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VIPS in the Port of San Francisco

Daily Alta California, December 8, 1851

DeWitt and Harison ad, Daily Alta California 8 December 1851.

Daily Alta California, January 15, 1853

Dewitt and Harrison Shipping Merchants 1853.

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Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

The Annals of San FranciscoShips, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.

Frank Soule, John H. Gihon, James Nisbet

1855. Written by three journalists who were witnesses to and participants in the extraordinary events they describe. The Annals of San Francisco is both an essential record for historians and a fascinating narrative for general readers. Over 100 historical engravings are included. Partial Contents: Expeditions of Viscaino; Conduct of the Fathers towards the natives; Pious Fund of California; Colonel John C. Fremont; Insurrection of the Californians; Description of the Golden Gate; The Mission and Presidio of San Francisco; Removal of the Hudson's Bay Company; Resolutions concerning gambling; General Effects of the Gold Discoveries; Third Great Fire; Immigration diminished; The Chinese in California; Clipper Ships; Increase of population; and Commercial depression.

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Sources: As noted on entries and through research centers including National Archives, San Bruno, California; San Francisco Main Library History Collection; Maritime Library, San Francisco, California.

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