Title:David J. West pocket diaries : ms.S, 1852-1912
Creator/Contributor:West, David J., 1829-1912, creator
Brief daily record in several types of pocket diaries. Volume for 1902 missing. V. 1-2 records life in Illinois; v. 3 contains
record of trip to California via the Isthmus of Panama; v. 4-5, odd jobs in California and return to Illinois; v. 6-7, life
in Illinois and return to California, via the Isthmus; v. 8-9, chiefly in San Francisco (purchased an island in the Delta
region); v. 10-19, chiefly in Antioch; v. 20, records trip to Chicago after the fire, and return; v. 21-60 in California,
chiefly at Antioch or San Jose.
Faithful recording of the weather; little detail of personal life; chiefly record of his carpentry. A few accounts, business
cards and newspaper clippings included.
Subject:Martin, J. West
Pardee, E. H
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Personal narratives
Panama, Isthmus of (Panama)
Contra Costa County (Calif.)
California -- Climate -- Observations
Photograph transferred to the Portrait File of The Bancroft Library.
Broadside (re dispute between Mayor Martin (J. West) of San Francisco and E.H. Pardee, March 1884, transferred to the book
collections of The Bancroft Library.
60 v. ; 11-18 cm. (in 2 boxes)
BANC MSS C-F 178 box1
BANC MSS C-F 178 box2