Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902).
Title Far-West Sketches.
Book Condition Collectible: Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Boston: D. Lathrop Company, 1890
Seller ID EE516-040
FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches. (7)-206 pp. Text foxed throughout. Gilt-stamped navy cloth; binding square and tight, corners bumped. Good. Jessie Benton Fremont, the wife of John Charles Fremont, lived in California on the Mariposas ranch for 6 months in 1849, 1851-1852, and 1857-1861. During the Civil War she lived in St. Louis. Mrs. Fremont returned to California in 1887 by rail and made Los Angeles her home for the rest of her life. "Far-West Sketches" was inspired by Mrs. Fremont's 1887 railroad trip to California. She reminiscences about her earlier stays in California in the 1850s, centering her thoughts on homemaking and childrearing, but includes anecdotes about minefields, ranching, and her home in San Francisco. REFERENCE: Cowan and Cowan, A Bibliography of the History of California, p. 222.
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