Reid, Bernard J. (Bernard Joseph), 1823-1904; Letters; People; Reid, James; San Francisco (Calif.);
A letter written in San Francisco from Bernard J. Reid to his brother James Reid. Bernard hopes that James writes soon, and laments his bad luck of not finding any gold after working hard to help a company dam the Stanislaus river.
B&W photograph of a pitting device. Inscription reads "Pit finding and holding means - automatically adjusts knife to make correct size cut. Thomas B. Keesling Inventor. Mar 30 1948 - Witness - Chas. O Smith. #1109."