John Bastedo was born in Oxford County, Ontario, in
1824. His father's family was of United Empire Loyalist stock; his
mother was the first white woman born in Oxford County.
Item is typescript (carbon copy) by Alberta Bastedo Coutts (Mrs. George Coutts) of extracts, 1850-1896, from diary of J.G. Bastedo. Entries for 1850-1859 describe J.G. Bastedo's journey overland to the California gold rush and life as a prospector in the gold fields. Also includes some genealogical information about the Bastedo family.
Typescript (carbon copy). - Bound in red morocco.
Donated by David and Katherine Coutts from the collection of George Coutts.
Text in English.
No restrictions on access.
For additional archival material relating to the Coutts family see George Ballentine Coutts (MsC 230).