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Book/Printed Material The Californians,

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  • The Californians,


  • English writer Walter Mulrea Fisher (1849-1919) lived in California for four years in the 1870s. The Californians (1876) is his account of that stay, a gossipy social analysis of the people of California, with only a brief summary of California geography and climate and no itinerary of his travels. Thus there are separate chapters for early California settlers, Hispanic Californians, women and family life, Chinese immigrants, politicians, local authors and newspaper publishing, and religious life.


  • Fisher, Walter M. (Walter Mulrea), 1849-1919.

Created / Published

  • London, Macmillan and co., 1876.


  • -  California--Description and travel
  • -  California--Social life and customs
  • -  Ethnic groups--California
  • -  Women--California
  • -  Urbanization--California
  • -  Real estate development--California
  • -  Law--Political aspects--California
  • -  Religion and ethics--California
  • -  Business--California


  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.


  • x, 236 p. 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F866 .F53

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • rc01000855

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf
  • 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:

Fisher, Walter M. The Californians. London, Macmillan and co, 1876. Pdf.

APA citation style:

Fisher, W. M. (1876) The Californians. London, Macmillan and co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Fisher, Walter M. The Californians. London, Macmillan and co, 1876. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.