John Bidwell Papers

collection

Campus:
California State University, Chico
Library:
Meriam Library
Subject(s):
Bidwell, Annie E. Kennedy ; Bidwell, John, 1819-1900 ; Bidwell Mansion (Chico, Calif.) ; Indians of North America ; Frontier and pioneer life--California ; California--History--Sources ; California--History--1850-1950 ; California--History--1846-1850 ; Chico (Calif.)--History
Description:
The collection consists of three main divisions. The first (on loan from Sutter's Fort) consists of mostly incoming correspondence to Bidwell dealing mostly with business, agriculture, and horticulture. The second subdivision consists of Bidwell's diaries written between 1864 and 1900. The third subdivision of records contains miscellaneous photocopies of documents obtained by local historians from other repositories. This group also includes newspaper clippings and local historical ephemera about Bidwell.
Dates covered:
1848-1900
Language(s):
English
Collection Size:
17 boxes, 13 linear feet.
For more information:
Additional Information (OAC finding aid)
Citation Sample:
John Bidwell Papers, MSS 002, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
Collection policy:
Collection is open for research. Due to preservations concerns photocopies available for use.