Register of the Irvine (Leigh Hadley) "The History of New California" Typescript, 1905

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Register of the Irvine (Leigh Hadley) "The History of New California" Typescript, 1905

Collection number: Mss125

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker
Date Completed:
August 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Irvine (Leigh Hadley) "The History of New California" Typescript,
Date (inclusive): 1905
Collection number: Mss125
Creator: R. Coke Wood
Extent: 0.3 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Irvine (Leigh Hadley) "The History of New California" Typescript, Mss125, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

Leigh Hadley Irvine (1863-1942) was an author, editor, and journalist. He was, at various times, the assistant managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner in 1888, Sunday editor of the Sacramento Union (1898-1899), managing editor of the newspaper syndicate, 1906-1909, and managing editor of the Daily Eureka Times (1912-1913). Irvine was also the author of a number of books, including: Irvine's New Cyclopedia of Diction, (1910); A History of California's Bench and Bar, (1912);and the History of Humboldt County, (1913).

Scope and Content

This collection consists of an incomplete, typescript of 156 pages of "The History of New California" edited by Leigh H. Irvine and published in 2 volumes by Lewis Publishing Co. (1905). The manuscript is a partial draft of the first part of volume 1. Many chapters were written by important educators and scholars such as David Starr Jordan and James O'Meara. The manuscript has no bibliography or footnotes.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: LEIGH HADLEY IRVINE TYPESCRIPT, 1905

 

1.1: STAFF RESEARCH FILE

 

-Entry for Leigh Irvine, Who Was Who in America. vol. 2, 1943-1950

 

1.2: CHAPTERS, 1- 2, 4- 5

 

-Introduction, "The Wonderful Story," pp. 1-2

 

-Chapter I: "California's Gift to Civilization" by President David Starr Jordan of Stanford University, pp. 1-13

 

-Chapter II: "The truth about climate and resources is more wonderful than fiction could be made, vast extent and variety of climate and soil, importance of the Japan current, climatology, scenery and general character of the land," pp. 1-6

 

-Chapter IV: "Habits and Amusements of the Native Californians of Early Times--Americans Before the Conquest, character of the Early Trappers and Path-Finders, Captain John A. Sutter and His Achievements, the Coming of Fremont, Ethics of the Conquest, and Other Thoughts," pp. 1-11.

 

-Chapter V: "The Discovery of Gold," pp. 1-10.

 

1.3: FRAGMENT AND CHAPTERS 6-9, VIGILANTISM

 

-Introduction (account from Charles James King)

 

-Page on vigilantes

 

-Chapter [VI; marked "VL"]: "The Reign of Disorder; Antecedents of the Vigilance Committees of 1851 and 1856, How an Organization Known as the Hounds Caused the Organized Forces of Society to Deal Summary Justice in Pioneer Days, the Killing of James King of William, Preliminary Study of Facts that Led to the Dealing Out of So-Called Popular Justice," pp. 1-6.

 

-Chapter VII: "The Vigilance Committees," by Charles James King. "Interesting Reminiscences of the Son of the Martyred Editor of the Old San Francisco Bulletin, How Desperate Men Put the Law Aside, and Transformed San Francisco into a Desperadoes Paradise; Inside Facts about the Great Uprising of Citizens that Improvised a Committee to Try and Punish Men for Their Crimes," pp. 1-[20]

 

-Chapter VIII: "Vigilance Committee Criticized by the Late James O'Meara, Pioneer Journalist. The late James O'Meara was a defender of the Law and Order party, which opposed the Vigilance Committee. The editor obtained the manuscript from a friend of the late James O'Meara, and quotations from it are frequent in this chapter--Editor," pp. 1-7.

 

-Chapter IX: "The Good Citizenship Movement.," [pp. 1-7]

 

1.4: CHAPTERS 10-12, 15-16, 21-23

 

-Chapter X: Untitled [Early California newspapers and journals], pp. 1-25

 

-Chapter [XI;labelled "XL"]: "The Building of the Central Pacific Railroad" by A.J. Wells, pp. 1-21.

 

-Chapter [XII; labelled "XLL"]. Untitled [Water] pp. 1-2

 

-Chapter XV: "Manufacturing in California," pp. 1-4.

 

-Chapter XVI: "Growth of the New California," pp. 1-5.

 

-Chapter XXI: "Libraries of California," pp. 1-2

 

-Chapter XXII: "Architecture in the West," pp.1-2

 

-Chapter XXIII: "Some Scenic Wonders," pp. 1-2