WILLIAM A. KREBS
Title: 1896 ARCHIVE OF 38 MANUSCRIPT LETTERS DETAILING AN OHIO MAN'S ATTEMPT TO SEEK HIS FORTUNE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ONLY TO ADMIT DEFEAT AND RETURN HOME SEVEN MONTHS LATER
Book Condition: Good
Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall
Publisher: FALLWORTH CALIFORNIA SEVENTEEN OHIO  1896
Seller ID: 0001292
On offer is a super archive of thirty eight  manuscript letters dated April 1896 through November 1896, all handwritten by William A. Krebs to his immediate family back home in Seventeen Ohio. Krebs was a 22-year old man who went to California to seek his fortune, spending several weeks in Los Angeles, 5 months at Red Mountain Ranch near Fallworth, California [decades later famed Frank Capra would own the estate], and finally another month in L.A. before coming home. The writer was a school teacher so collectors and historians of Southern California Americana will finds his letters are well-written and informative. Researchers will also appreciate the these letters comprise the entire trip to California from the first letter talking about the trip to the last letter making arrangements to come back home. Most are addressed to his father, but there are others addressed to his brother and sisters. Overall the letters are VG.
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