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Guide to the John Bidwell Papers, 1841-1917
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • Biography
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Bidwell Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1841-1917
    Box Number: 126-136
    Creator: Bidwell, John, 1819-1900
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Unrestricted.

    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Bidwell Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Pioneers--California
    Ranch life--California--Butte County
    Frontier and pioneer life--California
    Bidwell, John, 1819-1900

    Contents

    Correspondence, notes, legal and business papers.

    Biography

    John Bidwell was born in Chautauqua, N.Y., August 5, 1819. He came to California in 1841 with the Bartleson-Bidwell party. He was employed at Sutter's Fort in Sacramento and purchased Rancho del Arroyo Chico (now the city of Chico) in1849. An agriculturalist and philanthropist, he was a delegate to the California Constitutional Convention in 1849. He served as State Senator from 1849 to1850 and as California Representative to Congress in 1865/1867. He was a candidate for President in 1892. He died in Chico, April 4, 1900.

    Correspondents

    Major Correspondents

    • Bidwell, Annie E. Kennedy
    • Blake, E. Nelson
    • Hensley, Samuel J.
    • McConkle, Joseph Walker
    • Marshall, Henry
    • Smith, George Adams
    • Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

    Other Correspondents

    • Adams, William H.
    • Algeier, Nicolaus
    • Allcott, George B.
    • Alvard, Charles E.
    • Anti Chinese Club Committee
    • Arents, Hiram
    • Arnold, A. S.
    • Baker, Renel C.
    • Barber, A. H.
    • Barker, J. B.
    • Barnett, Augustus
    • Barney, Samuel
    • Bascom, George T.
    • Basler, Peter
    • Bayley, Revecca H.
    • Beach, Alfred E.
    • Bean, D. M.
    • Belden, J.
    • Belknap, August
    • Belknap, David Price
    • Benedict, A.
    • Benson, E. S.
    • Bidwell, Nannie Evaline
    • Bidwell, O. B.
    • Bidwell, Thomas J. (Tomas Jose)
    • Blackburn, James
    • Blake, Stephen P.
    • Blanchor, J. D.
    • Bond, Charles B.
    • Bowen, T. H.
    • Boynton, S. W.
    • Bradley, J. F.
    • Brannan, Sam, 1819-1889
    • Brinsmade, P. A.
    • Brophy, John
    • Brotherton, J. R.
    • Brown, William Wells, 1815-1884
    • Buchanan, B. B.
    • Byington, George
    • Cabaniss, T. T.
    • Callen, James
    • Carson, Lindsey
    • Carstens, Peter
    • Cary, R. D.
    • Chamberlin, Kinsand
    • Chapman, James
    • Chapman, Joseph
    • Chard & Linch
    • Choepenning, George
    • Church & Mix
    • Clark, S. B.
    • Clarke, H. J.
    • Clymers, J. J. and A.
    • Cobb, J. M.
    • Cogan, M.
    • Cornwell, H.
    • Coryell, Lewis S.
    • Coskery, James B.
    • Crosby, Elisha Oscar, 1818-1895
    • Cunningham, Francis
    • Daingerfield, William P.
    • Darden, James D.
    • Darlington, Edward
    • Dassonville, G.
    • Dawson, Mary
    • Dickey, William
    • Dinning, J. A.
    • Dodge, E. K.
    • Dorman, D. M.
    • Dover, Riche
    • Dunn, D. H.
    • Dye, J. F.
    • Edgecomb, Martin
    • Edwards, Philip Leget, 1812-1869
    • Emory, Charles
    • Evans, O. M.
    • Evoy, B. M., Mrs.
    • Fabela, Casimiro
    • Fallon, Thomas
    • Fan, Harriet
    • Farr, B. F., Mrs.
    • Farr, Harriett
    • Farwell, Edward Augustus
    • Field, Monsell & Company
    • Finch, Charles
    • Fitch, G. G.
    • Fitch, William G. & Company
    • Folsom, Joseph Libbey, 1816-1855
    • Ford, H. L.
    • Frisbie, John Baptiste Pion
    • Frye, A. E.
    • Frye, John
    • Gates, Lloyd W.
    • George, S. G.
    • Gerke, Henry
    • Gilbert, Edward
    • Gillespie, Eugene F.
    • Gillis, John R.
    • Girdner, Joseph
    • Gliddon, George R. (George Robins), 1809-1857
    • Gordon, George
    • Graves, H. T.
    • Greene, Jones C.
    • Greenloaf, A.
    • Greer, James
    • Gregory, D. J.
    • Gwin, William McKendree, 1805-1885
    • Haggin, James Ben Ali, 1821-1914
    • Hall, F. C.
    • Hall, Newell
    • Hall, W. H.
    • Halleck, Peachy & Billings
    • Hanford, James H.
    • Hanna, Sarah A.
    • Harrigan, Thomas
    • Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
    • Harrold, James
    • Haskell, Charles H.
    • Hastings, Lansford Warren, 1819-ca.1870
    • Havens, W. G.
    • Hay, W. H.
    • Hayes, G. H.
    • Hearst, George, 1820-1891
    • Henley, Thomas J. (Thomas Jefferson), 1810-1865
    • Henry, Charles P.
    • Henshaw, [Washington]
    • Hernet, G.
    • Hewes, David
    • Higgins, S. W.
    • Hinckley, John
    • Holley, J.
    • Hood, Janet
    • Howe, J. F.
    • Hudspeth, James M.
    • Hughes, John F.
    • Humphreys, Williams
    • Hunt, J. D. & Company
    • Ide, James M.
    • Ide, William Brown, 1796-1852
    • John, Thomas M.
    • Johnson, Forman & Sunderland
    • Keifer & Pease
    • Kennard, R. W.
    • Kennedy, John Reynolds
    • Kennedy, J. C. G. (Joseph Camp Griffith), 1813-1887, Mrs.
    • Kennedy, Joseph M.
    • Kinson, E. B.
    • Kinson, E. B. & Company
    • Kirby, Bennett
    • Knapp, W. Augustus
    • Kurtz, Jacob
    • Lamonsene, G. W.
    • L'Amoureaux, G. W.
    • Larkin, Thomas Oliver, 1802-1858
    • Lassen, Peter, 1800-1859
    • Latham, John
    • Law, James L.
    • Lee, H.
    • Lehman, Benjamin
    • Lewis, Joseph E. N.
    • Livingston, John
    • Locke, Fred C.
    • Lott, Charles Fayette, 1824-1918
    • Lott, Peter
    • Low, Frederick R.
    • Lyons, George
    • McCorkle, Joseph Walker
    • McCulloch, Oscar C.
    • MacKenzie, Robert
    • McKinstry, George
    • McKinstry, J. M.
    • McLaughlin, Bessie
    • Macy, C. B.
    • Marshall, Henry
    • Marshall, James Wilson, 1810-1885
    • Mathew, William
    • Mayhew, W[illiam]
    • "Memo" n.d.
    • Mercado, Felis
    • Merril, N.
    • Messersmith, G. H.
    • Milbar, Joseph I.
    • Mix, W. A.
    • Monroe & Company
    • Moore, Perry & Company
    • Morford, Russell B.
    • Myers, Francisco
    • Myers, William
    • Neal, Samuel
    • Newell, Robert
    • Noble, J. & Company
    • Norris, Samuel
    • Nurse, S. K.
    • Nye, M. C.
    • Oswald, Eliza Grant
    • Paine & Company
    • Paine, Jed E.
    • Parker, W. H.
    • Patterson, A. D.
    • Patterson, John
    • Patton, Y.
    • Perkins, George C. (George Clement), 1839-1923
    • Phillips, F.
    • Pickett, Charles Edward, 1820-1882
    • Pineda, Pantila
    • Poile, William
    • Pomeroy, C. W.
    • Pomeroy, F. C.
    • Pond, A. M., Mrs.
    • Post, G. B. & Company
    • Potts, J. D.
    • Powell, G. W.
    • Poynter, J. R.
    • Pratt, Ira
    • Pratte, Emanuel
    • Rains, John
    • Ramsdale, J. B.
    • Rawson, O. W.
    • Reading, Person
    • Ream, J. A.
    • Reinhart, Joseph
    • Rexroad, E.
    • Rice, D. W. C.
    • Rice, R.
    • Richards, J. M.
    • Richardson, John
    • Richardson, Maria A.
    • Rinson, E. B.
    • Roberts, J. J.
    • Robinson, Henry E.
    • Robinson & Morrison
    • Roether, Charles
    • Rogers, Louis I.
    • Rose, John
    • Royce, Charles C., 1845-1923
    • Safford, W. S.
    • Sanders, G. P.
    • Sanders, Jack
    • Sanders, John
    • Sartwell & Company
    • Seigler, L.
    • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
    • Sexton, Warren T., 1823-1878
    • Shelton, Basil
    • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
    • Shippen, Libby S.
    • Simpson, A. G.
    • Sinclair, John
    • Smith, (Dr.) J. B.
    • Smith, Joseph
    • Smith, Stephen
    • Smith, T. E.
    • Society of California Pioneers
    • Spurr, George Graham
    • Stackpole, Charles
    • Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893
    • Sterling, C. B.
    • Sterling & St. John
    • Stevenson, J. Buryee
    • Stockton, John E.
    • Stockton, Robert Field
    • Stoddard, Henry P.
    • Stout, A. H.
    • Stuart, R. & Company
    • Sunol, Lorenzo
    • Sutter, Emil V.
    • Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880
    • Swain, W. H.
    • Swift, G. P.
    • Taylor, Charles & Company
    • Taylor, Edward
    • Taylor, John S.
    • Tennent, Thomas
    • Thayer, F. W.
    • Toomes, A. G.
    • Trask, John Boardman, 1824-1879
    • Treadwell & Company
    • Tyler, George Washington, 1826-1895
    • "Union Boy"
    • Updegraff, Jacob
    • Valleyo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1808-1895
    • Vanwoanblick, L.
    • Ward & Price
    • Warren, Robert E. & Lady
    • Warren, Samuel W.
    • Welch, John
    • Weller, John B., 1812-1875
    • Wells, Thomas
    • Wheeler, C[harles]
    • White, J. M. & Underhill
    • Wilbur, J. Q.
    • Wilder, Benjamin W.
    • Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898
    • Williams, James
    • Wilson, H. G.
    • Winget, J. M.
    • Wright, Thomas S.
    • Wozencraft, Oliver Meredith

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • 18 account books, receipt books, ledgers, etc.
    • 1 diary

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