The Resource Crusoe's island

Crusoe's island

Label
Crusoe's island
Title
Crusoe's island
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 traveled widely in the next two decades, including a stay in China as U.S. minister, before settling down in Oakland in 1870. Crusoe's island (1864) contains four short works: (1) Crusoe's island, an account of his visits to Juan Fernandez, the island off the Chilean coast where Alexander Selkirk's experiences are supposed to have been the basis of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe; (2) A dangerous journey, an account of Browne's 1849 journey by horseback from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo; (3) Observations in office, which summarizes his experiences as a functionary of the Treasury Department sent to the Pacific Coast in 1858 to examine customs houses, with chapters on a controversy in Port Townsend, Washington, concerning the sale of liquor to Native Americans and on the exploitation of Native Americans in California; and (4) A peep at Washoe, inspired by the latest "rush," that for gold in the Washoe region of the Sierra Nevada, including Browne's reflections on mining fevers and his recollections of his own travels through Nevada and California mining districts
Additional physical form
  • Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • A digital reproduction made from a microform copy held by Indiana University is available from its Wright American Fiction 1851-1875 Web site.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1821-1875
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Browne, J. Ross
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F851
LC item number
.B87
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juan Fernández Islands
  • Pacific States
  • California
  • Washoe County (Nev.)
  • Ethnic groups
  • Mines and mineral resources
Label
Crusoe's island
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Instantiates
Publication
Extent
1 online resource (vii, [9]-436 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
Terms governing use
No known restrictions on publication.
Label
Crusoe's island
Link
Publication
Extent
1 online resource (vii, [9]-436 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
Terms governing use
No known restrictions on publication.

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