AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND BIOGRAPHIES

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


  • [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]


  • [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]


  • [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]


  • [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, 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]


  • [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]


  • [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]


  • [YOUNT, George C.] 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]



  • 1914. 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]


  • 1942. 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]


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


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


  • 2002. 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]


  • 2004. Crystal, David. The Penguin Encyclopedia New York: Penguin Books, (2004). Second edition in d.j.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1992. 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]


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


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