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The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1980, Volume 26, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

By CANICE G. CIRUZZI
A graduate student in History at The University of San Diego

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Page 76. George Derby’s sketch of himself and his wife in San Diego.

Page 79. George Horatio Derby in 1846, one year before his graduating number seven in a class of fifty-nine at West Point.

Page 80. Derby’s caricature of Andrew B. Gray surveying the U.S. and Mexican boundary line near San Diego.

 

Pages 82-83. Derby’s proposed design for new U.S. Army uniforms.

Page 84. During his editorship of the San Diego Herald, Derby sketched himself as the diligent newspaperman.

Page 86. In his early writings Derby created “Squibob”. The character became so popular and had such a large number of imitators that Derby finally “killed him off”.