The Shirley Letters: Volume One, California in 1851 [with] Volume Two, California in 1852: the letters of Dame Shirley. Introduction and Notes by Carl I. Wheat. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe, aka Dame Shirley, Carl I. Wheat.
The Shirley Letters: Volume One, California in 1851 [with] Volume Two, California in 1852: the letters of Dame Shirley. Introduction and Notes by Carl I. Wheat

The Shirley Letters: Volume One, California in 1851 [with] Volume Two, California in 1852: the letters of Dame Shirley. Introduction and Notes by Carl I. Wheat

San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1933. Hardcover. Two volume set, xviii, 142p. [6] and xviii, 143p. [6]introductions, notes, illustrations at heads of letters, limited first edition of 500 copies, untrimmed edges. Offsetting to endpapers, mild soiling and toning to covers, otherwise good copies in light-blue paper covered boards over dark blue cloth backing, paper title labels on spines. Rare Americana Series Numbers 5 & 6.

Howes, C427. Zamorano 80, #69. Collected letters written from "Dame Shirley" a Massachusetts woman who settled in California in the 1850s. The letters were written to her sister back East but found publication and popularity.

Cat.No: 211292

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