Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 183-185, Vol. 2. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. The original handwritten version exists in the member's biographical file. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes, but there is no longer a photograph of this member in our collection. This brief reminiscence covers the period of Wheeler's life from approximately 1827 to 1849. It offers information regarding Wheeler's passage to California and his life after arrival. Wheeler mentions being part of a jury during a trial which found a man guilty of theft. The guilty man was sentenced to a whipping and to abandon town within twenty-four hours
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 186-187, Vol. 2. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes, but there is no longer a photograph of this member in our collection. This brief reminiscence covers the period of Wheeler's life from January 1, 1849 to 1893. It gives a list of his various business activities in California, naming and locating the mines he worked
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 75-78, Vol. 8. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence provides an account of Henry D. Hudson's journey to California and his life afterward. Details regarding his work as a building contractor and carpenter in San Francisco are included in the reminiscence. The author names schooners Mr. Hudson, with the aid of his father and brother, was responsible for building. The time period represented by this reminiscence is from 1849 to 1902. An extract of an anniversary discourse made by the pastor of the First Congregational Church of San Francisco commending Henry D. Hudson's work, is included in the reminiscence
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 7-11, Vol. 6. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence is Edward E. Chever's account of the settlement of Yuba City. Mr. Chever was one of the first white men to settle that region. He gives a physical description of the settlement, and mentions boats that were first used to transport cargo between Yuba City and San Francisco. He also briefly discusses the origins of the name "Yuba City.".
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 134-137, Vol. 8. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence provides an account of Thomas Kyle's life in Ireland, journey to California, and his life afterward. The author briefly describes his overland passage from New York, including details regarding some of the hardships he and his fellow travelers endured and events that occurred during his passage. Some background family history is provided. The time period represented by this reminiscence is from 1841 to 1896
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 63-109, Vol. 7. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs. The author of this reminiscence describes the following in great detail: his voyage to California, life in California mines, his duties and activities as an express man, and, eventually, employee of Wells Fargo. Some mention is made of the Pony Express. Following the narrative are transcripts of newspaper obituaries. Also included is one poem written about Mr. Hodgkins, titled "Chips", by Charles Chamberlain, and song lyrics by Sam Booth, titled, "Chips, The Messenger.".
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 91-98, Vol. 6. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs. The period of time represented by this biography is from 1848 to 1899. It contains information pertaining to Mr. Ostrander's journey to California from New York as well as significant details regarding his work in mining and agriculture
Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p.23-25, Vol. 1. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. The original handwritten version exists in the member's Biographical File. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs. This reminiscence covers Bennett's childhood and family history as well as his business history. The account offers some geographic information on the locations of Bennett's various businesses. Bennett claims that his hardware business was the first in San Francisco. The years discussed in this reminiscence are from 1849 to 1898
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 71-79, Vol. 2. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes, but there is no longer a photograph of this member in our collection. This reminiscence covers the period of Powell's life from 1840 to 1890. It provides Powell's family and business history and details on his overseas voyage to California. Specific attention is given to Powell's stop in Talcahuana. The reminiscence is written in a very congratulatory prose, and boasts Powell's numerous achievements and contributions to California commerce and society
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 164-203, Vol. 5. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This reminiscence includes a reference to a photograph of the member in a set of bound volumes. It appears that the photographs in this set were dispersed throughout the regular photography collection, but the photographs referenced in the related materials may or may not be these same photographs, but one photograph of Paul is included. Covering 1849-1851, the account discusses Paul's journey to California, travelers waiting to arrive in California, and the tension that existed on board his ship between the travelers and the captain. Paul also offers his impressions of San Francisco, cost of living expenses and the economy, the diverse population of S.F. and the changing landscape of the city. Paul offers a vivid description of his experience in Sacramento ... Read More