McElrath, Clifford

Published by Published for the Santa Barbara Historical Society by Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, 1967
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SIGNED TWICE BY CAREY BLISS, once at the end of the Introduction, which he wrote and once in a gift inscription on the half-title page, which reads as follows: "Herman Phleger / gift of / Carey Stanton MD / 1967." Also, Carey Stanton's business card is laid in, which shows both his Port Hueneme and Los Angeles addresses. LIMITED to 1000 copies. 8vo. (24 cm.) x, 125p. Illustrated with black and white drawings as chapter headpieces and a decorated title page by John Gorham. Black and white endpaper maps by John Gorham. Green cloth with black letters on the spine and with a vignette in black on the front cover of a horseman herding cattle. Just hints of wear to extremities, cloth clean and bright, a touch of rust on first two pages from paper clip holding the business card, else near fine to fine with no internal markings. No dust jacket. Clifford McElrath worked for the Santa Cruz Island Company from 1919-1921 eventually becoming Superintendent. Carey Stanton's father owned Santa Cruz Island and the Stantons, who lived in Los Angeles, visited it regularly. Upon the death of his father in 1963, it was left to Carey Stanton to manage the island's interests. Carey Stanton, a graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine, practiced medicine in Los Angeles. After contracting polio while treating polio patients, he moved to the island as the manager. His father's will stipulated that the Santa Cruz Island Company be re-incorporated, and these wishes were carried out, reactivating the corporation under the name originally used by their predecessors, Justinian Caire in 1869. In his Introduction, Carey Stanton verifies the truth of what Clifford McElrath has written in this book. Herman Phleger [1890-1984], to whom this book is inscribed by Carey Stanton, was a lawyer who served as a diplomat and an adviser in the Eisenhower Administration. He was a founding partner of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, one of California's largest law firms. He took part in the organization of the military government of Germany in 1945, served as a legal adviser to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in President Eisenhower's first Administration, and was chairman of the 1959 Antarctica Conference, which drafted a treaty prohibiting use of Antarctica for military purposes. From 1962 to 1968, Phleger was a member of the Arms Control and Disarmament Committee, advising the President and Secretary of State in arms control matters. As a corporate lawyer, Phleger served on the boards of many of his clients, including the Wells Fargo Bank, the Union Oil Company of California, the Matson Navigation Company, the Fibreboard Corporation and the Newhall Land and Farming Company. He is memorialized in an endowed chair in the Stanford University School of Law. He lived in Redwood City, CA. [information from NY Times obituary and other sources]. Bookseller Inventory # 006844

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Publisher: Published for the Santa Barbara Historical Society by Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: John Gorham

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Carey Bliss

Edition: 1st Edition

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