Douglas H. Strong, Book Review Editor
The Huse Journal: Santa Barbara ín the 1850s. Edited by Edith Bond Conkey. Translated by Francis Price. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Historical Society, 1977. Notes, bibliography, index. 279 pages. $25.00.
Charles Enoch Huse, a young Harvard graduate from New England, spent eighteen months in San Francisco (1850-1852) before settling in Santa Barbara. Here he became involved actively in legal matters in that early California community. His journal provides valuable information on life in California at that time. An appendix contains the first thirty-one pages of Huse’s pamphlet, Sketch of the History and Resources of Santa Barbara City and County, California.