Isaac Cox (1829- ?). Born in Maryland, he was one of the sons of Major Cox. Major Cox and his sons came to California in 1850. Cox wrote a history of Trinity County in 1858.
Owen Cochran Coy (1884-1952). Born in Iowa, he went to Stanford and received his Ph. D. from University of California, Berkeley. He became a professor of history at the University of Southern California from 1925-1950.
James William Bartlett (1862-1936). Born in Trinity County, he attended St. Mary’s College in San Francisco. He later became a superior court judge in Trinity County.
Caroline Wenzel (1886-1959). Born in San Francisco, she graduated from the California State Library School in 1914 and worked for the California Library for 37 years.
George Dunlap Lyman (1882-1949). San Francisco Medical doctor, historian, and author.
Preface by Caroline Wenzel. Introduction by Owen C. Coy. The First California County History by George D. Lyman. Annotator's Foreword by James W. Bartlett. Printed for Harold C. Holmes by John Henry Nash of the University of Oregon. Eugene, OR. 265 copies. Inscribed to Donovan J. McCune from Harold C. Holmes. 350 copies. In cardboard case. This was first published in 1858.
History of the Discovery, Settlement and Progress, Together with a Description of the Resources and Present Condition of Trinity County. As Also Sketches of Important Events that Have Transpired Therein from Its Settlement to the Present Time. Finally, Short Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Citizens.
It covers the period from Trinity County’s discovery up until 1858. It discusses the settlements, the mining communities, biographies of important people, Indian massacres, murders and executions, etc.