A PIONEER AT SUTTER'S FORT, 1846-1850: The Adventures of Heinrich Lienhard. Heinrich Lienhard.

A PIONEER AT SUTTER'S FORT, 1846-1850: The Adventures of Heinrich Lienhard

Los Angeles: The Calafia Society, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Translated, Edited, and Annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. From the original German Manuscript. Six halftone plates, with endpaper maps. First edition in English. "Lienhard reached New Helvetia in 1846 and was employed by John Sutter as a gardener and overseer. In his recollections, he tells about the discovery of gold, its effect on Sutter, and his work in the mines in the summer of 1848. One of Sutter's most trusted employees, Lienhard was sent to Switzerland in June 1849, to bring back the Captain's family. The Sutters and their escort arrived in San Francisco on January 1, 1850. Lienhard was disillusioned by the "new" California, which he perceived was overrun by Yankees. He lost patience and departed for Switzerland on July 1. Eventually, the pioneer returned to America and settled in Nauvoo, Illinois." The third installment in the Calafia Series. From the James S. Copley Library, with the San Diego newspaper publisher and philanthropist's bookplate to the front pastedown and upside down on the rear pastedown. Original rust cloth-covered boards over a dark red cloth spine, with gilt stamping. A pair of short, very unobtrusive strips of tape to either pastedown; otherwise a crisp, nearly fine copy. Kurutz, G.: California Gold Rush, #399c. Near Fine. Item #58733

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