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Register of the Winkley (John W.) "Major Pierson Barton Reading, California Pioneer"
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CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: WINKLEY BIOGRAPHY of PIERSON B. READING

 

1.1: STAFF RESEARCH FILE

 

-"Pierson B. Reading" in A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California Chicago, Lewis Publishing Company, 1891, pp. 791-792. [photocopy]

 

1.2: JOHN W. WINKLEY. "MAJOR PIERSON BARTON READING, CALIFORNIA PIONEER," CHAPT. 1-3

 

Preface.......................................i-ii

 

Chapter 1. Life in New Jersey and Mississippi...1

 

Chapter 2. The Reading Overland Diary, Part one...5

 

Chapter 3. The Reading Diary, Part two.18

 

1.3: JOHN W. WINKLEY. "MAJOR PIERSON BARTON READING, CALIFORNIA PIONEER," CHAPT. 4-8

 

Chapter 4. In Old Monterey.............29

 

Chapter 5. Clerk for Sutter............35

 

Chapter 6. Trapper and Explorer........42

 

Chapter 7. The Bear Flag Republic......47

 

Chapter 8. The California Battalion....53

 

1.4: JOHN W. WINKLEY. "MAJOR PIERSON BARTON READING, CALIFORNIA PIONEER," CHAPT. 9-12

 

Chapter 9. The Gold Digger.............61

 

Chapter 10. Rancho Buena Ventura.......68

 

Chapter 11. Reading, the Citizen.......73

 

Chapter 12. Reading, the Indian Agent..81

 

1.5: JOHN W. WINKLEY. "MAJOR PIERSON BARTON READING, CALIFORNIA PIONEER," CHAPT. 13-15

 

Chapter 13. Marriage to Fannie Washington...90

 

Chapter 14, Home and Ranch.............101

 

Chapter 15. Business Ventures.........111

 

1.6: JOHN W. WINKLEY. "MAJOR PIERSON BARTON READING, CALIFORNIA PIONEER," CHAPT. 16-17; NOTES

 

Chapter 16. Nature Lover..............117

 

Chapter 17. Journey's Ending...........124

 

Notes..............................132-145