International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals
About Archives Practices Contribute Contacts Search

   

Periodical: The Golden Gate

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

Golden Gate, The.
A Journal of Practical Reform Devoted to the Elevation of Humanity in this Life, and a Search for the Evidences of Life Beyond.
1885--1890 Weekly, then monthly in 1891
Sacramento and then San Francisco, CA. Publisher: Golden Gate Printing and Publishing Co.. Editor: James J. Owen, editor and proprietor, Mattie Owen, assistant, and then Mattie Owen alone. Succeeded by: The Golden Way
1/1, July 18, 1885-October 25, 1890. $1.25. Eight pp. 13 x 21. Illustrated.

J.J. Owen (1827-1895) was born in upstate New York, witnessed the exploits of the the Fox Sisters, and moved to California in 1850, where he prospered. He owned and published the San Jose Mercury, the successor of W.N. Slocum's newspaper there (see the note under Common Sense) and then the San Jose Daily Times. He was famous at the time as the perpetrator of “J.J.'s Folly,” the "San Jose Electric Light Tower," a monumental tower built to illuminate the downtown from one central source. Evelyn Engel, "The Diffusion of Spiritual Knowledge in California." Online at http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eengelSpiritCal.htm (with a picture of Owen).

Though strongly in favor of women's suffrage, he was apparently not enough of a progressive and reformer for some. Macdonald, in his monumentally opinionated (but entertaining) Fifty Years of Freethought (2:479-8, now online at http://www.skepticfiles.org/think/50v1p2.htm), says of Owen and his works: "Outside these Liberals, the Spiritualist leaders in San Francisco were about as hopeless a collection of bamboozlers as could anywhere be found." He recounts at length Owen's attempt to start (either altruistically or as a fraudulent real-estate speculation) a spiritualists' community ("Summerland") in southern California. "Editor Owen of The Golden Gate, who was putting this thing over upon the hopeful, had no part or parcel with the Freethinkers and named them but to mispraise. He informed his readers that his editorial articles were messages from the angels, inspirational, and obtained by 'secluding himself from the world and becoming passive and receptive to those higher and better influences and thoughts which he endeavors to express through the columns of The Golden Gate.'" On the Summerland Colony, see the note under Summerland. The story of the troubled succession to The Golden Way is told in the notes under that latter journal for April 1891. Golden Gate Spiritualist Church; Huntington Library; Yale University; San Francisco PL; California State Library; Boston Athenaeum.

Volumes 1 and 4 were digitized from photographs of pristine originals held in the collection of the Golden Gate Spiritualist Church of San Francisco.

Issues:Golden Gate V1 N1 Jul 18 1885
Golden Gate V1 N26 Jan 16 1886
Golden Gate V1 N2 Jul 25 1885
Golden Gate V1 N3 Aug 1 1885
Golden Gate V1 N4 Aug 8 1885
Golden Gate V1 N5 Aug 15 1885
Golden Gate V1 N6 Aug 22 1885
Golden Gate V1 N7 Aug 29 1885 Partial
Golden Gate V1 N8 Sep 5 1885
Golden Gate V1 N9 Sep 12 1885
Golden Gate V1 N10 Sep 19 1885
Golden Gate V1 N11 Sep 26 1885
Golden Gate V1 N12 Oct 3 1885
Golden Gate V1 N13 Oct 10 1885
Golden Gate V1 N14 Oct 17 1885
Golden Gate V1 N15 Oct 24 1885
Golden Gate V1 N16 Oct 31 1885
Golden Gate V1 N17 Nov 7 1885
Golden Gate V1 N18 Nov 14 1885
Golden Gate V1 N19 Nov 28 1885
Golden Gate V1 N20 Dec 5 1885
Golden Gate V1 N21 Dec 12 1885
Golden Gate V1 N22 Dec 19 1885
Golden Gate V1 N23 Dec 26 1885
Golden Gate V1 N24 Jan 2 1886
Golden Gate V1 N25 Jan 9 1886
Golden Gate V2 N1 Jan 23 1886
Golden Gate V2 N2 Jan 30 1886
Golden Gate V2 N3 Feb 6 1886
Golden Gate V2 N4 Feb 13 1886
Golden Gate V2 N5 Feb 20 1886
Golden Gate V2 N6 Feb 27 1886
Golden Gate V2 N7 Mar 6 1886
Golden Gate V2 N8 Mar 13 1886
Golden Gate V2 N9 Mar 20 1886
Golden Gate V2 N10 Mar 27 1886
Golden Gate V2 N11 Apr 3 1886
Golden Gate V2 N12 Apr 10 1886
Golden Gate V2 N13 Apr 17 1886
Golden Gate V2 N14 Apr 24 1886
Golden Gate V2 N15 May 1 1886
Golden Gate V2 N16 May 8 1886
Golden Gate V2 N17 May 15 1886
Golden Gate V2 N18 May 22 1886
Golden Gate V2 N19 May 29 1886
Golden Gate V2 N20 Jun 5 1886
Golden Gate V2 N21 Jun 12 1886
Golden Gate V2 N22 Jun 19 1886
Golden Gate V2 N23 Jun 26 1886
Golden Gate V2 N24 Jul 3 1886
Golden Gate V2 N25 Jul 10 1886
Golden Gate V2 N26 Jul 17 1886
Golden Gate V3 N1 Jul 24 1886
Golden Gate V3 N2 Jul 31 1886
Golden Gate V3 N3 Aug 7 1886
Golden Gate V3 N4 Aug 14 1886 Partial
Golden Gate V3 N5 Aug 21 1886
Golden Gate V3 N6 Aug 28 1886
Golden Gate V3 N7 Sep 4 1886
Golden Gate V3 N8 Sep 11 1886
Golden Gate V3 N9 Sep 18 1886
Golden Gate V3 N10 Sep 25 1886
Golden Gate V3 N11 Oct 2 1886
Golden Gate V3 N12 Oct 9 1886
Golden Gate V3 N13 Oct 16 1886
Golden Gate V3 N14 Oct 23 1886
Golden Gate V3 N15 Oct 30 1886 Partial
Golden Gate V3 N16 Nov 6 1886 Partial
Golden Gate V3 N17 Nov 13 1886
Golden Gate V3 N18 Nov 20 1886
Golden Gate V3 N19 Nov 27 1886
Golden Gate V3 N20 Dec 4 1886
Golden Gate V3 N21 Dec 11 1886
Golden Gate V3 N22 Dec 18 1886 Double
Golden Gate V3 N23 Dec 25 1886
Golden Gate V3 N24 Jan 1 1887
Golden Gate V3 N25 Jan 8 1887
Golden Gate V3 N26 Jan 15 1887
Golden Gate V4 N1 Jan 22 1887
Golden Gate V4 N2 Jan 29 1887
Golden Gate V4 N3 Feb 5 1887
Golden Gate V4 N4 Feb 12 1887
Golden Gate V4 N5 Feb 19 1887
Golden Gate V4 N6 Feb 26 1887
Golden Gate V4 N7 Mar 5 1887
Golden Gate V4 N8 Mar 12 1887
Golden Gate V4 N9 Mar 19 1887
Golden Gate V4 N10 Mar 26 1887
Golden Gate V4 N11 Apr 2 1887
Golden Gate V4 N12 Apr 9 1887
Golden Gate V4 N13 Apr 16 1887
Golden Gate V4 N14 Apr 23 1887
Golden Gate V4 N15 Apr 30 1887
Golden Gate V4 N16 May 7 1887
Golden Gate V4 N17 May 14 1887
Golden Gate V4 N18 May 21 1887
Golden Gate V4 N19 May 28 1887
Golden Gate V4 N20 Jun 4 1887
Golden Gate V4 N21 Jun 11 1887
Golden Gate V4 N22 Jun 18 1887
Golden Gate V4 N23 Jun 25 1887
Golden Gate V4 N24 Jul 2 1887
Golden Gate V4 N25 Jul 9 1887
Golden Gate V4 N26 Jul 16 1887
Golden Gate V5 N1 Jul 23 1887
Golden Gate V5 N2 Jul 30 1887
Golden Gate V5 N3 Aug 6 1887
Golden Gate V5 N4 Aug 13 1887
Golden Gate V5 N5 Aug 20 1887
Golden Gate V5 N6 Aug 27 1887
Golden Gate V5 N7 Sep 3 1887
Golden Gate V5 N8 Sep 10 1887
Golden Gate V5 N9 Sep 17 1887
Golden Gate V5 N10 Sep 24 1887
Golden Gate V5 N11 Oct 1 1887
Golden Gate V5 N12 Oct 8 1887
Golden Gate V5 N13 Oct 15 1887
Golden Gate V5 N14 Oct 22 1887
Golden Gate V5 N15 Oct 29 1887
Golden Gate V5 N16 Nov 5 1887
Golden Gate V5 N17 Nov 12 1887
Golden Gate V5 N18 Nov 19 1887
Golden Gate V5 N19 Nov 26 1887
Golden Gate V5 N20 Dec 3 1887
Golden Gate V5 N21 Dec 10 1887
Golden Gate V5 N22 Dec 17 1887
Golden Gate V5 N23 Dec 24 1887
Golden Gate V5 N24 Dec 31 1887
Golden Gate V5 N25 Jan 7 1888
Golden Gate V5 N26 Jan 14 1888
Golden Gate V6 N1 Jan 21 1888
Golden Gate V6 N2 Jan 28 1888
Golden Gate V6 N3 Feb 4 1888
Golden Gate V6 N4 Feb 11 1888
Golden Gate V6 N5 Feb 18 1888
Golden Gate V6 N6 Feb 25 1888
Golden Gate V6 N7 Mar 3 1888
Golden Gate V6 N8 Mar 10 1888
Golden Gate V6 N9 Mar 17 1888
Golden Gate V6 N10 Mar 24 1888
Golden Gate V6 N11 Mar 31 1888
Golden Gate V6 N12 Apr 7 1888
Golden Gate V6 N13 Apr 14 1888
Golden Gate V6 N14 Apr 21 1888
Golden Gate V6 N15 Apr 28 1888
Golden Gate V6 N16 May 5 1888
Golden Gate V6 N17 May 12 1888
Golden Gate V6 N18 May 19 1888
Golden Gate V6 N19 May 26 1888
Golden Gate V6 N20 Jun 2 1888
Golden Gate V6 N21 Jun 9 1888
Golden Gate V6 N22 Jun 16 1888
Golden Gate V6 N23 Jun 23 1888
Golden Gate V6 N24 Jun 30 1888
Golden Gate V6 N25 Jul 7 1888
Golden Gate V6 N26 Jul 14 1888
Golden Gate V7 N1 Jul 21 1888
Golden Gate V7 N2 Jul 28 1888
Golden Gate V7 N3 Aug 4 1888
Golden Gate V7 N4 Aug 11 1888
Golden Gate V7 N5 Aug 18 1888
Golden Gate V7 N6 Aug 25 1888
Golden Gate V7 N7 Sep 1 1888
Golden Gate V7 N8 Sep 8 1888
Golden Gate V7 N9 Sep 15 1888
Golden Gate V7 N10 Sep 22 1888
Golden Gate V7 N11 Sep 29 1888
Golden Gate V7 N12 Oct 6 1888
Golden Gate V7 N13 Oct 13 1888
Golden Gate V7 N14 Oct 20 1888
Golden Gate V7 N15 Oct 27 1888
Golden Gate V7 N16 Nov 3 1888
Golden Gate V7 N17 Nov 10 1888
Golden Gate V7 N18 Nov 17 1888
Golden Gate V7 N19 Nov 24 1888
Golden Gate V7 N20 Dec 1 1888
Golden Gate V7 N21 Dec 8 1888
Golden Gate V7 N22 Dec 15 1888
Golden Gate V7 N23 Dec 22 1888
Golden Gate V7 N24 Dec 29 1888
Golden Gate V7 N25 Jan 5 1889
Golden Gate V7 N26 Jan 12 1889
Golden Gate V8 N1 Jan 19 1889
Golden Gate V8 N2 Jan 26 1889
Golden Gate V8 N3 Feb 2 1889
Golden Gate V8 N4 Feb 9 1889
Golden Gate V8 N5 Feb 16 1889
Golden Gate V8 N6 Feb 23 1889
Golden Gate V8 N7 Mar 2 1889
Golden Gate V8 N8 Mar 9 1889
Golden Gate V8 N9 Mar 16 1889
Golden Gate V8 N10 Mar 23 1889
Golden Gate V8 N11 Mar 30 1889
Golden Gate V8 N12 Apr 6 1889
Golden Gate V8 N13 Apr 13 1889
Golden Gate V8 N14 Apr 20 1889
Golden Gate V8 N15 Apr 27 1889
Golden Gate V8 N16 May 4 1889
Golden Gate V8 N17 May 11 1889
Golden Gate V8 N18 May 18 1889
Golden Gate V8 N19 May 25 1889
Golden Gate V8 N20 Jun 1 1889
Golden Gate V8 N21 Jun 8 1889
Golden Gate V8 N22 Jun 15 1889
Golden Gate V8 N23 Jun 22 1889
Golden Gate V8 N24 Jun 29 1889
Golden Gate V8 N25 Jul 6 1889
Golden Gate V8 N26 Jul 13 1889
Golden Gate V9 N1 Jul 20 1889
Golden Gate V9 N2 Jul 27 1889
Golden Gate V9 N3 Aug 3 1889
Golden Gate V9 N4 Aug 10 1889
Golden Gate V9 N5 Aug 17 1889
Golden Gate V9 N6 Aug 24 1889
Golden Gate V9 N7 Aug 31 1889
Golden Gate V9 N8 Sep 7 1889
Golden Gate V9 N9 Sep 14 1889
Golden Gate V9 N10 Sep 21 1889
Golden Gate V9 N11 Sep 28 1889
Golden Gate V9 N12 Oct 5 1889
Golden Gate V9 N13 Oct 12 1889
Golden Gate V9 N14 Oct 19 1889
Golden Gate V9 N15 Oct 26 1889
Golden Gate V9 N16 Nov 2 1889
Golden Gate V9 N17 Nov 9 1889
Golden Gate V9 N18 Nov 16 1889
Golden Gate V9 N19 Nov 23 1889
Golden Gate V9 N20 Nov 30 1889
Golden Gate V9 N21 Dec 7 1889
Golden Gate V9 N22 Dec 14 1889
Golden Gate V9 N23 Dec 21 1889
Golden Gate V9 N24 Dec 28 1889
Golden Gate V9 N25 Jan 4 1890
Golden Gate V9 N26 Jan 11 1890
Golden Gate V10 N1 Jan 18 1890
Golden Gate V10 N2 Jan 25 1890
Golden Gate V10 N3 Feb 1 1890
Golden Gate V10 N4 Feb 8 1890
Golden Gate V10 N5 Feb 15 1890
Golden Gate V10 N6 Feb 22 1890
Golden Gate V10 N7 Mar 1 1890
Golden Gate V10 N8 Mar 8 1890
Golden Gate V10 N9 Mar 15 1890
Golden Gate V10 N10 Mar 22 1890
Golden Gate V10 N11 Mar 29 1890
Golden Gate V10 N12 Apr 5 1890
Golden Gate V10 N13 Apr 12 1890
Golden Gate V10 N14 Apr 19 1890
Golden Gate V10 N15 Apr 26 1890
Golden Gate V10 N16 May 3 1890
Golden Gate V10 N17 May 10 1890
Golden Gate V10 N18 May 17 1890
Golden Gate V10 N19 May 24 1890
Golden Gate V10 N20 May 31 1890
Golden Gate V10 N21 Jun 7 1890
Golden Gate V10 N22 Jun 14 1890
Golden Gate V10 N23 Jun 21 1890
Golden Gate V10 N24 Jun 28 1890
Golden Gate V10 N25 Jul 5 1890
Golden Gate V10 N26 Jul 12 1890

Archival material rights reserved under Creative Commons license.   .
IAPSOP respects user and member privacy and personal data rights.