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Selection of Contemporary Periodicals

Daily Alta California (1866-9)

Harper’s New Monthly Magazine

Lippincott’s Magazine (1868)

California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences

Sacramento Union (1858, 1865, 1879

Santa Cruz Sentinel (1879)

Sacramento Daily Record Union

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper (full–1865, 1879, 1880; partial–1866, 1877, 1878)

San Francisco Chronicle

Van Nostrand’s Eclectic Engineering Magazine

Daily Alta California

By State Telegraph–Explosion at Colfax–Six Men Killed.” Daily Alta California. Apr. 18, 1866. pg. 1.

California State Items.” Daily Alta California. May 28, 1866. pg. 1.

Financial and Commercial.” Daily Alta California. Jul. 16, 1866. pg. 4.

California State Items.” Daily Alta California. Aug. 9, 1866. pg. 1.

Trial of the Rioters.” Daily Alta California. Feb. 24, 1867. pg. 1.

Trial of the Anti-Chinese Rioters.” Daily Alta California. Feb. 27, 1867. pg. 1.

San Francisco–City Items–Sentence of the Rioters.” Daily Alta California. Mar. 5, 1867. pg. 1

The ‘Alta’ Today Consists of the Industrial Condition of the State.” Daily Alta California. Mar. 18, 1867. pg. 2.

State Items.” Daily Alta California. Mar. 28, 1867. pg. 1.

State Items–More Force on the Road.” Daily Alta California. Apr. 26, 1867. pg. 1.

City Items–Chinaman Killed.” Daily Alta California. May 5, 1867. pg. 1.

Letters From the Interior.” Daily Alta California. June 29, 1867. pg. 2.

By State Telegraph–Strike of the Chinese for Eight Hours’ Work and Twelve Hours’ Pay on the Pacific Railroad.” Daily Alta California. June 30, 1867. pg. 1.

By State Telegraph–End of Chinese Laborers Strike–The Movement Instigated By Designing White Men.” Daily Alta California. Jul. 3, 1867. pg. 1.

Decrease in Chinese Population in California.” Daily Alta California. Jul. 31, 1867. pg. 2.

Sailing of the ‘China’–Additional List of Passengers.” Daily Alta California. Oct. 15, 1867. pg. 1.

California As A Home For Immigrants.” Daily Alta California. Oct. 31, 1867. pg. 1.

Letter From the Sierras–On the Central Pacific Railroad.” Daily Alta California. Nov. 10, 1867. pg. 1.

Nevada–A New Town.” Daily Alta California. Feb. 12, 1868. pg. 1.

Pacific Slope Intelligence: California.” Daily Alta California. Feb. 15, 1868. pg. 1.

Nevada.” Daily Alta California. Feb. 16, 1868. pg. 1.

Oregon.” Daily Alta California. Apr. 20, 1868. pg. 1.

Report of Railway Snow Blockade Contradicted–A Strange Consignment.” Daily Alta California. Dec. 15, 1868. pg. 1.

California–Sacramento.” Daily Alta California. Jan. 8, 1869. pg. 1.

The Chinese at Home.”  Daily Alta California. Apr. 4, 1869. pg. 4

The Last Links.” Daily Alta California. May 5, 1869. pg. 1.

From the Railroad Front.” Daily Alta California. May 5, 1869. pg. 1.

The Railway Jubilee.” Daily Alta California. May 6, 1869. pg. 1.

The Railway Front.” Daily Alta California. May 6, 1869. pg. 1.

Sacramento Jubilee.” Daily Alta California. May 6, 1869. pg. 1.

Second and Third Dispatch.” Daily Alta California. May 8, 1869. pg. 1.

The Chinese.” Daily Alta California. Jul. 13, 1869. pg. 1.

Struggle for the Monopoly of Southern Coolie Trade.” Daily Alta California. Aug. 1, 1869. pg. 1.

Koopmanschap and His Chinese Immigration Plans.” Daily Alta California. Aug. 1, 1869. pg. 4

Letter from Alabama.” Daily Alta California. Aug. 7, 1869. pg. 1

Western Slope Intelligence.” Daily Alta California. Aug. 8, 1869. pg. 1.

Through to the Pacific–The Chinese and Our Traffic With Asia Mining.” Daily Alta California. Aug. 8, 1869. pg. 3.

Harper’s New Monthly Magazine

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Harper’s Weekly 1868 – Cornell University Library and WorldCat

Article: Spearman, Frank H. “The First Transcontinental Railroad.” pgs 711-720. Harper’s Monthly Magazine, Vol CIX, June -Nov. 1904.

Van Nostrand’s Eclectic Engineering Magazine

Gilliss, John R. “Tunnels of the Pacific Railroad–Abstract of a Paper Read Before the American Society of Engineers.”  Van Nostrand’s Eclectic Engineering Magazine. v.2. 1870. p.418-423.

Lippincott’s Magazine

The Chinese in California. (1868, Lippincott’s Magazine of Literature, Science and Education (1868-1871), 2, 36-36.

California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences

The Fight Between the Camels and the Central Pacific Railroad.” v. 24. n. 18. Nov. 10, 1865

New York Tribune

The Chinese in California.” New York Tribune. May 1, 1869. pg. 1.

Sacramento Union

A Very Large California Emigration.” Sacramento Union. Apr. 7, 1858. pg. 2.

News of the Morning.” Sacramento Union.  June 15, 1858. pg. 2.

City Intelligence–Gross Carelessness and Inhumanity.” Sacramento Union. Jan. 28, 1865. pg. 3

City Intelligence: Pacific Railroad.” Sacramento Union. May 1, 1865. pg. 3

Central Pacific Railroad Company – Annual Meeting.” Sacramento Union. July 14, 1865. pg.

The Future of the Union.” Sacramento Union. Sept. 22, 1865. pg. 6

Chinaman outwits a Melican Man.” Sacramento Union. Oct. 12, 1865. pg. 3.

Postal.” Sacramento Union. Oct. 18, 1865. pg. 4.

Prospects of the Pacific Railway.” Sacramento Union. Nov. 21, 1865. pg. 3.

California Legislature.” Sacramento Union. Dec. 20, 1865. pg. 1.

News of the Morning.” Sacramento Union. Apr. 16, 1868. pg. 4.

The Chinese Question.” Sacramento Union. June 2, 1869. pg. 4.

Fruits of the Interior.” Sacramento Union. July. 20, 1869. pg. 2.

Truckee Matters.” Sacramento Union. Jul. 23, 1869. pg. 4.

City Intelligence.” Sacramento Union. Aug. 7, 1869. pg. 5.

Bennett, H.C. “The Chinese in California.” Secretary of the San Francisco Chinese Portection Society.  Sacramento Union. Nov. 27, 1869. pg. 9

“A Bill to Make Chinese Voters.” Sacramento Union. Dec. 13, 1869. pg. 4

From Virginia, Nevada.” Sacramento Union. Apr. 30, 1870. pg. 4.

From Marysville.” Sacramento Union. June 9, 1870. pg. 2.

“Letter from San Francisco.” Sacramento Union. Jan. 11, 1873. pg. 8.

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Nov. 1879: “A person passing on the SPCRR [Southern Pacific Railroad) train the other day said he counted thirty-two graves by the wayside of the Chinamen that were killed at the recent explosion in tunnel No. 3” (reference to Nov. 18)

Sacramento Daily Record Union

The Chinese Question and the Press of San Francisco.” Sacramento Daily Record Union Sat. Aug. 19, 1882, pg 4

Lee Chew, “The Biography of a Chinaman,” Independent, 15 (19 February 1903), 417–423.

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

“The Great Railroad Strike.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Aug. 4, 1877. pg 371.

1878

Suits have been brought against the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad to recover about five and a half million dollars which these roads jointly owe to the Government.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jan. 12, 1878. pg 319.

News of the Week–Domestic.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jan. 12, 1878. pg 319.

“The Adjutant-General of Pennsylvania reports the cost to the State of the railroad riots of last July at nearly half of a million dollars.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jan. 19, 1878. pg 334.

1879

One of the Oregon Senators has introduced in Congress a Bill prohibiting the employment on Government works of any person who is not a citizen of the United States.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jan. 04, 1879. pg 295.

Pacific Railway Monopoly.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jan. 11, 1879. pg 326.

Among the more important Bills now before Congress is abrogating all grants of public lands to railway and telegraph corporations, in which such corporations have failed to comply with the conditions upon which the grants were made.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jan. 18, 1879. pg 351.

Chinese Immigration.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Feb. 15, 1879. pg 423.

International Ethics.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar. 1, 1879. pg 458.

 

The Chinese Question.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar. 15, 1879. pg 16.

Political cartoon. Features two captions:

1. A quote from Joaquin Miller: “As early as 1854 this cry against the Chinese began to be heard along the wharves and about the hotels of San Francisco. It came from the Irish laborers and porters, and also from the Irish ‘help.’ The Chinamen did not vote, and so had no champion. This is the key to the whole question. This outcry against the Chinaman has from that day been a political shibboleth.”

2. Imagined dialogue:

“Anti-Chinese ‘Statesmen’– ‘These fellows musn’t be tolerated any longer; they can’t vote, and are of no earthly use to any of us. They must go.’

Joaquin Miller–‘You are taking a mean advantage of these harmless creatures; you made a treaty with them; they trusted your word, have built your railroads, and washed your dirty linen, and now you propose to kick them out. ‘It is pitiful to see great minds prostituted to such selfish aims.’’”

Work of the Session.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar. 22, 1879. pg 4.

The statement that the people of the Pacific States are a unit in support of the Anti-Chinese Bill is not justified by the faces.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar. 22, 1879. pg 5.

Shall the Chinese Go?” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar. 29, 1879. pg 50.

At Home and Abroad.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Apr. 19, 1879. pg 103.

At Home and Abroad.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. May 3, 1879. pg 135.

California’s Constitution.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. May 24, 1879. pg 182.

There are indications of an abatement of the excitement on the Chinese question on the Pacific Coast.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. May 24, 1879. pg 183.

Chinese Schools.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. May 24, 1879. pg 187.

The Laundry in the Palace Hotel.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. May 31, 1879. pg 201.

The Chinese in San Francisco.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jun. 7, 1879. pg 228.

At Home and Abroad.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jun. 14, 1879. pg 243.

The Chinese in San Francisco: How They Cook and Eat in Their Theaters.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jun. 14, 1879. pg 248.

At Home and Abroad.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jun. 21, 1879. pg 263.

At Home and Abroad.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jun. 28, 1879. pg 279.

San Francisco’s Mixed Population.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jul. 12, 1879. pg 315.

Mesmerism in China.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jul. 19, 1879. pg 331.

The framers of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution builded better than they knew.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jul. 26, 1879. pg 343.

At Home and Abroad.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Jul. 26, 1879. pg 347.

The First Railroad in New Mexico.Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Aug. 9, 1879. pg 383.

New Mexico.–The Extension of the New Mexico and Southern Pacific Railroad–Celebration at Las Vegas, the Present Terminus of the Route, July 4th–From Sketches by H. Worrall.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Aug. 9, 1879. pg 385.

Sketches.

Caption 1: “Remarkable assembly of types of races on the plaza of Las Vegas, the terminus of the first railroad into the territory.”

Caption 2: “Pueblo Indians selling specimens of native pottery.”

There is an undoubted revival in the railway interest of the country.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Aug. 16, 1879. pg 391.

 

 

The March of Civilization in California.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Sept. 20, 1879. pg 48.

There is a steady growth in the Chinese population of New York and the contiguous cities.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Oct. 4, 1879. pg 67.

Notes Along the Rail.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Oct. 4, 1879. pg 71.

The Railroad Problem.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Oct. 11, 1879. pg 82.

A decision has just been given by the Judge Deady, of the United States Court in Oregon, which practically annuls all existing laws and ordinances in that State prohibiting the employment of Chinese labor.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Oct. 11, 1879. pg 83.

 

It is stated, on apparently good authority, that our existing treaties with China are about to be modified in some important particulars, negotiations being now in progress between Minister Seward and the Chinese Government.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Oct. 18, 1879. pg 99.

Scraps of Chinese Wisdom.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Oct. 18, 1879. pg 107.

 

“The Railroad Gazette says that 1,476 miles of railroad have been made in the United States thus far this year, against 614 in 1875.”

It is said that, with a view of opening direct commercial intercourse with the Sandwich Islands, the Chinese Merchants’ Steamship Company, composed of merchants and mandarins, is about to place a line of steamers on the route from China to Hawaii, to be followed by others to ply between those islands and San Francisco.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Nov. 15, 1879. pg 175.

The Chinese Government is represented by General Grant as looking to the practical utilization of the mechanical skill which its subjects have acquired in this country, by establishing new industries, and so multiply the avenues of employment.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Nov. 22, 1879. pg 195.

 

1880

Canada—The Ice Bridge Railway across the St. Lawrence, Opened January 31st.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Feb. 28, 1880. pg. 473.

The Chinese Agitation in San Francisco.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar. 20, 1880. pg 37.

California–The Chinese Agitation in San Francisco–A Meeting of the Workingmen’s Party on the Sand Lots.Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar. 20, 1880. pg 41.

New York City.—The Chinese and Coming—Scenes in the New Chinese Quarter in Mott Street.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar. 27, 1880. pg 53.

Scenes in the Chinese Quarter, Mott Street, New York.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Mar 27, 1880. pg 55.

 

Cartoons of Chinese in New York and San Francisco politics, specifically a Chinese man showing lack of interest in forming an alliance to Tammany Hall and a Chinese man gloating at the jailing of D. Kearney for six months.

Kearneyism has suffered another defeat, the United States Court in San Francisco having just decided that the State law forbidding the employment of Chinese by corporations is unconstitutional and void.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Apr. 10, 1880. pg 83.

Illustration of preparations for the ceremony and the ceremony itself. No Chinese present.

A Great Railroad Festival.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Apr. 10, 1880. pg 93.

The United States and China.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Apr. 17, 1880. pg 98.

 

Race Problems.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. May 1, 1880. pg 130.

 

Burying a Chinese Mason.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Aug.  7, 1880. pg 390.

Statistics gathered by the Railway Age as to the mileage of new railways now under construction or projected in the United States, exhibit very clearly the rapid progress of the country in material development.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Aug. 21, 1880. pg 411.

Chinese Court Procedure.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Aug. 21, 1880. pg 422.

A New Pacific Railway.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Aug. 28, 1880. pg 426.

A Chinese Secret Political Organization.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Oct. 16, 1880. pg 14.

Our Railway System.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Nov. 20, 1880. pg 182.

Anti-Chinese Riot in Denver, Colorado.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Nov. 20, 1880. pg 187.

Colorado.–The Anti-Chinese Riot in Denver, on October 31st.–From a Sketch by N.B. Wilkins.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Nov. 20, 1880. pg 189.

 

It is now announced that two treaties have been negotiated with China by the American Commissioners.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Dec. 18, 1880. pg 247.