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The Big Oak Flat Road (1955) by Irene D. Paden and Margaret E. Schlichtmann


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Publications

Alley, B. F. History of Tuolumne County. Privately printed in San Francisco, 1882. In Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Badé, William Frederic. John Muir in Yosemite, a pamphlet reprinted from Natural History, Vol. XX, No. 2, pp. 124-141, 1920.

——. The Life and Letters of John Muir. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston and New York. 1923.

Bancroft, A. L. & Co., Tourists’ Guide, Yosemite, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. History of California, San Francisco. A. L. Bancroft & Company, 1886-1890.

——. Guide for Travelers by Railroad, Stage, and Steam Navigation in the Pacific States, May, 1872. In Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Bancroft, H. H. & Co., Guide No. 5, Nov. 1869.

——. Guide No. 8, Feb. 1870.

——. Guide No. 52, Oct. 1873.

——. Bancroft’s Hand-Book Almanac for the Pacific States, 1863. Ed. by Wm. H. Knight.

——. Bancroft’s Hand-Book Almanac for the Pacific States. 1864. Ed. by Wm. H. Knight.

Bidwell, John. A Journey to California. (Diary written on Overland Trail in 1841). Pamphlet printed at Weston or Liberty, Mo., 1842. Only known copy at Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

Bookwalter, John W. Scenes in California and the Sandwich Islands. Republic Printing Co., Springfield, Ohio. 1874.

Brewer, William H. Up and Down California in 1860-1864, The Journal of William Brewer. Ed. by Francis P. Farquhar. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1949.

Browne, J. Ross (aided by a corps of assistants). Resources of the Pacific Slope. D. Appleton & Co., New York, N. Y., 1869.

Bryant, Edwin. What I Saw in California. D. Appleton & Co., New York, N. Y., 1848.

Bunnell, Lafayette Houghton, M.D. Discovery of the Yosemite and the Indian War of 1851. Reprint by G. W. Gerlicher, Los Angeles, 1892.

Business Directory of the Pacific States and Territories for 1878. Pub, by L. M. McKenney, San Francisco, 1878.

California Associated Cycling Club Touring Guide and Road Book. San Francisco, 1898.

California State Business Directory, 1875-76. San Francisco: D. M. Bishop & Co.

Canfield, Chauncey L. The Diary of a ’49er. Morgan, Shepard Co., San Francisco and New York, 1906.

Carson, James H. Life in California—together with a description of the Great Tulare Valley. Stockton, the office of the San Joaquin Republican. 2nd edition. 1852. Containing the map of the Southern Mines by C. D. Gibbes.

Chapman, Chas. E. A History of California—The Spanish Period. The Macmillan Co., New York, 1949.

Childs, George W. Recollections of General Grant. Philadelphia: Collins Printing House. 1890.

Clark, Galen. The Yosemite Valley Illustrated with Photographs by George Fiske. Yosemite Valley. 1911.

Cleland, Robert Glass. Cattle on a Thousand Hills. The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif., 1941.

Coppeé, Henry Life and Services of General U. S. Grant. Chicago: The Western News Co. New York: Richardson & Co., 1868.

Cox, Isaac. The Annals of Trinity County. Printed for Harold C. Holmes by John Henry Nash of the University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon, 1940.

Crofutt, George A. Transcontinental Tourists’ Guide. New York, 1871.

Daughters of the American Revolution, California Branch. Records of the families of the California Pioneers. Vol. 6, 1942. At the California State Library, Sacramento, Calif.

Davis, William Heath. Sixty Years in California. San Francisco. A. J. Leary, Publisher. 1889.

Elias, Solomon Philip. Stories of the Stanislaus. Privately printed. Modesto, California, 1924.

Farquhar, Francis P. Jedediah Smith and the First Crossing of the Sierra Nevada. Published in the Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 3, June, 1943.

Frémont, Brevet Col. John Charles. The Exploring Expedition of the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California. Buffalo: George H. Derby & Co., 1851.

——. Memoirs of My Life. Including the narartive, Five Journeys of Western Exploration. In 2 Vols. Chicago and New York: Belford, Clarke & Company. 1887.

Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs and Memories of U. S. Grant. Vol. I. Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885.

——. Portions of a letter to his wife, the former Julia Dent, dated Benicia, Calif., Aug. 20, 1852. Contained in Stories of the Stanislaus by Sol. P. Elias who was allowed to use it by the courtesy of Major U. S. Grant, III, grandson of the former president.

Grover’s Narrative. Story of an Indian fight in Yosemite. Obtained apparently by Mrs. A. E. Chandler of Santa Cruz, then successively in possession of Galen Clark and George Fiske. At his death it came into possession of the Yosemite National Park officials. Has been published by Carl P. Russell in California Historical Society Quarterly for March, 1926.

Gudde, Erwin G. California Place Names. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, 1949.

Guinn, J. M. Historical and Biographical Record of Sacramento Valley, California. Containing information of Wm. Knight. Chicago: Chapman Publishing Co., 1906.

Harlan, Jacob Wright. California ’46 to ’88. San Francisco, 1888.

Heckendorn & Wilson. Miners and Business Men’s Directory for the Year Commencing January 1, 1856. Columbia, California. The Clipper Office. In poss. Calif. Hist. Society, San Francisco, California.

History of the Counties of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa, California. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1892.

History of San Joaquin Co., California. Oakland, California: Thompson & West, 1879.

History of San Joaquin Co., California. Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1888.

History of Stanislaus Co., California. San Francisco: Wallace Elliott & Co., 1881.

Hittell, John S. The Resources of California. San Francisco: A. Roman & Co. New York: W. J. Middleton, 1863.

Hittell, Theodore H. History of California. Vol. 3. San Francisco: H. J. Stone & Co., 1897.

Holmes, Roberta Evelyn. The Southern Mines of California. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1930.

Hungerford, Edward. Wells Fargo Advancing the American Frontier. New York: Random House, 1949.

Hutchings, James Mason. Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California, a tourists’ guide to the Yo-Semite Valley. New York and San Francisco: A. Roman & Co., 1871.

——. In the Heart of the Sierras. Oakland, California: Pacific Publishing House, 1886.

Jackson, Helen Hunt (writing under initials “H. H.”). Bits of Travel at Home. Boston: Roberts Bros. Cambridge: John Wilson & Son, 1878.

Jackson, Joseph Henry. Bad Company. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1939.

Kells, Charles E. California from its First Discovery by the Spaniards to the Present Time with a Brief Descripiton of the Gold Mines. By a traveler. New York, 1848. In Huntington Libr., San Marino, California.

Keyes, Erasmus D., Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Army. From West Point to California. Biobooks, Joseph A. Sullivan, No. 24. Oakland, California, 1950.

Kuykendall, Ralph S. Early History of Yosemite Valley, California. Article in the Grizzly Bear, June, 1919. Reprinted by the Government Printing Office, 1919.

Lange, Herbert O. History of Tuolumne County, California. Vol. 1. San Francisco: B. F. Alley, 1882.

Langley, Henry G. The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1871-73. San Francisco, 1873.

Laws and Judicial Decisions Relating to the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove. San Francisco: Cubery & Co., Book and Job Printers, 414 Market St., just below Sansome, 1874.

Le Conte, Joseph. A Journal of Ramblings through the High Sierra of California, by the University Excursion Party (in 1870). San Francisco: Francis and Valentine, 517 Clay Street, 1875. A reprint in The Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1930.

Leonard, Zenas. Leonard’s Narrative: Adventures of Zenas Leonard, Fur Trader and Trapper, 1831-36. (Reprinted from rare original of 1839.) Ed. W. F. Wagner. Cleveland, 1904.

Logan, Olive. Article in Galaxy Magazine, Oct. 1870. In poss. Yosemite National Park Museum.

L.N.R.R. “Our Trip to the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Range.” 1883. At California State Libr., Sacramento, California.

Mason, J. D. History of Amador County.

McKeeby, Lemuel Clarke. “Memoirs,” Calif. Hist. Soc. Quarterly, April & July, 1924.

Mitchell, Annie R. “Major James D. Savage and the Tularenos.” Calif. Hist. Society Quarterly, Dec., 1949., p. 323.

Morgan, Dale L., and Wheat, Carl I. Jedediah Smith and His Maps of the American West. San Francisco: Calif. Hist. Society, 1954.

Morley, Griswold S. The Covered Bridges of California. University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1938.

Muir, John. My First Summer in the Sierra. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin Co.; Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1911.

——. The Mountains of California. Vol. 2. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1916.

Nordhoff, Charles. California: for Health, Pleasure and Residence. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1875.

Parkinson, Jessie Heaton. Adventuring in California Yesterday, Today and the Day Before Yesterday. With Memoirs of Bret Harte’s Tennessee’s Partner. San Francisco: Harr Wagner Pub. Co., 1921.

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Sierra Railway Company of California. A booklet entitled “Yosemite Valley via line of the Sierra Railway Company of California.” 1898.

Statutes of California, passed at the First Session of the Legislature. Begun the 15th Day of Dec. 1849, and ended the 22nd Day of April, 1850, at the City of Pueblo De San José. San José: J. Winchester, State Printer, 1850.

Statutes of California, passed at the Nineteenth Session of the Legislature. 1871-72. Sacramento: T. A. Springer, State Printer, 1872.

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Sullivan, Maurice S. The Travels of Jedediah Strong Smith-1738-1831. A Documentary Outline Including the Journal of the Great American Pathfinder. The Fine Arts Press, Santa Ana, California, 1934.

Taylor, Ray W. Hetch Hetchy, Story of the San Francisco Water Supply. San Francisco: Ricardo J. Orozco, Pub., 1926.

Thompson & West. History of San Joaquin County. Oakland, California, 1879.

Tinkham, George Henry. History of Stanislaus County. Los Angeles Historic Record Co., 1921.

Tuolumne County, Fifty Years of Progress, 1885-1936. Issued by the “Sonora Banner” of Sonora, California. In poss. of Stanford Univ. Libr., Palo Alto, California.

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Turrill, Charles B. California Notes. San Francisco: Edward Bosqui & Co., 1876.

Vick’s Floral Guide. Privately Printed. Rochester, New York, 1876.

Walsh, Henry L., S.J. Hallowed Were the Gold Dust Trails. Santa Clara, California: University of Santa Clara Press, 1946.

Western Shore Gazetteer and Commercial Directory for the State of California, Yolo County. One volume being devoted to each county of the State. Compiled and published annually by C. P. Sprague & H. W. Atwell, Woodland, Yolo County, 1870.

Whipple-Haslam, Mrs. Lee. Early Days in California, a Pamphlet. Jamestown, California, 1925.

Whitney, J. D., State Geologist. Geological Survey of California. The Yosemite Book. Pub. by authority of the Legislature. New York: Julius Bien, 1868.

——. The Yosemite Guide Book. Pub. by authority of the Legislature. Cambridge: University Press: Welch, Bigelow & Co., 1874.

Winther, Oscar Osburn. Express and Stage Coach Days in California. Stanford Univ. Press, Palo Alto, California, 1936.

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Wood, Stanley. Over the Range to the Golden Gate. Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 1889.

Woods, Rev. James. Recollections of Pioneer Work in California. Printed by Joseph Winterburn & Co., San Francisco, 1878.

Yosemite Valley, via the Big Oak Flat Road, an advertising booklet. San Francisco, Alta California print, 529 California street, 1881.

Manuscripts

Abrams, William Penn. MS Diary, Feb., 1849-May, 1850. Written on a journey to California by the Chagres Route and items in the Southern Mines. Recounts seeing Yosemite Valley in Oct., 1849. Bancroft Libr.

Anderson, P. “A Visit to Yosemite Valley,” a letter written in 1892 in the Danish language, recently translated. Typescript in poss. Jessie Plowman, Alameda, California.

Archives of California; Departmental State Papers. Naturalization. Tomo XX, One reference slip from. Referring to date of naturalization of Peter Lassen.

Ballou, Wm. T., Adventures of. MS in Binder, Bancroft Libr., University of California. Berkeley, Calif.

“Black Binder” containing facts about early settlers. Calif. State Libr., Sacramento, California.

Brewer, William H. Pocket Daily Journal for the year 1863. Bancroft Libr., Univ. of Calif. Berkeley, California.

Buzzell, Willard Joseph, known facts about. Contained in “Black Binder of Early Pioneers.” California State Library, Sacramento, California.

California Battalion, Muster role of Capt. Richard Owen’s Company (A) of California Battalion, U. S. forces, commanded by Lieut. Col. John Charles Fremont. From the 7th day of October, 1846. In Calif. State Library, Sacramento, Calif.

Case, Katherine Norton. Reminiscence of a Trip to Yosemite in 1905, MS in poss. Irene D. Paden, Alameda, California.

Chamberlain, Jason Palmer. MS diaries, 1851-1903. In Bancroft Libr., University of California, Berkeley, California.

——. MS. Reminiscence of his Life and that of his Partner, James A. Chaffee, after Leaving Boston for California. Signed “Tennessee and Partner.” In Bancroft Libr., University of California, Berkeley, California.

Clark, Galen. MS. “ A Plea for Yosemite.” In Yosemite National Park Archives. Yosemite, California.

Cutting, Daniel. MS. Diary of year 1852. Written in Southern Mines of California. Incomplete. In poss. Helen Stratton of Chinese Camp, a granddaughter.

Dakin, Henry R. MS. Reminiscences of boyhood days in Knights Ferry in poss. Irene D. Paden, Alameda, California.

Dudley, Hosea E. MS Diary—1849. Including details of his stay in Stockton, Knights Ferry and Sullivan’s Diggings, California. Courtesy of W. D. McLean, Coulterville, Calif.

Eccleston, Robert. MS Journal of Expedition against the Indians of California. Begins Feb. 12, 1851. In Bancroft Library, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, California.

Fletcher, Elton. A History of the French Camp Settlement to 1853, a seminar report. College of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif.

Golden Rock Water Company, account book of. Dated 1864. In poss. Margaret E. Schlichtmann, San Leandro, Calif.

Haight, Sarah. MS Diary kept during a trip to Yosemite, beginning May 20, 1858. In California State Libr., Sacramento, California.

Hayes, Wilton R. Overland Diary—1855. At Bancroft Libr., Univ. of California, Berkeley, California.

Hunt, James E. “Reminiscences of an Old Soldier.” Typescript at California State Libr., Sacramento, California.

Hutchings, James Mason. MS. Diary including trip across the plains, 1849. A copy by his daughter, Gertrude Hutchings Mills, in Yosemite Museum archives. Yosemite, California.

——. Letter to “esteemed friend” dated “Old Dry Diggings, City commonly called Hangtown,” Dec. 19, 1849. Printed in a New Orleans newspaper. Name and date unknown. Signed “California Correspondence.” In Yosemite Museum Archives.

Hutchins, Dexter H. Letters to his wife, dated Stockton 1853-54. MSS in poss. Warren White, College of the Pacific, Stockton, California.

Kingston, Betty. The Story of the Stanislaus. A seminar paper. College of the Pacific. Stockton, California.

Kirtland, Harriet J. A Journal of a trip through the Southern Mines, May 13 to June 3, 1857. Typescript in poss. Calif. State Libr., Sacramento, California.

Knight, Thomas. MS. Recollections. References to Willard J. Buzzell and James Savage in a postscript, following the signature. Bancroft Library.

Knight, William, Known facts about. Contained in “Black Binder of Early Pioneers.” Calif. State Libr., Sacramento, California.

Landsburg, Mrs. Statement concerning Sacramento and general customs of miners. MS in poss. Frank Whitlock, Chico, California.

Locke, David Morrell. MS diary written for the most part in San Francisco, 1849. (Longhand copy by Henry R. Dakin, Santa Cruz.) Original destroyed. Copy in poss. Irene D. Paden, Alameda, California.

Locke, Elbridge Gerry. MS diary written for the most part in Knights Ferry, 1853. Microfilm at Bancroft Libr., University of California, Berkeley, California.

Maben, John R. Letter to his wife, Sarah. Dated “California Gold Mines, Nov. 15, 1849.” In poss. Comdr. Robert S. Lecky. U. S. Coast Guard. 12th Coast Guard District.

Morris, Paul. Statement concerning the Hanging at Second Garrote. Typescript in folder at Yosemite Museum Archives. Yosemite, California.

Newman, John. Scrapbook (made from a ledger) containing receipts for bills of goods purchased from San Francisco firms in the year 1865-1866. In possession of John Newman, Sonora, California.

Plummer, Charles. MS Diary of 1850. A portion deals with Indians of the Stanislaus River. In Huntington Libr., San Marino, California.

Prindle, Samuel Linus. Diary. Mar., 1849-Apr., 1850. Typescript. Orig. in possession of Everett V. Pringle. Bancroft Library.

Reynolds, Mattie V. Facts about Knights Ferry and David M. Locke, told by his son, Alex Locke, at Scott’s Valley. Sept. 18, 1939. Typescript at Bancroft Libr., University of California, Berkeley, California.

    , Robert. Letter to wife headed Sonora, California, May 1850. (No surname given.) MS at Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Scrapbook of California Counties. Santa Cruz to Yuba. Set. W. Vol. 5. At Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Scrapbook of California Counties. Solano to Stanislaus. At Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Smith, David S. Narrative of. Compiled by Mrs. H. P. Buckland. Contained in Gold Rush Diary of Byron N. McKinstry, 1850-52, edited with foreword by Bruce L. McKinstry, Riverside, Illinois. In poss. of the latter.

Sprague, G. E. Testimony in the Court Proceedings: Coulterville & Yosemite Turnpike Co., appellant vs the State of California, respondent (No. 18277) Oct. 1893. In Yosemite National Park Archives.

Solinsky, William. Written statement concerning Chinese Camp and his father, C. W. H. Solinsky. In poss. Edward Solinsky, Hobart Bldg., San Francisco, California.

Taylor, Mrs. H. J. The Cemetery in Yosemite Valley. A photostat of typescript, in Calif. State Libr., Sacramento, California.

Todd, Alexander H. Statement. Found in binder of miscellaneous statements at Bancroft Library, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, California.

Wiggins, W. L. Letter to Thomas O. Larkin, contained in Larkin Documents for the History of California. Vol. 2, Pt. 1, p. 172.

Letters, Questionnaires and Interviews

Bacon, Annie. Interviews on Chinese Camp. Given in Alameda, California.

Baugh, Mrs. Samuel. Interviews concerning Knights Ferry.

Brabazon, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Owen. Concerning old families of Moccasin, California, and the bridges over the Tuolumne River at Jacksonville. Interviews and questionnaires.

Brennan, Mrs. Daniel Nolan. Interviews and letters concerning Twenty Six Mile Station and Twenty Eight Mile Station on the old Sonora Road.

Browder, Bertha Bolter. Letter and interview concerning Keystone, Tuolumne County, given in Waterford, California.

Byrne, Mattie Lumsden. Letter concerning facts about Tuolumne County. Cassaretto, Lula Longfellow. Letter and interview concerning Deer Flat, Tuolumne County, given in Piedmont, California.

Cobden, Harry A. Letter from San Francisco concerning Big Oak Flat.

Corcoran, Edwin. Interview concerning history of Deer Flat, Tuolumne County, California, given in Deer Flat.

Curtin, Robert A. Letters and interviews concerning history of Tuolumne County, given in San Rafael, California.

Dakin, Isaac. Interviews concerning Knights Ferry given in Santa Cruz.

Dakin, Wilbur. Interviews concerning history of Knights Ferry given in Alameda, California.

Della-Vedowa, Harriet Orcutt. Interview concerning history of Jacksonville, Tuolumne County, given in Oakland, California.

De Ferrari, Fred. Interviews concerning history of Groveland and Deer Flat, Tuolumne County.

Degnan, Lawrence. Interview concerning early days in Yosemite Valley given in Yosemite Valley.

De Martini, John. Interviews concerning history of Groveland and Deer Flat, Tuolumne County, California, given in Groveland, California.

De Paoli, Clotilda Repetto. Letters and interviews concerning history of Big Oak Flat.

Egling, Mr. and Mrs. George. Letters and interviews concerning history of Chinese Camp and the Tong war. Given in San Jose, California.

Egling, Howard. Letters concerning Chinese Camp and the Tong war. From his home in Le Grande.

Ernst, Emil F. Forester, Yosemite Nat’l Park. Letter containing information on the saddle trail from the north rim of the valley.

Ferretti, John V. Interviews concerning history of Tuolumne County and, in particular, of the “Dead Giant” at Tuolumne Grove of Big Trees. Given in Alameda, California.

Fisher, Eunice Watson. Interviews concerning history of Big Oak Flat and Yosemite Valley, given in Big Oak Flat, California.

Freir, Elizabeth Bacon. Interview on Chinese Camp, Tuolumne County, California, given in Alameda, California.

Goss, Helen Rocca. Letters concerning her father, Andrew Rocca, and the Golden Rock Water Company of Tuolumne County, from her home in Montgomery, Alabama.

Gray, John. Interview concerning history of Deer Flat, Tuolumne County, California, given at Deer Flat.

Harper, Charles. Interviews concerning Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne County, California, given in Big Oak Flat, California.

Harper, Edwin. Letters and interviews concerning Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne County, California, given in Big Oak Flat, California.

Hineman, Don. Letter from Sonora concerning Tuolumne County.

Hopkins, Edwin Doel. Statement regarding activities of Troop M, 14th Cavalry, in Yosemite Nat’l Park. Dated, San Rafael, 1952.

Hughes, Thomas. interviews concerning Moccasin, Tuolumne County, California, given in Moccasin, Tuolumne, California.

Jones, Eugene. Interview concerning Groveland, Tuolumne County, California, given in Groveland, California.

Kennedy, Helen Weber. Letter and interviews on the life of Charles Marie Weber and beginnings of Stockton, April, 1953.

Lavaroni, Mrs. Jocunda Boitano. Interview concerning the Boitano adobe, given in Groveland, California.

Leidig, Charles. Interviews concerning early life in Yosemite Valley, given in Hayward, California.

May, Ellen Harper. Letters and interviews concerning Tuolumne County, given in Big Oak Flat, California.

McLean, W. D. Interview on Indians of Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, given in Coulterville, California.

Mecartea, Austin. Interviews on Chinese Camp and Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne County, California, given in Big Oak Flat, California.

Mecartea, Eugene. Letters and interviews concerning Chinese Camp and Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne County, California, given in Big Oak Flat, California.

Mills, Gertrude Hutchings. Letter and interview concerning early Yosemite Valley in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Nat’l Park, California.

Mogan, Nora Carlon. Interviews concerning Groveland and Yosemite Valley given on old Carlon Ranch, Groveland.

Molanda, Peter. Interviews concerning Crocker’s Station, given at the site of Crocker’s Station, Tuolumne County, California.

Morris, Paul. Interview concerning Big Oak Flat Road given at “Cliff House” on South Fork of Tuolumne River, Tuolumne County, California.

Morris, Saul. Letters and interviews concerning Chinese Camp, Tuolumne County, California, given in Stockton, California.

Osborne, Wesley. Letters and interviews concerning Groveland and the Golden Rock Water Company, given at Sugar Pine Ranch, Groveland, California.

Peregoy, C. F. Interview concerning Peregoy Meadows, given at his home in Lafayette, California.

Phelan, Catherine (Kitty) Munn. Interview concerning Moccasin and Jacksonville, Tuolumne County, California, given in San Mateo, California.

Reid, Anna Jones. Letters and interviews concerning Groveland, California.

Reynolds, Henrietta. Interview concerning the cache of Hudson’s Bay Company’s weapons uncovered in 1856 at Stockton, California.

Ryan, John. Letter concerning Tuolumne County from his home in Berkeley, California.

Sandner, Maria Ferretti. Interview concerning Moccasin Creek, Tuolumne County, California, given in her home at Moccasin, California.

Schmidt, Charles. Interviews concerning the freight route, Second Garrote, and the Golden Rock Water Company, Tuolumne County, California, given in Second Garrote, California.

Schmidt, Fred. Same.

Sell, William. Interview concerning locations of early day sites in Yosemite Valley, given in his ranch at Ahwahnee, California.

Simmons, Robert. Interview concerning the Big Oak Flat Road, given in Big Oak Flat, California.

Sims, Robert. Interview concerning Chinese Camp, Crimea House and Six Bit Gulch, given in Chinese Camp, California.

Solinsky, Edward. Interview concerning his grandfather, C. W. H. Solinsky, given at his office in San Francisco, California.

Stratton, Helen Cutting. Interviews and questionnaire concerning Chinese Camp, given in Chinese Camp, Tuolumne County, California.

Speer, William. Letter concerning Tuolumne County, from Sonora, California.

Thompson, Celia Crocker. Many letters, photographs and interviews concerning the Big Oak Flat Road, given in Lodi, California.

Tulloch, David. Interviews and questionnaire concerning Knights Ferry, given in Oakdale, California.

Vail, Sylvia Repetto. Interviews concerning Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne County, given in Big Oak Flat, California.

Voyle, George. Interviews concerning Knights Ferry, given in Visalia, California.

Williams, Mrs. H. L. Interviews and questionnaire concerning Knights Ferry.

Willms, Raymond. Interview concerning Knights Ferry.

Wilson, William Henry. Interview concerning Big Oak Flat Road, given in Tuolumne City, California.

Yates, Alice Phelan. Letters concerning Noisy Flat and the Phelan family.

Periodicals

Ballou’s Pictorial Magazine. Boston, Mass. August, 1855.

California Historical Society Quarterly. San Francisco, Calif. Jan. 1923. [“]Early Days in Yosemite” by Ansel F. Hall; Apr. & July, 1924; Mar. 1926; Dec. 1926; Dec. 1949,

Galaxy Magazine. October, 1870. Article by Olive Logan. Yosemite Museum Archives, Yosemite, California.

Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Boston, Mass. Jan. 21, Feb. 18, 1854.

Grizzly Bear. June, 1919.

Harper’s Weekly, New York. July 20, 1872.

Illustrated London News. No. 662. Vol. XXIV (beginning January 7, 1854). Jan. 21, 1854. Page 63.

Knights Ferry, Stanislaus Index. Feb. 1, Feb. 28, 1862.

Mariposa Gazette, Mariposa, California. June 8, 1867; March 13, 1875.

Oakdale Leader. Feb. 16, 1924. May 22, 1930.

Overland Monthly, San Francisco. Bret Harte Memorial number. Sept. 1902.

Pioneer, The. Monthly magazine. Pub. by the Pioneer Publishing Co., San Francisco. Vol. XIII, No. 5, May 15, 1898.

Sacramento Union, Sacramento, California. Mar. 5, 1859.

San Francisco Alta California. Jan. 17, 1850; Sept. 13, Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 19, 1851; March 14, 1852; Jan. 18, Oct. 17, Oct. 30, Nov. 24, 1853; Mar. 22, Aug. 6, 1856; May 25, 1857; June 18, 1858; Apr. 1, Apr. 6, 1860; Jan. 1, Jan. 8, Jan. 17, 1862; Oct. 8, 1863.

San Francisco Bulletin. Oct. 8, 1855; May 7, May 17; June 9, 1856; June 27, 1857; Apr. 1, 1868; May 28, 1869.

San Francisco Chronicle. Apr. 18, Apr. 21, 1906; Apr. 12, 1910; Sept. 22, Oct. 15, 1912.

San Francisco Examiner. Oct. 15, 1912; April 19, May 9, 1925.

San Joaquin Republican. Jan. 11, 1862.

Sierra Club Bulletin. Vol. 36, No. 5, April, 1939; May, 1951.

Sonora American Flag. Sept. 18, Nov. 6, 1862.

Sonora Banner. Nov. 11, Nov. 24, 1911; June 17, 1937; June 17, 1941; June 3, June 26, 1952.

Sonora Herald. July 27, 1850; Oct. 18, 1853; July 28, 1866; July 6, 1857.

Sonora Tuolumne Independent. July 11, July 18, 1874; May 29, 1886; Nov. 23, Dec. 5, 1911; Jan. 7, 1916.

Sonora Union Democrat. Sept. 27, 1850; June 16, Oct. 13, Oct. 18, 1855; Aug. 26, Aug. 30, 1856; Mar. 13, 1858; Mar. 3, July 11, 1866; Mar. 8, 1868; Mar. 27, 1869; Aug. 13, 1870; July 11, 1871; July 13, 1872; May 10, May 24, May 31, Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, 1873; Feb. 7, Apr. 11, May 9, June 20, July 17, July 25, Aug. 1, Dec. 19, 1874; Jan. 16, May 29, 1875; Apr. 13, July 13, Nov. 9, 1878; Aug. 7, 1909; June 29, 1912; June 18, 1932; Jan. 6, 1955.

Stanislaus News, Modesto, California. Jan. 22, 1875.

Stockton Argus. Nov. 7, Nov. 27, 1850.

Stockton Daily Beacon. June 18, 1864.

Stockton Daily Independent. Jan. 1, 1863; Nov. 7, Dec. 26, 1874; Feb. 2, Feb. 11, Feb. 24, Mar. 8, 1894.

Stockton Journal. Aug. 24., Nov. 6, 1850; Mar. 12, 1852.

Stockton Prospector. Dec. 9, 1911.

Stockton Record. Feb. 2, 1935; Apr. 7, 1952.

Stockton San Joaquin Republican. July 1, July 14, Sept. 7, 1855.

Yosemite Nature Notes. Pub. by Yosemite Natural History Association, Yosemite, California, Vol. XXIX, No. 7. July, 1950.

Documents

Beauvais, A. B. Report: U. S. Deputy Mineralogy Surveyor, 1873. In General Land Office, Dept. of the Interior, San Francisco, California.

Bergin, William E. Major Gen. U.S.A. Letter (contents taken from documents) from the office of the Adjutant General. Concerning the military assignments of Ulysses S. Grant while in California, between 1851 and 1854. In poss. Margaret E. Schlichtmann, San Leandro, California.

Big Oak Flat Road. A report, dated Feb. 8, 1900, of the Commission on Roads in Yosemite National Park. Senate Doc. No. 155, 56th Congress, 1st Session.

Chinese Camp. MS. Notice of a meeting held at Chinese Camp, Sept. 19, 1868, to organize the Yo Semite Turnpike Road Company and to elect officers. In Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California.

Chinese Camp. MS. Notice of a meeting held at Chinese Camp, March 19, 1869, in which the Yo Semite Turnpike Road Company was organized and (different) officers elected. In poss. Dr. D. Deakins, Murphys, California.

Coulterville Road. A Report, dated Dec. 4, 1899, of the Commission on Roads in Yosemite National Park. Senate Doc. No. 155, 56th Congress, 1st Session. Feb. 8, 1900.

(We are indebted to the courtesy of Ed. Whitmore of Modesto, California, for the use of the following documents pertaining to Knights Ferry.)

Knights Ferry. Bond for $5000 in connection with the ferry known as Knight’s ferry and also with Keeler’s ferry, filed Oct. 11, 1856, and signed by the four partners, John C. Dent, Lewis Dent, George W. Dent and D. M. Locke.

Knights Ferry. Petition to the Board of Supervisors of Stanislaus Co., begun Aug. 1, 1856; filed Oct. 13, 1856, requesting a license for Thos. W. Lane and others to erect a toll bridge or build a suitable ferry at the (then) present crossing at Knights Ferry. Signed by Palmer and Allen, merchants, and 70 others.

Knights Ferry. Statement that, on Nov. 1, 1856, all the ferry franchise appertaining to Knight’s and Keeler’s ferries was sold to “Mr. D. M. Lock.” Signed “Dent & Bro.”

Knights Ferry. Notice that the undersigned intends to apply to the Board of Supervisors of Stanislaus County for a license to build a bridge across the Stanislaus River immediately above the Stanislaus Mills. Dated December 4, 1856. Signed D. M. Locke.

Knights Ferry. Petition of D. M. Locke, who represents that he is the sole owner of Knight’s ferry on the Stanislaus River, to the Board of Supervisors of Stanislaus County for permission to build a toll bridge immediately above the Stanislaus Mills. Undated.

Knights Ferry. Bond to the amount of $5000 signed by four men: Palmer and Allen, Lewis McGlauflin and John C. Dent as bondsmen for S. M. Locke in building the toll bridge at Knights Ferry. February 27, 1858.

Knights Ferry. Article of Incorporation for “The Stanislaus Bridge and Ferry Company.” Value $48,000. Consisting of Knights Ferry bridge, Two Mile Bar Bridge and Keeler’s Ferry. August 4, 1858. D. M. Locke, Pres.

Knights Ferry. Petition to the Board of Supervisors of Stanislaus County for an increase in the toll rate over the bridge at Knights Ferry. Signed D. M. Locke. Dated August 9, 1858.

Knights Ferry. The first annual report of the Stanislaus Bridge & Ferry Co., organized Aug. 1, 1858, at Knights Ferry. Stock $48,000, the whole amt. actually paid in and free from debt. Tolls for the 5 months $6444.00. Expenses 1731.62. Dividends made 4712.38. [Signed] D. M. Locke, Pres. G. J. Slocum, Sec. Dated Jan. 3, 1859.

Knights Ferry. An act of the Board of Supervisors of Stanislaus County granting to “The Stanislaus Bridge and Ferry Company” the right to construct and maintain a bridge across the Stanislaus River, and fixing the rates of toll to be charged when completed. Filed May 5, 1862. Signed A. B. Andeman, Clerk.

Knights Ferry. Misc. Documents in possession of Mr. and Mrs. Roy De Graffenreid, Knights Ferry, California.

Knights Ferry. Certificate of sale containing the name “O’Byrne.” Signed Geo. W. Branch. Dated Mar. 15, 1864. In possession of Mr. Ed. Whitmore, Modesto, Calif.

Sonora. Articles of Incorporation. No. 48, Tuolumne County records. Golden Rock Water Company. February 27, 1856. At Court House, Sonora.

Sonora. Notice of intention to build a toll road. Filed October 17, 1868. MS at Bancroft Library, Berkeley, California.

Sonora. Articles of incorporation. No. 319, Tuolumne County records, Sonora, California. For the Great Sierra Stage Company. Filed March 15, 1886.

Sprague, George. Testimony in the court proceedings: Coulterville & Yosemite Turnpike Co., appellant, vs The State of California, respondent (No. 18227) Oct. 1893. In Yosemite Park Archives.

Wood, Richard G. (for Dallas Irvine, Chief Archivist War Records Branch). Letter (contents taken from documents of the National Archive and Records Service. Washington, D. C. July 25, 1952[)]. In poss. Margaret E. Schlichtmann, San Leandro;, California.

Maps

1848. Topographical Sketch of the Gold and Quicksilver District of California. In Bancroft Libr., University of California, Berkeley, California.

1848. A Correct Map of the Bay of San Francisco and the Gold Region. Contained in Maps of the California Gold Region, 1848-1857, Map No. 247. Carl I. Wheat, Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1942.

——. Ibid., Map No. 161.

——. Ibid., Map No. 162.

1849. Sketch of General Riley’s Route through the Mining Districts, July-August, 1849. Bancroft Libr., University of California, Berkeley, California.

1849. Map of California, Oregon and Texas and the Territories adjoining the Route. J. H. Colton, publisher. New York, 1849. Courtesy of Harold C. Holmes, Oakland, California.

1849. MS Map of Stockton surveyed for the proprietor, Charles M. Weber, June, 1849, by Bvt. Major Richard P. Hammond. Original in poss. Helen Weber Kennedy, Stockton, California. Copy in Haggin Memorial Museum, Stockton, California.

1850. Map of the Gold Region of California. J. Disturnell, publisher. New York, 1850. Courtesy of Harold C. Holmes, Oakland, California.

1852. Map of the Southern Mines. C. D. Gibbes. 1852. Lith. of Quirot & Co., corner California & Mongy Sts., San Francisco. Contained in Life in California, James H. Carson, Stockton, 1852. 2nd edition.

1855. The Silas Wilcox Map. County Line Dividing Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties. Courtesy of Ed. Whitmore, Modesto, California.

1861. Map of the City of Stockton and Environs with additions and corrections to March, 1861, by Duncan Beaumont, E.E. Pub. by Kierski & Bro., San Francisco. In Haggin Museum, Stockton, California.

1863. Map of a portion of the Sierra Nevada adjacent to the Yosemite Valley, from surveys made by Charles F. Hoffman and J. T. Gardner. Contained in The Yosemite Book, J. D. Whitney, State Geologist, 1868.

——. Plan of Knights Ferry, California. Townsite 2A 12a. Presented to the office of the County Surveyor of Stanislaus Co. by Herman Miller of the Judge Hewel estate, Jan. 20, 1924. Courthouse, Modesto, California.

1865. Map of the Yosemite Valley from surveys made by order of the Commissioners to manage the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove. Drawn by J. T. Gardner. Contained in The Yosemite Book, J. D. Whitney, 1868.

——. A sectional Outline of the Golden Rock Ditch, Tuolumne Co., California. Undated. Courtesy of Mr. John O’Hara, Sonora, California.

1870. Map of San Joaquin County compiled from U. S. surveys. Declared official map of county by the supervisors, July 6, 1870. Copy at Haggin Museum, Stockton, California.

——. Bird’s Eye View of the City of Stockton in 1870. Drawn by Augustus Koch. Lith. Britton & Ray, San Francisco, Calif.

1872. Map of the Routes from San Francisco to the Yosemite Valley prepared to accompany the pocket edition of the Yosemite Guide Book, State Geological Survey, 1872.

1874. Map of the Yosemite Valley prepared to accompany the pocket edition of the Yosemite Guide Book, State Geological Survey, 1874.

1879. Map of the principal quartz and gravel mines, Tuolumne Co., California. Taken from government surveys and mining records by J. P. Dart, mining engineer, Sonora, California, August, 1879. Lith. A. L. Bancroft & Co., San Francisco. In poss. Margaret E. Schlichtmann, San Leandro, California.

No date. Maps of Land Holdings (large scale) covering country from French Camp, San Joaquin Co., to Eugene, Stanislaus Co., California. Pub. by Budd and Widdows, Stockton, California.

Hand-drawn maps of the Big Oak Flat Road and Environs. By long-time residents. In poss. Margaret E. Schlichtmann.

Curtin, Robert A.
Map of Cloudman-Keystone Area
Map of Chinese Camp
Map of Upper Big Oak Flat Road

Dakin, Wilbur Jameson
Rough map of Knights Ferry as it was in 1875 (from memory)

De Paoli, Clotilda
Map of Big Oak Flat

Egling, George
Map of Chinese Camp

Harper, Edwin
Map of Big Oak Flat

Morris, Saul
Map of Crimea House and Site of Tong War
Map of Six Bit Gulch and Chinese Camp

Thompson, Celia Crocker
Map of the Upper Big Oak Flat Road.



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