Author recounts the career of Charles Templeton Crocker, founder of the California Historical Society.

1

On the trial activity of March 27, see: “Arbuckle Judge Roused,” Los Angeles Times, 28 March 1922, 11. For a comprehensive biography and bibliography of Arbuckle, see Robert Young, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle: A Bio-Bibliography (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1994).

2

“California Historical Society 1852-1922,” California Historical Society Quarterly 1 (July 1922): 19.

3

“Twenty-Eight Million Dollar Merger Effected by Dan Cupid,” San Francisco Call (hereafter: SFC), February 28, 1911, 15.

4

For photograph of the Crocker estates, see Philip Alexander and Charles Hamm, History of San Mateo County from the Earliest Times (Burlingame, CA: Press of Burlingame Publishing Company, 1916), 97; on Polk's side ventures, see Sarah A. Fedrika, “Toward a Locational Modernism: Little Magazines and the Modernist Geographical Imagination” (Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State University, 2008), 120.

5

Lady Teazle, “Society Chat,” SFC, January 3, 1912, 7; “Success of Oriental Ball to Be Given by the Charles Templeton Crockers Lies with the Men,” January 21, 1912, 47.

6

Herb Caen, “Friday's Fresha Fisha,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 13, 1991, E1.

7

“Crockers Divorced,” Los Angeles Times, May 15, 1927, 15.

8

Peter Novick, That Noble Dream: The “Objectivity Question” and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 1988.

9

U. S. Census Bureau.

10

“Restoration of Old Mission to Begin in a Month,” SFC, April 13, 1918, 12; “Missions to be Restored,” SFC, January 9, 1921, A10.

11

On Florence Collins Porter, see Florence Collins Porter and Helen Brown Trask, eds. Maine Men and Women in Southern California (Los Angeles: Kingsley, Mason & Collins Company, 1913), 77.

12

Kevin Starr, Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985), 76.

13

Ibid, 88.

14

Phoebe S. Kropp, California Vieja: Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006), 3.

15

Jane Apostol, The Historical Society of Southern California: A Centennial History (Los Angeles: Historical Society of Southern California, 1991), 7; Lorrin L. Morrison, Noah Levering: A Biographical Sketch,” The Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly 40 (September 1958): 211–222.

16

Noah Levering, “Origin of the Historical Society of Southern California,” Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California 3 (January 1895): 9.

17

J.J. Warner, Benjamin Hayes, J.P. Widney, An Historical Sketch of Los Angeles County, California (Los Angeles: L. Lewin & Co., 1876), n.p.

18

“Constitution, Standing Rules, and List of Officers and Members of the Historical Society of Southern California,” Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California 1 (1884): 1.

19

J.J. Warner, Benjamin Hayes, J.P. Widney, An Historical Sketch of Los Angeles County, California (Los Angeles: L. Lewin & Co., 1876), n.p.

20

Novick, That Noble Dream, 31-34.

21

“California Historical Society 1852-1922,” California Historical Society Quarterly 1 (July 1922): 10.

22

Significantly, during this period, Dwinelle authored The Colonial History of the City of San Francisco (San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1867).

23

Herbert E. Bolton, ed. Historical Memoirs of New California (translated into English from the manuscripts of Fray Francisco Palou) (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1926).

24

For a biographical account of Hubbard, see Leigh H. Irvine, ed. A History of the New California, Volume II (New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905), 818-822.

25

“California Historical Society 1852-1922,” California Historical Society Quarterly 1 (July 1922): 10.

26

See Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of California, volumes 18-24 (San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers, 1884). Quote from volume 39, p. 2.

27

“Front matter,” Quarterly of the California Historical Society 1 (July 1922), n.p.

28

Marion Meade, Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase (New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1995), 128.

29

Jack Gilbert, “The Abnormal is Not Courage,” in Monolithos: Poems 1962 and 1982 (New York: Knopf, 1982), 3.

30

Matthew T. Davis, “Inventory to the Papers of C. Templeton Crocker at the California Academy of Sciences,” California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

31

Gerald D. Nash, “California and Its Historians: An Appraisal of the Histories of the State,” Pacific Historical Review 50 (November 1981): 399.

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