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California letters of Lucius Fairchild

Author: Lucius Fairchild; Joseph Schfer
Publisher: Madison : State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1931.
Series: Publications of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin., Collection ;, v. 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lucius Fairchild (1831-1896) left Madison, Wisconsin, for California in 1849 and remained in the West until 1858. On his return to Wisconsin, Fairchild carved out a remarkable career as a soldier-politician: serving in a Wisconsin regiment in the Civil War, winning election as governor in 1866, and then representing the United States abroad in a variety of diplomatic posts. California letters of Lucius Fairchild  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Lucius Fairchild; Lucius Fairchild
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucius Fairchild; Joseph Schfer
OCLC Number: 1261096
Description: xix, [3], 212 pages, [28] leaves of plates : frontispiece, illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Series Title: Publications of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin., Collection ;, v. 31.
Responsibility: edited with notes and introduction by Joseph Schafer ...

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Lucius Fairchild (1831-1896) left Madison, Wisconsin, for California in 1849 and remained in the West until 1858. On his return to Wisconsin, Fairchild carved out a remarkable career as a soldier-politician: serving in a Wisconsin regiment in the Civil War, winning election as governor in 1866, and then representing the United States abroad in a variety of diplomatic posts. California letters of Lucius Fairchild (1931) records his overland journey to California, gold prospecting from Calaveras County to Scott Valley, business partnership with Elijah Steele in farming, mining, and butchering in Scott Valley.

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