.Writing: Historical Sources
.Beauty and Homecare Recipes
.California Cattle and Cattle Drives
.Civil War and Aftermath
.Lancer Ranch Location
.Newspapers and Journals
.Useful Reference Books List
.Writing Resources: Technical
.About This Website
…Episodes: Behind The Scenes
……Call Sheets and Shooting Schedules
……Filming the pilot episode – from the Huntze family archives
……Scripts (downloadable pdf format)
Fandom Wiki (in development)
Lancer (TV Series 1968-1970) – IMDB
Lancer (TV Series 1968-1970)- Photo Gallery IMDB
The Lancer Mothers – Catherine and Maria
Elizabeth Baur entry at IMDB and Wikipedia
Paul Brinegar entry at IMDB and Wikipedia
Andrew Duggan entry at IMDB and Wikipedia
Wayne Maunder entry at IMDB and Wikipedia
James Stacy entry at IMDB and Wikipedia
WRITING: HISTORICAL SOURCES
American West – general sites
Asian-American History Timeline
Legends of America – articles and information on the old west.
Making of America – Cornell’s online collection of documents and journals
Western Movement – chronicles of the pioneer movement across America. Masses of links here – sadly not all are live.
Beauty and Homecare Recipes
Boston Directories and Street Maps
Boston History and Architecture
Harvard Class Catalogue for 1862-63 Academical year.
Probably the year Scott would have been a freshman. This gives details of the entrance examination requirements and the curricula for all the classes for that year.
California Gold Rush – 1849 map for prospectors
California History Resource Guide
Early California History (Library of Congress)
History of California (Wikipaedia)
Indigenous Peoples of California (Wikipaedia)
Land Grants in Alta California
Monterey County Historical Society
San Francisco History links – click on the county listed, and you’ll get a page of links to various aspects of history of the SF region.
California Cattle and Cattle Drives
California Cattle Boom 1849-1862
California Cattle Demise 1870-1912
Cattle Drives and Crew Positions
Civil War And Aftermath
Abraham Lincoln’s Legal Career – Thanks to Peyton Vogel for the link.
Atlanta’s Role in the Civil War – with thanks to Noah Sloane for finding this link for us. There are more useful links inside the article. NEW
Civil of War Prisoner of War Camps (Wikipedia)
Additional info on Prison Camps
What was it like to be a Civil War Prisoner (Youtube video)
Cahaba Prisoner of War Camp
Civil War in Richmond, Virginia
From Cotton to T-Shirts: The Role of Cotton in the Civil War
Legal Changes After the Civil War and the 14th Amendment – thanks to Ana for sharing her research with us.
Legal History of the 14th Amendment – thanks to Becca Riggs for her research and for sharing.
Understanding the 14th Amendment – Rights of Former Slaves – thanks to Elizabeth at the Social Studies Help Center for the link.
Cowboy Dress, Arms and Equipment as used in the Little Missouri Range Country and the Medora Area in the 1880s by Don Rickey (.pdf file)
Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper’s Bazar
Information compiled from various sources
Vacquero – history of the vacquero (links to .pdf book). The whole site very interesting for Spanish/American perspective, although focused on New Mexico
The Food Timeline – pioneer, Civil War, Cowboy and Victorian foods
Dictionary of Americanisms (downloadable .pdf of a dictionary compiled in 1859. Lots of New England phrases and words)
Wiki entries for:
Colt Single Action Army revolver
Colt Navy Revolver
Revolvers explains double and single actions
Follow this link to a playlist from Forgotten Weapons of 65 videos devoted to guns from the Old West.
- Aerial views of the Rancho San Carlos house and environs, taken from Google Earth.
- The Huntze Family Archive – photographs and letters etc belonging to the family of Eleanor and Wes Huntze, who worked for the Oppenheimers at the Rancho San Carlos at the time the pilot was filmed.
- Geraldine’s Research – photos and suggested floorplans
- St Lucia Conservatory
Lancer Ranch Location
David Rumsey Collection of historical maps
Library of Congress Map Collections
19th Century Medicine – Pre Civil War
200 Years of American Medicine – 1776 – 1976 (downloadble pdf)
Apply Salt, Gunpowder and the Yellow of an Egg – the treatment of rattlesnake bites
Common Diseases of the 19th Century
Early 19th Century American Medical Worldview
Health and Medicine in the 19th Century – V&A museum
History of Wound Care (Wikipedia)
Medical Antiques– extensive internal links to manuals, history etc.
Medical and Surgical Care 1861-1865
Medical Treatments in the late 19C – Melnick Medical Museum
Pharmaceutical Patents & Potions 1800s-1919
Public Health in The 19th Century
Victorian Medicine – BBC
Victorian Medicine – Livingstone
Victorian Medicine – Simple History
Costs and Comparisons – information on things like pay, how much things cost, the buying power of a dollar at various dates etc
Newspapers and Journals
California Digital Newspaper Collection
Chronicling America – Library of Congress searchable online database
California Railroads ca 1870-1872
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum – a treasure trove of a site about the Transcontinental Railroad. Click on the History tab for dozens of documents on the building of the railroad, ephemera, guidebooks, timetables and 19C accounts of travelling across America
Chinese Immigration and the Transcontinental Railroad
Pacific South West Railroad Museum
(The) Transcontinental Railroad
(The) Traveller’s Guide to Trains 1871 (.pdf file)
Transport : Stagecoach
Butterfield Overland Mail See here for images
Butterfield Overland Mail in California (with stations listed and distances between them)
Stagecoach Travel The Over-Land site – a treasure trove of Western information.
Wells Fargo history – Wikipaedia
Useful Reference Books List
Useful Reference Books lists resources suggested and rated by writers in the fandom, covering everything from guns to gals!
Writing Resources: Technical
How to type Spanish letters and accents (á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ, ¿, ¡)
World Wide Words – a site on the meaning and derivation of words and phrases.
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