Reward! ... John B. Lembert was murdered ... I, James H. Budd, Governor of the State of California ... do hereby offer a reward of $300 ... for the arrest and conviction of this unknown murderer or murderers ... In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of State to be affixed this 22d day of May, A. D. 1896. James H. Budd, Governor. N.p., n.d. . Broadside, 24 x 34.5 cm. Reward poster for the murderer or murderers (never apprehended) of John Lembert. Lembert, nicknamed the "Entomologist of Yosemite," was a reclusive Tuolumne Meadows homesteader and butterfly collector who raised angora goats near Soda Springs. Lembert was a self-taught naturalist who specialized in studying and collecting insects, especially butterflies and moths. The Smithsonian Institution named a moth, Hepialis lembertii, in honor of the collector. Lembert published a scientific article on the Mariposa "steel bug" titled "Notes on Alypia Mariposa" in The Canadian Entomologist, 26 (December 1898), 348-50. For an account of his activities in the Yosemite region see Margaret Sanborn, Yosemite: Its Discovery, Its Wonders, and Its People (New York: Random House, ), pp. -16. A fine copy. Matted and framed. (#164052).