Sacramento: H.S. Crocker & Co., 1869. ,275,pp., including index and in-text advertisements. Original half pigskin and printed paper boards, spine gilt. Boards quite rubbed, scuffed, and soiled. Rear blank endpaper lacking. Final text leaf (index leaf) torn in upper outer corner, not affecting text. Several instances of early ink or pencil marginalia. Toned, scattered foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM48140
The near completion of the transcontinental railroad saw Sacramento's population increase by twenty-five percent in a year, from sixteen thousand to twenty thousand in early 1869. This is the third of three Sacramento directories by Draper between 1866 and 1869, and includes information not only on the city but on the surrounding county as well. Descriptions of several small townships are included, such as Alabama, Brighton, Cosumnes, Dry Creek, Granite, Natoma, Sutter, and more, and the names of resident voters are listed. Also included is a table of depots of the Central Pacific Railroad, distances from Sacramento, and the location of telegraph stations. "Very rare" - Quebedeaux. QUEBEDEAUX 57. ROCQ 6515. HOWES D487 (1866 Draper directory).