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James O'Meara letters
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Personal and business correspondence of James O'Meara, newspaper editor and writer.
James O'Meara was born in Williamsburg, New York in June 1825. In 1849, O'Meara sailed around Cape Horn, arriving in San Francisco in September. After a brief mining career, O'Meara returned to the newspaper business. Having worked at the "New York Herald" before coming west, O'Meara found work as the editor of the "San Francisco Herald." O'Meara moved to Oregon in 1857 and became a special writer for the "Oregonian" and later helped found the "Portland Bulletin" with Ben Holliday. O'Meara returned to San Francisco in 1876 and later served as editor of the "Chronicle" and then the "Evening Examiner." O'Meara eventually moved to Santa Rosa, where he edited the "Sonoma Democrat" and later the "Republican." Articles by O'Meara also appeared in "Overland Monthly," the "Argonaut," and many other influential publications of that era. O'Meara is also known for his 1887 pamphlet: "The Vigilance Committee of 1856. By a Pioneer California Journalist." He died in Santa Rosa, California in January 1903.
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