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Estancia “La California”
1895 Day-Book

This is the seventh diary that has survived the years, however it has suffered from damp.  Most of this diary was written by John E. Bz.  During his frequent absences, the diary was maintained by Mr. Paul (mayordomo), except for 2 days in March when Alfred maintained it, and a few days in October and December when both John and Mr. Paul were absent and an unknown other person made the entries.

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
Front hard cover, advertisement & information pages (printed).
Size: 5.1mb.
“Memoranda of Reference” and daily written entries for January, February, and March.
Size: 5.9mb.
Daily written entries for April, May, and June.
Size: 6.6mb.
Daily written entries for July, August, and September.
Size: 7.2mb.
Daily written entries for October, November, and December.
Size: 7.2mb.
Back Pages & Cover
Blank cash movement pages, pages of advertisements, and the back hard cover.
Size: 2.7mb.



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© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)