Research notes, documents, printed matter, and drafts for the book
A Yankee Smuggler on the Spanish California Coast: George Washington Eayrs and the ship Mercury.
Historian Robert Ryal Miller Robert received a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. He was professor
of history at California State University Hayward from 1970-1980 and also taught at Indiana University and New Mexico State
University. He has published 13 books and over 20 articles on Latin American history with an emphasis on Mexico and California
before statehood. After retirement, he resided in Santa Barbara, California until his death in 2004.
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