Transactions Of The California State Agricultural Society During The Year 1858

By: John O'Meara / State Of California

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Book Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; This volume has been rebound in a standard buckram binding. This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book's binding is skewed and has some associated bowing (skewing goes north south, while the bowing is from side to side). The text pages are clean. There are a number of illustrated plates that have very noticeable toning, and the previous owner has made notations in pencil throughout. This copy includes the bookplate of O. C. WHeeler, Corresponding Secretary of the California State Agricultural Society on the front pastedown page. "Following the gold rush of 1849, thousands of disillusioned gold seekers, many of whom had been farmers, realizing the futility of further search for gold, directed their attention to wresting a subsistence from the fertile soil itself. Although, according to the findings of Hittell, many farmers in California had experimented with the cotton plant as a matter of curiosity previous to 1850, Hittell, Commerce and Industries of the Pacific Coast, The Labor Supply (Reese Library, University of California) , pp. 283-284 . It was not until then that cotton produced here attracted outside interest: "According to the California Courier for Thursday, September 19, 1850, a fine sample of cotton, grown in upper California, had been received in New Orleans, and had attracted considerable attention. The cotton was of a very long staple and of excellent quality, the bolls were large and the cotton of a fine color. Similar statements are to be found in The Sacramento Daily Union and the San Francisco Herald." Sacramento Daily Union( California, Dec. 5, 1854 See also: Cotton, Overland Monthly, April 1871, vol. 6, p.385 Calif. Courier Sept. 19, 1850." (from the works of Bancroft)

Title: Transactions Of The California State Agricultural Society During The Year 1858

Author Name: John O'Meara / State Of California

Categories: Californiana,

Publisher: Sacramento, CA, John O'Meara / State of California: 1859

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: A40138

Keywords: Californiana John O'meara State Of California California State Agricultural Society Agriculture Livestock Californiana,