffer.

Imprint New-York : James Egbert, printer, 1860.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Centennial Room    R PAS LC 917.94 S294    Available
Description 247 pages ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Indexed In: Cowan, p. 570
Stoughton, p. 180
Summary A native of Frederick, Maryland, Luther Melanchthon Schaeffer sailed around the Horn to California in 1849. He spent most of the next two-and-a-half years in the gold fields, mining on the Feather River, Deer Creek, Grass Valley (Centerville) and other Nevada County sites. Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California (1860) gives an excellent picture of the international, interracial community of miners, with comments on social patterns, creation of local government, vigilance committees, and legal disputes in this society. Schaeffer also describes visits to San Francisco and Sacramento, Mexico, and Panama before his return to the East in 1852.
Form Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Terms Of Use No known restrictions on publication.
Subject Voyages to the Pacific coast.
Ethnic groups -- California.
Urbanization -- California.
Real estate development -- California.
Law -- Political aspects -- California.
California -- Description and travel.
California -- Gold discoveries.

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