Book/Printed MaterialBound for Sacramento : travel-pictures of a returned wanderer Carl Meyer was a German-speaking Swiss who traveled to California in 1849. Bound for Sacramento (1938) is the English translation of Nach dem Sacramento, published in the Swiss town of Aarau in...
- Contributor: Meyer, Carl - Axe, Ruth Frey
- Date: 1938
Book/Printed MaterialA pioneer at Sutter's fort, 1846-1850; the adventures of Heinrich Lienhard ... Heinrich Lienhard (1822-1903), son of a Swiss farmer, sailed for America in 1843. After three years in the Midwest, Lienhard and four other young European immigrants set off by wagon for California,...
- Contributor: Wilbur, Marguerite Eyer - Lienhard, Heinrich
- Date: 1941
Book/Printed MaterialThe diary of Johann August Sutter John Augustus (Johann August) Sutter (1803-1880) left Switzerland for America in 1834. By 1839, he had worked his way west to California, where he became a Mexican citizen and obtained an enormous...
- Contributor: Sutter, John Augustus - Watson, Douglas S. (Douglas Sloane)
- Date: 1932
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
Book/Printed MaterialLetters of travel in California, in the winter and spring of 1896, Loraine Pratt Immen (b. 1840) of Grand Rapids, Iowa, visited California in the winter and spring of 1896. Letters of travel (1896?) first appeared in a local newspaper. Mrs. Immen reported visits...
- Contributor: Immen, Loraine Pratt
- Date: 1896
Book/Printed MaterialThe expedition of the Donner party and its tragic fate, Eliza Houghton (b. 1843) was the youngest child of George Donner, one of two Springfield, Illinois, brothers who organized the ill-fated California-bound emigrant party that bore their name. Eliza and her older...
- Contributor: Houghton, Eliza Poor Donner
- Date: 1911
Book/Printed MaterialScenes of life in California Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816-1872), a native of Hamburg, left Germany in 1837 for a six-year stay in New York. On his return to Germany, he published two travel memoirs, and the Frankfurt government...
- Contributor: Cosgrave, George - Revilliod, Gustave - Gerstäcker, Friedrich
- Date: 1942
Book/Printed MaterialUp and down California in 1860-1864 : the journal of William H. Brewer ... William Henry Brewer (1828-1910) was a professor of chemistry at Washington College in Pennsylvania when he joined the staff of California's first State Geologist, Josiah Dwight Whitney, 1860-1864. On returning east, Brewer...
- Contributor: Farquhar, Francis P. (Francis Peloubet) - Farquhar, Francis Peloubet - Brewer, William Henry
- Date: 1930
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 MaterialThe life and adventures in California of Don Agustín Janssens, 1834-1856; In 1825, Victor Janssens (1817-1894) and his French-Belgian family sailed to Mexico. Nine years later he joined the Padrés expedition of colonists in California, where he was part of the colony at...
- Contributor: Ellison, William H. - Janssens, Agustín - Price, Francis
- Date: 1953
Book/Printed MaterialCamping out in California. Mrs. Jacob Rideout of California was a member of an 1888 camping party in northern California. Camping out in California (1889) describes their adventures at the redwood forests, the coast near Mendocino,...
- Contributor: Rideout, J.
- Date: 1889
Book/Printed MaterialThe Gregson memoirs, containing Mrs. Eliza Gregson's "Memory" and the statement of James Gregson ... Eliza Marshall Gregson (b. 1824), a millworker, and James Gregson (b. 1822), a blacksmith, were natives of England who married in Rhode Island in 1843 and almost immediately schemed to escape to...
- Contributor: Gregson, Eliza Marshall - Gregson, James
- Date: 1940
Book/Printed MaterialA Frenchman in the gold rush : the journal of Ernest de Massey, argonaut of 1849 Ernest de Massey was the younger son of a well-to-do French family that sailed to America and the Gold Rush in the spring of 1849. He eventually settled in San Francisco, where...
- Contributor: Wilbur, Marguerite Eyer - Massey, Christophe-Ernest De
- Date: 1927
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 MaterialBeyond the Rockies; a spring journey in California, Charles Augustus Stoddard (1833-1920), a Presbyterian clergyman, was the editor of the New York Observer, 1885-1902. Beyond the Rockies (1894) recounts his train trip to California with his wife in early 1893....
- Contributor: Stoddard, Charles Augustus
- Date: 1894
Book/Printed MaterialA Gil Blas in California. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of France's most acclaimed novelists of the nineteenth century. A Gil Blas in California (1933) is an English translation of a work first published in Brussels in...
- Contributor: Wilbur, Marguerite Eyer - Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of Congress) - Dumas, Alexandre
- Date: 1933
Book/Printed MaterialA backward glance at eighty, recollections & comments, Charles Albert Murdock (1841-1928) left Massachusetts for California in 1855 with his mother, sister and brother. For many years he was editor of the Pacific Unitarian Magazine and one of the state's...
- Contributor: Murdock, Charles A. (Charles Albert)
- Date: 1921
Book/Printed MaterialCalifornia as I saw it; pencillings by the way of its gold and gold diggers, and ... Dr. William S. McCollum (1807/1808-1882) was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Niagara County, New York. He went to California in 1849, returned to New York the following year and then...
- Contributor: Hecox, W. H. - M'collum, William S. - Morgan, Dale Lowell
- Date: 1960
Book/Printed MaterialEldorado; or, California as seen by a pioneer, 1850-1900. David Augustus Shaw left Marengo, Illinois, in 1850 for the overland trail to California, where he settled in Pasadena and was an active member of the local Society of Pioneers. Eldorado (1900)...
- Contributor: Shaw, David Augustus
- Date: 1900
Book/Printed MaterialSanta Barbara and around there. Edwards Roberts was a resident of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara and around there (1886) is a useful guide to the tourist attractions of the city and nearby Santa Ynez, the Ojai Valley,...
- Contributor: Roberts, Edwards
- Date: 1886
Book/Printed MaterialSixty years in Southern California, 1853-1913, containing the reminiscences of Harris Newmark, Harris Newmark (1834-1916), son of a modest Prussian Jewish merchant, sailed to America in 1853 to join his older brother in Los Angeles. He made a fortune in real estate, the wholesale...
- Contributor: Newmark, Marco Ross - Worden, James Perry - Newmark, Harris - Newmark, Maurice Harris
- Date: 1926
Book/Printed MaterialCalifornian pictures in prose and verse, New York journalist Benjamin Parke Avery (1828-1875) emigrated to California and became part owner of the Marysville Appeal in the 1850s and later published a newspaper in San Francisco and served as...
- Contributor: Avery, Benjamin Parke
- Date: 1878
Book/Printed MaterialThe sunset land; or, The great Pacific slope. John Todd (1800-1873), a Congregationalist clergyman in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, wrote widely and published several religious magazines. The sunset land (1870) contains Todd's experiences as a visitor to California in the mid 1860s,...
- Contributor: Todd, John
- Date: 1870
Book/Printed MaterialPersonal reminiscences of early days in California : with other sketches
Early days in California. Born in Connecticut, Stephen Johnson Field (1816-1899) was practicing law in New York City when word of the Gold Rush arrived. He sailed to California in 1849, crossing Panama at Chagres. He...
- Contributor: Field, Stephen J. (Stephen Johnson)
- Date: 1880
Book/Printed MaterialTen years in Paradise. Leaves from a society reporter's note-book. Mary Bowden Carroll left Otsego County, New York, for San José, Santa Clara County, in 1892. Ten years in Paradise (1903) is less a personal memoir than a piece of promotional literature...
- Contributor: Carroll, Mary Bowden
- Date: 1903
Book/Printed MaterialThe autobiography of Charles Peters, in 1915 the oldest pioneer living in California, who mined in ... Charles Peters, born in Portugal in 1825, first visited California in 1846 as a merchant seaman, returning three years later to seek gold at Columbia, Jackson Creek, and Mokelumne Hill. The autobiography...
- Contributor: Peters, Charles
- Date: 1915
Book/Printed MaterialGlimpses of California and the missions, Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) of Amherst, Massachusetts, turned to writing after the death of her first husband in 1863. Her marriage to William Jackson, a wealthy Denver Quaker, brought her to the...
- Contributor: Jackson, Helen Hunt
- Date: 1902
Book/Printed MaterialSeventy-five years in California; a history of events and life in California: personal, political and military; ... William Heath Davis (1822-1909) was the son of a Boston ship captain engaged in the Hawaiian trade and a Polynesian mother. He visited California twice on trading voyages before setting up business...
- Contributor: Davis, William Heath - Watson, Douglas S. (Douglas Sloane)
- Date: 1929
Book/Printed MaterialThe narrative of a Japanese; what he has seen and the people he has met in ... Joseph Heco (1837-1897), a native of the province of Sanyodo, went to sea in 1850. When his ship was dismasted, he and other members of the crew were rescued by an American...
- Contributor: Heco, Joseph
- Date: 1895
Book/Printed MaterialThe mountains of California Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study...
- Contributor: Muir, John
- Date: 1894
Book/Printed MaterialThree 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,...
- Contributor: Colton, Walter
- Date: 1850
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 Silverado squatters, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) traveled to California in 1879 in pursuit of Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, the Oakland woman with whom he had fallen in love in France. The two were...
- Contributor: Stevenson, Robert Louis
- Date: 1888
Book/Printed MaterialThe argonauts of 'forty-nine, some recollections of the plains and the diggings, David Leeper (1832-1900) left South Bend, Indiana, for an overland trip to the California gold fields in February 1849. The argonauts of forty-nine (1894) details Leeper's journey west and his life in...
- Contributor: Leeper, David Rohrer
- Date: 1894
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 MaterialGlances at California, 1847-1853 : diaries and letters of William Rich Hutton ... William Hutton (1826-1901) left Washington, D.C. for California in 1847 as a clerk to his uncle, an army paymaster. He remained for six years, returning east to a distinguished career in civil...
- Contributor: Hutton, Wm. R. (William Rich) - Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress) - Waters, Willard O. (Willard Otis)
- Date: 1942
Book/Printed MaterialEchoes of the past about California, John Bidwell (1819-1900) was born in Chautaugua County, New York, and was living in Ohio when he decided to seek his fortune in California in 1841. He journeyed west as part of...
- Contributor: Quaife, Milo Milton - Bidwell, John - Steele, John
- Date: 1928
Book/Printed MaterialBetween the gates. Benjamin Franklin Taylor (1819-1887) won renown as a war correspondent for Chicago newspapers during the Civil War. In peacetime he became a freelance writer best known as a poet. Between the gates...
- Contributor: Taylor, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin)
- Date: 1878