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California life illustrated.
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. California life illustrated (1858) expands on his reminiscences in Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco (1857). He describes his voyage to California and gives details of family life, social life, politics and church history in San José, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento. He comments at length on California agriculture and mineral resources and offers a chapter on mining camp life. After founding the Powell Street church, Taylor explains, he undertook a mission to sailors in San Francisco which left him so burdened by debt that he returned east to publish books and conduct revivals in the hope of putting his finances in order.
Contributor Names
Taylor, William, 1821-1902.
Created / Published
New York, Pub. for the author, by Carlton & Porter, 1858.
Subject Headings
-  California--Description and travel
-  Missions--California
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Mines and mineral resources--California
-  Religion and ethics--California
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Also available in digital form on the Internet Archive Web site.
Medium
348 p. incl. front., plates. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F864 .T26
F864 .T26 Copy 2 Copy 2.
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.063
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/scd0001.0001948063A
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000750
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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. California life illustrated (1858) expands on his reminiscences in Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco (1857). He describes his voyage to California and gives details of family life, social life, politics and church history in San José, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento. He comments at length on California agriculture and mineral resources and offers a chapter on mining camp life. After founding the Powell Street church, Taylor explains, he undertook a mission to sailors in San Francisco which left him so burdened by debt that he returned east to publish books and conduct revivals in the hope of putting his finances in order.
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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. California Life Illustrated. New York, Pub. for the author, by Carlton & Porter, 1858. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000750/.

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Taylor, W. (1858) California Life Illustrated. New York, Pub. for the author, by Carlton & Porter. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000750/.

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Taylor, William. California Life Illustrated. New York, Pub. for the author, by Carlton & Porter, 1858. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000750/>.