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Megquier, Mary Jane

Apron full of gold The letters of Mary Jane Megquier from San Francisco, 1849-1856.

Huntington Library, San Marino. 1949, ix, 99p. Frontispiece, illustrations. Dj. First edition, review copy wih slip laid in front. Mary Joane (Cole) Megquier was, according to family tradtion, the first American woman to cross the Isthmus. Upon settling in San Francisco, she was a very siuccessful boarding house operator. The letters are notable for their detail of contemporary everyday life in San Francisco.

Cat.No: 5087

Price: $40.00

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