Author:Peckham, Stephen F); Gerald T. White

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Baptism in Oil; Stephen F. Peckham in Southern California 1865-66

By: Peckham, Stephen F); Gerald T. White

Price: $37.50

Publisher: The Book Club of California. 1984. San Francisco.: 1984

Seller ID: 3359

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Book Club Publications 177. 138 pages; illustrations; notes; cloth backed illustrated boards. 500 copies printed by Ward Ritchie. In the Preface the author notes: "This book consists of three parts -- a reminiscent narrative by Stephen F. Peckham of his year in southern California in 1865-66; h is correspondence as chemist and geologist during this controversial cradle year of the California oil industry; and, encompassing the whole, a biographical sketch which I have written and broken into a prologue and an epilogue". Stephen Peckham rec alls his marriage in New York in 1865, he and ... View more info