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Ames, John Judson 1821-1861

Works: 3 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 168 library holdings
Genres: Humor 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS1535, 817
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Publications about John Judson Ames
Publications by John Judson Ames
Most widely held works about John Judson Ames
Most widely held works by John Judson Ames
Phoenixiana; or, Sketches and burlesques by George Horatio Derby( Book )
16 editions published between 1860 and 1889 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
George Horatio Derby (1823-1861) of Massachusetts graduated from West Point in 1846 and served in the Army Topographical Engineers at Vera Cruz and Cerro Gordo before being sent to California in 1856. He remained there for seven years, leading three exploring expeditions and winning a place as one of the state's first humorists with pieces published in the San Diego Herald and republished around the nation. Phoenixiana (1903) reprints a book originally published in 1855. It contains Derby's pieces as "Professor John Phoenixiana" and "Squibob," poking fun at such topics as military surveyors and explorers; contemporary travel accounts of the Mission Dolores, Benecia, Sonoma, San Francisco, and San Diego; literary societies and women's clubs; astronomy; and Army life
Phœnixiana by George Horatio Derby( Book )
2 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
English (20)
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