Vol. II – No. 82] Saturday, July 24, 1858 [Price Five Cents
‘A Journal of Civilization’ that gives a nice snapshot of the times. Packed with images. Of note in this issue is article on wine growing on Ohio, and a set of cartoon illustration dealing with the latest Gold Rush in Canada.
Front page image: “Dr. John W. Francis – [Photographed by Brady]”.
Table of Contents:
Back pages has twleve small cartoons, pictorial history:
Advertising: Harper’s Magazine, Hungary Water, Sands’ Sasparilla, Brandreth’s Pills, Wheeler and Wilson’s Sewing Machines, etc..
Light toning top and right edges. Light horizontal fold, some light creasing LR corner.
Paper bit distressed at left where bound in volume. Some detachment front and back pages along spine. Couple tiny tears. Water stain right side part of pages.
16 pages (#465-480).
16 ⅜” x 11 ⅜”
(Ships in large cardboard envelope)
Assigned as part of the East India Squadron under command of Captain Joel Abbot, was one of the ten American ships entering Edo Bay, Japan, on 13 February 1854 during Perry's second visit to negotiate the opening of Japan to foreign trade, remaining as part of the show of force under the Convention of Kanagawa signed at Yokohama on 31 March 1854.
Macedonian remained on patrol in the North Pacific for the next three years. Then, from 1857 to 1861 she served with the Home Squadron in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
The Fraser Gold Rush
In 1858 at least 30 000 gold seekers flooded the banks of the Fraser River from Hope to just north of Lillooet in British Columbia's first significant gold rush. Although short in duration, the Fraser Rush had a significant impact on the area's Aboriginal peoples.
In 1858 at least 30 000 gold seekers flooded the banks of the Fraser River from Hope to just north of Lillooet in British Columbia's first significant gold rush. Although short in duration, the Fraser Rush had a significant impact on the area's Aboriginal peoples. It also caused the nonsovereign territory of Britain known as New Caledonia to be quickly established as the colony of British Columbia in order to deal with the massive influx of foreign miners.
Unlike the Cariboo Gold Rush (1860-63), which attracted many Canadians, the Fraser Rush was an extension of California mining society.
By 1858, placer mining in California had depleted free gold and miners accustomed to the glory days of the California Rush were marginalized by capital intensive hydraulic mining. A large unemployed class leapt at the chance to join the rush to the "New Eldorado."