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Qiong Jun di yu quan tu.

Qiong Jun di yu quan tu.

Title supplied. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Shows the island of Hainan as viewed from the north and shows the customs and habits of th... more

Mary W. Goss

Mary W. Goss

Diary of Mary W. Goss, with daily entries from January 7, 1846 through February, and scattered entries for March; with poetry and religious writings through the last half of the volume. Courtesy of Lincoln Public Library

Private journal : diary, 1848 July 19 - 1850 Nov. 26

Private journal : diary, 1848 July 19 - 1850 Nov. 26

James Lorin Chapin's private journal from July 19th 1848 to Nov. 26th 1850 | Private journal from July 19th 1848 to Nov. 26th 1850 Courtesy of Lincoln Public Library

California illustrated : including a description of the Panama and Nicaragua routes

California illustrated : including a description of the Panama and Nic...

John M. Letts of New York sailed for California via Panama in January 1849. California illustrated (1853) describes that voyage and his landing in San Francisco. Next he travels to Sacramento and the Northern M... more

Three years in California 1851-54

Three years in California 1851-54

Edinburgh-born artist John David Borthwick (1825-c.1900) left New York for California in 1851, crossing the Isthmus at Chagres. In 1860 Borthwick returned to Britain, where his paintings were exhibited in sever... more

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed (incomplete) to Mrs. Gatty

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed (incomplete) to Mrs. Gatty

Includes a postscript by Hallam Tennyson. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed (incomplete) to Mrs. Gatty

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed (incomplete) to Mrs. Gatty

Includes a postscript by Hallam Tennyson. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The new and the old; or, California and India in romantic aspects

The new and the old; or, California and India in romantic aspects

John Williamson Palmer (1825-1906), a Maryland physician, came to California in 1849 and left the following year for Hawaii and the Far East. In 1853 he settled in New York and pursued a new career as a writer,... more

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mr. Gatty, Farringford, [Isle of Wight], 12 March 1860

Emily Tennyson autograph letter signed to Mr. Gatty, Farringford, [Isl...

Includes a postcript by Alfred Tennyson. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Crusoe's island

Crusoe's island

John Ross Browne (1817-1875) of Kentucky, the official reporter for the California State Constitutional Convention of 1849, came to California in 1849 as an employee of the government revenue service. He travel... more