Memoirs of Elisha Oscar Crosby; reminiscences of California and Guatemala from 1849 to 1864, edited by Charles Albro Barker

By: Crosby, Elisha Oscar

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xxvi, 119 p. front. (port.) plates. 24 cm. Printed by Anderson & Ritchie : The Ward Ritchie Press, Los Angeles Summary: Elisha Oscar Crosby (1818-1895), a New York lawyer, fell victim to "California fever" and sailed for the West in December 1848. In California he had a distinguished legal and political career that led to a diplomatic appointment. Memoirs of Elisha Oscar Crosby (1945) prints handwritten reminiscences and anecdotes prepared by Crosby in his old age. Topics include: early life in New York, the voyage west via Panama, law practice in mining camps, the 1849 Constitutional Convention, and service in the state senate. Crosby also reflects on the inequities of the California Land Act of 1851 and his term as U.S. minister to Guatemala, 1861-1864.

Title: Memoirs of Elisha Oscar Crosby; reminiscences of California and Guatemala from 1849 to 1864, edited by Charles Albro Barker

Author Name: Crosby, Elisha Oscar

Categories: AMERICANA,

Publisher: San Marino, Calif., The Huntington library: 1945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good condition in edge-worn d.j.

Jacket Condition: chipped Jacket

Seller ID: 42343

Keywords: Urbanization --California; Real estate development --California; Law --Political aspects --California; Mines and mineral resources --California; California --Description and travel; California --History --1850-1950; Guatemala --Description and travel; Ward Ritchie Press,