Lot 355: Asian-American, 1889 - Touring San Francisco Chinatown

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Lot 355: Author: N/A; Title: Long letter from a New Yorker describing San Francisco Chinatown in 1889; Place Published: San Francisco; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1889; Description: William H. Farrand. Autograph Letter Signed on paper embossed "Golden Gate". San Francisco, March 11, 1889. 5.5 x 9", 16pp. to George S. Riley, [Texas?] A long and literate account, by an observant "Eastern Tenderfoot" from Rochester, New York, who had sailed from New York City on a visit to "Frisco", half the letter devoted to a view of Chinatown, the city's "great curiosity".Complete description available. Please contact pba@pbagalleries.com for more information. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-400
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