Book/Printed Material Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is. Society as it really is
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- 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 five years as he shipped out on a succession of merchant vessels. He then tried to make his way in the city in advertising. Chambliss' diary (1895) describes his years at sea and voyages to Japan, China, Australia, Hawaii, and other Pacific ports of call as well as his life as a San Francisco man-about-town. The book consists largely of gossip and scurrilous rumors about leaders of San Francisco's "parvenucracy" of the late 1880s and 1890s: the Crockers and De Youngs and less-well-known pretentious upstarts, cardsharps and gambling hustlers, and society publicists like E.M. Greenway.
- Chambliss, William H., 1865-
Created / Published
- New York, Chambliss & company, 1895.
- - Chambliss, William H.,--1865
- - San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs
- - Voyages and travels
- - Ethnic groups--California
- - Women--California
- - Law--Political aspects--California
- - Largely devoted to the author's views of society in San Francisco and elsewhere, with a narrative of travels in various parts of the world.
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- xiv, 408 p. incl. illus., plates, ports. front., pl. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- F869.S3 C44
Library of Congress Control Number
- No known restrictions on publication.
- online text
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.
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Chicago citation style:
Chambliss, William H. Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is. New York, Chambliss & company, 1895. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/14014064/.
APA citation style:
Chambliss, W. H. (1895) Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is. New York, Chambliss & company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/14014064/.
MLA citation style:
Chambliss, William H. Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is. New York, Chambliss & company, 1895. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/14014064/>.