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California in 1851[-1852] : the letters of Dame Shirley / introduction and notes by Carl I. Wheat.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Rare Americana series (Grabhorn Press) ; no. 5-6.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Cage] ISLM 917.94 S558C (Text) 906288-1001 Cage General Books Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : The Grabhorn Press, 1933.

Content descriptions

General Note:
At head of title: Volume one[-two].
On cover: The Shirley letters.
Twenty-three letters written by Mrs. Louise Smith Clappe to her sister, Mary Jane, in Massachusetts, 1851-1852, in which she signed herself "Dame Shirley". They were originally published serially in "The Pioneer: or, California monthly magazine", January, 1854-December, 1855; published in book form in 1922 by T.C. Russell under title: The Shirley letters from California mines in 1851-52.
"Five hundred copies printed for direct sale in 1933 ..."--Heller & Magee.
"A sheet of manuscript in the hand of Dame Shirley and a facsimile of her signature" laid in v. 1.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Citation/References Note:
Wheat, C.I. Books of the California gold rush, 39
Heller & Magee. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1915-1940, 178, 179
Howes, W.U.S.iana (2nd ed.), C427
Rocq, M.M. California local history (2nd ed.), 6354
Kurutz, G.F. California gold rush, 133b
Zamorano 80, 69b
Binding Information:
Cloth backed printed boards, paper spine labels; issued with dust jackets.
Subject: California > Description and travel.
California > Gold discoveries.
Letterpress printing > Specimens.

Series Information

Rare Americana series (Grabhorn Press) ; no. 5-6.

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