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

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

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

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


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

    Scope and Content

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