Book/Printed MaterialRanch life in California. Extracted from the home correspondence of E.M.H. The author, Evelyn M.H., was a young Englishwoman who accompanied her husband and his two brothers to California in 1885. Ranch life in California (1886) is based on her letters home, beginning...
- Contributor: Hertslet, Evelyn M.
- Date: 1886
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Book/Printed MaterialCalifornia notes. Charles Beebe Turrill (1854-1927) was a California historian and promoter. California notes (1876) is a guide for travellers, offering details of the state's weather, geology, and vegetation as well as recommended travel...
- Contributor: Turrill, Charles (Charles Beebe)
- Date: 1876
Book/Printed MaterialHappy days in southern California, Frederick Hastings Rindge (1857-1905) moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles in 1882 and bought the famed rancho at Malibu, which he dubbed "Laudamus Farm." Happy days in southern California (1898) opens...
- Contributor: Rindge, Frederick Hastings
- Date: 1898
Book/Printed MaterialA winter in California. Mary H. Wills left Norristown, Pennsylvania, to spend the winter of 1888-1889 in Southern California. A winter in California (1889) describes the highlights of her stay: visits to Pasadena, Los Angeles, Santa...
- Contributor: Wills, Mary H.
- Date: 1889
Book/Printed MaterialThe adventures of a forty-niner : An historic description of California, with events and ideas of ...
Days of the forty-niners An Albany, New York, physician, Daniel Knower (b. ca. 1818) sailed for California in 1849 with twelve prefabricated frame houses for the San Francisco market. The adventures of a forty-niner (1894) describes...
- Contributor: Knower, Daniel
- Date: 1894
Book/Printed MaterialCalifornia, in-doors and out; or, How we farm, mine, and live generally in the Golden State.
California, in-doors and out | How we farm, mine, and live generally in the Golden State During her three years as matron of the Female Prison at Sing Sing, 1844-1848, Eliza Burhans Farnham (1815-1864) tried to institute reforms based on phrenology. Discharged from the post, she soon learned...
- Contributor: Farnham, Eliza W. (Eliza Wood)
- Date: 1856
Book/Printed MaterialCalifornia: for health, pleasure, and residence. A book for travellers and settlers. Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) and his family came to America from Prussia when he was a boy and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. Winning a reputation as a journalist and writer on the sea,...
- Contributor: Nordhoff, Charles
- Date: 1873
Book/Printed MaterialOur Italy, Famed essayist and journalist Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) was the editor of the Hartford, Connecticut, Courant and a contributing editor to Harper's Magazine. Our Italy (1891) is Warner's account of a trip...
- Contributor: Warner, Charles Dudley
- Date: 1891
Book/Printed MaterialLetters from California: its mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, climate and productions. Also its railroads, cities, ... David L. Phillips (1823-1880) took his tubercular son to California in 1876 in hope that the change of climate would aid the boy. Letters from California (1877) were originally published in the...
- Contributor: Phillips, D. L. (David L.)
- Date: 1877
Book/Printed MaterialNotes of two trips to California and return, taken in 1883 and 1886-7, Solomon Mead (1808-1897) of Greenwich, Connecticut, first visited California in 1883 as part of a Cook's railroad tour, the "Continental Excursion Party," and he returned with one of his sons in 1886...
- Contributor: Mead, Solomon
- Date: 1890
Book/Printed MaterialMen and memories of San Francisco, in the "spring of '50." Theodore Augustus Barry (1825-1881) and Benjamin Ada Patten (1825-1877) established their credentials as California pioneers by arriving in their adopted state before January 1, 1850. Men and memories of San Francisco (1873)...
- Contributor: Patten, A. (Benjamin Adam) - Barry, T. A. (Theodore Augustus)
- Date: 1873
Book/Printed MaterialRecollections 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)...
- Contributor: Woods, James
- Date: 1878
Book/Printed MaterialCalifornia '46 to '88 Jacob Wright Harlan (b. 1828) grew up in Indiana and moved to Michigan where he joined an uncle who organized a wagon train to California in 1845. California '46 to '88 (1888)...
- Contributor: Harlan, Jacob Wright
- Date: 1888
Book/Printed MaterialIncidents on land and water, or Four years on the Pacific coast. Being a narrative of ... A native of Kingston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Bates sailed to California in 1850 on board the Nonantum, a coaler commanded by her husband. On reaching that state, the Bateses undertook hotelkeeping in Marysville,...
- Contributor: Bates, D.
- Date: 1857
Book/Printed MaterialThe 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...
- Contributor: Helper, Hinton Rowan
- Date: 1855
Book/Printed MaterialA picture of pioneer times in California, illustrated with anecdotes and stories taken from real life. William Francis White (1829-1891?) and his young wife sailed from New York in 1849 round the Horn to San Francisco, where he set up an import business. He later represented Santa Cruz...
- Contributor: White, William Francis
- Date: 1881