An introduction by Madeleine B. Stern.
Frank, Mrs., d. 1914.
Nieuwkoop [Netherlands] B. De Graaf, 1972.
Miriam Squier (1836-1914), an actress turned journalist who eventually became a
powerful figure in American publishing, married publisher Frank Leslie in 1874. In 1877, the couple traveled to California,
Mrs. Leslie recorded details of their luxurious
transcontinental rail trip. California: a pleasure trip from Gotham to the
Golden Gate (1877) chronicles the scenes they passed en route, as well as San
Francisco's welcome for the visiting Eastern notables. Her account gives special
attention to that city's Chinatown as well as the attractions of Los Angeles and
Yosemite. On the return journey, Leslie pictures the desolation
of the mining town of Virginia City, Nevada, and the prosperity and progress of Salt Lake City, where she interviewed Brigham
Young. The editor's introduction provides details of the attacks brought by
publication of the book, with critics exposing Mrs. Leslie's
illegitimate birth and complicated marital career.
Reprint of the New York, 1877 ed.
Includes bibliographical references.
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xiv, 286 p. illus. 18 cm.
F594 .L6 1972
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