He published Pike County Ballads (1871) - the most famous being "Little Breeches" - a volume worthy to rank with Bret Harte, if not with the Lowell of the Bigelow Papers; Castilian Days (1871), recording his observations in Spain; and a volume of Poems (1890); with John G.
A Study of American Character, 1846-1856 (Boston, 1886); and, for varied pictures of mining and frontier life, the novels and sketches and poems of Bret Harte.
Few names belong by exclusive right to San Francisco's literary annals, - the most noteworthy being those of Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller and Henry George; but perhaps a score among the better known of the more recent writers in the country have done enough of their work here to connect them enduringly with the city.
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