AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND BIOGRAPHIES

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AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND BIOGRAPHIES, including artists, explorers, and naturalists, and bibliographical encyclopedias, yearbooks etc.

Drop to green bar below for BIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTIONS, YEARBOOKS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, CEMETERIES, CENSUS RECORDS.


  • [ALDEN, James Madison]. Stenzel, Franz. James Madison Alden. Yankee Artist of the Pacific Coast, 1854-1860 Fort Worth, Texas: Amon Carter Museum, (1975). First edition in d.j. Plate 15 (p. 50) "Rancho and Valley Santa Cruz Island, California, 1855."
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ALLYN, Joseph Pratt]. Nicolson, John, ed. The Arizona of Joseph Pratt Allyn. Letters from a Pioneer Judge. Observations and Travels 1863-1866 Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, (1974). First ediiton in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [AUK]. Biographies of Members of the American Ornithologists' Union Reprinted from "The Auk" 1884-1954. Washington, D.C.: (The Lord Baltimore Press), 1954. First edition. Contains biographies of many ornithologists who worked on the California Islands.
[original in SCIF archives; two copies]


  • [ BACHE, Alexander ]. Slotten, Hugh Richard. Patronage, Practice, and the Culture of American Science. Alexander Dallas Bache and the U.S. Coast Survey Cambridge University Press, (1994). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BILLINGS, Frederick]. Winks, Robin W. Frederick Billings. A Life The story of one of the 19th century's great railway builders and early American conservationists. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. First edition in d.j. Contains information of the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine [Santa Cruz Island connection].
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ BOREIN, Edward ]. Davidson, Harold G. Edward Borein. The Update. The Watercolors, Etchings, and Drawings Santa Barbara: Harold G> Davidson, 1991. First edition in d.j. Inscribed: To Marla [Daily] with best wishes from the author Harold G. Davidson 1991"
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ BORG, Carl Oscar ]. Laird, Helen. Carl Oscar Borg and the Magic Region Utah: Gibbs M. Smith, Inc. 1986. First edition in D.j. Inscribed: "For Carey Stanton with all best wishes Helen Laird January 1986"
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ Browne, J. Ross ] Browne, Lina Fergusson. J. Ross Browne. His Letters, Journals & Writings NEw Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, (1969). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BURTON, Elizabeth Eaton]. Burton, Elizabeth Eaton. My Santa Barbara Scrap Book Privately printed and bound. 158 pages.

19th century Santa BArbara and Montecito.

[original in SCIF archives]
  • [CAIRE, Nicolas John]. Pitkethly, Anne and Don. N. J. Caire. Landscape Photographer Vistoria, Australia: Anne and Don Pitkethly, (1988). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [CHASE, Pearl] Rae, Cheri. Pearl Chase. First Lady of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara; Pearl Chase Society, (2013). Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ DAVIDSON, George ]. King, William Forr. George Davidson: Pacific Coast Scientist for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1845-1895 Proquest copy of PhD theses, Claremont University, 1973. 306 p. Bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ DAVIDSON, George ]. Lewis, Oscar. George Davidson, Pioneer West Coast Scientist Berkeley: University of California Press, 1954. First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ DAVIDSON, George ]. Morrison, Taylor. The Coast Mappers New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [FLETCHER, Ed]. Memoirs of Ed Fletcher San Diego: Pioneer Printers, (1952). First edition. Copy #1964 of a privately printed limited edition. Fletcher was a friend of Walter L. Vail, and his memoirs contain images of Vail, Carol W. Gates, and information about the Vail ranches.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ GLEASON, Joe Duncan ]. Apostol, Jane. Duncan Gleason. Artist, Athlete, and Author. Los Angeles: Historical SOciety of Los Angeles, 2003. First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ HOWSER, Huell ] Fuerte, Luis. Louie, Take a Look at This! My Time with Huell Howser. California's Gold. Altadena: (Park Press Books). (2017). First edition.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [MILLER & LUX] Igler, David. Industrial Cowboys. Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920 Berkeley: University of California Press, (2001). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [MURPHY, Dwight]. Hartfeld, Edward A. California's Knight on a Golden Horse. Dwight Murphy, Santa Barbara's Renaissance Man Santa Barbara: Dwight Murphy Memorial Project, (2019). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ NIDEVER, George ] Ellison, William Henry. The Life and Adventures of George Nidever, 1802-1883 Berkeley, U.C. Press, 1937.
also reprint edition Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin, (1984) in d.j.
also reprint edition Santa Barbara: Kimberly Press, (1984) Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • NIVEN, David. Bring on the Empty Horses New York: Putnam's, (1975). Contains Niven's accounts of the Eaton family at Pelican Bay, Santa Cruz Island.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [PARROTT, John]. Jostes, Barbara Donohoe. John Parrott 1811-1884. Selected Papers of a Western Pioneer San Francisco: (Lawton and Alfred Kennedy, (1972). First edition.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [PARSONS, George Whitwell]. Bailey, Lynn R. A Tenderfoot in Tombstone. The Private Journal of George Whitwell Parsons: The Turbulent Years: 1880-82 Tucson, Arizona: Westernlore Press, 1996. First edition in d.j. Much information on J. V. Vickers (Vail & Vickers).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ PAYNE, Theodore ]. Theodore Payne in His Own Words. A Voice for California Native Plants Pasadena: Many Moons Press. Printed for the Theodore Payne Foundation, 2004. First edition in wraps. Pp. 162-164.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [SERRA, Junipero]. Beebe, Rose Marie and Robert M. Senkewicz. Junipero Serra. California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, (2015).
Before Gold. California Under Spain and Mexico Volume 3.
[original in SCIF archives; Inscribed by Father Tom Elewaut, Mission Sanbuenaventura]


  • [SORENSEN, Lloyd, Richard Hegeman and Dave Shiefen] Three Oceaneers. Book One The First 25 Years: 1957 to 1982. The California Maritime Academy and GM Sea Operations. Privately printed. Wraps. The story of the founding of operations on Santa Cruz Island by General Motors.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [STAATS, William R.] Wilson, Carol Green. California Yankee. William R. Staats — Business Pioneer [1867-1928]. Claremont, The Saunders Press, 1946. First edition second printing in d.j. Information about the Bannings, their vessels, contact with the Caires, etc.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ WEBER, Monsignor Francis J. ] Final Memories of an Old Country Priest' Mission Hills, California: Saint Francis Historical Society, 2000. First edition in d.j. Inscribed to Marla [Daily] from the author, 2000.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ WEBER, Monsignor Francis J. ] More Memories of an Old Country Priest' Volume II. Mission Hills, California: Saint Francis Historical Society, 2011. First edition in d.j. "Merry Christmas from the Old Country Priest" tipped in.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ WEBER, Monsignor Francis J. ] Final Memories of an Old Country Priest' Volume III. Mission Hills, California: Saint Francis Historical Society, 2018. First edition in d.j. Inscribed to Marla [Daily] from the author, 2019.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ WEST, Nathaniel ]. Martin, Jay. Nathaniel West. The Art of his Life New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1970). First edition in wraps.
In the early 1930s, Nathaniel West and William Faulkner went pig hunting on Santa Cruz Island together. (see photo between p. 218-220; 355).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ WHEELER, George ]. Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. George Montague Wheeler. The man and the myth Athens: Ohio University Press, (1993). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [WOOD, NATALIE]. Natalie & R.J. Hollywood's Star-Crossed Lovers by Warren G. Harris. New York: Doubleday, (1988). Blue boards in dust jacket. Natalie Wood drowned off Santa Catalina Island on November 29, 1981. First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


* [ YOUNT, George Calvert ]  Camp, Charles L. George C. Yount and his Chronicles of the West  comprising extracts from his "memories" and from the Orange Clark "narrative"  Denver: Old West Publishing, 1966.
[original in SCIF archives]



BIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTIONS, YEARBOOKS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, CEMETERIES, CENSUS RECORDS



  • Berko, Robert L. Using Public Records to Find and Investigate Anyone USA: Consumer Education REsearch Center, 1997. Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BIOGRAPHIES]. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia of American Literature New York: Harper Collins Publishers, (1991). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BIOGRAPHIES]. Ultimate Biography. Inside the lives of the world's 250 most influential people Ohio: R.R: Donnelly & Sons, (2002). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BIOGRAPHIES]. Crystal, David. The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1994). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BIOGRAPHIES]. Morrison, Taylor. The Coast Mappers New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BIOGRAPHIES—NATURALISTS]. Beidelman, Richard G. California's Frontier Naturalists Bekeley: University of California Press, (2006). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BIOGRAPHIES—NATURALISTS]. Hume, Edgar. Ornithologists of the United States Army Medical Corps Thirty-six biographies. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1942. First edition. Includes island collectors: Charles Emil Bendire; James Graham Cooper; Edgar Alexander Mearns; John Xantus.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [BIOGRAPHIES—NATURALISTS]. Mearns, Barbara and Richard. Audubon to Xantus. The lives of those commemorated in North American Bird Names New York: Academic Press, (1992.) First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [CEMETERIES]. Forest Lawn Memorial-Park. A Place for the Living Glendale: Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association, 1994. First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [CEMETERIES]. Petry, David. The Best Last Place. A History of the Santa Barbara Cemetery Santa Barbara: Olympus PRess, (2006). First edition in d.j. Inscribed by the author to Marla Daily May 2007.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [CEMETERIES]. Wallis, Charles L. Stories on Stone. A Book of Epitaphs New York: Oxford University Press, 1954. First edition in d.j. Signed by the author.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [CENSUS]. Szucs, Loretto Dennis & Matthew Wright. Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records Utah" Ancestry.com, (2002). Wraps. First printing.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [STANFORD]. Stanford Alumni Directory Centennial Edition Stanford, CA: Alumni Association, (1989).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [YEARBOOKS: YALE]. Yale University History of the Class of 1893. Sheffield Scientific School. Yale University New Haven: Press of The Tuttle, 1914.

First edition. Blue cloth; gilt stamping. From the library of Marion Witbeck, paramour of Carey Stanton for 4 decades. Her father, Ernest C. Witbeck, San Dimas, CA is in this class.

[original in SCIF archives]


  • [YEARBOOKS: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY]. Sibley, Robert. The Golden Book of California A record of the first 75 years in the life of the University of California... Berkeley" Alumni Association, 1937. First edition. Lists all alumni.
[original in SCIF archives]