Arguello, Concepcion, 1791-1857; Combs; Mantilla; Rezanov, Nikolai Petrovich, 1764-1807; Santa Clara County (Calif.)--History; Shawls;
Concepcion Arguello was 15 in 1806 when she met the Russian Count Nicolai Rezanov, Chamberlain to the Czar while he was in San Francisco. After a three week courtship, they became engaged. An official of the royal court, he had to return to...
Earthquakes; Hotels; Hotel Vendome; Postcards; Ruins; San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906; San Jose (Calif.); Santa Clara County (Calif.)--History;
Note on picture side of postcard, "There were many private houses as bad as this but they are taking them all down and will build new ones." Addressed to "Mrs. May E. Graham, Bullion, Placer County, California."
Reid, Bernard J. (Bernard Joseph), 1823-1904; Letters; People; Reid, James; San Francisco (Calif.);
A letter written in San Francisco from Bernard J. Reid to his brother James Reid. Bernard hopes that James writes soon, and laments his bad luck of not finding any gold after working hard to help a company dam the Stanislaus river.