Before his death in 1938, George Grey Barnard reviewed and annotated two known typescript versions of Daniel Williams's biography. Subsequently, Monroe Barnard, George's son, reviewed and annotated yet another version of the typescript. Both George Grey Barnard and Monroe Barnard submitted comments suggesting their approval, disapproval and often flat rejection of certain sections. Their comments often question Williams's choice to include sensitive material that would jeopardize the privacy of the Barnard family. Other comments suggest that sections of the typescript are false.
While it is possible that the two versions annotated and initialed by George Grey Barnard are in fact one draft and a carbon copy of the same, they have nonetheless been treated as different versions, labeled "Version A" and "Version B," due to inconsistencies in comments and completeness. While neither is complete, "Version A" is more extensive, beginning with page 1 and ending with page 1302. "Version B" is on carbon paper and begins at page 329 and also continues to page 1302. The majority of pages from "Version B" are missing. The text on most pages is identical to the text of corresponding pages of "Version A." However, in rare instances it seems suggested changes were made from one copy to the next. Like all others, the version annotated by Monroe Barnard is also incomplete. Beginning at page 186 it continues to page 1133, with various pages missing.