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Collection Reference Number GLC04708
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1849 
Title A tour of duty in California; including a description of the gold region: and an account of the voyage around cape Horn with notices of lower California, the Gulf and Pacific coasts, and the principal events attending the conquest of the Californias
Date 1849
Author Revere, Joseph Warren (1812-1880)  
Additional authors Balestier, Joseph N. (Joseph Nerée) (1814-1888), ed. C.S. Francis & Co., pub. W. Endicott & Co., lith.
Document Type Book; Artwork
Content Description California scenes include a quicksilver mine, California capital Monterey, the Sacramento River, and a "Ranchero Feat" (tying a bear). Sketches are by Revere and lithographed by William Endicott & Co. Inscription from the editor, Joseph N. Balestier, reads "Mrs. Louisa C. Butler with the warmest regards of Caroline Balestier's Husband, Feb. 1849. 'Lord! keep our memory green.'" Includes folded map of San Francisco Harbor.
Subjects American West  Westward Expansion  Military History  Gold Rush  Travel  Mining  Wildlife  Women's History  Latin and South America  Mexican War  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Revere, Joseph Warren (1777-1868)  Balestier, Joseph Nerée (1814-1888)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Westward Expansion; Women in American History; The Mexican War; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Lieutenant Revere was a graduate of Annapolis and a grandson of Paul Revere.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859