AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND BIOGRAPHIES

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

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  • [ 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] [shelved with U.S. Coast Survey]


  • [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-1 in bios, one in ornithology]


  • [ 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] [shelved with U.S. Coast Survey]


  • [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]


  • [BOREIN, Edward]. Davidson, Harold G. John Edward Borein: Cowboy Artist. Westerners Brand Book 1. San Francisco Corral of The Westerners. Great West Books, (1996), (p. 70-73)
[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]


  • [ Cabrillo, Juan Rodriguez ] Kelsey, Harry. Cabrillo San Marino: Huntington Library, 1986. Silver-stamped blue cloth in dust jacket. 261 pages + 28 illustrations.
[original in SCIF archives]


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


  • [CHARNEY, Gertrude]. From a Hilltop [Santa Barbara: Schauer Printing Studio, 1960). Blue boards, 152 pages. The author lived at 2502 Chapala St., Santa Barbara. Born in Russia c. 1892, she died April 24, 1962.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib. M. D. Daily]


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


  • [COPLEY, James Strohan]. 'A Remembrance. James Strohn Copley (1916-1973). La Jolla: Commercial Press, (1998). One of 250 copies printed for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs. Los Angeles, October 24-25, 1998.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib. M. D. Daily]


  • DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man New York: Modern Library, (undated reprint). Water damaged boards.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. B. S. Stewart]


  • [DARWIN, Charles]. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Volume 1. 1821-1836. Cambridge University Press, (1985). First edition in tattered d.j.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. B. S. Stewart]


  • [DARWIN, Charles]. Barrett, Paul H. The Collected Papers of Charles Darwin Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1977). Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. B. S. Stewart]


  • [DARWIN, Charles]. Grant, Peter R. Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1983). Wraps. First published in 1947. Reissued with an introduction and notes.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. B. S. Stewart]


  • [DARWIN, Charles]. Lack, David. Darwin's Finches Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1986). Wraps.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. B. S. Stewart]


  • [ 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] [shelved with U.S. Coast Survey]


  • [DAVIDSON, George]. Lewis, Oscar. George Davidson, Pioneer West Coast Scientist Berkeley: University of California Press, 1954. First edition in d.j. 146 pages. Frontispiece portrait by William. Keith.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M. D. Daily]


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


  • Dawson, L. S. Memoirs of Hydrography including H.M. Naval Surveying Service between the Years 1750 and 1885. Eastbourne: Henry W. Keay, (1885) Facsimilie reprint published by Cornmarket Press, London, 1969.
[original in SCIF archives] [shelved with U.S. Coast Survey]


  • [DEPPE, Ferdinand]. Bankmann, Ulf. A Prussian in Mexican California: Ferdinand Deppe, Horticulturist, Collector for European Museums, Trader and Artist Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Mission Archives Library, 2002. Staples wraps. 34 pages.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [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]


  • [GOULD, Stephen Jay]. Gould, Stephen Jay. The Flamingo's Smile. Reflections in Natural HIstory. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, (1985). First edition in d.j. Front inner hinge cracked.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [ Grey, Zane ] Reiger, George. Zane Grey: Outdoorsman New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, (1972) First edition in dust jacket. Many photos of Grey's life at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • HAUSER, Hillary. Dancing on Waves Santa Barbara: Hillary Hauser Enterprises, 2022. Wraps. Diary notes.
[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]


  • [HUNTINGTON]] Dickerson, Donald C. Henry E. Huntington's Library of Libraries San Marino: Huntington Library, (1995).

Water-damaged copy in just jacket.

[original in SCIF archives]


  • [JANSSENS, DON AGUSTIN] The Life and Adventures in California of Don Agustin Janssens (1834-1856) Edited by William H. Ellison and Francis Price. San Marino: The Huntington Library, 1953. Green cloth in dust jacket. 165 pages. Victor Eugene August Janssens (1817-1894) lived near Santa Ynez from 1844-1856, when because of annoyance and danger from Indians in the region, he moved to Santa Barbara.


  • Kimberly, M. M. In the Supreme Court of the State of California. People of the State of California Ex Rel M. M. Kimberly vs. Pablo de la Guerra. Santa Barbara County Expunged and bound pages; black cloth; gilt-stamped. 26 pages. Questioning the Mexican citizenship of Pablo de la Guerra and his legal right to hold office in the State of California. Under the Act of 1863 "no person shall be eligible to the office of District Judge who shall not have been a citizen of the United States..." There was opposition to De la Guerra taking office, but he was found to be a citizen by virtue of birth in Santa Barbara in 1819.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib M. D. Daily]


  • [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]


  • [ NIDEVER, George ] Ellison, William Henry. The Life and Adventures of George Nidever, 1802-1883 Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin and Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, (1984). Hardcover reprint in pictorial d.j.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M. D. Daily]


  • NIVEN, David. Bring on the Empty Horses New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1975). Contains Niven's accounts of the Eaton family at Pelican Bay, Santa Cruz Island. p. 192-194.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M. D. Daily]


  • [ OLGUIN, John ]. Harzen, Stefan E. et al. An Ocean of Inspiration. The John Olguin Story. Rocky Mountain Books, (2011). Stamped: "A book for you from the Rotary Club of San Pedro" and signed by 17 people.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • Ontiveros, Erlinda Pertusi. San Ramon Chapel Pioneers and their California Heritage Los Olivos: Olive Press, (1990). First edition in d.j. Correspondence laid in.
[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]


  • Ridgeway, Rick. Life Lived Wild Adventures on the edge of the map. CA: Patagonia, (2021). First edition in pictorial boards.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [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] [shelved with Baja Missions]


  • SMITH, Clifton F. Kruska, Dennis. A Celebration of Clifton F. Smith's Life (1920-1999) A Santa Barbara Native Son. Pasadena: Castle Press, (1999). 250 copies.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [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 in d.j. Information about the Bannings, their vessels, contact with the Caires, etc.
[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; ex-lib. MDD]


  • STANTON, Carey. The Los Angeles High School Blue and White Summer 1940 Ex. lib. Sally Stanton (Carey Stanton's cousin); inscribed by Carey Stanton.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • STANTON, Carey. The Los Angeles High School Blue and White Winter 1940 Ex. lib. Sally Stanton (Carey Stanton's cousin); inscribed by Carey Stanton.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [WADE, Elizabeth Ehrens]. Samuel Hill from Samuel Hill' Seven Letters—Seven Decades—The Hidden Love Story by Samuel Hill's Unknown daughter. Samuel Hill was a lawyer, financier, utilities pioneer, railroad magnate, patron of the arts, and founder of the Maryhill Museum on the Columbia River. His illegitimate daughter, Elisabeth (1914-2008) writes: “Two days after my sixty-fifth birthday I learned for the first time I am Samuel Hill's out-of-wedlock daughter.” Her mother was Hill's secretary (1898-1914). Perfect bound wraps.
[original in SCIF archives; ex-lib MDD]


  • [ Walsh, Joe ] Eagles Tour Book Schedules. [Confidential].
2005. The California Tour. Eagles
2006. May-June. Farewell 1. Eagles
2008. May/June. Long Road Out of Eden. Eagles
2008. September/October. Long Road Out of Eden. Eagles
2008. November/December. Long Road Out of Eden. Eagles
2009. January. Long Road Out of Eden. Eagles
2009. March. US/Canada. Long Road Out of Eden. Eagles
2009. Europe. Long Road out of Eden. Eagles
2010. Summer. Eagles
2010. Australian Tour. Long Road Out of Eden. Eagles
2010. October. Long Road Out of Eden. Eagles
2011. Europe. Eagles
2011. Asia. Eagles
2012. South Africa/Dubai/USA. Eagles
2013. September. History of the Eagles Tour. Eagles
2013. October/November. History of the Eagles Tour. Eagles
2014. January-March. History of the Eagles Tour. Eagles
2014. May-July. UK, Ireland & Europe. History of the Eagles Tour. Eagles
2014. August, September & October. History of the Eagles Tour. Eagles
2015. February & March. Australia & New Zealand. History of the Eagles Tour. Eagles
2015. May, June, July. History of the Eagles Tour. Eagles
2016. Walsh Tour.
2018. Eagles
2019. Australia & New Zealand. Eagles
2020. Hotel California Tour. Eagles
2021. Hotel California Tour. Eagles
[original in SCIF archives]


Rock musician Joe Walsh is President of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation
[original in SCIF archives]


  • [ Walsh, Joe ] Eagles. America's Greatest Rock Band Music Spotlight. Collector's Edition, 2/21/22. Wraps.
[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; 354-355).
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib. M. D. Daily].


  • [ 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] [shelved with U.S. Coast Survey]


  • WILSON, Edward O. Naturalist Washington, DC: Island Press, (1994). First edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib B. S. Stewart]


  • [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] [ex-lib M. D. Daily]


  • YATES, Lorenzo Gordin Camp, Charles. Old Doctor Yates]] Journal of the West, Volume II, Number 4, October, 1963. Pages 377-400. Stapled separate.
[original in SCIF archives] [ex-lib M. D. Daily]


  • [ 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]


  • [ YOUNT, George Calvert ] Dillon, Richard H. "Dutch George" Yount California Vignettes. San Francisco Corral of The Westerners, Brand Book 1. 1996, (p. 20-31)
[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] [shelved with U.S. Coast Survey]


  • [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]. Blue and Gold. 1905.
[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]