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 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 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 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 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