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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1, Folder 1-49

Series 1:   Sketches and prints. 1804-1882, undated (bulk undated)

Physical Description: 49 folders

Series Scope and Contents

This series is divided into two subseries: (1) Original sketches and (2) Prints.
Box 1, Folder 1-29

Subseries 1:   Original sketches. 1804-1877, undated (bulk undated)

Physical Description: 29 folders
Box 1, Folder 1

Covered wagons

Box 1, Folder 2

Fire and portrait of a girl (front and back)

Box 1, Folder 3

Immigrant encampment near the Soledad Mission Ruins in the Salinas Valley. 1873

Box 1, Folder 4

Acapulco. 1851

Box 1, Folder 5

Norwegian scenery. 1862

Box 1, Folder 6

Hawaiian Cocoa-Nut Palm Grove (sketches of 1855/60) by Wenderoth? Copy by Vischer. 1877

Box 1, Folder 7

Hubert's Erst Jagdgreuden.

Box 1, Folder 8

Rancho de Santa Anna. circa 1860

Box 1, Folder 9

Capt. Weber's House, Rancho de las Animas. circa 1860

Box 1, Folder 10

Watercolor

Box 1, Folder 11

Ruins of the Old Farm Building of Sta. Margarita. 1804

Box 1, Folder 12

A day with the Soveranis (Don Panfilo) near the Soldedad Mission ruins on the Salinas. 1874

Box 1, Folder 13

Reproduction ocean scene

Box 1, Folder 14

Tunnel Livermore. 1869

Box 1, Folder 15

House in woods

Box 1, Folder 16

Alice's mountain home. 1861

Box 1, Folder 17

Two sailing ships (front and back)

Box 1, Folder 18

Stanislaus Meadows (Sept 9) Zook and Kerricks Peaks, Niswander Range

Box 1, Folder 19

East Summit of the Sierra Nevada. Sept 1861. 1861

Box 1, Folder 20

Meadow and woods (front and back)

Box 1, Folder 21

Foundered ship

Box 1, Folder 22

House by sea

Box 1, Folder 23

Horses and wagon in hills

Box 1, Folder 24

Clover Valley

Box 1, Folder 25

Meadow scene

Box 1, Folder 26

Foundered ship

Box 1, Folder 27

Woldemar, am Grabe seines Vaters Angangueo. 1860

Box 1, Folder 28

Heimburger's Grabmahl

Box 1, Folder 29

Stream in woods

Box 1, Folder 30-49

Subseries 2:   Prints. 1882, undated (bulk undated)

Physical Description: 20 folders
Box 1, Folder 30

Flowery City

Box 1, Folder 31

The Descent Carson Valley

Box 1, Folder 32

Falls of the Little Truckee River at the outlet of the lake

Box 1, Folder 33

Oak Knoll. Oak Knoll Farm

Box 1, Folder 34

Oak Knoll. Pilgrimage to the Grave

Box 1, Folder 35

Oak Knoll house

Box 1, Folder 36

Oak Knoll people under trees

Box 1, Folder 37

Desert and mountains

Box 1, Folder 38

View from the summit of Santa Cruz Mountains towards Sn. Jose and Gilroy. 1882

Box 1, Folder 39

On the plains. The Overland Mail stage; Pony Express and the Telegraph

Note

Same item as in folder #45
Box 1, Folder 40

Carson Plains

Box 1, Folder 41

The Devilsgate of Flowery District

Box 1, Folder 42

Sierra Valley - the sources of the Feather River, north fork. Grouse supper at the preacher's home

Box 1, Folder 43

The Big Desert

Box 1, Folder 44

Washoe Valley, encampment of emigrants at the foot of the Sierra Nevada

Box 1, Folder 45

On the plains. The Overland Mail stage; Pony Express and the telepgraph; emigrants coming in

Note

Same item as in folder #39
Box 1, Folder 46

The lost trail to Gold Lake, Mohawk Valley and Old Seventy Six

Box 1, Folder 47

Richardson's Bay and Mt. Tamalpais, from the Saucelito Bluff

Box 1, Folder 48

View of Flowery City. Knox's Crushing Mills

Box 1, Folder 49

Crystal Springs, San Mateo County

Box 1, Folder 50-57

Series 2:   Miscellanea. 1869-1933, undated

Physical Description: 8 folders

Series Scope and Contents

A variety of miscellanea including photographs, handwritten letters, and ephemera.
Box 1, Folder 50

Photograph of Robert B. Cowan 1932 portrait by Henrique Medina. 1932-1933

Box 1, Folder 51

Covers and Appendix to Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Box 1, Folder 52

Photograph of Vischer and grandson. circa 1876

Box 1, Folder 53

Photograph of Vischer and son, Hubert. circa 1874

Box 1, Folder 54

Notes by George Watson Cole manuscript

Note

Manuscript was found laid in red copy of "Sketches of Washoe"
Box 1, Folder 55

Correspondence between Hubert Vischer and R. E. Cowan. 1929

Physical Description: 2 letters

Note

Letters found with Cowan pamphlets [Vischer 20 and 21]
Box 1, Folder 55, Item 1

Robert E. Cowan letter to Hubert Vischer. 1929 May 11

Physical Description: Autograph letter signed (ALS); 1 leaf
Box 1, Folder 55, Item 2

Hubert Vischer letter to Robert E. Cowan. 1929 September 20

Physical Description: Autograph letter signed (ALS); 2 leaves
Box 1, Folder 56

Dedication to the Society of California Pioneers. 1870

Note

Found with Cowan pamphlets [Vischer 20 and Vischer 21]
Box 1, Folder 57

The Sutro Tunnel and the Bank of California newspaper article. 1869 September 20

Note

Page from an unidentified newspaper. Found with Richthofen, "The Comstock Lode" [Vischer 19].
Box 1, Folder 58-62

Series 3:   Materials found laid in front and back of Missions of Upper California. 1851-1878, undated (bulk undated)

Physical Description: 5 folders

Series Scope and Contents

Materials that were found laid in front and back of Missions of Upper California. These materials are mostly manuscripts, prints and photographs with some broadsides.
Box 1, Folder 58

Manuscripts: Handwritten notes

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1, Folder 58, Item 1

Alfred Robinsons description of the Bay of San Francisco and surroundings and visit of the Missions Dolores, Sta. Clara and San Jose

Physical Description: 8 pages
Box 1, Folder 58, Item 2

Vancouver's Voyage to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world, 1790-1795

Physical Description: 4 pages
Box 1, Folder 58, Item 3

Franciscan Missions of Upper California. Sketches taken from 1861 to 1873. Collection completed September 30, 1876. 1876 October 9

Physical Description: Autograph manuscript signed (AMS); 4 leaves; includes "Index of the Missions in this (the Pioneer Collection) represented." Signed by Edward Vischer.
Box 1, Folder 58, Item 4

Facsimiles of autographs of distinguished Missionaries of the Order of San Franc[is]. 1871 December

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet
Box 1, Folder 59

Manuscripts: Sketches of buildings and plans

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 1, Folder 59, Item 1

Bosquejo de la Mision de San Rafael en 1831, por favor del Sr. General Dn. Mo. G. Vallejo, en 1878

Physical Description: Folded sketch, with photographic portrait of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo pasted in upper left corner; on canvas.
Box 1, Folder 59, Item 2

Vista General de la Mision de San Francisco Solano (Sonoma) en el ano de 1832

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet
Box 1, Folder 59, Item 3

Mission San Carlos, 1820

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet
Box 1, Folder 59, Item 4

Plan General de la Mision de Sta. Cruz . . .1817-34

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet
Box 1, Folder 59, Item 5

Vista de la Mision de la Purisima en 1822-1824

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet; sketched on both sides
Box 1, Folder 59, Item 6

Rough sketch of the mission church and buildings San Antonio by Eugene Sherwoodkey [?]

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet; sketched on both sides
Box 1, Folder 60

Manuscripts

Physical Description: 3 items
Box 1, Folder 60, Item 1

Missions of Upper California, 1872. By Edward Vischer. Notes on the Californian Missions, a Supplement to Vischer's Pictorial of California, dedicated to its patrons . 1872

Physical Description: 16 pages, not including blank sides

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00124 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,418

Scope and Contents

Includes: "Missions of Upper California in the chronological order of their foundation, from 1769 to 1832. Jurisdiction, military and eclesiastical 1831. And population, in the Presidios, Missions and Towns; taken from Alexander Forbes, "California", London 1839. And List of Sketches and other material collected 1850 to 1870" (1 page); "Missions of Upper California n the order of their foundation" (1 page); "Missions of Upper California. List of Sketches 1850 to 1870 and materials from various sources" (1 page); "Military and eclesiastical Jurisdictions, Presidios, Missions and Towns in the year 1831" (1 page); "Autographs" (1 page); "Facsimiles of Autographs, of distinguished Missionary Fathers of the Order of San Francis" (2 pages); "A List of the Missionary Fathers in the year 1823" (2 pages); "State of the Missions of Upper California from 1802 to 1822" (1 page); "Comparative Statistic Table of the Missions of Upper California under the Religious Administration in the year 1834 and under the Civil Administration in the year 1842" (2 pages); "The Estates of the Church, or the Pious Fund. An Estimate of the actual Indebtedness of the Mexican Government to the Catholic Missions of California in consequence of the Secularization, and previous acts" (1 page); Copy of letter of acknowledgement from Pelagio A[ntonio de Labastida y Davalos] Archbishop of Mexico to Don Manuel Guillen, in Spanish (2 pages); and Translation of letter of acknowledgement from Pelagio A[ntonio de Labastida y Davalos] Archbishop of Mexico to Don Manuel Guillen (1 page)
Box 1, Folder 60, Item 2

Northern Missions

Physical Description: 1 folded sheet of heavy card stock with map laid in
Box 1, Folder 60, Item 3

Relics of the past. Missions of Upper California 1872. Repertoire: Photographic and lithogr.: Views of the Franciscan Mission Churches, abt. 1870, in different stages of decay or renovation and other mementos of the Mission Era . 1872

Physical Description: 8 pages

Scope and Contents

Pamphlet, 12 pages. Includes: "Ruins of the Mission of San Carlos, Carmelo Bay in Monterey Cty." - print pasted inside front cover; "The early Franciscan Missions of Upper California" - autograph manuscript signed (AMS), 8 pages; and "Relics of the past. Missions of the Upper California. In the order of their foundation" - broadside pasted on outside of back cover
Box 1, Folder 61

Broadsides

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1, Folder 61, Item 1

Supplement. Rural and Forest Scenes . . .

Box 1, Folder 61, Item 2

Supplement to Vischer's Pictorial of California . . .

Box 1, Folder 61, Item 3

Pictorial of Californian Landscape . . .

Box 1, Folder 61, Item 4

Vischer's Miscellaneous Views of California . . .

Physical Description: Mounted on pasteboard
Box 1, Folder 62

Prints and photographs

Physical Description: 22 items
Box 1, Folder 62, Item 1

Ruins of the Mission of San Carlos, Carmelo Bay in Monterey Cty.

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 2

Ruins of the Presidio of San Diego [illegible] of Old San Diego at the entrance of Mission Valley, 1874 and Distant view of the mission ruins of San Diego from the river bend in Mission Valley, 1874/75

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 3

Ex-mission (now Parish-Church) of San Gabriel. Original by C. Hahn, copy 1. 1878

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 4

Ex-mission (now Parish-Church) of San Gabriel. Original by C. Hahn, copy 2. 1878

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 5

Santa Clara Mission and Church. Pupil's copy from the original of his master Professor of Drawings at the college 1851. Santa Clara College, 1851 . 1851

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 6

Vignette from W. N. Tuttle's stereoscopic views. Friars of the Franciscan College at the ex-mission of Santa Barbara

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 7

Scene on an old Californian cattle ranch, in early spring, on the eve of a general rodeo

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 8

Indian hovels at the palm group at lower San Diego Valley (the old mission just visible in the distance). Canoes return from fishing . 1878

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 9

Scene at the abandoned mission-orchard at San Luis Rey, in the bottom, south of the mission-buildings. 1875, sketched 1865

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 10

Ruins of the south-end and inner corridors of Sta. Ines Mission buildings, our night quarters with the mail-agent, April 22, 1865 . 1873

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 11

North view of the church and ex-mission of Santa Ines, sketched 1865; (with groupings of the olden times)

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 12

Casa del Paso Robles, the old farm building of the Mission of San Miguel; now the sheep-farm of James Blackburn. 1864

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 13

Church (the interior yet kept in good condition) of the Mission of San Miguel, and ruins of the "Casa Principal" and out buildings. 1864

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 14

Barrio del Tigre (Tiger-Town) (haunts of the Native and Indian populations in the old mission buildings) - outskirts of town, San Luis Obispo (1865) . 1865

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 15

San Luis Obispo. The lower (older) portions of the town, and the old mission buildings, as seen from the mission orchard. 1864

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 16

Church, buildings and ruins of the Mission San Antonio de Padua, in Monterey Cty. sketched 1873

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 17

Coast range scenery. North-view of Tamalpais-Range, from San Rafael Valley. Rancho de la Provida. Marin County

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 18

Ruins of the Mission of San Carlos, Carmelo Bay in Monterey Cty

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 19

South Cala scenery. North-east view of Temecola Valley, 10 miles west of San Luis Rey. Excursion of 1871. 1878

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 20

"Within the Golden Gate. Presidio, Fort San Jose, Lime Point and Lighthouse, from Black-Pt.

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 21

Mission of Dolores (San Francisco Asis) before its restoration, photograph

Box 1, Folder 62, Item 22

Sophia Prince-Smith (Mrs. Edward Vischer), photograph

Box 2, Folder 1

Series 4:   Scrapbooks inscribed by Vischer to Wm. H. Hilton. 1875-1876

Physical Description: 2 scrapbooks

Series Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks inscribed by Vischer to William H. Hilton.
Box 2, Folder 1, Item 1

Missions of Upper California [Vischer 15]. 1875

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00126 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,280

Scope and Contents

Art portfolio, 5.25 x 6.25 inches. Compiled for William H. Hilton. It is comprised of photographic views of various Franciscan missions either restored or in ruin.
Box 2, Folder 1, Item 2

Vignettes of the California Missions [Vischer 16]. 1876

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00127 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,232

Scope and Contents

Art portfolio, 5.25 x 6.25 inches. Compiled for William H. Hilton. Images incorporate Vischer's mission sketches with vignettes of life in California (mid-1800s).
Box 2, Folder 2-11

Series 5:   Plates. undated

Physical Description: 10 folders

Series Scope and Contents

Contains various plates, mostly from Vischer's Pictorial of California... . However, there are a few plates that could not be found in any of Vischer's books.
Box 2, Folder 2

"Series the First" from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 2, Folder 3

"Series the Second" from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 2, Folder 4

"Series the Third" from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 2, Folder 5

"Series the Fourth" from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 2, Folder 6

"Series the Fifth" from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 2, Folder 7

Assorted plates from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 17 items
Box 2, Folder 8

Assorted plates from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 13 items
Box 2, Folder 9

Plate from California II: Trees and Forest Scenes, but not from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 2, Folder 10

Plates from California III: Miscellaneous, but not from Vischer's Pictorial of California...

Physical Description: 26 items
Box 2, Folder 11

Plates not found in Vischer's books

Physical Description: 7 items
 

Series 6:   Printed materials. circa 1816-1933 (bulk 1861-1872)

Physical Description: 25 items

Series Scope and Contents

Contains a variety of printed materials including Vischer's four published portfolios, additional variations of those portfolios, and other printed matter written about Vischer.
Item Vischer 1

Vischer's Pictorial of California: Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs . 1870

Scope and Content

Monograph, 11 x 12 1/2 inches. Incomplete text. Individual photographs of Vischer's and other artists' artwork grouped as "Californian landscape"; "trees and forest scenes"; and "grand features and characteristic ranges of California scenery", respectively. The albumen photographs are mounted on paper and pasted onto individual pages. Images from this copy vary from other copies of Vischer's Pictorial of California... .
Item Vischer 2

Vischer's Pictorial of California: Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs . 1870

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00145 in Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,1332

Scope and Contents

Monograph, 10 7/8 x 12 3/8 inches. The text portion of the book contains three sections, each giving essays and descriptions about the landscape photographs, the trees and forests of California, and geology of the High Sierra, respectively. The next three sections contain individual photographs of Vischer's and other artists' artwork grouped as "Californian landscape"; "trees and forest scenes"; and "grand features and characteristic ranges of California scenery", respectively. The albumen photographs are mounted on paper and pasted onto individual pages. Images from this copy vary from other copies of Vischer's Pictorial of California... .
Item Vischer 3

Vischer's Pictorial of California: Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs . 1870

Scope and Contents

Pamphlet [prospectus?], 9 x 11 5/8 inches. Text only. Contains three sections, each giving essays and descriptions about the landscape photographs, the trees and forests of California, and geology of the High Sierra, respectively. Same text as Vischer 2.
Item Vischer 4

Vischer's Pictorial of California: Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs . 1870

Scope and Contents

Presentation copy, 9 1/4 x 12 inches. In green binding to "Hubert Vischer from his father". Contains three sections, each giving essays and descriptions about the landscape photographs, the trees and forests of California, and geology of the High Sierra, respectively. Same text as Vischer 2. Inscribed photograph of Edward Vischer pasted inside front cover. Includes a poem on California; "Dedication to the Society of California Pioneers; and notes regarding gift of "Vischer's Pictorial of California..." to the society. Tipped in photo mounts include image of bookplate (?) - "Edward Vischer certified as life member of the California Society of Pioneers" - and five plates of miniatures of "Sixty numbers of landscape".
Item Vischer 5

Vischer's Pictorial of California: Landscape, Trees and Forest Scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs . 1870

Scope and Contents

Monograph, 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Contains three sections, each giving essays and descriptions about the landscape photographs, the trees and forests of California, and geology of the High Sierra, respectively. Same text as Vischer 2. Includes a poem on California; "Dedication to the Society of California Pioneers"; notes regarding gift of "Vischer's Pictorial of California..." to the society; and "opinion of the press" regarding said gift. No photographs are included in this volume.
Item Vischer 6a

California I: Landscape. circa 1861-1867

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00142 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,640

Scope and Contents

Monograph, 9 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. One of three books depicting California through art. This collection is comprised primarily of items also located in Visher's Pictorial of California... . The book consists of albumen photographs of drawings and paintings, mounted on paper, and pasted onto individual pages.
Item Vischer 6b

California II: Trees and Forest Scenes. circa 1862-1868

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00143 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,791

Scope and Contents

Monograph, 9 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. The second of three books depicting California through art. Here, Vischer's photographed drawings feature native Californian trees. Roughly three-quarters of the images here may also be found in Visher's Pictorial of California... . The book consists of albumen photographs of drawings and paintings, mounted on paper, and pasted onto individual pages.
Item Vischer 6c

California III: Miscellaneous. circa 1867

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00144 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,862

Scope and Contents

Monograph, 9 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. The third of three books depicting Northern and Central California through art. Included are photographed drawings by Vischer and others of miscellaneous subjects. The book consists of albumen photographs of drawings and paintings, mounted on paper, and pasted onto individual pages.
Item Vischer 7

Sketches of the Washoe Mining Region. 1862

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00139 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,569

Scope and Contents

Pamphlet, 7 1/4 x 10 inches. Text only. This booklet describes of each of Vischer's sketches of the Washoe mining region, 25 in total. Includes an introductory section that provides historical information and concluding remarks.
Item Vischer 8

Vischer's Sketches of Washoe. The Washoe Mining Region. 1861-1865

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00140 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,704

Scope and Contents

Monograph, 9 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Book contains drawings photographed by Edward Vischer documenting the Washoe mining region. Images include depictions of landscapes, buildings and rural life. The book also includes exterior and interior views of the Gould & Curry Silver Mining Company (tunnels, engine room, battery room, amalgamation, distribution, etc.). The book ends with photos of the region, presumably from atop Mount Davidson. Also included are three plates of miniatures from "Vischer's Vignettes of Washoe" depicting views 1 to 9, 10 to 17 and 18 to 25, as well as 1 plate depicting miniatures of "Views and works of the Gould & Curry Silver Mining Company". Laid in are three maps: "Map of the Washoe Mining Regions"; "Longitudinal Section of the Comstock Lode Showing the Workings and their Relative Depths to the Sutro Tunnel and Section of the Sutro Tunnel from its Entrance to the Comstock Lode"; and "Topographical Map of the Range of Mountains Containing the Comstock Lode and the Mining Claims and Works Located Thereon" and a broadside: "Washoe. Vignette Edition of Vischer's Sketches of the Washoe Mining Regiond and Surroundings and the Panorama from the Summit of Mt. Davidson".
Item Vischer 9a

Sketches of the Washoe Mining Region

Scope and Contents

Portfolio, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. The text is descriptive of the plates, which are 25 in number, representing views of cities, natural scenery, and mining life. Pasted inside back cover is "Map of the Washoe Mining Regions". Two other maps laid in: "Longitudinal Section of the Comstock Lode Showing the Workings and their Relative Depths to the Sutro Tunnel and Section of the Sutro Tunnel from its Entrance to the Comstock Lode"; and "Topographical Map of the Range of Mountains Containing the Comstock Lode and the Mining Claims and Works Located Thereon".
Item Vischer 9b

Sketches of the Washoe Mining Region

Scope and Contents

Portfolio, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. The text is descriptive of the plates, which are 25 in number, representing views of cities, natural scenery, and mining life. Pasted inside back cover is "Map of the Washoe Mining Regions". Two other maps laid in: "Longitudinal Section of the Comstock Lode Showing the Workings and their Relative Depths to the Sutro Tunnel and Section of the Sutro Tunnel from its Entrance to the Comstock Lode"; and "Topographical Map of the Range of Mountains Containing the Comstock Lode and the Mining Claims and Works Located Thereon".
Item Vischer 9c

Sketches of the Washoe Mining Region

Scope and Contents

Portfolio, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. The text is descriptive of the plates, which are 25 in number, representing views of cities, natural scenery, and mining life. Pasted inside back cover is "Map of the Washoe Mining Regions". Two other maps laid in: "Longitudinal Section of the Comstock Lode Showing the Workings and their Relative Depths to the Sutro Tunnel and Section of the Sutro Tunnel from its Entrance to the Comstock Lode"; and "Topographical Map of the Range of Mountains Containing the Comstock Lode and the Mining Claims and Works Located Thereon".
Item Vischer 10

The Mission Era: California Under Spain and Mexico, and Reminiscences of Thirty Years Ago. 1872

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00146 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,1066

Scope and Contents

Monograph, 9 3/4 x 12 inches. Text only. Notes and writings on the history of the California mission era. It was published as a supplement to Vischer's Pictorial of California..., and includes lists of missions, missionary Fathers and comparative data.
Item Vischer 11

The Mission Era: California Under Spain and Mexico, and Reminiscences of Thirty Years Ago. 1872

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00135 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,1002

Scope and Contents

Monograph, 10 3/8 x 12 1/4 inches. Individual photographs of Vischer's drawings and related materials grouped into four sections and dedicated to the Society of California Pioneers. Contains historical perspectives about the Californian Missions, including lists of missions and comparative data, as well as lists of missionary fathers and their autographs.
Item Vischer 12

Missions of Upper California, 1872. Notes on the Californian Missions, a Supplement to Vischer's Pictorial California, Dedicated to its Patrons . 1872

Scope and Contents

Pamphlet, 9 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches. Text only. Notes and writings on the history of the California mission era. It was published as a supplement to Vischer's Pictorial of California..., and includes lists of missions, missionary Fathers and comparative data. Same text as Vischer 10, except "Appendix" and "Notes on Missions" are reversed.
Item Vischer 13

Missions of Upper California. circa 1816-1873

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00141 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,748

Scope and Contents

Manuscript, 9 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Collection of photographs of missions and drawings. Provides images of building facades and interiors, as well as rural scenes and missionary settlement life. Includes original manuscripts and sketches. Laid in albumen print.
Item Vischer 14

Vischer's Portfolio of the Mammoth Tree Grove. 1862

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00137 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,336

Scope and Contents

Artists' book, 14 x 11 inches. Leather bound portfolio embossed with gold and decorative etching. Contains Vischer's introductory remarks and description of plates. Portfolio includes a title page replicated on the inside book cover and twelve unbound plates.
Item Vischer 17

Thomas Hill

Alternative Form Available

Item number vdp00136 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,413

Scope and Contents

Artists' book, 10 1/4 x 7 inches. A portfolio containing photographs of Thomas Hill's paintings -- predominately images of Yosemite Valley and Lake Tahoe. The portfolio is leather bound and embossed with gold leaf.
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Souvenirs. circa 1867

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Item number vdp00138 in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/vdp,381

Scope and Content

Artists' book, 10 1/4 x 7 inches. A collection of photographs, reproductions of paintings, newspaper articles and a manuscript document. The photographs and reproductions include images of German churches and other buildings, Egyptian pyramids and a monumental Southeast Asian statue of the Buddha, as well as photographic reproductions of paintings and sketches of Hawaii. A newspaper article on Rabison, Germany is pasted inside. Laid in is an original manuscript written in German by Edward Vischer entitled "Patrons of the Tomb of St. Sebald in Sebaldskirche, Nurenburg, by Peter Vischer, 1500-1519". The document provides biographic information on Peter Vischer along with a discussion of the artist's sculpture for St. Sebald Church.
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The Comstock Lode: Its character and the probable mode of its continuance in depth. by Ferdinand Baron Richthofen, Dr. Phil. (November 22nd 1865.). 1866

Physical Description: Pamphlet, 83 p.; 24 cm. San Francisco: Sutro Tunnel Co., 1866.
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The Pioneers of California: An address made at the member's meeting of the Society of California Pioneers on October 2, 1928 at the time that Mr. Cowan was elected an Honorary Member of the Society by Robert E. Cowan. 1929

Physical Description: Pamphlet, 12 p., ill.; 23 cm. San Francisco: Printed by the Society of California Pioneers, 1929.
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Alexander S. Taylor, 1817-1876: First bibliographer of California by Robert E. Cowan. 1933

Physical Description: Pamphlet, 9 p.; 27 cm. Inscribed by the author. Reprinted from the Quarterly of the California Historical Society, vol. XII, no. 1 (Mar 1933).
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Quarterly of the California Historical Society. December 1930

Physical Description: Periodical, 26 cm. Vol. 9, no. 4 (Dec 1930). San Francisco: The Society, 1930.
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Edward Vischer and his Pictorial of California: A biographical sketch as told by Hubert Vischer to Francis P. Farquhar in November 1930 and January 1931 . 1932

Physical Description: Pamphlet, 8, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 28 cm. San Francisco : [Printed at the Grabhorn press], 1932.