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Edmund Booth (1810-1905) forty-niner : the life story of a deaf pioneer, including portions of his autobiographical notes and gold rush diary, and selections from family letters and reminiscences.

Author: Edmund Booth; San Joaquin Pioneer & Historical Society (Stockton, Calif.)
Publisher: Stockton, Calif. : San Joaquin Pioneer and Historical Society, 1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edmund Booth (1810-1905) of Massachusetts lost his hearing and part of his sight by the time he was eight years old. Despite these disabilities, Booth led a full and adventurous life, leaving his Iowa farm in 1849 for nearly five years in the California gold fields. On his return to Iowa he left farming for journalism and became editor of the Abolitionist Anamosa Eureka. Edmund Booth (1810-1905) forty-niner (1953)  Read more...
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Booth, Edmund, 1810-1905.
Edmund Booth (1810-1905) forty-niner.
Stockton, Calif., San Joaquin Pioneer and Historical Society, 1953
(OCoLC)654864006
Named Person: Edmund Booth; Edmund Booth
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Booth; San Joaquin Pioneer & Historical Society (Stockton, Calif.)
OCLC Number: 29438758
Notes: "Foreword" signed: E.R.
Description: [8], iii, 72 pages : mounted illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Edmund Booth, forty-niner

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Edmund Booth (1810-1905) of Massachusetts lost his hearing and part of his sight by the time he was eight years old. Despite these disabilities, Booth led a full and adventurous life, leaving his Iowa farm in 1849 for nearly five years in the California gold fields. On his return to Iowa he left farming for journalism and became editor of the Abolitionist Anamosa Eureka. Edmund Booth (1810-1905) forty-niner (1953) contains Booth's diary and letters chronicling his overland crossing; prospecting at Feather River, Hangtown, and Sonora; visits to Sacramento, Columa, Columbia, and Stockton; and return voyage via Nicaragua, 1854.

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