The Acquisitions Table: The Californian

The Californian (San Francisco, CA).  70 issues, 1864-1867.

This bound volume of The Californian begins with the first issue of May 28, 1864. It was primarily a weekly literary periodical with some local news thrown in. Charles Henry Webb started the paper but Bret Harte soon succeeded him as the editor. One of the contributors hired by Harte was Mark Twain—this volume contains at least 11 articles penned by Twain.

Published by

Vincent Golden

Curator of Newspapers and Periodicals, American Antiquarian Society

One thought on “The Acquisitions Table: The Californian”

  1. Hello! Thank you for this picture! Is it possible to look at a scan copy of Mark Twain’s “Answers to correspondences” published in the Californian?
    a resercher of Mark Twain’s journalistic work

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