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Sisters of Fortune: Being the True Story of How Three Motherless Sisters Saved Their Home in New England and Raised Their Younger Brother While Their Father Went Fortune Hunting in the California Gold Rush

Heffernan & Stecker

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ISBN 10: 0874516501 / ISBN 13: 9780874516500
Published by University Press of New England, Hanover & London, 1993
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Very Good. No Jacket 8vo-over 7"-9" tall. 289 pp, index, purple cloth, light soiling, head and foot of spine slightly bumped, otherwise in very good conditions, a great gift idea! . etc. a more detailed description of conditions by email upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 022040

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Title: Sisters of Fortune: Being the True Story of ...

Publisher: University Press of New England, Hanover & London

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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In 1850 , James Wilson, a widowed congressman from Keene, New Hampshire, left his three daughters and young son to seek his fortune in the California gold rush. During his twelve year absence, the daughters wrote their father almost 350 letters filled with accounts of daily life and lively observations on local and national events. The daughters -- Mary Elizabeth, 24, Annie, 18, and Charlotte, 16, when their father left -- were conventional, upper-middle-class young women struggling to keep up appearances in a society that accorded them few rights. These letters and the story they tell constitute a valuable social and cultural document and offer readers a vivid description of mid-19th century American life.

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6 x 9 trim. 11 illus. Fig. LC 93-19716

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