These 43 volumes of the Towne and Bacon Printers, cover the years 1854 to 1875, and include journals (1856-1870); daybooks
(1854-1866); cash books (1855-1875); receipt books (1855-1865); petty accounts and ledgers (1855-1868); ledgers (1854-1868);
and a payroll book (1865-1873).
Two major archival repositories, plus ten unpublished manuscripts were used in researching this dissertation. Very often the
publications produced by James Towne were themselves sources of historical information. These are included in the following
section devoted to Secondary Sources. Mr. Arthur W. Towne, through personal interviews, was also of great importance in providing
recollections of his grandfather, James Weld Towne, and the Excelsior Printing Office.Carter, John Denton. “The San Francisco Bulletin, 1855-1865; a Study in the Beginnings of Pacific Coast Journalism.” Ph.D.
Thesis, University of california, 1941.
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permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.