Ea. “La California” - 1893 Day-Book Page last modified:
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Estancia “La California”
1893 Day-Book

This is the fifth diary that has survived the years.  Most of this diary was written by John E. Bz., with help by segundos 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 pages of advertisements and tables of information have been torn out.  The front cover is included with Q1.
Front Cover, “Memoranda of Reference”, and daily written entries for January, February, and March.
Size: 6.5mb.
Daily written entries for April, May, and June.
Size: 5.8mb.
Daily written entries for July, August, and September.
Size: 6.0mb.
Daily written entries for October, November, and December.
Size: 5.8mb.
Back Pages & Cover
Summary of cash movements, pages of advertisements, and the back hard cover.
Size: 2.1mb.



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

© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)