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California Its Gold And Its Inhabitants

Sir Henry Veel Huntley (1795-1864) was a British naval officer and colonial administrator. California: its gold and its inhabitants (1856) contains his experiences in California in 1852 as the San Francisco-based representative of a British gold quartz-mining company. He describes business and social life in San Francisco as well as visits to Marysville and Sacramento and two months at Placerville supervising large-scale mechanized mining operations. Special attention is given to shipping news, crime and violence and political corruption and disasters such as the Marysville flood and Sacramento fire.

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 No. 304
 Posted on 8 June, 2006
 
 
 
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