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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 MaterialOver the purple hills, or Sketches of travel in California, embracing all the important points usually ... Caroline M. Nichols Churchill (b. 1833) first came to California from Chicago in 1870. Over the purple hills (1881) continues her tales of California begun in "Little Sheaves" (1874), beginning with an...
- Contributor: Churchill, Caroline M. Nichols
- Date: 1881
Book/Printed MaterialAdobe days; being the truthful narrative of the events in the life of a California girl ... A native Californian, Sarah Hathaway Bixby Smith (1871-1935) was born at her family's sheep ranch near San Juan Bautista, where she lived until the family moved to Los Angeles some six years...
- Contributor: Bixby Smith, Sarah
- Date: 1925
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 MaterialThe lure of the past, the present and future, George W. Bryan (b. ca. 1844) of Indiana was living in Los Angeles when he wrote this book. The lure of the past (1911) begins with the story of his kinfolk William...
- Contributor: Bryan, George W.
- Date: 1911
Book/Printed MaterialThe Shirley letters from California mines in 1851-52; being a series of twenty-three letters from Dame ... Educated in Amherst, Massachusetts, Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe (1819-1906) accompanied her physician-husband to California in 1849. The couple first lived in mining camps where Dr. Clappe practiced medicine and then moved...
- Contributor: Shirley - Russell, Thomas C.
- Date: 1922
Book/Printed MaterialCalifornia: a pleasure trip from Gotham to the Golden Gate, April, May, June, 1877 Miriam Squier (1836-1914), an actress turned journalist who eventually became a powerful figure in American publishing, married publisher Frank Leslie in 1874. In 1877, the couple traveled to California, and Mrs. Leslie...
- Contributor: Leslie, Frank
- Date: 1972
Book/Printed MaterialThe new and the old; or, California and India in romantic aspects
New and the old | California and India in romantic aspects John Williamson Palmer (1825-1906), a Maryland physician, came to California in 1849 and left the following year for Hawaii and the Far East. In 1853 he settled in New York and pursued...
- Contributor: Palmer, John Williamson
- Date: 1859
Book/Printed MaterialChambliss 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...
- Contributor: Chambliss, William H.
- Date: 1895
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