Phoenixiana, Or Sketches and Burlesques [Illustrated Edition]

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Wildside Press LLC, 2008 - Humor - 348 pages
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George Horatio Derby (1823-1861) was an early California humorist. Derby used the pseudonyms "John P. Squibob," "John Phoenix," and "Squibob." He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Topographic Corps. In his spare time, he wrote humorous anecdotes and burlesques, often under his pseudonyms.
 

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Contents

Official Report of Professor John Phcenix
3
Musical Review Extraordinary
47
The Sun Chapter II Mercury Veuus
73
Pistol ShootingA Counter Challenge
81
Phosnix at the Mission Dolores
88
Squibob in Sonoma
106
His SalutatoryMr Kerran and the ChaplainThe Squires Story
144
sandyagoa soliquy
158
The Ladies Relief Society
185
Inauguration of the New Collector Tre
191
Squibob Abhors Street Introductions
203
Return of the Collector
211
Phcenix Takes an Affectionate Leave of
221
Phcenix is on the Sea
231
Dennis Mulligan and the OwlA Dinner choice of DishesCol
261
Life and Times of Joseph Bowers the elder
265

Melancholy Accident
165
The San Francisco Antiquarian Society
176
Phcenix at Benicia
281
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