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Revere, Joseph W. (Joseph Warren) (1812-1880) A tour of duty in California; including a description of the gold region: and an account of the voyage around cape Horn...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04708 Author/Creator: Revere, Joseph W. (Joseph Warren) (1812-1880) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Book Date: 1849 Pagination: 1 v. : 305 p. : map : plates ; 20 x 12.3 cm.

Title continues "with notices of lower California, the Gulf and Pacific coasts, and the principal events attending the conquest of the Californias." California scenes include a quicksilver mine, California capital Monterey, the Sacramento River, and a "Ranchero Feat" (tying a bear). Sketches are by Revere and lithographed by William Endicott & Co. Inscription from the editor, Joseph N. Balestier, reads "Mrs. Louisa C. Butler with the warmest regards of Caroline Balestier's Husband, Feb. 1849. 'Lord! keep our memory green.'" Includes folded map of San Francisco Harbor.

Lieutenant Revere was a graduate of Annapolis and a grandson of Paul Revere.

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