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The Autobiography Of Theodore Edgar Potter THEODORE EDGAR POTTER

The Autobiography Of Theodore Edgar Potter



Publication: Concord: The Rumford Press, 1913,

First edition. 8vo. Black cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on front cover and spine, vii [5], 228 pp., frontis. [portrait], preface, illustrated, portraits. A detailed account of mining in California until 1856, with Walker in Nicaragua, back to Minnesota, Civil War service with the 11th Minnesota, the Sioux War and Dakota Campaign. Wheat 160 says "Manuscript found in the author's library after his death in 1910. Worthwhile narrative of a trans-plains trip in 1852, and mining in Onion Valley, Poor Man's Creek and other diggings." Howes P511 says "Describes his 1852 overland trip to California, adventures as a filibuster with Walker, etc." Mintz 374 says "Potter treked overland in 1852 by ox team. He relates his doings in the California diggings and of other daily events. A scarce book." Herd 1823 says "Scarce." Six Guns 1751 says "Scarce." "The last chapter deals with the capture of the Younger brothers." The Younger brothers were captured during the Northfield, Minnesota attempted bank robbery accompanied by the James brothers, who escaped capture. Fine copy of a scarce book.

Inventory Number: 52625