San Francisco and Thereabout

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byCharles Augustus Keeler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tendent of Schools, conduct all the public educational affairs of the city. The museums of San Francisco are nearly all in an early stage of development. The largest is in Golden Gate Park, a gift of the Commissioners of the Midwinter Fair and is especially rich in archaeology. The California Academy of Sciences maintains a free museum of natural history in its building on Market Street and has the most complete extant herbarium and study collection of birds of the Pacific Coast. This institution also gives monthly popular lectures on scientific subjects which are largely attended. Its printed proceedings are recognized among the important contributions to science, and have an international reputation. As one of the residuary legatees of the Lick estate, the Academy has an assured income, although not sufficient to properly carry on all its activities. The University of California maintains in the Ferry Building a small but interesting collection of Alaskan ethnology, most of which was presented to it by the Alaska Commercial Company. The same building also contains the mineralogical museum of the State Mining Bureau, and the agricultural and horticultural exhibitions of the State Board of Trade which has for many years undertaken to make the resources of California more widely known. The Pacific Commercial Museum, recently organized, also has its headquarters in the Ferry Building where it is installing a collection of the commercial products of the countries of the Pacific Ocean. Its work is outlined somewhat on the plans of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum, and it aims to keep the merchants of San Francisco in touch with trade openings and developments in foreign countries. Of local libraries but a passing word need be said. The large Public Library is temp...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tendent of Schools, conduct all the public educational affairs of the city. The museums of San Francisco are nearly all in an early s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217550940

ISBN - 13:9780217550949

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