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  • Our Italy,


  • Famed essayist and journalist Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) was the editor of the Hartford, Connecticut, Courant and a contributing editor to Harper's Magazine. Our Italy (1891) is Warner's account of a trip he made to Southern California in 1890. He describes conditions after the collapse of the 1886-1887 real estate boom and dubs the state south of the Sierra Madres "our Italy." He focuses on the region's economic future: its promise as a healthy, productive residence, agricultural developments (particularly the citrus industry), climate and industry. He devotes less attention to beauty spots and tourist attractions, but he does discuss the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Monterey.


  • Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900.

Created / Published

  • New York, Harper & brothers, 1891.


  • -  California, Southern--Description and travel
  • -  Urbanization--California
  • -  Real estate development--California
  • -  Agriculture--California
  • -  Business--California


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


  • viii, 266 p. incl. front., illus., plates. 24 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F867 .W27
  • F867 .W27 Copy 2 Copy 2.

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  • rc01000915

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  • No known restrictions on publication.

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  • 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:

Warner, Charles Dudley. Our Italy. New York, Harper & brothers, 1891. Pdf.

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Warner, C. D. (1891) Our Italy. New York, Harper & brothers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Warner, Charles Dudley. Our Italy. New York, Harper & brothers, 1891. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.