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Derby, George Horatio 1823-1861

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Works: 92 works in 310 publications in 1 language and 4,071 library holdings
Genres: Humor  History  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Maps  Bibliography  Music 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1535, 818.307
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Phoenixiana; or, Sketches and burlesques by George Horatio Derby( Book )
111 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 libraries worldwide
George Horatio Derby (1823-1861) of Massachusetts graduated from West Point in 1846 and served in the Army Topographical Engineers at Vera Cruz and Cerro Gordo before being sent to California in 1856. He remained there for seven years, leading three exploring expeditions and winning a place as one of the state's first humorists with pieces published in the San Diego Herald and republished around the nation. Phoenixiana (1903) reprints a book originally published in 1855. It contains Derby's pieces as "Professor John Phoenixiana" and "Squibob," poking fun at such topics as military surveyors and explorers; contemporary travel accounts of the Mission Dolores, Benecia, Sonoma, San Francisco, and San Diego; literary societies and women's clubs; astronomy; and Army life
The Squibob papers by George Horatio Derby( Book )
35 editions published between 1865 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Report of the secretary of war, communicating information in relation to the geology and topography of California by Philip T Tyson( Book )
9 editions published in 1850 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Tulare Valley by United States( Book )
4 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Geology and industrial resources of California by Philip T Tyson( Book )
5 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Bright gem of the western seas : California, 1846-1852 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Squibob, an early California humorist by George Horatio Derby( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
The Army surveys of Gold Rush California : reports of the topographical engineers, 1849-1851 by George Horatio Derby( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"As the Army's topographical engineer in California from 1849 to 1851, George Horatio Derby wrote detailed reports on the region, its people, its resources, and its geography--providing critical information for an understaffed military charged with bringing order to a vast new empire along the Pacific Slope. Early maps and reports by pioneers, trappers, and newspapermen, even by such professionals as John C. Fremont and William Emory, were limited in scope and often unreliable. In contrast, those authored by Derby and the Army's other trained topographical engineers were remarkably accurate, extensive, and richly descriptive. Long buried in the files of the National Archives, they have also remained largely unknown, even to historians. Collected and reproduced here for the first time, these journals and maps offer a new and unique perspective on California in the mid-nineteenth century. Derby's reports and journals appear alongside those of Robert Stockton Williamson, William H. Warner, Edward O.C. Ord, Nathaniel Lyon, Henry Walton Wessells, and Erasmus Darwin Keyes. These documents offer extraordinary firsthand views of the environment, natural resources, geography, and early settlement, as well as the effects of disease on Native and white populations. The writers' detailed, often witty insights offer new understandings of life in California during an era of momentous change. Historian Gary Clayton Anderson and anthropologist Laura Lee Anderson provide historical, geographic, and biographical context in the book's introduction and in headnotes and annotations for each journal. With these editorial enhancements, the documents reveal as much of the character of their authors and their time as of the land and peoples they so carefully describe"--
The topographical reports of Lieutenant George H. Derby by George Horatio Derby( Book )
6 editions published between 1932 and 1992 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Musical review extraordinary by George Horatio Derby( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Song of the Oakland bridge by George Horatio Derby( Book )
3 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Sketch of General Riley's route through the mining districts : [of California] July and Aug. 1849 by George Horatio Derby( Map )
4 editions published between 1849 and 1980 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek by George Horatio Derby( Map )
4 editions published between 1849 and 1992 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Reconnaissance of the Tulares Valley [California] : made by order of Brev. Brig. Gen. Riley, commanding 10th. Mil. Dept. by George Horatio Derby( Map )
3 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A souvenir of Lieut. George H. Derby, alias John Phoenix or John P. Squibob by George Horatio Derby( Book )
2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Survey of San Diego river and its vicinity with a view to the construction of the levee and canal to turn the river from its present course by George Horatio Derby( Map )
2 editions published between 1853 and 1979 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Reconnaissance of the Colorado River by George Horatio Derby( Map )
3 editions published between 1850 and 1852 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
John Phoenix, esq., the veritable Squibob, a life of Captain George H. Derby, U.S.A by George R Stewart( Book )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Derby, G. H. 1823-
Derby, George H.
Derby, George H. 1823-1861
Derby, George H. (George Horatio), 1823-1861
George Derby American humorist
Phoenix, John 1823-1861
Squibob, John P. 1823-1861
Джордж Дёрби
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