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Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco, California; embracing incidents, triumphant death scenes, etc.,
Summary
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 remained in the West for seven years, going on to become one of the church's most tireless worldwide evangelists. He later conducted crusades in Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa. In 1884 he was named Missionary Bishop for Africa and he focused his energies on missionary activities on that continent. Taylor spent his last years in California, the site of his first mission. Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco (1857) offers Taylor's memoirs of his career in the West, concentrating on open-air evangelism in general and experiences on the street corners of San Francisco and Sacramento and in camp-meetings in the mine fields, 1849-1856. The book focuses on the nature of the sinners who repented at Taylor's words: drunkards, gamblers, seamen; and on the moral and political depravity of San Francisco that culminated in the creation of the Vigilance Committee. For a second installment of Taylor's memoirs, see California life illustrated (1858).
Contributor Names
Taylor, William, 1821-1902.
Strickland, W. P. (William Peter), 1809-1884.
Created / Published
New York, The author, 1857.
Subject Headings
-  Taylor, William,--1821-1902
-  San Francisco (Calif.)--Social conditions--19th century
-  San Francisco (Calif.)--Moral conditions
-  Evangelistic work--California--San Francisco
-  Methodist Episcopal Church--California--San Francisco--Clergy--Biography
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
Notes
-  "Sixth thousand."
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Also available in digital form.
Medium
394 p. front. (port.) 20 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F869.S3 T3
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000689
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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 remained in the West for seven years, going on to become one of the church's most tireless worldwide evangelists. He later conducted crusades in Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa. In 1884 he was named Missionary Bishop for Africa and he focused his energies on missionary activities on that continent. Taylor spent his last years in California, the site of his first mission. Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco (1857) offers Taylor's memoirs of his career in the West, concentrating on open-air evangelism in general and experiences on the street corners of San Francisco and Sacramento and in camp-meetings in the mine fields, 1849-1856. The book focuses on the nature of the sinners who repented at Taylor's words: drunkards, gamblers, seamen; and on the moral and political depravity of San Francisco that culminated in the creation of the Vigilance Committee. For a second installment of Taylor's memoirs, see California life illustrated (1858).
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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Taylor, William, and W. P Strickland. Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco, California; embracing incidents, triumphant death scenes, etc. New York, The author, 1857. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000689/.

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Taylor, W. & Strickland, W. P. (1857) Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco, California; embracing incidents, triumphant death scenes, etc. New York, The author. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000689/.

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Taylor, William, and W. P Strickland. Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco, California; embracing incidents, triumphant death scenes, etc. New York, The author, 1857. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000689/>.