Letters of Thomas Oliver Larkin to his wife, Rachel, written during his imprisonment as a hostage November 1846 to January 1847. Thomas Oliver Larkin, George P. Hammond.

Letters of Thomas Oliver Larkin to his wife, Rachel, written during his imprisonment as a hostage November 1846 to January 1847

Bohemian Grove: Silverado Squatters [Grabhorn Press], 1959. First Edition. 20pp. Octavo [26 cm] Light blue wrappers with the title gilt stamped on the front panel. Very good. Item #4878

These letters are taken from volumes 5 and 6 of 'The Larkin Papers.' Thomas Oliver Larkin, probably the most influential merchant in Mexican California, was the first and only United States Consul in California. He worked under specific instructions from the State Department to win Californians over to the idea of separation from Mexico. From 1847 to 1849 he was naval agent and naval storekeeper for the United States at Monterey. Later, when California became an integral part of the United States, Larkin served as a delegate to the state constitutional convention. Larkin's many duties and activities resulted in a rich and varied correspondence.

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