Doris Marion Wright.
Title A Yankee in Mexican California: Abel Stearns, 1798-1848
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher Santa Barbara: Wallace Hebberd, 1977
Seller ID GY815-113
8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [viii], (179) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Abel Stearns, appendix, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled red cloth, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light stains on top edge. Very Good. Abel Stearns was an early California pioneer who arrived in Los Angeles in 1829, and whose wealth and good reputation made him a prominent member of the community in nineteenth-century Los Angeles. Due to the obscurity of California history during this era, Stearns' history and importance is mostly unknown, but Doris Marion Wright's in-depth biography brings to light his political movements, family life, motivations, and influence.
Doris Marion Wright, A Yankee in Mexican California Abel Stearns 1798 1848, California History, Western Americana