GOLD AND SILVER COLOSSUS: William Morris Stewart and His Southern Bride
Edition: First printing.
Sparks, Nevada: Dave's Printing & Publishing, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of Nevada's first U.S.Senator and even more, a study of the development of the two Western states of Nevada and California. Stewart, a miner and mining attorney, was also strongly influenced by his wife's antebellum family: the house he built for his bride in Nevada City, California, in 1855-56 (still known as the Stewart mansion) was a replica of her family's Mississippi plantation house. Chronicles the history of the Gold Rush country of California through the heyday of Nevada's Comstock Lode and into the early years of the 20th century; illustrated with numerous vintage photographs Includes an appendix with a detailed genealogy of Annie Elizabeth Foote and her Southern family. Notes, Bibliography, Index. 430 pp.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)