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Richard Hugh Dillon (1924- ) was a librarian and the author of many articles and books on California, including California trail herd (1961), The legend of Grizzly Adams (1966), Fool's gold: the biography of John Sutter (1967), Humbugs and heroes: a gallery of California pioneers (1970), and Delta country (1982). The collection consists of ca. 300 photographs of old and new San Francisco Chinatown and the Mother Lode country, as well as photostats, captions, and signed mounts. There are also illustrative photographs used in Richard H. Dillon's Hatchet men (1962).
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Richard Hugh Dillon was born January 16, 1924 in Sausalito, California; AB (1948), AM (1949), and BLS (1950), UC Berkeley; assistant librarian (1950-53) and librarian (1953-79), Sutro Library, San Francisco; author of many articles and books on California, including California trail herd (1961), The legend of Grizzly Adams (1966), Fool's gold: the biography of John Sutter (1967), Humbugs and heroes: a gallery of California pioneers (1970), and Delta country (1982).
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