Ancestry.com. J.G. Player-Frowd, Six Months in California, 1870s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data:
Library of Congress. California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900. Volume 98. [database on-line] Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1999. Player-Frowd, J. G. Six Months in California. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872.
As the nineteenth century began to wane, California was quickly becoming a travel destination for a number of Europeans. This database is a collection of travel writings by J.G. Player-Frowd, an Englishman, while visiting the state in the 1870s. While discussing such topics as climate, agriculture, mining, and lumbering, he also describes Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton and the Yosemite Valley. Also included are accounts of his voyage to America, his stay at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and descriptions of Nebraska and Salt Lake City. For researchers attempting to understand the broader context in which their ancestors may have lived, this database can provide a detailed snapshot of the state in the late 1800s.