Note to people coming here from Neil Gaiman's journal: If it's a bibliography about Emperor Norton you're after, check out this page, which contains the bibliography from William Drury's excellent book. Also, check out this and this.

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
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