The papers of Frances Bishop were donated to the Department
of Parks and Recreation and consist of 4.5 cubic feet of materials. The
papers date between 1852 and 1987, with the bulk of the materials between 1852 and
1900 and 1975-1985. Document types include annotated manuscript drafts and
typescripts, research notes and note cards, correspondence, articles and news clippings,
Frances Bishop was born in Sacramento and grew up in the Stockton area,
attending school in both Stockton and the town of Lodi. She was a descendent of
a pioneer family, and her aunt and uncle, Frances and Charles Gann, owned grazing
land along Highway 4 above Cottage Springs. Bishop and her husband, Thomas
Bishop, moved to the town of Arnold in 1967.
Please contact the Calaveras Big Trees State Park for information regarding publication of any material from this collection.
This collection is open for research.