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Series 1:  Pictorial lettersheets circa 1850-1870

Box 1, Folder 1

Baird 001: Adventures of Mr. Greenhorn on his arrival in San Francisco--The first day. undated

Physical Description: Pen lithograph; 19 x 26 cm. overall.

General Note

Lith. by Justh & Quirot. Jackson St. S.F. Published & sold by Cooke & Lecount Booksellers & Stationers, Montgomery St. S.F.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 1, Folder 1

Baird 002: Adventures of a pike in California. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 19 x 26 cm. overall.

General Note

Lith. & Published by Britton & Rey Cor. Comml. & Montgy. Sts. S. Francisco.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 3, Folder 1, Box 4, Folder 7

Baird 004: Assassination of James King of William. [page 1, upper] Surrender of Jas. P. Casey and Charles Cora to the Vigilance Committee, on Sunday, May 18th, 1856. [page 1, lower] Execution of James P. Casey and Charles Cora, by the Vigilance Committee, of San Francisco, on Thursday, May 22d, 1856.... [page 4 upper] James P. Casey; Charles Cora; Yankee Sullivan; Edw. M'Gowan [page 4, lower] before 1856 June 4

Physical Description: 4 wood engravings; 19 x 25 cm. folded. Lettersheet A-253 mounted on cardboard.
Extent: 2 lettersheets.

General Note

Heustis. For sale by M. Ullmann, S.E. corner of Sansome and Washington Streets, San Francisco.
Box 3, Folders 2-3

Baird 005: Assassination of James King of Wm. By James P. Casey. San Francisco, May 14th, 1856. before 1856 June 4

Extent: 4 lettersheets.
Physical Description: 4 lithographs; 12 x 17 cm. each.

General Note

Pub. by Britton & Rey.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheets A-243 and A-286: On indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. Lettersheet A-286-2: Gift of the Wiltsee estate.
Box 3, Folder 4

Baird 005: Assassination of James King of Wm. By James P. Casey. San Francisco, May 14th, 1856. [trial proof] before 1856 June 4

Physical Description: 4 lithographs; 12 x 17 cm. each.

Scope and Contents

This rare trial proof does not include the text of the final version. The caption "Funeal of Js. King" is misspelled.

General Note

Pub. by Britton & Rey.
Box 1, Folder 2

Baird 006: A bachelor in a tight place. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 18 x 24 cm. overall.

General Note

Published by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 146 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Depicts a bachelor being pursued by a group of women. Below this illustration is the cautionary ballad "Matrimonial joys."
Box 3, Folder 5

Baird 009: Benicia and Straits of Carquinez from the sout [sic] east. [upper] Benicia & harbor from the north west. [lower] undated

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 16 x 38 cm. overall.

General Note

Lith. Geo. H. Baker. San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

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.
Box 3, Folder 5

Baird 011: Big Bar--Middle Fork. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 25 x 33 cm.

General Note

Lith. by Justh, Quirot & Co. [illegible] Montgy. St. S-Francisco.

Scope and Contents

View of mining operations and scattered buildings at Big Bar, with towering hills in background.

Acquisition Information

On indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum.
Box 3, Folder 6

Baird 013: Bird's eye view of San Francisco. 1856?

Physical Description: Lithograph; 22 x 41 cm.

General Note

Lithod. & published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Aerial view of San Francisco looking west, with the following identifications: Point Lobos, Point Boneta, Fort Point, Presidio, Mountain Lake, Lone Mountain Cemetery, Divisadero, Mission Dolores, South Park, Laguna, Meigg's Wharf, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Clay St. Hill, Yerba Buena Cemetery, Alcatras [sic] Island, Blossom Rock, Goat Island, and the Farallones Islands (Pacific Ocean).

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
Box 1, Folder 3

Baird 016: Burning of Nevada City Cala. March 12th. 1851 loss $1,5000,000. before 1851 April 28

Physical Description: Lithograph; 18 x 26 cm.

General Note

Pub. by W.H. Baxter of Bowers Express.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 1, Folder 3

Baird 021: The California water carrier. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 13 cm.

General Note

Published by T.C. Boyd, Wood engraver, (Iron Building,) corner Washington and Montgomery sts., San Francisco.
Box 3, Folder 7

Baird 023: The celebration in San Francisco, in commemoration of the successful laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable, Monday September 27th, 1858. before 1858 September 21

Physical Description: Wood engravings; 27 x 41 cm. overall.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-297: Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.

Scope and Contents

Various illustrations of the parade, with descriptive text, surrounded by seals of the thirty states.

General Note

Sterett & Butler, Printers, Engravers, and Publishers, 145 Clay Street, San Francisco.

Separated Materials

One letter, from Francisco B. de las Casas to his mother (San Francisco, 1858 September 21), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and returned to the Frank de las Casas letters, MS 3060.
Box 4, Folder 8

Baird 024: Celebration of the 4th of July, in San Francisco Cal. the 5th of July, 1852. circa 1852

Physical Description: Lithograph; 28 x 41 cm.

Scope and Contents

Depicts San Francisco's Fourth of July parade, with men on foot and horseback, and a large contingent of Chinese celebrants.

General Note

Lith. of Cooke & Le Count.

Acquisition Information

On indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum.

Separated Materials

Separated from the Clement Ferguson scrapbook and mounted on cardboard.
Box 1, Folder 4, Box 4, Folder 9

Baird 025: "Celebration of Washington's Birth Day" San Francisco Feby. 23d. 1852. circa 1852

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 25 cm. Lettersheet A-254: mounted on cardboard (located in box 4, folder 9).
Extent: 3 lettersheets.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Pollard & Britton.

Scope and Contents

Depicts Washington's Birthday celebration in Portsmouth Square, with buildings in the background, including "El Dorado," "The Union," and City Hall.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-296-1: Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker. Lettersheet A-296-2: On indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum.
Box 1, Folder 5

Baird 026: Celestial empire in California. Miners [upper] Gamblers [lower]. undated

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 12 x 19 cm. each.

General Note

Lith. & Published by Britton & Rey. Cornr. Monty. & Cala. Sts. San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Includes two vignettes depicting Chinese miners and gamblers.
Box 1, Folder 5

Baird 027: A Chinese battle in California. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 9 x 18 cm.

General Note

Published at the Wide West office, San Francisco.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. David Potter.

Scope and Contents

Depicts the battle of "Five Cent Gulch" in Weaverville.
Box 1, Folder 5

Baird 028: Chinese Buddhistic worship in San Francisco. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 18 x 18 cm.

General Note

C. Nahl. Armstrong. Published by W.W. Kurtz & Co., Wide West Office, No. 162 Washington Street, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Interior view of the chapel of the Sze Yap Asylum in San Francisco, accompanied by an account of a religious festival celebrated at the Asylum.
Box 1, Folder 5

Baird 029: Chinese life!!! Dupont Street. San-Francisco, Cal. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 16 x 22 cm.

General Note

Beutler, delt. Fishbourne & Co., Lithogrs. S.F. Stamped Noisy Carriers, San Francisco.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
Box 1, Folder 6

Baird 031: City of San Francisco. before 1850 February 9

Physical Description: Metal engraving; 6 x 18 cm. Cut from original lettersheet and pasted onto cardboard.

Scope and Contents

High view of San Francisco from above Nob Hill, looking toward Yerba Buena Island with ships in the bay in the background.

Acquisition Information

On indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum.
Box 1, Folder 6

Baird 032: City of Stockton undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 19 cm.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

Scope and Contents

View of Stockton from across the river, with (Boggs?) lumber yard in the foreground, city in the background, and boats on the water.

General Note

Published by L.C. Van Allen, Stockton, California. From an ambrotype by J. Boyden.
Box 1, Folder 6

Baird 034: Coining money at the San Francisco Branch Mint. undated

Extent: 1 lettersheet and 1 reproduction.
Physical Description: Wood engraving; 22 x 27 cm. overall.

General Note

A. Nahl, Butler, Eastman, Herrick Sc. Published by Hutching & Rosenfield, 201 Clay Street, Plaza, San Francisco. Excelsior Print, Clay Street.
 

Baird 037: Coloma. undated

Separated Materials

Lettersheet, marked with an arrow indicating the Hurlbut claim, has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and returned to the Hiram Hurlbut papers, MS Vault 32.
Box 1, Folder 7

Baird 038: Col. E. D. Baker. We mourn his loss. circa 1861

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 12 x 19 cm. overall.

General Note

[W]illiam Keith.

Scope and Contents

Portrait of Baker, with funeral poem by Fitz Green Halleck.
 

Baird 041: Columbia January, 1852. before 1852 July 6

Separated Materials

Letter, from A.N. Francisco to his brother (Brown's Flat, 1852 July 6), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and cataloged as MS Vault 168.
Box 1, Folder 8

Baird 042: Commandments to California wives. 1855

Extent: 2 lettersheets.
Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 26 cm. overall.

General Note

C.C. Kuchel Del. W.C. Butler, S.F. Mercantile Job Print, 130 Sansome St. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1855, by James M. Hutchings, in the Clerk's office of the U.S. District Court for California. Address J.M. Hutchings, San Francisco.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-423-1: Gift of Mrs. David Potter. Lettersheet A-423-2: Gift of Tallcut A. Perkins.
Box 1, Folder 9

Baird 048: Dame Partington in California. undated

Physcial Description: Wood engraving; 19 x 25 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Satiric adaptation of the legend of Sydney Smith, directed against the opponents of the Vigilance Committee.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wiltsee estate.

General Note

W.W. Kurtz & Co., Wide West Office, 162 Washington Street, San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 9

Baird 049: Day & night of a miner's life. undated

Physical description: Lithograph; 18 x 25 cm. overall.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 10

Baird 051: Departure for El Dorado. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 26 cm. overall.

General Note

Lith. by Quirot, S.F.

Scope and Contents

Includes 10 satirical vignettes depicting mining life in California.
Box 1, Folder 10

Baird 054: Dividing the pile [upper]. Hard road to travel [lower]. undated

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 19 x 24 cm. overall.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.

General Note

Lith & Pub. by Britton & Rey, Cor. Mont & Comml. Sts.

Scope and Contents

Includes 2 vignettes depicting mining life in California.
Box 3, Folder 8

Baird 059: Downieville, Sierra County, Cal. 1852

Physical Description: Lithograph; 24 x 32 cm.

General Note

Sketched by Mrs. M.N. Horton [Herton?]. Lith. of Cooke & LeCount S. Francisco. Published by Cooke & LeCount, Stationers Warehouse. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1852, by Cooke & LeCount....

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 1, Folder 11

Baird 064: [El Dorado]. 1851 August

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 13 x 13 cm.

General Note

Published by C.P. Kimball, Noisy Carrier's Publishing Hall. Long Wharf, San Francisco, Cal.

Scope and Contents

Shows San Francisco's El Dorado building from the northwest.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
Box 3, Folder 9

Baird 066: Entrance to the "Golden Gate," San Francisco. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 13 x 28 cm.
Box 1, Folder 11

Baird 067: Escorting Judge Terry, of the Supreme Court, and other prisoners, to the Vigilance rooms. circa 1856

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 17 x 20 cm. overall.

General Note

Published by the Noisy Carrier's Book and Stationary Co., 87 Battery Street, San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 12

Baird 068: Execution of Casey & Cora, by the San Francisco Vigilance Committee May 22d. 1856. circa 1856

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 24 cm.

General Note

Taken from cor. Davis & Commercial. Pub. by Britton & Rey.
Box 1, Folder 12

Baird 069: Execution of Hetherington and Brace the murderers of Baldwin, Randall, West and Marion. July 29th 1856. circa 1856

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 27 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Britton & Rey S.F.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
Box 1, Folder 12

Baird 071: Execution of James P. Casey & Charles Cora by the Vigilance Committee of San Francisco Thursday May 22nd 1856. circa 1856

Physical Description: Lithograph; 14 x 23 cm.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.

General Note

Drawn by T. Grob. Printed by F. Kuhl.
Box 1, Folder 13

Baird 072: Execution of Jose Forner, Dec. 10, 1852. On Russian Hill San-Francisco, for the murder of Jose Rodrigues. circa 1852

Extent: 2 lettersheets.
Physical Description: Lithograph; 18 x 25 cm.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-244: Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker. Lettersheet A-364: Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 1, Folder 14

Baird 074: Explosion of the American Eagle on the San Joaquin River 25 miles below Stockton Oct 8 1853 [upper]. Explosion of the Steamer Stockton on Suisson Bay Oct. 18 1853 [lower]. circa 1853

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 12 x 19 cm. each.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

General Note

Lith & Pub. by Britton & Rey, Cor. Montg. & Commercial S. Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 15

Baird 076: A fight with a grizly [sic]. undated

Physical Description: 4 lithographs; 10 x 13 cm. each.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Britton & Rey S. Franco.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wiltsee estate.
Box 1, Folders 16-17

Baird 077: Fire in San Francisco. Jn [sic] the night from the 3d.-4th May, 1851. Loss $20,000,000. circa 1851

Extent: 2 lettersheets and 1 reproduction.
Physical Description: Lithograph; 16 x 28 cm. Lettersheet A-227 is colored and pasted onto cardboard.

Scope and Contents

View from Nob Hill of conflagration on the waterfront, south of Telegraph Hill.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-227: Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.

General Note

Lith. Justh & Co. Broadway between Dupont & Stockton Sts.
Box 1, Folder 18

Baird 079: The first trial & execution in S. Francisco on the night of 10th. of June at 2 o'clock. before 1851 June 21

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 24 cm.

General Note

Del. after the nature by W.C.K. Pub. and Lith. Justh Quirot & Co. Corr Calif. & Mont. Sts. S.F.

Scope and Contents

Depicts the hanging of John Jenkins, a "Sydney man," from the rafters of the San Francisco Custom House in the Plaza. A sign on the Custom House reads "Burgoyne."
Box 1, Folder 18

Baird 081: Flume [upper]. Elevating water wheel [lower]. before 1853 May 21

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 12 x 19 cm. each.

General Note

Lith. & published by Britton & Rey. San Francisco Cal.
Box 1, Folder 19

Baird 083: Fort Vigilant Rooms of the Committee Sacramento St. betn Davis & Front [upper]. Mass meeting endorsing the acts of the Vigilance Committe [sic] June 14th [lower]. before 1856 July 28

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 13 x 19 cm. and 12 x 19 cm.

General Note

Noisy Carier's [sic] Book & Stationery Co. Lith. Britton & Rey.

Scope and Contents

Includes two illustrations. Upper illustration shows fort in the foreground, with signs for Brown & Crowel, Mills & Valentine, and Stoves hanging from storefronts in the background. In the distance are ships on the wharf.
Box 1, Folder 19

Baird 084: Fort Vigilante. Showing the defences [sic] around the "Vigilant Committee Rooms." undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 11 x 17 cm.

General Note

T.C. Boyd. Published by the Noisy Carrier's Book and Stationery Co., 87 Battery Street, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Includes blue seal of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
Box 3, Folder 9

Baird 085: The Frazer River thermometer. 1858

Physical Description: Wood engravings; 26 x 41 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Numerous comical illustrations depicting the gold craze in California, with text describing the Frazer River gold mines and their history, and a thermometer measuring the craze, standing at 120 degrees ("boiling heat").

General Note

Published by Sterett & Butler, 145 Clay Street, San Francisco, Cal. and for sale at the News Depots. The trade supplied brliberal terms. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1858, by Sterett & Butler....

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 1, Folder 20

Baird 086: Gambling in the mines Monte [upper]. Faro [lower]. undated

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 12 x 19 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Published by Britton & Rey. San Francisco California.
Box 1, Folder 20

Baird 087: Georgetown and Pilot Creek Canal, El Dorado County. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 11 x 17 cm.
Box 1, Folder 21

Baird 090: Grand admission celebration. Portsmouth Square, Octr. 29th 1850. circa 1850

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 27cm.

General Note

Sold by Cooke & Le Count Montgomery St.

Separated Materials

Separated from the Charles O. Brewster letters and miscellany, MS 213.
Box 1, Folder 21

Baird 093: Grass Valley, Nevada County California. undated

Extent: 2 lettersheets.
Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 18 cm.

General Note

R.E. Ogibby [sic: should be Ogilby] del. Lith. Britton & Rey San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Shows the town of Grass Valley, a lumber mill, and a farm, with scattered people, at work and leisure.
Box 1, Folder 22

Baird 096a: Great fire in San Fransisco [sic]. May 4th, 1850. 400 buildings burned! Loss $5,000,000! circa 1850

Physical Description: Lithograph; 15 x 24 cm.

General Note

Pub. by W.B. Cooke & Co., Portsmouth Square.

Scope and Contents

Depicts fire raging on the east side of Portsmouth Square, with people gathered in the Plaza in the foreground. Also includes a map of the blocks burned, bounded by Dupont, Clay, Jackson, and Montgomery Streets.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 1, Folder 22

Baird 098: The great fire in San Francisco on the morning of the 17 of September 1850. Grand incendie á San Francisco le 17 Septembre 1850. (au matin). El gran incendio en la mañana del 17 de Setiembre 1850. circa 1850

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 36 cm.

Scope and Contents

Depicts fire raging on the north side of Portsmouth Square, with people gathered in the Plaza and ships on the harbor.
Box 1, Folder 22

Baird 100: Happy New Year, 1856 To all at home circa 1856

Physical Description: Wood engraving with colored inks; 12 x 16 cm.

General Note

T.C. Boyd. San Francisco. Published by the Noisy Carrier's Book and Stationery Co., 77 Long Wharf, San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 23

Baird 102: Honest voters trying to elect their officers in front of the house [upper]. Ballot box stuffers, electing their men behind the house [lower]. circa 1855

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 12 x 20 cm. each.

General Note

Noisy Carriers 64 & 66 Long Wharf.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

Scope and Contents

Two satiric illustrations referring to the election of September 5, 1855.
Box 1, Folder 23

Baird 104: How the California mines are worked. before 1854 August 12

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 19 cm.

General Note

Anthony & Baker SC. Published at the Wide West Office, 184 Clay Street, San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 24

Baird 105: Hutching's [sic] California scenes. The California Indians. before 1855 January 24

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 22 x 27 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Eight vignettes--gathering acorns, gathering seeds, mode of traveling, burning their dead, cooking food, grinding acorns, &c, catching grasshoppers, and an Indian fandango--surrounding descriptive text about California Indian life.

General Note

Anthony & Baker SC. C. Nahl del. Excelsior Print.
Box 1, Folder 24

Baird 107: Hutchings' California scenes.--Methods of mining. before 1855 November 15

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 26 cm. overall.

General Note

C. Nahl del. T.C. Boyd, Sc. Published by J.M. Hutchings, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Twelve vignettes depicting various mining methods and technologies, with text. Includes illustration of a Chinese miner "rocking the cradle."
Box 1, Folder 24

Baird 107a: [Hutching's California Szenen--Die verschiedenen arten des minenbaues. before 1856 July

Language of Materials: In German.
Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 25 cm. overall. Top portion of lettersheet with title has been cut off.

General Note

Druck: S.F. Journal.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 1, Folder 25

Baird 108: Hutchings' California scenes. Michigan Bar. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 24 cm. overall.

General Note

Anthony & Baker SC SF. Sun Print, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

View of Michigan Bar, with signs for Drugs, Hawley & Co., Canal Co., Valentine Co., and Cosumnes House, and descriptive text printed below.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 1, Folder 25

Baird 109a: [Hutchings panoramic scenes.] Crossing the plains to California. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 21 x 27 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Thirteen vignettes depicting the overland journey to California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

General Note

Published by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 146 Montgomery St., San Francisco. Printed by S.H. Wade, 151 Clay St.
Box 1, Folder 25

Baird 110: Hutching's panoramic scenes.--Northern California. 1855

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 22 x 27 cm. overall. Partial lettersheet (Baird 129, La Porte, Sierra County) pasted on back.

General Note

W.C. Butler S.F. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1855, by James M. Hutchings.... Published by Jas. M. Hutchings, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Six vignettes depicting the Northern California towns of Shasta, Jacksonville, Yreka, Mount Shasta, Scott's Bar, and Weaverville.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 1, Folder 26

Baird 111: Hydraulic method of mining. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 18 x 22 cm.

General Note

C. Nahl. W.C. Butler, engraver.
Box 1, Folder 26

Baird 113: Inside view of Fort Hall. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 8 x 12 cm.

General Note

Published at the Union Office. Includes blue Noisy Carrier's stamp.
Box 1, Folder 27

Baird 115: J Street, from the levee [page 4] undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 15 x 20 cm. CHS only has page 4.

General Note

[Published by A. Rosenfield, San Francisco.]

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

Scope and Contents

Depicts the flooding of J Street in Sacramento, with people in boats, and signs for Baker & Hamilton, Agricultural Warehouse, Gilding, Plumbing, and Stoves.
Box 1, Folder 27

Baird 117: J Street, Sacramento, on New Year's Day, 1853. circa 1853

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 12 x 20 cm.

General Note

From a daguerreotype by R.H. Vance. Published at the Union Office.

Scope and Contents

Depicts the flooding of J Street in Sacramento, with people and domestic animals on boats and in the street, and a sign for the Daily Union Office.
Box 1, Folder 28

Baird 118: Jackson, Amador Co. undated

Physical Description: 3 lithographs; 21 x 27 cm. overall.

General Note

Printed by Britton & Rey. From nature & stone by Kuchel & Dresel, 146 Clay St. S.F.

Scope and Contents

Three vignettes depicting Jackson, Butte City, and the Gate.
Box 1, Folder 28

Baird 120: James King of William--The patriot martyr of California, editor of the San Francisco Evening Bulletin, who was murderously assassinated by James P. Casey, May 14th, 1856.... 1856

Physical Description: 2 wood engravings; 10 x 12 cm. and 10 x 14 cm.

General Note

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1856, by James M. Hutchings....

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.

Scope and Contents

Two portraits of James King of William, one depicting the living man, and the other showing the entrance and exit of the fatal bullet on the corpse.
Box 1, Folder 29

Baird 121: James Stuart hung by the Vigilance Committee on Market St. wharf, on the 11th of July 1851.... circa 1851

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 27 cm.

General Note

Publ. & lith. by Quirot & Co. Calif. Corn. Montg. Sts. S.F.
Box 1, Folder 29

Baird 122: Jenny Lind Theatre, San-Francisco. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 15 x 20 cm.

Scope and Contents

Shows the Jenny Lind Theatre with the buildings of the El Dorado and the Union on either side and ships in the background.
Box 1, Folder 30

Baird 123: Joe Bowers. A very pathetic ballad, as sung by Mr. Johnson at the Melodeon, San Francisco. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 18 x 23 cm. overall.

General Note

Sold by J.W. Sullivan, News Agent, San Francisco.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wiltsee Estate.
Box 1, Folder 30

Baird 124: Joe Bowers. A very pathetic ballad, as sung by Mr. Johnson, of the Melodeon, San Francisco. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 18 x 23 cm. overall.

General Note

S.H. Wade, Printer, 151 Clay Street, Era Building, San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 31

Baird 125: [John Smith's Story.] 1851

Physical Description: 9 lithographs; 22 x 26 cm. overall.

General Note

Lith. of Pollard & Peregoy San Francisco. Published by Lovegrove & Murray Sacto. City.

Scope and Contents

Nine crude vignettes illustrating the cautionary tale of John Smith, who travels to California, makes a "pile," loses it gambling, reforms, rebuilds his fortune, and returns home.

Separated Materials

One letter, written by H.L. Hurlbut to Miron R. Hurlbut, has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and returned to the Hiram Hurlbut papers, MS Vault 32.
Box 1, Folder 31

Baird 126: The jolly old miner. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 19 x 25 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Britton & Rey.

Scope and Contents

Humorous illustration of a drunk miner riding backwards on his horse, with two laughing miners at his left, and text below.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 1, Folder 32

Baird 129: La Porte, Sierra County. circa 1858-1859

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 13 cm.

General Note

AE S.F. Published by J.C. Lester, Bookseller, etc. La Porte.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

Scope and Contents

View of La Porte's main street, with signs for Lee and Neds Pioneer Livery Stable, Hotel de France, Union Hotel, and Everts Wilson & Co. Banking House.
Box 1, Folder 32

Baird 136: Long Bar, Yuba River. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 22 cm.

General Note

Published at the Union Office. Includes blue Noisy Carrier's stamp.
Box 1, Folder 32

Baird 137: [Long Wharf.] undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 14 x 22 cm.

General Note

Published by Charles P. Kimball, Noisy Carrier's Publishing Hall, Long Wharf, San Francisco, California.

Scope and Contents

Shows the San Francisco Long Wharf, with docked ships and signs for a variety of businesses, including: W.C. Hoff, the Steamer New Orleans, White Hall, M.O. Power Produce & Commissions, the Fountain House, and Cundell. Includes the unidentified Noisy Carrier's Hall.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 1, Folder 33

Baird 140: Map of the burnt district. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 16 cm.

Acquisition Information

Gift of C.T. Crocker.

Scope and Contents

Map of the blocks bounded by Mason, Broadway, Sansome, and California Streets.
Box 3, Folder 10

Baird 143: 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

Physical Description: Lithograph; 21 x 27 cm.

Acquisition Information

On indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum.

Separated Materials

Separated from the Clement Ferguson scrapbook and encapsulated in mylar.

Scope and Contents

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.
 

Baird 144: Map of the burnt district, San Francisco. Night of May 3d. 1851. before 1851 May 14

Separated Materials

Letter, written by Frank B. Calas, has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and returned the Frank B. Calas papers, MS 287.
Box 1, Folder 33

Baird 145a: Map of the mining region of California. 1855. 1854

Physical Description: Lithograph; 22 x 27 cm.

General Note

Drawn & compiled by Geo. H. Baker. Fishbourne Lithogr. California. Published by Barber & Baker, Sacramento, Cal. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1854, by Barber & Baker....

Acquisition Information

Gift of Annie C. Day.
Box 1, Folder 33

Baird 146: Map of the mining region of California. 1855. circa 1855

Physical Description: Lithograph; 22 x 28 cm.

General Note

Lithogd. & publd. by Britton & Rey San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 34

Baird 148: Map of San-Francisco, California. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 25 cm.

Scope and Contents

Map of San Francisco with key for public buildings and places of worship.

General Note

Lith. & published by Quirot & Co. corner of California & Montgomery Sts. S-Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 34

Baird 152: The May Festival of the Turnverein Association of San Francisco. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 13 x 18 cm.

Scope and Contents

Depicts crowd watching gymnasts performing at the May Festival, with text below.

General Note

Published by W.W. Kurtz & Co., Wide West Office, No. 162 Washington Street, San Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 35

Baird 157: The miners. undated

Extent: 1 lettersheet and 1 reproduction.
Physical Description: Lithograph with floral border; 17 x 22 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Shows a group of eight miners, some working with windlasses and buckets.
Box 1, Folder 35

Baird 158: The miners. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

General Note

Lith. & Published by Quirot & Co. cornr. Califa. & Montgy. Sts S. Francisco.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wiltsee Estate.

Scope and Contents

Shows a group of ten miners working on a river, pumping water and panning for gold. This image is surrounded by a floral border containing four additional vignettes, of Sutter's Fort, Mokelumne Hill, and miners at rest.
Box 1, Folder 35

Baird 158: The miners. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 21 x 25 cm.

Scope and Contents

Shows a group of ten miners working on a river, pumping water and panning for gold. This image is surrounded by a floral border containing four additional vignettes, of Sutter's Fort, Mokelumne Hill, and miners at rest.

General Note

Lith. & Published by Britton & Rey cornr. Commr. and Montgy. Sts S. Francisco.
Box 1, Folder 35

Baird 159: Miners at work with long toms. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 19 x 26 cm. overall.
Extent: 1 lettersheet and 1 reproduction.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.

Scope and Contents

Shows miners at work with long toms, beneath which are printed romantic illustrations of a miner with a shovel, ax, and pan, and a reclining Indian chief. The entire lettersheet is enclosed in a border decorated with leafy boughs, fauna, and spears.
Box 1, Folder 36

Baird 162: Miners' decree; or, a new verse-ion of the Ten Commandments. By Cadez Orion. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 8 x 18 cm., 19 x 36 cm. overall.

General Note

HE [Harrison Eastman]. Anthony. Published at the Noisy Carrier's Publishing Hall, 77 Long Wharf.
Box 1, Folder 36

Baird 162a: Miner's decree: or a new verse-ion of the Ten Commandments. By Cadez Orion. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 8 x 18 cm., 18 x 22 cm. overall.

General Note

Published by Noisy Carrier Book and Stationery Co., San Francisco, Cal.
Box 1, Folder 37

Baird 164: [Miners' life.] undated

Physical Description: 4 lithographs; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Four vignettes showing two miners at work and rest.

General Note

Lith. of Britton & Rey California St. corn. Montgomery St. S-Francisco.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 1, Folder 37

Baird 165: Miner's life--Illustrated. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 27 cm. overall.

General Note

Entered according to act of Congress, by Barber & Baker.... Published by Barber & Baker, corner of Third and J street, Sacramento.

Scope and Contents

Thirteen vignettes depicting the miner's life, surrounding printed text of two miner's songs.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wiltsee Estate.
Box 2, Folder 1

Baird 169: The miner's ten commandments. A new verse-ion, including a preamble, by-laws and decree. By Cadez Orion. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 7 x 20 cm., 20 x 27 cm. overall.

General Note

Lith. Britton & Rey.

Scope and Contents

Three vignettes, including an illustration of a miner striding an elephant with two stone tablets, beneath which the text of the miner's ten commandments is printed.
Box 2, Folder 1

Baird 170: Miners weighing their gold. [upper] The dreams of a prospecting miner. [lower] undated

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 12 x 19 and 13 x 19 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Published by Britton & Rey corner Montgomery & California Sts S. Francisco.
Box 2, Folder 2

Baird 172: [Mining scene.] undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 13 x 15 cm.

General Note

Published by Chas. P. Kimball, Noisy Carriers' Publishing Hall, San Francisco, Cal.
Box 2, Folder 2

Baird 173: Mission Dolores. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 18 x 26 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Publ. by Quirot & Co. corner California & Montgomery Sts. S. Francisco.
Box 2, Folder 3

Baird 176: Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County, Cal. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 11 x 17 cm.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

General Note

Published by A. Rosenfeld, Bookseller and Stationer.
 

Baird 185: Nevada City. before 1852 April 11

Separated Materials

Letter, from Thurstin Baxter to his wife and children (1852 April 14), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and cataloged as MS Vault 165.
Box 2, Folder 3

Baird 186: Oh! Home of my boyhood. undated

General Note

T.C. Boyd. Sold by Chas. W. Tyler, Bookseller and Stationer, 180 Washington Street, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Depicts a happy domestic scene, beneath which the text of the song "Oh! Home of my boyhood" is printed.
Box 2, Folder 4

Baird 190: Outside view of Fort Hall. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 7 x 13 cm.

General Note

Published at the Union Office.
Box 2, Folder 4

Baird 191: Overton block, corner of Second and Third Sts., Sacramento. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 12 x 21 cm.

General Note

Printed at the State Journal Office.

Scope and Contents

Depicts the Overton block in Sacramento, with signs for W.S. Clemons, Read & Co., and Post Office.
Box 2, Folder 5

Panorama of San Francisco. undated

Extent: 6 lettersheets.
Physical Description: Steel engraving; 11 x 20 cm.

General Note

Sold by Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Street, New-York. [No Baird number assigned because lettersheet was printed in New York.]

Acquisition Information

1 lettersheet is on indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum.
Box 2, Folder 6

Baird 193: Past & Present of California. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 26 cm. overall.
Extent: 2 lettersheets.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-504: Gift of Mrs. Rankin P. Rickard.

Scope and Contents

Thirteen overland and oversea, mining, and San Francisco scenes, including illustrations of the ships Golden Gate and San Francisco.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Britton & Rey S. Francisco.
 

Baird 195: Petaluma, Sonoma Cy. Cal. October 1855. 1855

Separated Materials

Lettersheet has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and returned to the Samuel W. Brown papers, MS 236.
Box 2, Folder 6

Baird 196: The Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Sonora, March 20. No. 1. 1858 March 20

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

General Note

Published Semi-Monthly by Hutchings & Rosenfield, San Francisco. Price 10 cents.

Scope and Contents

Includes portrait of Brigham Young.
Box 2, Folder 7

Baird 197: The Pictorial News Letter of California for the Steamer John L. Stephens, April 5, 1858. No. 2. Price, 10 cents each. 1858 April 5

Extent: 2 lettersheets.
Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-492-1: Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

Scope and Contents

Includes portrait of Peter Lassen.

General Note

C.N. T.A. [T. Armstrong.] Charles F. Robbins, Printer, cor. Clay and Battery sts., San Francisco. Published semi-monthly, by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 146 Montgomery St., San Francisco.
Box 2, Folder 8

Baird 198: The Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Golden Age, April 20, 1858. No. 3. Price, 10 cents each. 1858 April 20

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

General Note

Charles F. Robbins, Printer, cor. Clay and Battery sts., San Francisco. Published semi-monthly, by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 146 Montgomery St., San Francisco.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

Scope and Contents

Includes illustration of the reservoir of the Tuolumne Co. Water Company at Strawberry Flat.
Box 2, Folder 8

Baird 200: The Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer John L. Stephens, May 20, 1858 No. 5. Price 10 cents each. 1858 May 20

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

General Note

Charles F. Robbins, Printer cor. Clay and Battery sts., San Francisco. Published semi-monthly, by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 146 Montgomery St., San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Includes "Correct map of the gold diggings on Frasers and Thompsons Rivers. Compiled from recent surveys."

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 1, Folder 8

Baird 201: The Pictorial News Letter of California. For the Steamer Golden Gate July 5, 1858. No. 8 Price, 10 cents each. 1858 July 5

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Includes illustration of Whatcom, Bellingham Bay.

General Note

S.F. Baker Engr. 159 Clay. Charles F. Robbins, Printer cor. Clay and Battery sts., San Francisco. Published semi-monthly, by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 146 Montgomery Street.
Box 2, Folder 9

Baird 202: Placerville. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 19 x 25 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Published by Quirot & Co. corner Montgomery & California Sts S. Francisco.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 2, Folder 9

Baird 203: Placerville (Hangtown) El Dorado Co. Cal. 1851

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 23 cm.

General Note

John Whitford. San Fco. Lith Justh & Co. Montgomery St. 253. Published by Albert W. Bee, Placerville, 1851.
Box 2, Folder 10

Baird 208: Prospecting on Feather River. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 19 x 24 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Pubd. by Britton & Rey S.F.

Scope and Contents

Depicts two miners crossing Feather River on a fallen tree, dwarfed by a waterfall, boulders, trees, and a cloudy sky.
 

Baird 209: A prospecting party. before 1855 April 24

Separated Materials

Letter, from L.D. Smith (1855 April 24), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and cataloged as MS Vault 166.
Box 2, Folder 10

Baird 210: Public school festival, held at Musical Hall, San Francisco, April 29th, 1854. circa 1854

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 15 x 19 cm.

General Note

Published at the "Wide West" Office.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
 

Baird 213: Residence of Lola Montez, Grass Valley. [upper] North Beach, San Francisco. [lower] before 1854 October 23

Separated Materials

Letter, from S.B. Blakeslee to his father (1854 October 23), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and returned to the S.B. Blakeslee papers, MS 172.
Box 2, Folder 11

Baird 214: The revolution of the people. The county jail in San Francisco besieged by three thousand citizen soldiers, armed and equipped. Surrender of James P. Casey & Charles Cora to the Vigilance Committee, on Sunday, May 18th, 1856. 1856

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 19 cm.

General Note

Huestis. For sale at M Ullmann's corner of Washington and Sansome street.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Edith Lamm.
Box 2, Folder 11

Baird 215: Rich Claim, Iowa Hill. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 13 x 19 cm.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wiltsee Estate.

General Note

Barber & Baker, Publishers.
Box 2, Folder 12

Baird 216: River mining. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 19 cm.

General Note

Anthony & Baker Sc. Published at the Wide West Office, 184 Clay Street, San Francisco.
Box 2, Folder 12

Baird 217: A road scene in California. before 1856 February 16

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 9 x 18 cm.

Scope and Contents

Shows a variety of travelers on a California road, including Native Americans, and Chinese, African American, Chileno, Mexican, and Hawaiian miners. (See also Baird 330.)

General Note

C. Nahl Del. Anthony & Baker Sc. Published at Wide West office, San Francisco.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. David Potter.
Box 2, Folder 13

Baird 220: [Sackett's Hotel.] undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 19 cm.

General Note

Barber & Baker.

Scope and Contents

Shows Sackett's Hotel in Sacramento, with signs for Barr Griggs & Coursen, State Treasurer, Merchants Exchange, W.M. Hares & Co., and other storefronts.
Box 2, Folder 13

Baird 224: Sacramento City, from the R Street Levee. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 18 cm.

General Note

Barber & Baker, Publishers, Sacramento.
Box 2, Folder 14

Baird 229: St. Mary's Church. San Francisco Cal. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 19 x 24 cm.

General Note

Lithd. & Publd. by Britton & Rey. San Francisco.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
Box 2, Folder 14

Baird 230: Salt Lake City, 1850. circa 1850

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 11 x 19 cm.

General Note

Published by Charles P. Kimball, Noisy Carrier's Publishing Hall, No. 77 Long Wharf, San Francisco, Cal.
Box 2, Folder 15

Baird 232: [San Francisco. : central vignette title.] late 1860s

Physical Description: 13 steel engravings; 15 x 22 cm. overall.

General Note

Frederick Hess, Publisher, San Francisco. Orders for engravings on steel promptly executed.

Scope and Contents

Thirteen illustrations of San Francisco buildings and scenes: the Merchant's Exchange, Montgomery Street, Kearny Street, Masonic Temple, Bank of California, S.F. Savings Union Building, Cal. S.S.N. Co's Wharf, Bush Street, California Street, Nuceleus [sic] Hotel, Fireman's Fund INS Building, Lincoln School, and a view of the city overlooking Temple Emanu-El at the center.
Box 2, Folder 15

Baird 233: San Francisco. 1852

Physical Description: 10 lithographs; 17 x 26 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Ten illustrations of San Francisco buildings and scenes: the Catholic C., Presidio, Mission, Grace C., Long Wharf, Mountain Lake, Jenny Lind Theater, Yerba Buena, Montgomery Str., and a larger view of the city from Nob Hill to the harbor at the center.

General Note

Lith of Pollard & Britton. Pub. by Cooke & Le Count. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1852 by Cook [sic] & Le Count ....
 

Baird 234: San Francisco. before 1850 December 9

Separated Materials

Letter, written by P.J. Chevalier, in French, to Martel (1851), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and cataloged as MS Vault 167.
Box 3, Folder 11

Baird 236: San Francisco--California. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 11 x 38 cm.

Scope and Contents

Panoramic view of San Francisco from Nob Hill to the east over North Beach.

General Note

H. Payot. Taylor.
Box 3, Folders 12-13

Baird 239: San Francisco, [1854]. circa 1854

Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 42 cm.
Extent: 2 lettersheets.

Scope and Contents

Panoramic view from Nob Hill looking east toward the bay. A couple stands in the foreground, the man pointing, with a seated artist sketching and other figures.

General Note

Lith. of Britton & Rey Cor. Montgy. & Comml. Sts.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-275: On indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum.
Box 3, Folder 14

Baird 240: San Francisco, 1854. Fire of July 11th. circa 1854

Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 42 cm.

Scope and Contents

A variant of Baird 239, with a fire raging in the background on Jackson Street.

General Note

Lith. of Britton & Rey Cor. Montgy. & Comml. Sts.
Box 3, Folder 15

Baird 241: San Francisco, 1858. circa 1858

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 14 x 38 cm.

Scope and Contents

Panoramic view from Russian Hill looking east to the harbor.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Edith Lamm.

General Note

T. Armstrong. Victor Hoffman. Published by Hutchings & Rosenfield, 146 Montgomery Street, January, 1858.
Box 2, Folder 16

Baird 244: San Francisco--From the hills West. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 17 cm.

General Note

Published at the "Noisy Carrier's" Publishing Hall.
Box 2, Folder 16

Baird 245: San Francisco--From Pleasant Valley, 1851. circa 1851

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 11 x 19 cm.

General Note

Dinwiddie Engraver. C.P. Kimball Publisher.
Box 3, Folder 16

Baird 248: San Francisco in 1851. before 1851 March 15

Physical Description: Lithograph; 16 x 41 cm.

General Note

From nature and on stone by J.H. Peirce. Printed by Chas. E. Peregoy. Published by Cooke & LeCount, Booksellers & Stationers, Montgomery Street, Wells Building.

Separated Materials

Lettersheet may have been separated from the Edward Hotchkiss letters and diary, MS 1039.

Scope and Contents

Panoramic view of San Francisco from the west looking toward the harbor and Yerba Buena Island.
Box 3, Folder 17

San Francisco in 1860. circa 1860

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 14 x 38 cm.

General Note

T. Armstrong. Victor Hoffman.

Scope and Contents

View of San Francisco from a photograph by G.R. Fardon, taken in front of Judge Freelon's residence, on Russian Hill. Illustration is the same as Baird 241.

General Note

No Baird catalogue number has been assigned.
Box 4, Folder 10

Baird 250: Sn. Fo. the morning after the great fire of May 4th. View taken from the corner of Broadway and Sansome Sts.

Physical Description: Lithograph; 22 x 36 cm. Mounted on cardboard.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Justh & Co. Broadway St. Sn. Francisco.

Scope and Contents

View to the west of the burnt area, showing empty lots and the shells of destroyed buildings. Signs for Dewitt & Harrison, Edward H. Parker, Wm. T. Coleman & Co., and Bingham Reynolds Bart [cut off] appear on saved buildings to the right.
Box 3, Folder 18

Baird 252: San Francisco Upper California. circa 1852

Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 41 cm.

General Note

Lith. Britton & Rey.

Scope and Contents

Panoramic view of San Francisco from Nob Hill looking east to the bay.
Box 3, Folder 18

Baird 252: San Francisco Upper California. circa 1852

Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 41 cm.
Extent: 2 lettersheets.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-433: on indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum.

Separated Materials

Lettersheet A-433: separated from the Charles Ferguson scrapbook.

General Note

Engraved by C. Quirot. Lith. & Pub. by Justh, Quirot & Co. California St. corner Montgomery St. S.F.

Scope and Contents

Panoramic view of San Francisco from Nob Hill looking east to the bay.
Box 3, Folder 19

Baird 252: San Francisco Upper California. In November 1851. circa 1852

Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 41 cm.

General Note

Engraved by C. Quirot. Lith. & Pub. by Justh, Quirot & Co. California St. corner Montgomery St. S.F.

Scope and Contents

Panoramic view of San Francisco from Nob Hill looking east to the bay.
Box 2, Folder 17

Baird 253: San Leandro Court House, Alameda Co., as left by the earthquake of Oct. 21, 1868. circa 1868

Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 20 cm.

General Note

[Attributed to George H. Baker.]

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. David Potter.
Box 2, Folder 17

Baird 254: Scene at the San Francisco Post Office, showing how we get out letters. before 1854 March 30

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 19 cm., 20 x 24 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Shows a large crowd gathered outside of the post office and adjacent buildings, with signs for the Eagle Saloon, Central Stage Office, Nicaragua Line, N.M. Babbitt & Co. General Commission & Intelligence Office, J.W. Sullivan, Leland & McCombe's Crescent City Express, M. Ullman, American & Foreign Newspaper Depot, R.F. Ryan Law Offices, C.H. Leland & Co. Newspaper & Periodical Depot, Oakley & Co., Post Office, and Robbs.

General Note

AB. Published at Noisy Carrier's, No. 77 Long Wharf, San Francisco, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
Box 2, Folder 18

Baird 255: Scenes in a miners life. undated

Physical Description: Six lithograph; 19 x 25 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Six vignettes depicting miners at work and rest.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Britton & Rey. Montg. & Comml. Sts. S.Fo.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 2, Folder 18

Baird 256: Shipment of the prisoners. Charles P. Duane, Martin Gallagher, Billy Mulligan, Wm. Carr, Edward Bulger and Woolly Kearny, sent from the country, by the "Vigilance Committee of San Francisco," at two o'clock, A.M., June 5, 1856. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 16 cm.

General Note

T.C. Boyd.
Box 2, Folder 18

Baird 257: Sonora from the North. Springfield, Tuolomne County. 1853

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 19 x 26 cm. each.

General Note

G.H. Goddard del. Lith. Britton & Rey, San Francisco. Entered accourding to act of Congress in the year 1853 by G.S. Wells....
Box 4, Folder 1

Baird 258: Sonora January, 1852. 1852

Physical Description: Lithograph; 24 x 38 cm.

General Note

Pollard & Brittons Lith. Merchant Str. S.F. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1852 by G.H. Goddard....

Scope and Contents

View of the town of Sonora, with hills in the background, and a group of miners, possibly Chilean or Mexican, in the foreground.
Box 4, Folder 2

Baird 260: Southern approach to Jamestown Tuolumne County Cal. 1853

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 34 cm.

General Note

G.H. Goddard del. Lith. Britton & Rey S. Francisco. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1853 by L. Jones....

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 2, Folder 19

Baird 262: Stabbing of Officer Hopkins by Judge Terry. General affray on Jackson Street, on Saturday, June 21st, 1856. [page 1, upper] Mounted battalion in motion, corner of Montgomery and Washington Sts. [page 1, lower] circa 1856

Physical Description: 4 wood engravings; 19 x 25 cm. overall.
Extent: 2 lettersheets.

General Note

Huestis. For sale at the "Daily Town Talk Office."

Scope and Contents

Four vignettes, two on page 1 and two on page 4, illustrating the stabbing of Officer Hopkins, a mounted battalion at the corner of Montgomery and Washington Streets, the rush to arms at Fort Vigilance, and the surrender of the law and order forces under Col. West at the California Exchange. Vignettes on page 1 are surrounded by text describing the "exciting events of Saturday, June 21st, 1856."

Separated Materials

Lettersheet A-293.1: Separated from the Melville Schweitzer Collection.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-293.2: Gift of Edith Lamm.
Box 2, Folder 19

Baird 263: Stewart's plan for improving the plaza. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 13 x 20 cm.

General Note

Engraved for F.C.M. Fenn & Co., 203 Clay Street, by A.V.S. Anthony.

Scope and Contents

Illustrates Stewart's Baroque-Classical plan for improving the San Francisco Plaza, which was never executed.
Box 4, Folder 3

Baird 266: Sunday in the California diggings. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 13 x 32 cm.

General Note

C. Nahl. Published at the Wide West Office, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Shows miners at leisure: reading, writing, washing, horseracing, drinking, and fighting.
Box 2, Folder 20

Baird 267: Sunday morning. [upper] Log cabin. [lower] undated

Extent: 2 lettersheets.
Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 19 x 25 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Two vignettes showing two miners resting, one eating inside of a tent and the other reading a book outside near a fire; and two miners standing outside of a log cabin.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A393-1: On indefinite loan from the M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. Lettersheet A393-2: Gift of the Wiltsee Estate.
Box 2, Folder 20

Baird 268: Sundry amusements in the mines. undated

Extent: 2 lettersheets.
Physical Description: 4 lithographs; 18 x 25 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Four vignettes depicting two miners cooking, washing, mending, and confronting a bear warming his paws in their tent.

Acquisition Information

Lettersheet A-322: Gift of the Wiltsee Estate. Lettersheet A-505: Gift of Mrs. Rankin P. Rickard.
Box 2, Folder 21

Baird 269: Surrender of the prisoners James P. Casey & Chas. Cora to the Vigilance Committee Sunday, May 18th. 1856. 2500 citizens under arms, & a reserve of 2500, ready, at a moments notice. circa 1856

Physical Description: Lithograph; 17 x 24 cm.

General Note

From Cor. Dupont & Broadway. Lithy. of Britton & Rey.
Box 2, Folder 21

Baird 270: Timbuctoo, Yuba County, California, 1862. circa 1862

Physical Description: Lithograph; 18 x 30 cm.

General Note

Drawn by C. Barrington. Nagel, Fishbourne & Kuchel's Lithog. San Francisco. Pub. by Wessells, Timbuctoo.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wiltsee Estate.
Box 2, Folder 22

Baird 272: The times!!! before 1851 August 4

Physical Description: Lithograph; 21 x 26 cm.

General Note

Pub. & Lith. by Justh Quirot & Co. California, Corner Montgomery St. S.F.

Scope and Contents

Comic illustration of the arrest of an arsonist, with the state prison and a Vigilance Committee hanging juxtaposed in the background.
Box 2, Folder 22

Baird 274: Tremendous excitement! Samuel Whittaker and Robert McKenzie rescued from the authorities, and hung by the Vigilance Committee, on Sunday August 24th at 3 o'clock p.m. in the presence of fifteen thousand people. before 1851 September 1

Physical Description: Lithograph; 16 x 25 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Publ. by Justh, Quirot & Co.

Scope and Contents

Depicts a large crowd watching a double hanging from the rafters of a San Francisco building, with signs for Bullitt, Patrick & Dow, Torrey & Blanchard, H.A. Cheever & Co., and the Vigilance Committee Chambers.
Box 2, Folder 23

Baird 275: Two roads in California. undated

Physical Description: 8 lithographs; 18 x 25 cm. overall.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Rankin P. Rickard.

Scope and Contents

Eight vignettes illustrating "two roads in California": one leading, through hard work, to "industry's reward," and the other ending, after gambling, women, and wine, in "ruin and the gutter."

General Note

Lith. & Pubd. by Britton & Rey Cor. Montgomery & Commercial Sts. S.Fco.
Box 2, Folder 23

Baird 277: Utah Valley, 1850. circa 1850

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 14 x 18 cm.

General Note

Published by Chas. P. Kimball, Noisy Carrier's Publishing Hall, No. 77 Long Wharf, San Francisco, Cal.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 4, Folder 4

Baird 279: View from the Bay of Aratscha of the exterior fortifications of the town & port of Petropawloski at the moment of disembarkation, 4th Sept. 1854. Vue prise dans la Baie d'Aratscha des fortifications extérieures de la ville & du fort de Petropawloski au moment du debarquemt. due 4. 7bre 1854. circa 1854

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 32 cm.

General Note

Dessine par A. Prou. Drawn on stone by G.H. Burgess. Lithy. of Britton & Rey, San Francisco. M.M. Et de Massey & [ ] finance, editeurs.

Scope and Contents

Shows four ships in the Bay of Aratscha, identified as the Virago, La Forte, L'Obligado, and The President.
Box 2, Folder 24

Baird 282: View of Agua Fria Valley. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 26 cm.

Scope and Contents

View of mining settlement in Agua Fria, Mariposa County.

General Note

Lith. & Published by Quiort & Co. corner Montgomery & California Sts. S.F.
Box 2, Folder 24

Baird 285: View of Campo Seco and Quartz Mountain Tuolumne County. 1853 June

Physical Description: Lithograph; 18 x 26 cm.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Franklin Hittell.

General Note

G.H. Goddard del. Lith. Britton & Rey San Francisco. Pubd. by John H. Richardson: Campo Seco. June 1853.
Box 2, Folder 25

Baird 288: View of the conflagration from Telegraph Hill San Francisco, June 22d 1851. circa 1851

Physical Description: Lithograph; 14 x 22 cm.

General Note

J. De Veré del.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Templeton Crocker.
Box 2, Folder 25

Baird 291: View of D Street, Marysville, Cal. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 10 x 18 cm.

General Note

Armstrong. Published by Randal & Co., Marysville, Cal.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 2, Folder 26

Baird 293: A view of the [elephant]. undated

Physical Description: Pen lithograph (in "gold" ink); 21 x 26 cm. Mounted on cardboard.

General Note

Published and sold by W.B. Cooke & Co. San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

An image of the "elephant," surrounded by eight vignettes illustrating the hardships of mining life.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Everett N. Bee.
Box 2, Folder 27

Baird 294: View of the fire in Sacramento City on the night of 2d. and 3rd. of November 1852, taken from the levee. Loss: ten millions of dollars!!! undated

Extent: Lithograph; 18 x 26 cm.

General Note

Lith. & Pub. by Quirot & Co. Corn. Montgomery & California Sts. S.F.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

Scope and Contents

View of a violent conflagration on Front Street, with a throng of people and their belongings crowded on the levee.
Box 2, Folder 28

Baird 295: View of Goodyears Bar & Goodyears Creek Sierra Co. Cala. with Monte-Cristo in the distance. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 27 cm. Mounted on cardboard.

General Note

Published and drawn by Wm. B. Monmonier, Goodyears Bar, Sierra County. Lith. of Britton & Rey S.F.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.

Scope and Contents

View of Goodyears Bar, with mountains looming large in the background, and signs for Beauchamp, S. Charles, Nicols, J. Spring, Olimpic Saloon, Marks, the Sierra House, Post Office, Franco, Union, and other businesses.
 

Baird 299: View of J Street, Sacramento, during the flood of March, 1852. before 1852 May 8

Separated Materials

This letter, written by Robert N. Willcox to his parent (Union City, 1852 May 8), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and returned to the Robert N. Willcox papers, MS 2307.
Box 2, Folder 29

Baird 301: View of the last great conflagration in San-Francisco on the 22d. of June 1851. Ten squares burned, loss $3,000,000. View taken from the head of California Street during the progress of the fire. before 1851 July 14

Physical Description: Lithograph; 19 x 27 cm.

General Note

Pub. & Lith. by Justh. Quirot & Co. California St. Corner Montgomery S.F.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Phyllis D. Wade.

Scope and Contents

View of a roaring conflagration, from Nob Hill, with Telegraph Hill and the bay in the background.
Box 2, Folder 29

Baird 303: View of Minnesota with Orleans Flat in the distance, taken from the hill in rear of the Spring house. 1856 June 1

Physical Description: Lithograph; 13 x 20 cm.

General Note

Lith. Britton & Rey. Drawn & published by Wm. B. Monmonier, Downieville Cal. June 1st 1856.

Scope and Contents

View of town and mining operations, with hills in the background.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wiltsee Estate.
Box 2, Folder 30

Baird 305: View of Montecristo Scoopers Ranch in the foreground. 1856 August 1

Physical Description: Lithograph; 18 x 26 cm. Mounted on cardboard.

General Note

Lith. of Britton & Rey. S.F. Drawn & published by Wm. B. Monmonier. Montecristo Aug. 1st 1856. Price 50 cents.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.
Box 2, Folder 31

Baird 312: View of the plaza of Marysville, Alt. Calif. undated

Physical Description: Lithograph; 18 x 25 cm.

General Note

Lith. of Pollard & Perrgoy San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Crowded, carnivalesque scene of the river, levee, and town of Marysville, including illustrations of the boats Ella P., Rose Bud, Refugia, and Martha Ruffin; hotels, businesses, and other buildings; signs on storefronts and trees; and men at work and leisure.
Box 2, Folder 31

Baird 313: View of the plaza of San Francisco. 1851

Physical Description: Lithograph; 20 x 28 cm.

General Note

Published by Atwill & Co. San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

View of a large crowd watching a parade in the San Francisco plaza, with buildings in the background identified by the following signs: F.C. Butler Lithographer; Atwill & Co.; Music Piano-Forte Stationary; Post Office; Cheap Publications Magazines Newspapers; Burgess, Gilbert & Still; Monumental F. Co.; and Justices Court.
Box 4, Folder 5

Baird 317: View of San Francisco in 1860. circa 1860

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 15 x 49 cm.

General Note

Published by Henry Payot 184 Washington Street.

Scope and Contents

Panoramic view of San Francisco from Nob Hill looking east, with a group of Chinese people in the foreground at left.
Box 4, Folder 6

Baird 318?: View of San Francisco, California. circa 1870

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 14 x 38 cm.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ralph Cebrian.

Scope and Contents

View of San Francisco, looking from Russian Hill toward the bay, on letterhead dated 187[ ]. Broadway and Vallejo Streets are identified in pen.
Box 2, Folder 32

Baird 325a: View on Second Street, Sacramento City. undated

Physical Description: Wood engraving; 11 x 19 cm.

General Note

Published by Barber & Baker, Sacramento.

Scope and Contents

View of Second Street, with signs, from left to right, for Rivett & Co.; Orleans Hotel; Adams & Co.; Atlantic & Pacific Express; Wells Fargo & Co.; B.F. Hastings & Co., and Stanley & Stevens Attorneys.
 

Baird 326: "Vigilantes" destroying "Fort Vigilance," Sacramento St., San Francisco [upper]. General parade and review of the Vigilance Committee, previous to their adjournment, August 18th, 1856 [lower]. before 1856 November 16

Separated Materials

This letter, written by H.D.H. to his brother (Forbestown, 1856 November 16), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and cataloged as MS Vault 169.
Box 2, Folder 32

Baird 330: Wayside scenes in California. undated

Physical Description: 4 wood engravings; 21 x 26 cm overall.

General Note

Anthony & Baker Sc. C. Nahl Del. Published by J.M. Hutchings, San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Four vignettes depicting: a variety of travelers on a California road, including Native Americans, and Chinese, African American, Chileno, Mexican, and Hawaiian miners; the Chinese battle of "Five Cent Gulch" in Weaverville; and Native Americans, catching grasshoppers and gathering acorns. (See also Baird 217.)
Box 2, Folder 33

Baird 331: What we want in California. From New-York direct. Family and fire-side. undated

Physical Description: 2 lithographs; 12 x 19 cm. each.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.

Scope and Contents

Two illustrations, depicting the arrival of a train (with the flag "USM") in California, being greeted by a crowd including a Native American family; and a fireside scene, with parents, grandmother, and children in a middle-class living room.

General Note

Lith. & Pubd. by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.
Box 2, Folder 33

Baird 333: The winter in California. undated

Physical Description: 4 lithographs; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Four cautionary wintertime scenes illustrating the high prices of goods in California; miners trudging through snow; a flooded street; and a mule train struggling through muddy terrain.

Related Collection(s)

Forms part of the H.T. Peters Collection.

General Note

Lith. & Publd. by Britton & Rey, corner Montgomy & Califa Sts. S. Francisco.
 

Baird 342: Young Ladies' Seminary, M Street, between Fifth and Sixth, Sacramento before 1856 April 1

Separated Materials

This letter, written by George S. Phillips to R.H. Kauffman (Sacramento, 1856 April 1), has been separated from the California lettersheet collection and returned to the George S. Phillips papers, MS 1669.
 

Series 2:  Non-pictorial lettersheets 1855-1856, undated

Box 2, Folder 34

Annie Lawrie. undated

Physical Description: 20 x 25 cm. overall.

General Note

A.T. Dewey, Traveling Agent. Sold by Chas. W. Tyler, 180 Washington St., San Francisco.

Scope and Contents

Music and lyrics for the love song Annie Lawrie.
Box 2, Folder 34

Articles in a miner's creed. 1855

Physical Description: 20 x 25 cm. overall.

General Note

Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1855, by James M. Hutchings....

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.
Box 2, Folder 34

California politicians. undated

Physical Description: 2 pages on 2 leaves; 20 x 25 cm. overall.

General Note

For sale, wholesale and retail, at the Noisy Carrier's Book and Stationery Depot, 122 Commercial Street.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lowell J. Hardy.

Scope and Contents

Unattributed poem satirizing California politicians.
Box 2, Folder 35

Hutchings table of distances for California. Compiled from various sources. 1855

Physical Description: 23 x 29 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

Table indicating distances between towns and cities inside and outside California.

General Note

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1855, by James M. Hutchings....
Box 2, Folder 35

The San Francisco News Letter. Sold by all booksellers. A summary of events from the 20th of October to the 5th of November, 1856. Price 6 1-4 cents. 1856

Physical Description: 2 pages on 2 leaves; 23 x 28 cm. overall.

Scope and Contents

A summary of California news, with listings for San Francisco businesses.
Box 2, Folder 35

The San Francisco Prices Current and Shipping List. Per Steamer of March 5th. Tuesday, March 4th, 1856. Letter sheet edition. 1856 March 4

Physical Description: 4 pages on 2 leaves; 22 x 28 cm. overall.

General Note

From Alsop & Co. The San Francisco Prices Current and Shipping List is published on the morning of the day previous to the departure of each steamer by Johnson & Doyle.