The Journal of Lieutenant John McHenry Hollingsworth of the First New York Volunteers [Stevenson's Regiment] September 1846 - August 1849. Being a recital of the voyage of the Susan Drew to California ; the arrival of the regiment in 1847; its military movements and adventures during 1847-1848-1849; incidents of daily life, and adventures of the author in the gold mines.

By: Hollingsworth, John McHenry.

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One 250 copies. "Reprinted from the California Historical Society Quarterly, vol. I, no. 3, January 1923, pp. 1207-270. Here for the first time issued in book form." 61 pp.; 4to; blue cloth, lettered in gilt; without dust jacket. Ownership name and address top leading corner front endpaper; front endpaper with areas of moderate tanning, milder on rear ep; small parentheses arount 4 sentences / paragraphs in former owner's green pen, in last section, Farewell to Monterey and California. Unobtrusive, but there it is.

"Page 49 of this important journal begins with a section entitled Experiences as a Gold Finder, which mainly covers the efforts of Lieutenant John Hollingsworth and Colonel Jonathan D. Stevenson and their party to reach the mines. 'On arriving at the Mokelamy [sic] river, I there saw for the first time little particles of gold, washed from the earth.' Winter, however, interrupted them, and the narrator tells of the miserable time they experienced before returning to Monterey. 'In those few days I suffered, I think, everything.' " [Kurutz 339]

Title: The Journal of Lieutenant John McHenry Hollingsworth of the First New York Volunteers [Stevenson's Regiment] September 1846 - August 1849. Being a recital of the voyage of the Susan Drew to California ; the arrival of the regiment in 1847; its military movements and adventures during 1847-1848-1849; incidents of daily life, and adventures of the author in the gold mines.

Author Name: Hollingsworth, John McHenry.

Categories: History,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, California Historical Society: 1923

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good condition

Seller ID: 10081

Keywords: California Maritime Military History Gold Rush