The Journal of San Diego History
October 1956, Volume 2, Number 4
Jerry MacMullen, Editor

NEW BOOKS IN THE SERRA MUSEUM LIBRARY include two by one of our members, Arthur Woodward, one of the leading western historians. The first is his Feud on the Colorado, which gives belated credit for the upper river exploration to San Diego’s own Capt. George Alonzo Johnson; the second is the Journal of Lt. Thomas W. Sweeney, 1849-1853. Both are limited editions, and include a considerable amount of hitherto unpublished material.

Most recent accession is An American in California — the biography of William Heath Davis — by Dr. Andrew F. Rolle of Occidental College. Davis was the founder of what later came to be known as “Davis’ Folly” — the present down-town San Diego.