John Bidwell (1819-1900). Born in New York, he emigrated to California in 1841 in the Bartleson-Bidwell party. He discovered gold on the Feather River and later served in the California Senate.
Herbert Ingram Priestly (1875-1944). Born in Michigan, he moved to California in 1889. In 1912, he became the Assistant Curator of the Bancroft Library and held the post of Librarian from 1920-1940.
Introduction by Herbert Ingram Priestly, Librarian of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Approximately 48 pages plus introduction and preface.