Table of Contents
The pastoral years: Commentary. Ranch and mission days in Alta California, by G. Vallejo. Priests and mission life, by W. H. Davis. Indian insurrections and treachery, by W. H. Davis. A glimpse of domestic life in 1828, by B. Briones. The first emigrants: Commentary. The first emigrant train to California, by J. Bidwell. Life in California before the gold discovery, by J. Bidwell.--The gold rush: Commentary. Marshall's own account of the gold discovery, by C. B. Gillespie. Pioneer mining in California, by E. G. Waite. A miner's Sunday in Coloma, by C. B. Gillespie. No place for a woman from a letter by Dame Shirley.