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Bankoku jinbutsu no zu

Bankoku jinbutsu no zu

Japanese diptych print shows a map of the world with inset images of foreign people. Title from item. Diptych. Nagasaki print. Sample translations of inscriptions of distance chart: England-11,500 ri; pygmy cou... more

California. Four months among the gold-finders, being the diary of an expedition from San Francisco to the gold districts

California. Four months among the gold-finders, being the diary of an ...

Henry Vizetelly (1820-1894), a London engraver and author, was a pioneer in the publication of inexpensive illustrated books and magazines. Edwin Bryant (1805-1869) was a Kentucky journalist before coming to Ca... more

Diary of a physician in California; being the results of actual experience, including notes of the journey by land and water, and observations on the climate, soil, resources of the country, etc

Diary of a physician in California; being the results of actual experi...

Dr. James L. Tyson sailed from Baltimore for California in January 1849, crossing the Isthmus and sailing on to San Francisco. Diary of a physician in California (1850) recounts his 1849 tour of the Northern Mi... more

Gerstäcker's travels. Rio de Janeiro--Buenos Ayres--Ride through the pampas--Winter journey across the Cordilleras--Chili--Valparaiso--California and the gold fields

Gerstäcker's travels. Rio de Janeiro--Buenos Ayres--Ride through the p...

Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816-1872), a native of Hamburg, left Germany in 1837 for a six-year stay in New York. On his return to Germany, he published two travel memoirs, and the Frankfurt government subsidized h... more

Mountains and molehills; or, Recollections of a burnt journal

Mountains and molehills; or, Recollections of a burnt journal

Frank Marryat (1826-1855) left England for California via Panama with a manservant and three hunting dogs in 1850, hoping to find material for a book like his earlier Borneo. On his return to England in 1853, M... more

Three years in California 1851-54

Three years in California 1851-54

Edinburgh-born artist John David Borthwick (1825-c.1900) left New York for California in 1851, crossing the Isthmus at Chagres. In 1860 Borthwick returned to Britain, where his paintings were exhibited in sever... more

Incidents on land and water, or Four years on the Pacific coast. Being a narrative of the burning of the ships Nonantum, Humayoon and Fanchon, together with many startling and interesting adventures on sea and land

Incidents on land and water, or Four years on the Pacific coast. Being...

A native of Kingston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Bates sailed to California in 1850 on board the Nonantum, a coaler commanded by her husband. On reaching that state, the Bateses undertook hotelkeeping in Marysville, 1... more

Ramblings in California : containing a description of the country, life at the mines, state of society, &c. Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, and sketches from life, being the five years' experience of a gold digger

Ramblings in California : containing a description of the country, lif...

Pringle Shaw was a Briton or Canadian who spent five years in California in the 1850s. Ramblings in California (1857?) falls into two parts. The first half is an analytical study of California's varied resident... more

Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco, California; embracing incidents, triumphant death scenes, etc.,

Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco, California; embracing ...

William Taylor (1821-1902) was a Methodist minister specializing in "street preaching" in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., when the Methodist church sent him to California as a missionary evangelist in 1849. He ... more

California life illustrated

California life illustrated

William Taylor (1821-1902) was a Methodist minister specializing in "street preaching" in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., when the Methodist church sent him to California as a missionary evangelist in 1849. He ... more

Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California

Sketches of travels in South America, Mexico and California

A native of Frederick, Maryland, Luther Melanchthon Schaeffer sailed around the Horn to California in 1849. He spent most of the next two-and-a-half years in the gold fields, mining on the Feather River, Deer C... more

Crusoe's island

Crusoe's island

John Ross Browne (1817-1875) of Kentucky, the official reporter for the California State Constitutional Convention of 1849, came to California in 1849 as an employee of the government revenue service. He travel... more

The sunset land; or, The great Pacific slope

The sunset land; or, The great Pacific slope

John Todd (1800-1873), a Congregationalist clergyman in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, wrote widely and published several religious magazines. The sunset land (1870) contains Todd's experiences as a visitor to Cali... more

À la California: sketch of life in the Golden state

À la California: sketch of life in the Golden state

Albert S. Evans (1831-1872) was a New Hampshire-born California journalist, serving as correspondent for the New York Tribune and Chicago Tribune. Á la California (1873) is a volume of reminiscences and anecdo... more

Men and memories of San Francisco, in the "spring of '50."

Men 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 Fr... more

The Californians,

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 ... more

Two years in California

Two years in California

A resident of Marietta, Ohio, Mary Cone spent two years in California in the 1870s. Two years in California (1876) is more a guide than a first-person narrative of her experiences in the West. She treats the st... more

Letters from California: its mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, climate and productions. Also its railroads, cities, towns and people, as seen in 1876

Letters from California: its mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers...

David L. Phillips (1823-1880) took his tubercular son to California in 1876 in hope that the change of climate would aid the boy. Letters from California (1877) were originally published in the Illinois State J... more

Notes of a voyage to California via Cape Horn : together with scenes in El Dorado, in the years of 1849-'50. With an appendix containing reminiscences ... together with the articles of association and roll of members of "The associated pioneers of the territorial days of California."

Notes of a voyage to California via Cape Horn : together with scenes i...

Samuel Curtis Upham (1819-1885) was a clerk in a Philadelphia merchant house when he decided to try his luck in California in January, 1849. Sailing round the Horn, he visited Rio de Janeiro and Talcahuana befo... more

A year of American travel

A year of American travel

Jessie Benton Frémont (1824-1902), the daughter of a Missouri Senator and wife of explorer John Charles Frémont, first came to California in 1849, when she and her young daughter spent six months at her husba... more

A pioneer pastorate and times, embodying contemporary local transactions and events,

A pioneer pastorate and times, embodying contemporary local transactio...

Albert Williams (1809-1893) was pastor of a church in Clifton, New Jersey, when the Presbyterian Board of Missions sent him to California via Panama in February 1849. A pioneer pastorate (1879) recalls his five... more

Thirty years in California; a contribution to the history of the state from 1849 to 1879

Thirty years in California; a contribution to the history of the state...

Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821-1914), a Presbyterian seminarian in Massachusetts, sailed to California as a home missionary in December 1848. He was a chaplain of the 1849 constitutional convention and served chur... more

Reminiscences of a ranger; or, Early times in Southern California

Reminiscences of a ranger; or, Early times in Southern California

Horace Bell (1830-1918) left Indiana to seek gold in California. In 1852, he moved to Los Angeles and later became involved in American filibustering in Latin America and saw service in the Union Army before re... more

A picture of pioneer times in California, illustrated with anecdotes and stories taken from real life

A picture of pioneer times in California, illustrated with anecdotes a...

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 in the state constitutiona... more

California sketches. New series

California sketches. New series

A Southern Methodist minister, Oscar Penn Fitzgerald (1829-1911) of North Carolina was sent to California as a missionary by his denomination in 1855. He remained for more than twenty years, winning appointment... more

Odd fellows memento

Odd fellows memento

460 U.S. Copyright Office. General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-20... more

Ranch life in California. Extracted from the home correspondence of E.M.H

Ranch life in California. Extracted from the home correspondence of E....

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 with her Atlanti... more

Reminiscences and incidents of "the early days" of San Francisco

Reminiscences and incidents of "the early days" of San Francisco

The English-born John Henry Brown (1810-1905) went to sea at an early age and was living among the Cherokees in 1843 when he set out for the Pacific Coast. Reminiscences and incidents of "the early days" of San... more

Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton

Life and adventures of Col. L.A. Norton

Lewis Adelbert Norton (b. 1819) grew up in Canada and western New York. Banished from Canada for taking the Patriot side in the Rebellion of 1837-1838, Norton settled in Illinois, where he raised a regiment for... more

The Silverado squatters,

The Silverado squatters,

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) traveled to California in 1879 in pursuit of Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, the Oakland woman with whom he had fallen in love in France. The two were married in the spring of 18... more

A winter in California

A 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 B... more

Old Californian days

Old Californian days

James Steele visited California in the 1880s. Old Californian days (1889) is the book Steele based on that trip. He provides a sketch of the history of California before the Gold Rush and surviving remnants of ... more

School and family charts, accompanied by a manual of object lessons and elementary instruction, by Marcius Willson and N.A. Calkins. No. XVI. Zoological: the classification of animals

School and family charts, accompanied by a manual of object lessons an...

11435 U.S. Copyright Office. General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-... more

Literary industries. A memoir

Literary industries. A memoir

Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832-1918) moved to California from Buffalo, New York, in 1852. After a brief exposure to gold mining, he returned to the profession of bookselling, setting up shop in Crescent City. In 18... more

Mahbouba Um Zunuba. (Soudanese woman.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

Mahbouba Um Zunuba. (Soudanese woman.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

Mahbouba Um Zanuba, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, in traditional Sudanese costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Pu... more

Yoo-Ka-Lucke, Johnny-Jump-Up. Eskimo / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Yoo-Ka-Lucke, Johnny-Jump-Up. Eskimo / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Yoo-Ka-Lucke, Johnny-Jump-Up, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, in traditional Eskimo costume.

Mahomet El Bashse. (Egyptian camel driver) / Franklin Co., Eng., Chi.

Mahomet El Bashse. (Egyptian camel driver) / Franklin Co., Eng., Chi.

Mahomet El Bashse, half-length portrait, facing left, in traditional Egyptian costume. Copyright by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : published by N.D.... more

William Aeko. (Hawaiian.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

William Aeko. (Hawaiian.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

William Aeko, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Published by N.D. Thompson Pub. Co... more

Esquimaux woman #1 / Coover, 70 State Street, Chicago.

Esquimaux woman #1 / Coover, 70 State Street, Chicago.

Photograph shows portrait of an Eskimo woman at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago. 431 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item.

Far-Away-Moses. Jew / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Far-Away-Moses. Jew / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Far-Away-Moses, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, in traditional Turkish costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Publishe... more

Mr. D. Joseph (East Indian.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

Mr. D. Joseph (East Indian.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

Mr. D. Joseph, half-length portrait, facing left, in traditional Ceylonese costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Published by N.... more

Death Valley in '49. Important chapter of California pioneer history. The autobiography of a pioneer, detailing his life from a humble home in the Green Mountains to the gold mines of California; and particularly reciting the sufferings of the band of men, women and children who gave "Death Valley" its name

Death Valley in '49. Important chapter of California pioneer history. ...

William Lewis Manly (1820-1903) and his family left Vermont in 1828, and he grew to manhood in Michigan and Wisconsin. On hearing the news of gold in California, Manly set off on horseback, joining an emigrant ... more

Mary Dookshoode Annanuck. Eskimo / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Mary Dookshoode Annanuck. Eskimo / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Illustration shows Title from item. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Published by N.D. Thompson Pub. Co., 1894 March 8, illus. 4.

Rain-In-The-Face. (Sioux Indian) / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Rain-In-The-Face. (Sioux Indian) / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Rain-In-The-Face, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, in traditional Sioux costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Publis... more

Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is

Chambliss diary; or, 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 successi... more

McFadden's row of flats new edition.

McFadden's row of flats new edition.

Created and "copyrighted 1898 by The A.S. Seer Print, N.Y." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Men in military uniforms in front of government building

Men in military uniforms in front of government building

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title devised by Library staff or Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Gray Litho. Co., co... more

Pan-American midway parade

Pan-American midway parade

Photograph shows group of Eskimos marching with sled dogs at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. Title from item.

Glimpses of California and the missions,

Glimpses 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 West in 187... more

In the footprints of the padres

In the footprints of the padres

Charles Warren Stoddard (1843-1909) and his family left Rochester, New York, for California in 1855. In the 1870s and 1880s, he became a well known writer of travel books, most notably his South-Sea Idylls. He ... more

Ten years in Paradise. Leaves from a society reporter's note-book

Ten 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 for her adopted home: ... more

"The athlete" - Chinese-Hawaiian boy / by Caroline H. Gurrey.

"The athlete" - Chinese-Hawaiian boy / by Caroline H. Gurrey.

Photograph shows head-and-shoulders portrait of young Chinese-Hawaiian man, facing front. H126958 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Inscribed in ink on verso: by Caroline H. Gurrey. Copyright 1909 May 14.

Japanese-Hawaiian boy, profile / by Caroline H. Gurrey.

Japanese-Hawaiian boy, profile / by Caroline H. Gurrey.

Photograph shows head-and-shoulders portrait of young Japanese-Hawaiian man, right profile. H126979 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Inscribed in ink on verso: by Caroline H. Gurrey. Copyright 1909 May 14.

Japanese-Hawaiian, front view / by Caroline H. Gurrey.

Japanese-Hawaiian, front view / by Caroline H. Gurrey.

Photograph shows head-and-shoulders portrait of young Japanese-Hawaiian woman, facing left. H126980 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Inscribed in ink on verso: by Caroline H. Gurrey. Copyright 1909 May 14.

"Voices of the Woods" - Indian-Hawaiian girl / by Caroline H. Gurrey.

"Voices of the Woods" - Indian-Hawaiian girl / by Caroline H. Gurrey.

Photograph shows half-length portrait of young Indian-Hawaiian woman, right profile. H126975 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Inscribed in ink on verso: by Caroline H. Gurrey. Copyright 1909 May 14.

From East Prussia to the Golden Gate,

From East Prussia to the Golden Gate,

Frank Lecouvreur (1829-1901) was born Franz Lecouvreur in Ortlesburg, Prussia. Educated as an engineer, he left home for California in 1851. From East Prussia to the Golden Gate (1906) draws on Lecouvreur's let... more

Fights of nations

Fights of nations

"Mexico and Spain": a man dressed as a Mexican peasant spies on a happy young woman and her Spanish suitor. The jealous peasant rises from his hiding place to stab his rival, but the woman grabs his arm and sto... more

The expedition of the Donner party and its tragic fate,

The 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... more

Slovenian Division, Perry Centennial Parade, September 17, 1913

Slovenian Division, Perry Centennial Parade, September 17, 1913

J185634 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Cleveland Company; September 22, 1913; DLC/PP-1913:44672. On front: "Thomas Sparrow, panoramic photographer, 7903 Decker Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.".

Eagle Rock
The autobiography of Charles Peters, in 1915 the oldest pioneer living in California, who mined in ... the days of '49 ... Also historical happenings, interesting incidents and illustrations of the old mining towns in the good luck era, the placer mining days of the '50s

The autobiography of Charles Peters, in 1915 the oldest pioneer living...

Charles Peters, born in Portugal in 1825, first visited California in 1846 as a merchant seaman, returning three years later to seek gold at Columbia, Jackson Creek, and Mokelumne Hill. The autobiography of Cha... more

Canadiens-Français enrolez-vous! L'Angleterre, rempart de nos libertés, est menaçée.... Reformez les régiments de Voltigeurs de Salaberry / A.H. Hider.

Canadiens-Français enrolez-vous! L'Angleterre, rempart de nos libertés...

Poster showing two soldiers, French and English. Title from item.

Irish Canadians. Enlist in an Irish and Canadian battalion. 199th Battalion C.E.F. Irish Canadian Rangers / Nutter.

Irish Canadians. Enlist in an Irish and Canadian battalion. 199th Batt...

Poster showing soldiers shaking hands, as one points to the motto, "Small nations must be free." Background features maple leaf and shamrocks. Title from item. Recruiting 91 Stanley St., Montreal, Lt. Col. H. J... more

Scharmann's overland journey to California : from the pages of a pioneer's diary

Scharmann's overland journey to California : from the pages of a pione...

Herman Scharmann left Germany as head of a company of gold-seekers bound for California in 1849. Scharmann's overland journey to California (1918) describes his family's journey from New York to their wagon tra... more

The master Valasek 18

The master Valasek 18

Drawing shows William II, Emperor of Germany, as a gigantic puppet master with two small figures sitting on his knees, one labeled "Austrian Germans" and the other labeled "Hungarians"; they hold numerous chain... more

The diary of a forty-niner,

The diary of a forty-niner,

Chauncey de Leon Canfield (1843-1909) first published "The diary of a forty-niner" in 1906, and 1,200 of the 2,000 copies in that edition were burned. Joseph Gaer's Bibliography of California literature, 20 des... more

Gospel pioneering: reminiscences of early Congregationalism in California, 1833-1920,

Gospel pioneering: reminiscences of early Congregationalism in Califor...

The son of a Maine Congregational leader, William Chauncey Pond (b. 1830) sailed around the Horn to California as a "home missionary" in 1853. Gospel pioneering (1921) presents highlights of his career in the W... more

Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic 1922

Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic 1922

The principal map shows nationality-based administrative divisions in the European portion of what was later termed the U.S.S.R.; the small inset shows the Asiatic portion. The statements of attribution were ty... more

The Shirley letters from California mines in 1851-52; being a series of twenty-three letters from Dame Shirley (Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe) to her sister in Massachusetts, and now reprinted from the Pioneer magazine of 1854-55; with synopses of the letters, a foreword, and many typographical and other corrections and emendations,

The Shirley letters from California mines in 1851-52; being a series o...

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 medici... more

Adobe days; being the truthful narrative of the events in the life of a California girl on a sheep ranch and in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles while it was yet a small and humble town; together with an account of how three young men from Maine in eighteen hundred and fifty-three drove sheep and cattle across the plains, mountains and deserts from Illinois to the Pacific coast; and the strange prophecy of Admiral Thatcher about San Pedro harbor,

Adobe days; being the truthful narrative of the events in the life of ...

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 later. Her father, ... more

Early days in California; scenes and events of the '50s as I remember them,

Early days in California; scenes and events of the '50s as I remember ...

Lee Summers Whipple-Haslam was the daughter of Franklin Summers, who came to California from Missouri in 1850 and mined enough gold at Shaw's Flat (near Sonora) to return east and bring his family west in 1852.... more

Sixty years in Southern California, 1853-1913, containing the reminiscences of Harris Newmark,

Sixty years in Southern California, 1853-1913, containing the reminisc...

Harris Newmark (1834-1916), son of a modest Prussian Jewish merchant, sailed to America in 1853 to join his older brother in Los Angeles. He made a fortune in real estate, the wholesale grocery business, and hi... more

My seventy years in California, 1857-1927,

My seventy years in California, 1857-1927,

Jackson Alpheus Graves (1852-1933) and his family left Iowa in 1857 for a life as ranchers and farmers in Marysville and San Mateo, California. After graduation from St. Mary's College and a clerkship in a San ... more

A Frenchman in the gold rush : the journal of Ernest de Massey, argonaut of 1849

A Frenchman in the gold rush : the journal of Ernest de Massey, argona...

Ernest de Massey was the younger son of a well-to-do French family that sailed to America and the Gold Rush in the spring of 1849. He eventually settled in San Francisco, where he lived until his return to Euro... more

Seventy-five years in California; a history of events and life in California: personal, political and military; under the Mexican regime; during the quasi-military government of the territory by the United States, and after the admission of the state to the union: being a compilation by a witness of the events described; a reissue and enlarged illustrated edition of "Sixty years in California", to which much new matter by its author has been added which he contemplated publishing under the present title at the time of his death;

Seventy-five years in California; a history of events and life in Cali...

William Heath Davis (1822-1909) was the son of a Boston ship captain engaged in the Hawaiian trade and a Polynesian mother. He visited California twice on trading voyages before setting up business there in 183... more

Pioneer notes from the diaries of Judge Benjamin Hayes, 1849-1875

Pioneer notes from the diaries of Judge Benjamin Hayes, 1849-1875

Benjamin Ignatius Hayes (1815-1877) was a Maryland lawyer living in Missouri in 1849 when he decided to make the overland journey to California. There he became a leader of the Los Angeles bar. Pioneer notes (1... more

Los Angeles in the sunny seventies. A flower from the golden land,

Los Angeles in the sunny seventies. A flower from the golden land,

Ludwig Salvator (1847-1915), Archduke of Austria, was the son of the Duke of Tuscany. Raised in Florence and Rome, Archduke Ludwig had already published several German-language travel books when he visited Los ... more

Early days at the mission San Juan Bautista,

Early days at the mission San Juan Bautista,

Isaac Mylar (b. 1847) and his family came overland to California in 1852. For three years his father prospected for gold at Shaw's Flat before settling in the town around the old mission of San Juan Bautista in... more

California and the West, 1881, and later ..

California and the West, 1881, and later ..

Lloyd Briggs (1863-1941) of Boston interrupted his studies at Harvard Medical School to travel to Hawaii for his health. He first visited California on his return from Honolulu in 1881, and his mother and siste... more

The diary of Johann August Sutter

The diary of Johann August Sutter

John Augustus (Johann August) Sutter (1803-1880) left Switzerland for America in 1834. By 1839, he had worked his way west to California, where he became a Mexican citizen and obtained an enormous land grant at... more

California as it is & as it may be : or, A guide to the gold region

California as it is & as it may be : or, A guide to the gold region

Felix Paul Wierzbicki (1815-1860) left his native Poland after participating in the doomed revolution of 1830. He made his way to America where he received a medical degree and practiced in Providence, Rhode Is... more

A Gil Blas in California

A Gil Blas in California

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was one of France's most acclaimed novelists of the nineteenth century. A Gil Blas in California (1933) is an English translation of a work first published in Brussels in 1852, with ... more

Index ... Three years in California, by J.D. Borthwick ... William Blackwood & sons, Edinburgh and London, MDCCCLVII

Index ... Three years in California, by J.D. Borthwick ... William Bla...

Despite its title, this is not an index but an analytical table of contents for Borthwick's Three years in California (1857). "SERA project 2-F2-132 (3-F2-197) California literary research." Mimeographed. Also ... more

The inside story of the gold rush

The inside story of the gold rush

Jacques Antoine Moerenhout (1796-1879) was the French consul at Monterey in 1848. The inside story of the gold rush (1935) contains Moerenhout's official dispatches concerning the discovery of gold in Californi... more

Luzena Stanley Wilson, '49er : memories recalled years later for her daughter Correnah Wilson Wright

Luzena Stanley Wilson, '49er : memories recalled years later for her d...

Luzena Wilson (b. ca. 1821) came to California from Missouri with her husband and two children in 1849. The family first settled in Sacramento, where they kept a hotel. After the Sacrameto flood of 1849, they m... more

Bound for Sacramento : travel-pictures of a returned wanderer

Bound for Sacramento : travel-pictures of a returned wanderer

Carl Meyer was a German-speaking Swiss who traveled to California in 1849. Bound for Sacramento (1938) is the English translation of Nach dem Sacramento, published in the Swiss town of Aarau in 1855. Meyer begi... more

A pioneer at Sutter's fort, 1846-1850; the adventures of Heinrich Lienhard ..

A pioneer at Sutter's fort, 1846-1850; the adventures of Heinrich Lien...

Heinrich Lienhard (1822-1903), son of a Swiss farmer, sailed for America in 1843. After three years in the Midwest, Lienhard and four other young European immigrants set off by wagon for California, reaching Jo... more

Personal recollections

Personal recollections

Harvey Wood (1828-1895), a young clerk in a New Jersey store, joined the Kit Carson Association of would-be California miners that set out from New York in February 1849, sailing to Texas and crossing Mexico ov... more

California all the way back to 1828

California all the way back to 1828

Englishman Michael White (1801-1885) went to sea and was left ashore at San José del Cabo in 1817. He made California his home thereafter, becoming known to many as "Miguel Blanco." Once he left the sea, he st... more

From the Kennebec to California; reminiscences of a California pioneer

From the Kennebec to California; reminiscences of a California pioneer

Henry Hiram Ellis (1829-1909) of Maine sailed round the Horn to San Francisco in 1849. From the Kennebec to California (1959) contains various versions of his reminiscences covering his adventures as a gold min... more

California as I saw it; pencillings by the way of its gold and gold diggers, and incidents of travel by land and water. With five letters from the Isthmus

California as I saw it; pencillings by the way of its gold and gold di...

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 paid a second visit to ... more

A trip to the gold mines of California in 1848

A trip to the gold mines of California in 1848

John Swan (1817-1896), an English sailor, settled in Monterey in 1843 and joined other Californians in the rush to the gold fields to the north in July 1848. A trip to the gold mines of California in 1848 (1960... more

South China: Ethnic groups. 3-63.

South China: Ethnic groups. 3-63.

Scale ca. 1:4,700,000. "37129." Shows Chuang-Tʻung ethnic groups. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

South China: Ethnic groups. 3-63.

South China: Ethnic groups. 3-63.

Scale ca. 1:4,700,000. "37486." Shows population density of Han and Hui (Moslem) ethnic groups. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

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