Guide to the John Bidwell Papers, 1841-1917

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Guide to the John Bidwell Papers, 1841-1917



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

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

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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

Related Collections

Title: George McKinstry collection
Title: Warren T. Sexton collection
Title: Pierson B. Reading collection
Title: Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell papers

Container List

Box 126

Incoming correspondence

 

A-Bidwell, John (to 1872)

Box 127

Incoming correspondence

 

Bidwell, John (1873-1900)

Box 128

Incoming correspondence

 

Bidwell, N-C

Box 129

Incoming correspondence

 

D-F

Box 130

Incoming correspondence

 

G-Ho

Box 131

Incoming correspondence

 

Hu-K

Box 132

Incoming correspondence

 

L-M

Box 133

Incoming correspondence

 

N-R

Box 134

Incoming correspondence

 

S

Box 135

Incoming correspondence

 

T-Z

Box 136

Business, Legal & Miscellaneous papers