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Estancia “La California”
1906 Day-Book

This is the 18th diary that has survived the years, however, it has suffered from damp – the cover is stained and many pages have come loose.

Spanish: All entries, except the few entries in April, are written entirely in Spanish.  The entries in this diary are much more detailed than in preceding diaries.  A record was made of all the employees and what they did each day.

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:

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January through April
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Spanglish speakers!  Please help us transcribe these diaries so others can enjoy them as well!  For example, see 1899.

© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)