Friday, April 07, 2006

Book by Francis Colton c. 1869

From: "Marvin Jensen"

I have been searching for quite awhile for a book or booklet written by Francis Colton about 1869 +/-. He is a cousin to David Douty Colton. Colton was born in Galesburg, Illinois.

He worked for the U.P. and CPRR in England to promote the use of ships to New York and then the train to San Francisco. Then passage by ship to the Orient.

The title of his work is A New Way Around the World. It is supposed to have some nice pictures. I just found your site and thought I would ask. I have asked at all the major railroad museums and libraries including England.

I do not want to give up. I am writing a small book about him and his brother John.

I would appreciate any information or advice.

Marvin Jensen
Santa Cruz, California