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Bibliography

A listing of various books relating to the history of the State of California and its counties.

If any of the books below has a transcribed index of personal biographies, the title of that book has been linked to a pdf file that contains the index. Several county websites within this project also provide individual biographies from other sources, so be sure to check county sites if you're seeking biographies.

Many of the books on this list are available to read or download online from Internet Archive or Google Books.

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Book Information
The Annals of San Francisco, California
Biographical Memoirs of Some Prominent Citizens

Frank Soule, John H Gihon, MD and James Nisbet
New York, D Appleton & Company,
346 & 348 Broadway San Francisco
Montgomery Street London: 16 Little Britain: M.DCCC.LV [1855]
Assembling California
John McPhee
Farrar, Straus and Giroux [2010]
The Builders of a Great City
San Francisco’s Representative Men

In Two Volumes - Volume I
The San Francisco Journal of Commerce Publishing Co.
326 Pine Street, San Francisco [1891]
California through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History
William J. Bauer Jr.
University of Washington Press [2016]
California: A History
Kevin Star
Random House Publishing Group [2007]
Historical and Biographical Record of Los Angeles and Vicinity 
...also containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present .
J M Guinn, A M
Chapman Publishing Company
Chicago [1901]

Historical and Biographical Record of Southern California
...from its earliest settlement to the opening year of the twentieth century.
James Miller Guinn
The Chapman Publishing Co.
Chicago [1902]
History and Biographical Record of Monterey and San Benito Counties, Cal
...and History of the State of California
containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present.
Vol II

By James Miller Guinn
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Cal [1910]
History of Alameda County California
Volume II
The S J Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, Ill [1928]
History of Amador County, California
With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Jesse D Mason
Thompson & West
Oakland, California [1881]
A History of California and an Extended History of Its Southern Coast Counties
Vols I & II
J M Guinn, A M
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Cal [1907 ]
     *San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Ventura, Orange and Riverside 
History of California and an Extended History of Los Angeles & Environs
James Miller Guinn
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Cal. [1915]
      *3 Vols: Biographies are in Vols 2 and 3
History of California
Volume 22

Hubert Howe Bancroft
History Company [1886]
History of California
Franklin Tuthill
Applewood Books [2010]
History of California: The American Period
Robert Glass Cleland
Macmillan [1922]
History of California: The Spanish Period
Charles Edward Chapman
Macmillan [1921]
History of Contra Costa County, California
...also, incidents of pioneer life; and biographical sketches of early and prominent settlers and representative men.
Thompson & West, Oakland, Ca [1882]
History of Contra Costa County California
In One Volume
F J Hulaniski
The Elms Publishing Co., Inc
Berkeley, California [1917]
History of Contra Costa County, California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Ca [1926]
History of Imperial County, California
Elms and Franks
Berkeley, Calif [1918]
History of Mendocino County
Alley, Bowen & Co.
San Francisco, CA [1880]
History of Merced County, California
Elliott & Moore, Publishers,
San Francisco, Cal. [1881]
History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California
Vol II
Rolin G. Watkins
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago [1925]
History of Monterey County, California
With Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens
Elliott & Moore, Publishers
106 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco, Cal [1881]
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers [1881]
History of Riverside County California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
Elmer Wallace Holmes and Other Well Known Writers
Illustrated & Complete in One Volume
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California [1912]
History of Sacramento County, California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
G. Walter Reed
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Ca [1923]
History of San Benito County, California
With Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens
Elliott & Moore, Publishers
106 Leidesdorff Street, San Francisco, Cal [1881]
History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Selected Biography of Actors and Witnesses of the Period of Growth and Achievement, Vols I, II, III
By John Brown, Jr and James Boyd
The Western Historical Association
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago, Ill [1922]
History of San Joaquin County, California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
George H. Tinkham
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Ca [1923]
History of San Jose California
Narrative and Biographical
William F James and George H McMurry
Paul Grodon Teal, Biographical Editor
A H Cawston, Publisher
Smith Printing Company, San Jose
San Jose, Calif. [1933 ]
History of Santa Barbara County
with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers.
Thompson & West
Oakland, Ca [1883]
History of Santa Barbara County California
From It's Earliest Settlement To The Present Time
Michael James Phillips
Volumes I & II : Illustrated
The S J Clarke Publishing Co. 
Chicago - San Francisco - Los Angeles [1927]
History of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties California
Volumes I & II
C M Gidney - Santa Barbara
Benjamin Brooks - San Luis Obispo
Edwin M Sheridan - Ventura
Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago, Ill. [1917]
History of Santa Clara County, California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
Eugene Taylor Sawyer
Historic Record Co.
Los Angeles, Ca [1922]
History of Santa Clara County
...also incidents of public life and biographical sketches of early and prominent settlers and representative men.
J. P. Munro-Fraser
Alley, Bowen & Co.
San Francisco, Ca [1881]
History of Santa Cruz County
Edward Sanford Harrison
Pacific Press Publishing Company [1892]
History of Santa Cruz County, California
Prepared by S H Willey, C L Anderson, Ed. Martin, W H Hobbs and others.
Together with Personal Notices of Prominent Citizens
San Francisco, 108 Leidesdorff Street:
Wallace W Elliott & Co., Publishers [1879]
History of Siskiyou County, California
...and containing portraits and biographies of its leading citizens and pioneers.
Harry Laurenz Wells
P. J. D. Stewart & Co.
Oakland, Ca [1881]
History of Solano and Napa Counties California
From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time
Volume II

The S J Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago [1926]
History of Solano and Napa Counties, California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Ca [1912]
History of Solano County
...also, a full and particular biography of its early settlers and principal inhabitants.
Wood Alley & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California [1879]
History of Sonoma County
J. P. Munro-Fraser
Alley, Bowen & Co.
San Francisco, California [1880]
History of Sonoma County California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California [1911]
History of the Bench and Bar of California
Edited by Oscar T Shuck
The Commercial Printing House,
Los Angeles, Cal. [1901]
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of Oakland and Environs
...also containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present .
Vols I & II
James Miller Guinn
Historic Record Company [1908]
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of San Joaquin County
Vol II
James Miller Guinn & George H. Tinkham
Historic Record Co.
Los Angeles, Cal. [1909]
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the Sacramento Valley, California
Also Containing Biographies of Well-Known Citizens of the Past and Present
Prof. J M Guinn, A M
The Chapman Publishing Co.
Chicago [1906]
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the San Joaquin Valley, California
Prof. J M Guinn, A M
The Chapman Publishing Co.
Chicago  [1905]
History of the State of California & Biographical Record
of Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties
Prof. J. M. Guinn, A.M.
The Chapman Publishing Company
Chicago [1903]
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the Sierras
Prof J M Guinn, A M
The Chapman Publishing Co.
Chicago [1906]
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History of Tulare and Kings Counties, California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
Eugene L. Menefee and Fred A. Dodge
 Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Calif. [1913]
History of Tuolumne County
B. F. Alley, Publisher [1882]
History of Ventura County
Vol. II
Solomon Neil Sheridan 
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill. [1926]
History of Yolo County, California
With Biographical Sketches Of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present
Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, Ca [1913]
Illustrated History of Plumas, Lassen & Sierra Counties
Farriss & Smith
San Francisco, Ca [1882]
An Illustrated History of San Joaquin County, California
…full-page portraits of some of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of today.
Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois [1890]
An Illustrated History of Southern California
Embracing the Counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange, and the peninsula of Lower California,
...and biographical mention of many of their pioneers and of prominent citizens of today.

The Lewis Publishing Co. [1890]
Ingersoll's Century History 'Santa Monica Bay Cities' 1542 > 1908
Luther A Ingersoll
Los Angeles [1908]
Los Angeles: From the Mountains to the Sea
Vols II & III
John Steven McGroarty 
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York [1921]
A Memorial and Biographical History of the Coast Counties of Central California
Henry D Barrows & Luther A Ingersoll
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company [1893 ]
    *Monterey, Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties
A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa, California
The Lewis Publishing Company [1892]
Men of Achievement in the Great Southwest
With Biographies, Heretofore Unpublished Facts
Published by The Los Angeles Times [1904]
Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World, or, Santa Clara County, California
...and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of to-day.
Foote, H. S. (Horace S.)
Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company [1888]
Trees in Paradise: A California History
Jared Farmer
W. W. Norton & Company [2013]
A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of Northern California
Including Biographies of Many of Those Who Have Passed Away.
Standard Genealogical Publishing Company
Chicago, Ill. [1901]
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