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Burnett Pioneers California & Oregon, 1880  

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Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer

Burnett, Peter H.

New York

D. Appleton



xiii, 448, [6] ad pp. 19.5x12.5 cm. (7¾x5"), original cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and black. First Edition.

Burnett left his home in Missouri in 1843 a traveled to Oregon in the same company as Applegate, Lenox and Whitman. "This volume is important since it is the reminiscences of the first governor of California, but even more since it is the record of an early Oregonian who forsook the territory to which he had emigrated from Missouri and joined the gold rush to California in 1848" - Zamorano. Burnett abandoned mining after little more than a month, on Dec. 19, 1849, taking a job at Sutter's Fort as John A. Sutter, Jr.'s agent. Among his early reminiscences is his account of a sermon by Joseph Smith in Far West, Missouri, in 1838. Cowan p.86; Flake 1020; Graff 496; Howes B1000; Kurutz 99a; Mintz 66; Rocq 8471; Wheat Gold Rush 66; Zamorano Eighty 13.

Lot Amendments

Mild soiling and rubbing to cloth, extremities lightly rubbed, spine head and tail lightly frayed; both hinges started, ex-libris on front pastedown, mild toning; overall very good.

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