Author:Albert S. Evans

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Albert S. Evans
American journalist from New Hampshire. Among other newspapers, he wrote for the San Francisco Alta California (using the pseudonyms Fitz Smythe and Stiggers), the Chicago Tribune (as Altamonte) and the Gold Hill Evening News ( as Amigo). He engaged in a long feud with Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain), both publishing insults about the other. Col. Albert S. Evans perished in the unfortunate disaster by which the steamship "Missouri" was burned at sea in October, 1872, while on her passage from New York towards Havana. Source: Introduction by a friend in the book, A La California (1873)
Albert S. Evans




Albert S. Evans (1831-1872) was a New Hampshire-born California journalist, serving as correspondent for the New York Tribune and Chicago Tribune. Á la California (1873) is a volume of reminiscences and anecdotal history published after Evans's death at sea. He begins by taking his reader on a tour from the Sierra Morena through the San Andreas Valley, south to Pescadero and Santa Cruz, up the Napa Valley and Mount St. Helena. He offers several chapters on San Francisco, with special attention to the legends of the Barbary Coast and Chinatown and tales of miners in the Gold Rush.

Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.