UP AND DOWN CALIFORNIA IN 1860-1864: The Journal of William H. Brewer, Professor of Agriculture in the Sheffield Scientific School from 1864 to 1903. William H. Brewer.

UP AND DOWN CALIFORNIA IN 1860-1864: The Journal of William H. Brewer, Professor of Agriculture in the Sheffield Scientific School from 1864 to 1903

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Brewer (1828-1910), who served as Josiah D. Whitney's principal assistant and field leader of the California Geological Survey in the early 1860s, wrote a series of journal-like letters that form one of the best travel accounts describing the totality of California. Skillfully assembled and edited by that great historian and bibliographer of the High Sierra, Francis P. Farquhar, Brewer's detailed letters cover virtually every aspect of the state from Los Angeles to Crescent City and from San Francisco to the mines of the Comstock Lode. In four years, this New York-born scientist had traveled over 14,000 miles from one end of the state to the other. Probably no one before or since had tramped over so much territory. Kevin Starr calls his letters "the founding statement of California mountaineering ... they put on record the exact extent of California's alpine heritage." Edited by Francis P. Farquhar, with a Preface by Russell H. Chittenden. Frontispiece portrait, with 30 pp. photographs and illustrations and a folding map. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Light wear to the corners and tips; else very good or better. The Zamorano Eighty 9. Very Good. Item #69829

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