Maurice Harris Newmark (1859-1929) and Marco Ross Newmark (1878-1959).
Title Census of the City and County of Los Angeles, California for the Year 1850, Together with an Analysis and an Appendix.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition, thus.
Publisher Los Angeles: The Times-Mirror Press, 1929
Seller ID ABE314-001
FIRST EDITION of this first facsimile reprint of the Los Angeles City Census of 1850, the first to be taken under American rule. 4to. 10 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches. [ii], 139, [1 blank] pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Hector Alliot who wrote the Introduction providing background on the Census, black-and-white portrait of Cecil B. DeMille who wrote the Editor's Introduction, 15 figures on plates, 1 folding, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth; binding square and tight, shelf wear, especially along the spine at the rear, end-papers toned. Very Good. The text includes a plate with a folding facsimile of Lieutenant Edward Otho Crisp Ord's Los Angeles City Map, No. 1, or Plan de la Ciudad de Los Angeles, which shows the streets, drainage, block and lot lines and numbers, vineyards, cornfields, fences, gardens, and churches in Los Angeles as it appeared in 1849, drawn on August 29, 1849. The Census data contained herein includes family surname, all the names, ages, sex, and race of each family member, place of birth, profession of each male over 15 years of age, value of any real estate owned, number of people who have been married or attended school within the year, and the number of persons over 20 who could neither read nor write. Maurice Newmark was a Jewish-American grocer and writer from Los Angeles, California; he is best known for editing Harris Newmark's (1834-1916, Maurice's father) Sixty Years in Southern California, 1853-1913. His brother Marco R. Newmark brought this volume to completion after Maurice's death.
Maurice Harris Newmark, and Marco Ross Newmark, Census of the City and County of Los Angeles California for the Year 1850, Cecil. B. DeMille, Southwest Museum, James A. B. Scherer, Hector Alliot, Edward O. C. Order, Plan de la Ciudad de Los Angeles, Los Angeles Local History, California Local History