Sir Henry Veel Huntley (1795-1864) was a British naval officer and colonial administrator. California: itsgoldanditsinhabitants (1856) contains his experiences in California in 1852 as the San Francisco-based representative of a British gold quartz-mining company. He describes business and social life in San Francisco as well as visits to Marysville and Sacramento and
two months at Placerville supervising large-scale mechanized mining
operations. Special attention is given to shipping news, crime and violence and political corruption and disasters such as the Marysville flood and Sacramento fire.