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Synopsis: Book by Doble, John, Camp, Charles Lewis
From the Inside Flap: On a hill overlooking the Sierra Nevada gold camp of Volcano, four unidentified miners displayed the tools of their trade--a pan, shovels, picks and hopeful expressions.
Dated from 1855, this earliest known daguerreotype of Volcano captures just a moment in their lives. Below, the town appears vacant because much is lost to the camera's long exposure. But inside the JOURNAL AND LETTERS FROM THE MINES, the streets and gulches fill to bursting as John Doble reports events great and small. The JOURNAL is the remarkable record of a California miner in the 1850s. It is a significant contribution to our knowledge of the Gold Rush.
Despite long days of hard work, John took the time to set down his feelings and observations as did few of his contemporaries. He included the daily details of life; he did not know what to leave out, so he put in everything.
The reader will enoy sharing John Doble's story. There is happiness when he makes a rich strike, and sorrow when his partner Jim dies. The day-to-day tasks of placer mining, business, and gold camp housekeeping are recorded as a matter of fact. The reader attends an interesting vigilante meeting in Jackson, and is on hand as wagon trains full of emigrants arrive in Volcano.
The reader will also discover, along with John, that hard work and great expectations brought no surety of success in the gold claims of the Mother Lode. By a remarkable coincidence, the later discovery of unfulfilled courtship letters between John Doble and Lizzie E. Lucas are also included here, as are three maps prepared by editor Charles Camp. They locate places which have not been mapped before, towns and camps that long ago vanished from the land.
Title: John Doble's Journal and Letters from the ...
Publisher: Volcano Pr
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Volcano Pr, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New, not a remainder. Bookseller Inventory # 1702210206
Book Description Volcano Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1884244181 New Condition. Slight shelf wear on cover. Bookseller Inventory # BSN-YDEV-Z705
Book Description Volcano Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1884244181
Book Description Volcano Pr, U.S.A., 1999. Trade Paper Back. Book Condition: New. Good sound copy. Signed by author on FEP. Jacket has chips and tear on spine bottom. Bookseller Inventory # 021185
Book Description Volcano Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Like New. like new trade paperback, faux signatures printed on wraps, a diary from early California gold rush. Bookseller Inventory # B9027HP
Book Description Volcano Press (1999), Volcano, California, 1999. Trade paperback. Book Condition: New. New book in as new condition. Not a remainder. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 15625
Book Description Volcano Pr, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1884244181
Book Description Volcano Pr, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1884244181
Book Description Volcano Pr, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. fair trade paperback, waterstains, some soil to edges and pages, California gold rush history, Bookseller Inventory # B7419HP
Book Description Volcano Pr, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111884244181