Lot 165 of 522:
Carbon typescript Story of Henry A. Meiggs  

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Title:
One More Mountain: The Story of Henry A. Meiggs (1811-1877)

Author:
Skaar, Sven

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Description:

Carbon typescript printed on recto only. [2] 239 leaves + 3 leaf synopsis. Chapters gathered by paper-clips.

A somewhat fictionalized biography of maverick entrepreneur, some have said rogue, Henry A. Meiggs. Meiggs, the founder of Meiggsville aka Mendocino, having made his pile in lumber entered the property speculation frenzy in San Francisco. Nearly prosecuted for fraud in 1854, he fled California to find refuge and fortune in Chile and Peru as a railroad baron. The author, Sven Skaar, was an amateur historian and novelist who lived in Nevada City, Calif. between 1945 and 1973. His papers are held at the University of the Pacific.


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Condition:
Leaves mildly toned, some creases, paper clips oxidized; very good or better.


 
Item number:
306170
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