Society of California Pioneers
Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 12-21, Vol. 6. 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 biography covers from 1845 to 1867, and offers a description of the events leading to Casement's move to California and lists people who were instrumental in settling and mining parts of Northern California. A description of Monterey in 1847-1848 includes his impressions of Bull and Grizzly Bear fights. Information about where Casement mined for gold is given, as well as details on costs of ... Read More
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 38-42, Vol. 3. 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. This reminiscence covers the years of Graves' life from 1849 to 1864. It provides limited information regarding his overseas journey (ship name and dates of departure and arrival). It also details his experience mining Auburn, the Yuba River, and Bear River. This biography identifies the various businesses Graves was affiliated with, as well as his political, spiritual, and social involvements
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 43-52, 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 is a transcript of John T. Young's detailed account of the 1850 exploration of Northern California in search of the mouth of the Trinity River. He names many of the men in the involved parties, as well as the vessels and their captains. This exploration led to the discovery of Trinity Bay, later known as Humboldt Bay, as well as the site that would become the city of Eureka
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 99-100, Vol. 4. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. This very brief reminiscence (consisting of two paragraphs) does not provide much biographical or historical information. It's written in a self-effacing tone as Mr. Carpentier claims that his life "had nothing in it of special interest.".
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 32-40, Vol. 4. 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 the period of Elisha Oscar Crosby's life from 1848 to 1850. The subject of the reminiscence is predominately the first Constitutional Convention which met September 1st, 1849 in Monterey. Crosby discusses the troubles the Finance Committee, of which he was Chairman, had in securing funds to pay the expense of the convention. He also describes his work as Prefect of the ... Read More
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 146-161, Vol. 4. 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. This reminiscence begins with the history of the Highton family in Leicestershire County, England. The names and vocations of some of H.E. Highton's ancestors are provided. This reminiscence lists the names of Mr. Highton's mentors and advisers when he was becoming a lawyer. His legal practice handled primarily commercial accounts, some involving gold mines. Seven pages of this biography are dedicated to naming and describing some of the more pivotal cases Mr. Highton ... Read More
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 88-112, Vol. 8. This is a typed transcript of the member's autobiographical reminiscence created as an institutional record for the Society of California Pioneers. It is a transcript of a lecture delivered at Pioneer Hall to The Society of California Pioneers on January 19, 1887. Holladay describes his journey to California and his fellow passengers who went on to careers in California. He describes a stop in Panama, its landscape and its inhabitants. He also describes the anxiety of those waiting in Panama to connect for California. Holladay waited for over 2 months in Panama and watched his fellow voyagers' unsuccessful attempts to get to California. This text provides Holladay's summary of his gold mining experiences and details his life as Alcalde for the "Wood's Dry" District. Particulars on costs of living and price of gold are included. The time period covered by this account is 1849-1850
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p.130-136, 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, but there is no longer a photograph of this member in our collection. Harris wrote this autobiography when he was eighty years old. It contains some background family history. Harris offers numerous anecdotes relating to his journey overseas involving stowaways, songs, victuals, and the nervousness of their ship's captain. In his descriptions one can get a feel for the daily life of him and his fellow passengers. He pays particular attention to the various ways the passengers amused themselves on their long journey. Much attention is given to the cost of living in San Francisco at that time. ... Read More
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p. 104-107, Vol. 3. 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 transcription 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 the period from 1824, Snook's birth in New York, through his trip with his brother on the ship the Talamazoo on January 25th, 1849 to San Francisco and through his death in San Francisco on April 12th, 1901. Snook discusses life in San Francisco and describes the brothers ownership of buildings in the city. Their business was importing and manufacturing hardware and ... Read More
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Autobiographies and Reminiscences of California Pioneers, p.126-129, 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, but there is no longer a photograph of this member in our collection. This reminiscence covers the period of James F. Hough's life from 1849 to 1901. It offers a description of his overland journey to California from New York, including a list of places he traveled through. Brief family history is also included. Hough names all the companies he was employed with in San Francisco