The Madness of Joshua Norton


Books and Periodicals:

Asbury, Herbert, The Barbary Coast: An informal History of the San Francisco Underworld, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1933.

Cherny, Robert W., "Patterns of Toleration and Discrimination in San Francisco: The Civil War to World War I", California History, Summer 1994.

Drury, William, Norton I: Emperor of the United States, New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1986.

Myers, John Myers, San Francisco's Reign of Terror, Garden City: Doubleday, 1966.

Neville, Amelia Ransome, The Fantastic City: Memoirs of the Social and Romantic Life of Old San Francisco, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932.

Robinson, W.W., Land in California: The story of mission lands, ranchos, squatters, mining claims, railroad grants, land scrip, homesteads, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948.
Ryder, David Warren, San Francisco's EMPEROR NORTON: The story of Norton I, Emperor of America and Protector of Mexico, San Francisco: Alfred Dulfer, 1939.

Sherman, William Tecumseh, The Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman, New York, Library of America, 1990.

Svanevik, Michael and Shirley Burgett, City of Souls: San Francisco's Necropolis at Colma, San Francisco: Custom and Limited Editions, 1995.


Return to the First Part: Remembering Norton
Return to the Second Part: Emperor of the United States
Return to the Third Part: Back to the Womb
Study his obituary
Browse a Collection of Imperial Proclamations
Consider a Diagnosis of Joshua Norton
Read about San Francisco Eccentrics
Return to Tales from Colma