Apron full of gold; the letters of Mary Jane Megquier from San Francisco, 1849 - 1856, edited by Robert Glass Cleland. Megquier.

Apron full of gold; the letters of Mary Jane Megquier from San Francisco, 1849 - 1856, edited by Robert Glass Cleland

San Marino: The Huntington Library, 1949. ix, 99p., illustrations from old cuts &c; a little general handling and dust-soil, a good copy.

Mary Jane (Cole) Megquier was, according to family tradition, "the first American woman to cross the Isthmus", ran a successful boardinghouse in San Francisco, and her descriptions of her boarders (some of whom notables) and events show "a power of observation and consideration for detail"

Cat.No: 45315

Price: $12.00