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. CALIFORNIA. GOVERNOR, JAMES H. BUDD.

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. [1896]. 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, [1981]), pp. [210]-16. A fine copy. Matted and framed. (#164052).

Printing identification statement for this book:
"Coming Soon"