The Truth About Fremont: An Inquiry
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: John Henry Nash
Date Published: 1936
Book Id: 38386
SIGNED. 54pp. Slim quarto [26.5 cm]1/4 tan cloth with light gray paper over boards, and a gray and black printed paper title label on the spine. Top edge trimmed; other edges deckled. Very good. The head of the spine and the edges of the covers are a bit sunned, and the spine ends are gently bumped. The front endsheet has a University of Wyoming archive stamp, and a previous owner's bookplate. There is a numerical ink stamp on the dedication page. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with mild age-toning and light soiling. There are a number of small closed and open tears in the edges, and there is a small loss from the paper at the head of the jacket's spine. This loss measures approximately 1 and 1/2" deep by 1" wide.
Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. Wiltsee was the Vice-President of the California Historical Society. The author writes, "The object of this paper is to discuss the events that occurred in the life of John Charles Fremont, between the evening of the 9th of May, 1846, when he was overtaken by Lieutenant Gillespie, north of Klamath Lake, and the 7th of July, when Commodore Sloat landed at Monterey... it is in this period of sixty days that the events occurred which have caused so much discussion and about which so much has been written, which have given rise to such serious accusations by Bancroft and his followers against Fremont as to his honesty of purpose, his conduct as an officer, and even as to his character as a man."