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The Shirley letters from the California mines, 1851-1852

Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe

The Shirley letters from the California mines, 1851-1852

by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith an introduction and notes by Carl I. Wheat.
ContributionsWheat, Carl.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 216p. :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18482456M

The SHIRLEY LETTERs from CALIFORNIA Mmes In Being a SERIB of TWENTY-THREE LyrrERS from DAME SHIRLEY (MRS. LOUISE AMELIA KNAPP SMITH CLAPPE) To her SISTER in MASSACHUSETIS And noetv REPRINTED from PIONEER MAGAuNE of WITH SYNOPSES of tbe LETTERS, a FOREWORD, and MANY TYPOGRAPHICAL and other CORRECIIONS and by File Size: KB. : The Shirley Letters From California Mines First Edition thus; Limited Edition of copies (this one is # of the first copies on Exeter book-paper), SIGNED by the printer. 8vo. (l) pp. 8 full-page hand colored plates (including frontispiece) with tissue guards; decorative chapter headings, endings and initials in blue.

The Paperback of the The Shirley Letters from California Mines in by Dame Shirley at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. First published in book form in under title: The Shirley letters from California mines in

The letters were published under her elegant pen name of “Dame Shirley” rather than her married name. Her letters rightly receive such high acclaim not only for featuring a woman’s viewpoint but also for recording in beautifully crafted language a realistic picture of life in the mines. Get this from a library! The Shirley letters from the California mines, [Shirley, Dame].


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