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Letters from California: : its mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, climate and productions. Also its railroads, cities, towns and people, as seen in 1876.

Author: D L Phillips
Publisher: Springfield [Ill.]: : Illinois State Journal Co., 1877.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Letter : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David L. Phillips (1823-1880) took his tubercular son to California in 1876 in hope that the change of climate would aid the boy. Letters from California (1877) were originally published in the Illinois State Journal. They describe the Phillipses' rail journey west; San Francisco; a voyage to San Diego; the Santa Clara, Gilroy, Pajora, and Salinas Valleys; Monterey; California railroads; the Missions and Mission  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Travel literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phillips, D. L. (David L.), 1823-1880.
Letters from California.
Springfield, Ill. : Illinois State journal Co., 1877
(OCoLC)919851708
Named Person: D L Phillips
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D L Phillips
OCLC Number: 1002005
Notes: Last page blank.
Description: viii, 171, [1] pages ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: By D.L. Phillips.

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"David L. Phillips (1823-1880) took his tubercular son to California in 1876 in hope that the change of climate would aid the boy. Letters from California (1877) were originally published in the Illinois State Journal. They describe the Phillipses' rail journey west; San Francisco; a voyage to San Diego; the Santa Clara, Gilroy, Pajora, and Salinas Valleys; Monterey; California railroads; the Missions and Mission Indians; a Southern California tour, with stops at Tehachipi and Los Angeles, San Pedro, San Bernardino, Riverside, Anaheim, and the San Fernando Valley; economic conditions, with special attention to labor; Chinese residents; agriculture; politics; the religious history of California; and the pair's return rail journey."--Memory.loc.gov.

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