The Chinese in California 1850-1925


The Chinese in California 1850-1925

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials. Included are photographs, original art, cartoons and other illustrations; letters, excerpts from diaries, business records, and legal documents; as well as pamphlets, broadsides, speeches, sheet music, and other printed matter. These documents describe the experiences of Chinese immigrants in California, including the nature of inter-ethnic tensions. They also document the specific contributions of Chinese immigrants to commerce and business, architecture and art, agriculture and other industries, and cultural and social life in California. Chinatown in San Francisco receives special treatment as the oldest and largest community of Chinese in the United States. Also included is documentation of smaller Chinese communities throughout California, as well as material reflecting on the experiences of individuals. Although necessarily selective, such a large body of materials presents a full spectrum of representation and opinion. The materials in this online compilation are drawn from collections at The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley; The Ethnic Studies Library, University of California Berkeley; and The California Historical Society, San Francisco.

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Grover Cleveland, born in Caldwell, NJ, 18 March 1837; moved to Buffalo, NY in 1855; Erie County Sheriff, 1871-1874; Mayor of Buffalo, 1882; Governor of New York, 1883-1884; President of the United States, 1885-1889, 1893-1897; married Frances Folsom, 1886; died at Princeton, NJ, 24 June 1908....

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The Transylvania Presbytery was organized by appointment of the synods of New York and Philadelphia. The Synod of New York made part of the Presbytery of Abingdon into the Transylvania Presbytery, which encompassed the district of Kentucky and the settlements on the Cumberland River. The Reverend David Rice, Adam Rankin, Andrew McClure, and James Crawford met at the Danville, Kentucky courthouse to organize the presbytery. The synods of New York and Philadelphia appointed David Rice as moderator...

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Harper's Magazine Co., 1857-1976 (corporateBody)

Davis, Horace, 1831-1916 (person)

Horace Davis was a United States representative from California, a member of the original Board of Trustees of Stanford University (1885-1916) and President of the University of California. From the description of Horace Davis papers, 1865-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701289707 Horace Davis was one of the original trustees of Stanford University and served as the Board President from 1905-1907. From the description of Horace Davis photograph album, 1904-1...

Cramer Studios (corporateBody)

Frenzeny, Paul (person)

Smith, Clara Sheldon (person)

Workingmen's Party of California (corporateBody)

Splivalo, Stephen. (person)

Hoffman, Ogden, 1822-1891 (person)

Ogden Hoffman was born October 16, 1822 in New York, the son and grandson of accomplished lawyers in that state. He graduated from Columbia College in 1840 and commenced the study of law, after which he established practice in New York City for three years. Hoffman arrived in San Francisco on May 16, 1850 and opened a law office; in March of 1851 he was appointed United States District Judge for the Northern District of California by President Millard Fillmore. Many of his decisions in this capa...

Chinese Merchants (corporateBody)

San Francisco Committee of Safety, 1877. (corporateBody)

Casilear, George W., fl. ca. 1860 (person)

O'Donnell, Charles C. (person)

California (Steamship) (corporateBody)

Siberia (Steamship) (corporateBody)

Thompson, Francis M. (Francis McGee), 1833-1916 (person)

Francis M. Thompson, of Greenfield, Mass., was a Montana pioneer and later a judge for Franklin County (Mass.). His son, Francis Nims Thompson, followed in his footsteps by serving as a Franklin County lawyer as well. From the description of Francis M. Thompson miscellany ; and a speech on Chinese immigrants in California, ca. 1880-1916. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 40311134 ...

Sherburne, John S. (person)

Fay, Luke (person)

Camerer, Eugene 1830-1898 (person)

Tong, Terry (person)

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Mission to the Chinese in California (corporateBody)

Coleman, William Tell, 1824-1893 (person)

Businessman and vigilante. From the description of Certification of William Tell Coleman, circa 1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451350 Coleman was a San Francisco businessman and Chairman of the Vigilance Committees of 1851, 1856 and 1877. From the description of Account of the Burdue Trial and Vigilance Committee of 1851 and 1856 / by William Tell Coleman : manuscript and typescript, circa 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866052 Coleman wa...

Bowles, Samuel (person)

Epithet: Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x00001a ...

Fay & Cox, fl. ca. 1869 (corporateBody)

Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910 (person)

Biographical or Historical Data. From the description of Account book, 1820-1841; 1842-1851. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 298515587 ...

Del Mar, Alexander, 1836-1926 (person)

Epithet: American economist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000267.0x0001ea Alexander Del Mar (1836-1926) was an American mining engineer, economist, author, and historian, who served as the director of the Bureau of Statistics from 1866 to 1869. Born in New York on August 9, 1836, the oldest son of Jacques and Belle Del Mar, Del Mar's spent some of his adolescence in England and Spain....

Layres, Augustus (person)

Day, S. (person)

Hill, Thomas, 1829-1908 (person)

Blumann, Sigismund (person)

Eastman, Harrison (person)

Pitkin, Robert W. (person)

E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm) (corporateBody)

Albert Sidney Johnston was born in Washington, Kentucky, on 3 February 1803 and died near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, on 6 April 1862. From the description of Photograph of Albert Sidney Johnston, ca. 1840-1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 368044967 ...

Marryat, Frank, 1826-1855 (person)

Winn, Albert Maver, 1810-1883. (person)

North, Hart Hyatt, 1871- (person)

Boyle, Eustan M. (person)

Baker, Horace, 1833-1918 (person)

Choynski, I. N., publisher (person)

Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878 (person)

Gregg, Ezra (person)

Woman's Union Mission to Chinese Women and Children, San Francisco (corporateBody)

Tin Heong Chemical Company. (corporateBody)

Importers and manufacturers of oriental perfumes, essential oils, chemical preparations, and natural and artificial flower products. Offices in Canton, China and at 335-337 in the Consular Building, 510 Battery St., San Francisco, Calif. From the description of Tin Heong Chemical Company miscellany, 1912-1929. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 48239781 ...

Warren, Asa Coolidge, 1819-1904 (person)

Hayes, E. A. (Everis Anson), 1855-1942 (person)

Everis Anson Hayes was born in Waterloo, Wisconsin, on March 10, 1855. He graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1879 and was admitted to the bar in the same year. After several years spent practicing law throughout Wisconsin, Hayes moved to Ironwood, Michigan, in 1886 and begin mining ore. In 1887 he traveled to San Jose, California, where he continued mining and also grew fruit. In 1901 he began publishing the San Jose Daily Herald. Hayes was elected to Con...

Narjot, Ernest (person)

Fook Woh & Co. (corporateBody)

Frenzeny, Paul, 1840-1902 (person)

Democratic State Central Committee (corporateBody)

Kuchel & Dresel, fl. ca. 1853-ca. 1865 (corporateBody)

Stein, Louis L., 1902-1996. (person)

Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 (person)

Author and journalist. From the description of Papers of Bret Harte [manuscript] 1859-1901. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940411 Harte served as editor of the Overland Monthly, 1868-1870. From the description of ALS, 1869 April 17 : San Francisco, to Mrs. Emily Gould, Rome. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16700642 From the description of ALS, 1868 July 5 : San Francisco, to [Emily Gould]. (Copley Press, J S Copl...

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (California) (corporateBody)

Bancroft, Hubert Howe (person)

Great China Theatre & Mandarin Theatre (corporateBody)

Daniels, Helena A. K. (person)

Cleveland, Daniel, 1838- (person)

Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942 (person)

German-born American photographer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to [Isadora Duncan], [1915 or later]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501196416 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to [Isadora Duncan], Tuesday [ca. 1915]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501196335 Photographer and pioneer in dance photography. From the description of Correspondence and writings, 1928-1942. (New York Public Library). Worl...

Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918 (person)

Ezekial Thatcher was clerk of the Parkville School District, Shasta County, Calif. He emigrated to California from Pennsylvania in 1850 and helped establish the first school district in the Parkville area. He is descended from the Thatchers of Uffington, England, the same family as Denis Thatcher, husband of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. From the description of H.H. Bancroft letter : San Francisco, Calif., to E. Thatcher, Parkville, Shasta County, Calif. : ALS (photocopy)...

Bradley & Rulofson, artist (corporateBody)

Fletcher, Robert Howe, 1850-1936 (person)

Kuchel & Dresel (corporateBody)