Three years in California [1846-1849]
Walter Colton (1797-1851) of Vermont had a career as clergyman and journalist before sailing to California as naval chaplain of the Congress. In July 1846, Commodore Stockton named him alcalde of Monterey,...
Patten, A. (Benjamin Adam) - Barry, T. A. (Theodore Augustus)
Recollections of pioneer work in California.
A native of Massachusetts, James Woods (1814/5-1886) served a church in Alabama in 1849 when the Presbyterian mission board selected him for duty in California. Recollections of pioneer work in California (1878)...
California: its gold and its inhabitants.
Sir Henry Veel Huntley (1795-1864) was a British naval officer and colonial administrator. California: its gold and its inhabitants (1856) contains his experiences in California in 1852 as the San Francisco-based representative...
Huntley, H. V. (Henry Vere)
The land of gold. Reality versus fiction.
Hinton Rowan Helper (1829-1909) of North Carolina became one of the South's most controversial figures in the 1850s for his criticisms of slavery in The land of gold and his better known...
Helper, Hinton Rowan
The early days of my episcopate.
William Ingraham Kip (1811-1893) left New York in December 1853 to become Missionary Bishop and later the first Diocesan Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church for California. The early days of my...
Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming (1837-1924) was an Englishwoman who sailed from Tahiti to San Francisco in April 1878 and remained in California for five months. Granite crags (1884) is a volume of her...
Gordon Cumming, C. F. (Constance Frederica)
Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is.
Society as it really is
William H. Chambliss (b. 1865), a Mississippian, came to California as a member of the crew of the U.S. Essex in 1886 and made San Francisco his home base for the next...
Three years in California [1851-54]
Edinburgh-born artist John David Borthwick (1825-c.1900) left New York for California in 1851, crossing the Isthmus at Chagres. In 1860 Borthwick returned to Britain, where his paintings were exhibited in several galleries...
Marryat, Frank - Trask, John (John Boardman)
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known as "Mark Twain," left Missouri in 1861 to work with his brother, the newly appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory. Once settled in Nevada, Clemens fell...