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Author: C F Gordon Cumming
Publisher: Edinburgh ; London : William Blackwood and Sons, 1884.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming (1837-1924) was an Englishwoman who sailed from Tahiti to San Francisco in April 1878 and remained in California for five months. Granite crags (1884) is a volume of her travel letters detailing visits to San Rafael, the redwood forsets, the San Joaquín and Sacramento Valleys, Yosemite, Oakland, and Tulare Lake. She evinces great interest in hydraulic mining operations and quartz  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Travel literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon Cumming, C.F. (Constance Frederica), 1837-1924.
Granite crags.
Edinburgh, London, W. Blackwood and Sons, 1884
(OCoLC)562741894
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C F Gordon Cumming
OCLC Number: 1591810
Notes: "With illustrations."
Travels in California.
Description: viii, [2], 384 pages, [9] leaves of plates (1 folded) : frontispiece, illustrations, folded map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by C.F. Gordon Cumming.

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Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming (1837-1924) was an Englishwoman who sailed from Tahiti to San Francisco in April 1878 and remained in California for five months. Granite crags (1884) is a volume of her travel letters detailing visits to San Rafael, the redwood forsets, the San Joaquín and Sacramento Valleys, Yosemite, Oakland, and Tulare Lake. She evinces great interest in hydraulic mining operations and quartz mining near Sonora and the Stanislaus River and gives special attention to the region's botany and agriculture as well as recounting tales of the Gold Rush and San Francisco in the lawless 1850s.

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