Book/Printed Material A picture of pioneer times in California, illustrated with anecdotes and stories taken from real life.

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A picture of pioneer times in California, illustrated with anecdotes and stories taken from real life.
Summary
William Francis White (1829-1891?) and his young wife sailed from New York in 1849 round the Horn to San Francisco, where he set up an import business. He later represented Santa Cruz in the state constitutional convention and served as a bank commissioner. A picture of pioneer times in California (1881), written under the pseudonym "William Grey," presents White's revisionist version of California history challenging the picture presented in the 1854 Annals of San Francisco. In particular, he attacks the Annals' discussion of the Mission Fathers and the Mission Indians, the United States conquest of California in the Mexican War, discovery of gold at Sutter's Fort, and the role of women during the Gold Rush. He also reminisces about his voyage to California and experiences as a San Francisco merchant, 1849-1850, as well as legends of the gold mines. The volume concludes with three fictional tales of California in the Gold Rush.
Contributor Names
White, William Francis, 1829-1891?
Created / Published
San Francisco, Printed by W.M. Hinton & co., 1881.
Subject Headings
-  Frontier and pioneer life--California
-  California--Gold discoveries
-  Ethnic groups--California
-  Women--California
-  Urbanization--California
-  Real estate development--California
-  Law--Political aspects--California
-  Business--California
Notes
-  Includes three tales, illustrative of life in California: Ellen Harvey; or The wife's disappointment (p. [213]-291); Ada Allen; or, The husband's surprise (p. [293]-399); Minnie Wagner; or, The forged note (p. [401]-677).
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
vii, 677 p. 23 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F865 .W585
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.gdc/calbk.181
Library of Congress Control Number
rc01000830
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William Francis White (1829-1891?) and his young wife sailed from New York in 1849 round the Horn to San Francisco, where he set up an import business. He later represented Santa Cruz in the state constitutional convention and served as a bank commissioner. A picture of pioneer times in California (1881), written under the pseudonym "William Grey," presents White's revisionist version of California history challenging the picture presented in the 1854 Annals of San Francisco. In particular, he attacks the Annals' discussion of the Mission Fathers and the Mission Indians, the United States conquest of California in the Mexican War, discovery of gold at Sutter's Fort, and the role of women during the Gold Rush. He also reminisces about his voyage to California and experiences as a San Francisco merchant, 1849-1850, as well as legends of the gold mines. The volume concludes with three fictional tales of California in the Gold Rush.
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"California as I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

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White, William Francis, ?. A picture of pioneer times in California, illustrated with anecdotes and stories taken from real life. San Francisco, Printed by W.M. Hinton & co, 1881. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000830/.

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White, W. F. (1881) A picture of pioneer times in California, illustrated with anecdotes and stories taken from real life. San Francisco, Printed by W.M. Hinton & co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/rc01000830/.

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White, William Francis, ?. A picture of pioneer times in California, illustrated with anecdotes and stories taken from real life. San Francisco, Printed by W.M. Hinton & co, 1881. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01000830/>.