Ea. “La California” - 1892 Day-Book Page last modified:
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Estancia “La California”
1892 Day-Book

This is the fourth diary that has survived the years.  Most of this diary was written by John E. Bz., with help by Herman Bz. and others.

Background:  The background image is John Schreiber’s lithograph of “La California”, which he drew in 1878.

Reference Pages:  To aid the reader with Spanglish terminology, unfamiliar names (people & places), and old measures (weights, distances, currencies, etc.) we have provided a set of: Reference Pages.  We recommend you have these available — they will open in a second window or tab.

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PDF files:

Click on a title below to download a PDF file containing images of the actual diary pages.

Front Cover & Pages
The front hard cover, pages of advertisements, and tables of useful information.
Size: 6.0mb.
“Memoranda of Reference” and daily written entries for January, February, and March.
Size: 6.6mb.
Daily written entries for April, May, and June.
Size: 5.2mb.
Daily written entries for July, August, and September.
Size: 4.9mb.
Daily written entries for October, November, and December.
Size: 5.2mb.
Back Pages & Cover
Unused monthly record of cash movements, pages of advertisements, and the back hard cover.
Size: 2.7mb.



Spanglish speakers!  Please help us transcribe these diaries so others can enjoy them as well!  For example, see 1890.

© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)