Gold, Silk, Pioneers & Mail
Category: Build and Access the Collection
Location: National Postal Museum Library
Gold, silk, pioneers & mail : the story of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company
This 50-page book is copy number 160 of only 500 in a limited-edition printing. Number six of the Pacific History Series, this book's cover features a handsome 1867 image of the wooden side-paddle wheel steamer "China." This ship was manufactured to transport mail across the Pacific, from San Francisco to Japan. One side effect of the California Gold Rush was the increase of California's commercial ties with Asia.
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