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Assassination of James King of Wm. By James P. Casey. San Francisco, May 14th, 1856. [trial proof]
Assassination of James King of Wm. By James P. Casey. San Francisco, May 14th, 1856. [trial proof]
This rare trial proof does not include the text of the final version. The caption "Funeal of Js. King" is misspelled.
Benicia and Straits of Carquinez from the sout [sic] east. [upper]; Benicia & harbor from the north west. [lower]
Benicia and Straits of Carquinez from the sout [sic] east. [upper]; Benicia & harbor from the north west. [lower]
Two illustrations of Benicia from different vantage points, with the following identifications: Martinez ferry; steamboat landing; P.M.S.S Co. Depot; U.S. Pacific Military Depot; Navy Bay; Monte Diablo & coal mines; Pacific Mail Steamship Co's Depot; Martinez; road to Vallejo; river steamboat landing; Sacramento boat; and flour mill.
Celestial empire in California. Miners [upper] Gamblers [lower]
Celestial empire in California. Miners [upper] Gamblers [lower]
Includes two vignettes depicting Chinese miners and gamblers.
City of Stockton
City of Stockton
View of Stockton from across the river, with (Boggs?) lumber yard in the foreground, city in the background, and boats on the water. , Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Downieville, Sierra County, Cal.
Downieville, Sierra County, Cal.
Sketched by Mrs. M.N. Horton [Herton?]. Lith. of Cooke & LeCount S. Francisco. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1852, by Cooke & LeCount.... , Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Grand admission celebration. Portsmouth Square, Octr. 29th 1850.
Grand admission celebration. Portsmouth Square, Octr. 29th 1850.
Separated from the Charles O. Brewster letters and miscellany, MS 213.
Joe Bowers. A very pathetic ballad, as sung by Mr. Johnson, of the Melodeon, San Francisco.
Joe Bowers. A very pathetic ballad, as sung by Mr. Johnson, of the Melodeon, San Francisco.
"A variety house, known as Johnson's Melodeon, was opened December 15, 1857, at 182 Montgomery street..." San Francisco Call, Vol. 87, No. 121, 31 March 1901, p. 12.
Jolly old miner
Jolly old miner
Humorous illustration of a drunk miner riding backwards on his horse, with two laughing miners at his left, and text below., Caption reads: "What! -- Jim!.. Come home tight again? -- No, I an't tight: I'v been knocket of my horse and robbed, after robbing me, they put me on my horse again and cut his head of!........."
Map of the burnt district of San Francisco, showing the extent of the fire...
Map of the burnt district of San Francisco, showing the extent of the fire...
Map of the burnt district of San Francisco, showing the extent of the fire. And also the brick, iron, and adobe builddings [sic] destroyed, which were supposed "fire proof," also three store ships destroyed, & also the brick or iron buildings within the limit of the burnt district, or immediately adjoining it, which were saved. circa 1851, Map of the burnt district, bounded by Pine, Dupont, Vallejo, and Front Streets. The map identifies fifty-four destroyed buildings and twenty-three saved buildings, and their occupants. A key indicates what materials the buildings were constructed of.
Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County, Cal.
Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County, Cal.
Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Oh! Home of my boyhood.
Oh! Home of my boyhood.
Depicts a happy domestic scene, beneath which is printed the text of the song "Oh! Home of my boyhood," by I. F. Shepard., Oh! Home of my boyhood, California Lettersheet Collection, Kemble Spec Col 09, California Historical Society
Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Sonora, March 20. No. 1.
Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Sonora, March 20. No. 1.
Includes portrait of Brigham Young., The Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Sonora, March 20. No. 1, California Lettersheet Collection, Kemble Spec Col 09, California Historical Society
Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer John L. Stephens, April 5, 1858. No. 2.
Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer John L. Stephens, April 5, 1858. No. 2.
Charles F. Robbins, Printer, cor. Clay and Battery sts., San Francisco., Includes portrait of Peter Lassen., Gift of Lowell J. Hardy., The Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer John L. Stephens, April 5, 1858. No. 2, California Lettersheet Collection, Kemble Spec Col 09, California Historical Society
Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Golden Age, April 20, 1858. No. 3.
Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Golden Age, April 20, 1858. No. 3.
Charles F. Robbins, Printer, cor. Clay and Battery sts., San Francisco., Includes illustration of the reservoir of the Tuolumne Co. Water Company at Strawberry Flat., Gift of Lowell J. Hardy., The Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Golden Age, April 20, 1858. No. 3, California Lettersheet Collection, Kemble Spec Col 09, California Historical Society

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