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Davis, William Heath (1822-1909) Seventy-five years in California: a history of events and life in California...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04967.02 Author/Creator: Davis, William Heath (1822-1909) Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Book Date: 1929 Pagination: 1 v. : xxxii, 422 p. : facsims : ill. : maps : plates : ports. ; 26.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues "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." This limited edition, extra-illustrated Argonaut Edition is signed by publisher John Howell and editor Douglas Watson, who wrote the historical foreword. Includes a page from the author's manuscript. Copy number 161; numbers 151-250 were intended to be bound with a page of the manuscript and the Mayor's proclamation (GLC04967.01). The facsimiles of letters and autographs are accompanied by transcripts. Colored view of San Francisco in 1846-47 is by Captain W.F. Swasey, mounted on inside front cover and guard leaf. Map is entitled "Californias: antigua y nueva ... Diego Trancoso sc. Mex.co ao 1787" mounted on inside back cover and guard leaf. 68 original sketches by Douglas Rodger as chapter headpieces. Originally had broadside (GLC04697.01) and document signed (GLC04967.03) pasted inside; removed in 1998 due to fragility but still housed together.

People: Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909
Watson, Douglas S. (Douglas Sloane)
Swasey, W. F. (William F.)
Rodger, Douglas, fl. 1929-1930
Howell, John, fl. 1928-1929

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: American WestLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsStatehood

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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