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Bechtel, Kenneth K. (Kenneth Karl) 1904-1978

Works: 20 works in 27 publications in 2 languages and 128 library holdings
Genres: History  Travel writing  Biographies  Pictorial works  Local history  Archives  Diaries  Bibliographies  Watercolors  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Kenneth K Bechtel
Voyages & discoveries in the South Seas, 1792-1832 by Edmund Fanning( Book )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yerba Buena, St Francisco, California by Kenneth K Bechtel( Book )

4 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Meyers was a gunner on the U.S. sloop of war Cyane which visited Yerba Buena in 1842. With an extract from his journal and his watercolor of Yerba Buena
Commodore Jones' War 1842 by Kenneth K Bechtel( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Cook, surveyor of Newfoundland : being a collection of charts of the coasts of Newfoundland and Labradore, & . by James Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulletin by California Academy of Sciences( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grabhorn Press records by Grabhorn Press( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contains correspondence, job, and project files including manuscripts, illustrations, and galleys, with various incomplete segments and trial pieces. The Grabhorns' correspondence with authors, artists, and other printers relates chiefly to the work of the Press, but also includes two letters written by Edwin in 1918-1919, while he was still in Indianapolis. Also includes extensive business and financial records, with a few miscellaneous papers, including awards and clippings the Grabhorn's kept about the press
A voyage round the world by way of the great South Sea, : perform'd in the years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 guns and 100 men, (under His Majesty's commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late war with the Spanish crown) till she was cast away on the island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720; and afterwards continu'd in the Recovery, the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, &c. by George Shelvocke( Book )

1 edition published in 1726 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Captains Shelvocke and Clipperton led a privately financed expedition for attacking Spanish shipping. Shelvocke gave his superior officer the slip in a storm and proceeded to Brazil and thence to the west coast of South America, where in two months he sacked Payta, Peru, and captured several small prizes. His vessel was wrecked at Juan Fernández Island, but a ship was built out of the wreck[a]ge and he sailed up the coast to Baja California. After crossing the Pacific via Guam and Macao, Shelvocke returned to England and was acquitted of piracy charges. He soon left for the Continent a wealthy man. Shelvocke mentioned the gold of California and the guano of Peru, one hundred and thirty years before their modern discovery. An incident in the narrative, describing the passage around Cape Horn, is said to have inspired Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. There are two histories published of this voyage--this one and another by Betagh, an officer on the voyage. Betagh was roughly treated in Shelvocke's account and Betagh wrote his own with exposing Shelvocke in mind. The account by Shelvocke was intended by him to be a vindication of his conduct, having been accused of piracy and embezzlement" (Hill)
Observations on California, 1772-1790 by Luis de Sales( Book )

in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writings by the noted Dominican evangelist who worked in Baja during the period 1773-1789. The texts are especially valuable for Sales' description of the area and its indigenous inhabitants. This edition contains a new 63 page historical essay on Sales
To The Boy Scouts of Japan( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taking of Monterey, October 20th, 1842 : a watercolor by William H Meyers( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William H. Meyers' journal : and related material by William H Meyers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bechtel, K. K. 1904-1978

Bechtel, K. K. (Kenneth Karl), 1904-1978

Bechtel, Kenneth Karl 1904-1978

Kenneth K. Bechtel Businessman and scouting executive

Kenneth K. Bechtel empresariu estauxunidense (1904–1978)

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