Book/Printed Material 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;

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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;
Summary
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 1838. In 1845 he settled permanently in San Francisco, becoming one of the city's leading merchants. His marriage to María de Jesus Estudillo tied him to the Hispanic community in his adopted region. Seventy-five years in California (1929) is an expansion of Sixty years in California, a book Davis published in 1889. It is a history of California as well as the author's memoirs of his life through the mid 1850s with an emphasis on the transformation of Yerba Buena to San Francisco, the Gold Rush, and the imposition of United States power in California.
Contributor Names
Davis, William Heath, 1822-1909.
Watson, Douglas S. (Douglas Sloane)
Created / Published
San Francisco, J. Howell, 1929.
Subject Headings
-  California--History
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  The facsimiles of letters and autographs are accompanied by typographical transcripts.
-  Colored view of San Francisco in 1846-47, by Capt. W.F. Swasey, mounted on inside front cover and guard leaf, with Seal of the city in right hand margin.--Map: "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.
-  Copy on "Dresden" paper. 2250 copies printed and type distributed: Library edition on "Dresden" paper 2000 copies; the remaining copies on "Utopian" paper: Argonaut edition, copies numbered 151 to 250; author's section of Argonaut edition, copies 101 to 150; the "El Dorado" numbered 46 to 100; the "Pioneer" copies 26 to 45; California collectors' copies 4 to 25; in addition an Editorial copy, a Publisher's copy and the Presidential copy destined for Herbert Hoover.
-  Bibliography: p. 413.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xxxii, 422 p., 1 l. col. front., illus., plates, ports., maps, facsims. (1 fold.) 26 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F861 .D262
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.025
Library of Congress Control Number
29012612
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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 1838. In 1845 he settled permanently in San Francisco, becoming one of the city's leading merchants. His marriage to María de Jesus Estudillo tied him to the Hispanic community in his adopted region. Seventy-five years in California (1929) is an expansion of Sixty years in California, a book Davis published in 1889. It is a history of California as well as the author's memoirs of his life through the mid 1850s with an emphasis on the transformation of Yerba Buena to San Francisco, the Gold Rush, and the imposition of United States power in California.
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Davis, William Heath, and Douglas S Watson. 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. San Francisco, J. Howell, 1929. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/29012612/.

APA citation style:

Davis, W. H. & Watson, D. S. (1929) 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. San Francisco, J. Howell. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/29012612/.

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Davis, William Heath, and Douglas S Watson. 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. San Francisco, J. Howell, 1929. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/29012612/>.