Shultz, Charles R., Forty-niners Round the Horn: Bibliography

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Manuscripts

Abbe, Edward Payson. Journal, January 17-July 7, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Edward Everett under the command of Captain Henry Smith. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 20111. There is a skip in entries from March 1 to May 21 with a note that the entries for that period of time were kept in a second book because of the boisterous weather around Cape Horn and would be copied and enlarged upon at the back of this book. The entries do not appear there.

An Account of the Baxter Association's Voyage from New York to San Francisco, January 12-August 12, 1849. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Typescript copy. Voyage was made in the Ship Brooklyn under the command of Captain Joseph W. Richardson.

Adams, Louis K. Journal, January 23-July 19, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Capitol under the command of Captain Thorndike Proctor. Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Small pocket diary written in pencil. Entries are very short. Made stops at Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso. Longest entries are during those stops. Andrews, James Harvey. Journal, December 2, 1849-June 17, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Cheshire under the command of Captain John W. Dicks. Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, California.Journal continues after their arrival until September 11, 1850. Made stops in Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso. Longest entries are while at those places. Most entries quite short.

Akerman, J. L. Journal, September 23, 1849-April 29, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Daniel Webster under the command of Captain Joseph C. Higgins. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 77/156 c. Journal was continued after arriving until early 1854. Includes a list of names of other 54 passengers, including four women and two children. Gives the place of residences for the passengers. Also list of names of the crew. Most of the passengers were from Boston area, but a few were from New Hampshire and New York state. One passenger and his wife were identified only as Germans.' The age is given only for R. Saunders, who was 76 years old, and it was noted that he returned home one week after arriving. Two of the women--Mrs. Fowler and Mrs. Sypp--were wives of other passengers, while the other two, Mrs. C. Hall and Mrs. C. Abbott, seemingly were not accompanied by husbands. There is also reference to a Miss Hall, who was possibly one of the children. There are large gaps between entries in the early part of the journal. Only five entries exist for the leg between Boston and Rio de Janeiro. Between Rio, which they left on December 4, 1849 and the arrival at Valparaiso on April 29, 1850, the entries are much more regular. Between Valparaiso and San Francisco the entries are once again scattered and quite short. Akerman assumed the position of steward when they left Valparaiso. He shared the duties with his friend Dan, who is mentioned quite frequently and is probably D. Richard, who was from Ipswich as was Akerman. Has an extensive description of Rio de Janeiro. Latter part of the journal deals with experiences in mining and other activities in California.

Andrews, James Harvey, Journal of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Cheshire under the command of Captain John W. Dicks, Society of California Pioneers. They made stops in Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso. Arrived in San Francisco June 17, 1850. Most entries quite short. Longest entries are during stops.

Anonymous. Journal, April 1-September 21, 1849, of a voyage from New Bedford, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship America under the command of Captain Charles P. Seabury. Whaling Museum, New Bedford Massachusetts. Judging from the entry of June 4, 1849, this may well be the journal of Captain Seabury, for on that date the entry reads "At daylight went on shore and paid my bills and came on board, took our anchors and stood out to sea with a light land breeze." No entries exist during the stops at St. Catherines Island, May 27- June 3, or at Callao, August 5-8. The entries are very short, and there are numerous gaps between entries. The volume also contains a record of the voyage back to Boston from Valparaiso and of a whaling voyage in 1850-1851.

Anonymous, Journal, April 1-September 27, 1849, of a voyage from New Bedford, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship America under the command of Captain Charles P. Seabury. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 77/155 c. It seems that numbers of the passengers were whaling captains and mates from New Bedford, and the diarist frequently refers to individuals as captain. There appear to have been at least four separate companies on board as well as some passengers who were not members of companies. The diarist makes reference to "my color boy Henry" being seasick on April 2 and describes in some detail the sermon of a Black preacher on April 8 and notes that most of those attending Religious services that day were "Darkies." Short and long poems are scattered throughout the journal. Some were copied from other works, but others appear to be original works. Has detailed descriptions of activities and scenery at St. Catherines Island and Callao and Lima. For several days after leaving the latter port, the diarist provides lengthy descriptions of the irreverent activities of many fellow passengers, some of whom he names. He consistently takes them to task for being Sunday Christians.

Anonymous. Journal, February 25, 1849-January 13, 1850, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Eliza Ann under the command of Captain Cortin or Corwin. Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. Journal kept in the printed Seaman's Journal form with very brief entries. Made stops in Valparaiso, Callao, Payta, and Panama, which caused the unduly lengthy voyage.

Anonymous. Extracts from an anonymous journal, January 11-July 6, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the brig Forest under the command of Captain N. Varina. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 150. These extracts were made with commentary upon them by Malcolm B. Jones in 1936 from an original then in his possession. A negative photostat of one page of the original journal is bound in with the typed extracts.

Anonymous. Journal, March 30-May 18, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship George Washington under the command of Captain John Holdridge. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. California State Library has a photocopy of the original journal and a typescript copy. Actual dates of the voyage were February 2-May 28, 1849. This appears to be the second part of a three volume or part set.

Anonymous. Journal, October 3, 1949-March 26, 1850 of a voyage from Bangor, Maine to San Francisco California in the bark Gold Hunter under the command of Captain Joseph Jackson. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 77/160 c. The journal continues to March 13, 1851. Made stops in Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso. This vessel carried a load of lumber for the government to be used in constructing buildings at Benecia near San Francisco. It also carried 27 mechanics employed by the government and 13 additional passengers. The names of all the passengers and the captain and two mates are provided in the first entry. The writer appears to have been one of the 27 mechanics.

Anonymous. Journal, January 10-July 31, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Harriet Newell under the command of Captain E. Lockwood. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 251. Has no entries between January 19 and February 4. Made stops in Rio de Janeiro and Callao. Entries are usually a full page and contain good descriptions of happenings.

Anonymous, Journal, February 12-August 4, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Isabel under the command of Captain Nicolas R. Brewer. Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Entries are brief and limited mostly to weather conditions, latitude and longitude, wind direction, and temperature. Has a list of passengers and crew, who were members of the New Brunswick and California Mining and Trading Company.

Anonymous. Journal, April 25-December 4, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Magdala under the command of Captain George Mason. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 1060. Kept in logbook style. Information limited pretty much to courses sailed, wind directions, and latitude and longitude through June 28. From then until July 13, while they were in Rio de Janeiro, the entries are even shorter, which is the opposite of many journals. Beginning July 14 the writer reverts to the logbook style of entries. They were in Valparaiso between September 27 and October 10.

Anonymous. Journal, January 22-August 5, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship Pacific under the command of Captain Hall J. Tibbits from New York to Rio and Captain George Easterbrook from Rio to San Francisco. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 216. On basis of the type of paper used and the uniformness and quality of the writing, it is probable that this is a holograph copy rather than the original journal. There is no indication of when or by whom the copy might have been made. When they stopped at Rio de Janeiro, a large portion of the first class passengers protested to the U. S. Consul Gorham D. Parks that Captain Tibbits was insane and intemperate. After a delay of several days, Parks removed Tibbits from command and appointed Easterbrook in his place. Easterbrook refused to allow Tibbits to continue in the vessel to San Francisco even though Tibbits was half owner of the vessel. Tibbits returned to New York, where he created a stir among the shipping and insurance interests, arranged for transportation to San Francisco via Panama, and met the Pacific to resume command when she arrived.

Anonymous. Journal, February 1-May 14 and July 6-23, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Pharsalia under the command of Captain G. W. Allen. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 91/145 c. Most entries are quite brief with little elaboration on incidents mentioned such as the Captain and someone else having a row without any information on the subject or the result. The first portion is maintained in normal journal style whereas the July portion is written on loose sheets and scraps of paper. Cause of the large gap is unknown. Catalog records indicated internal evidence suggests the author may have been from New Hampshire. My reading of the journal leads me to believe it was equally possible the author was from Maryland. This is based upon his several references to that state and to Baltimore and some derogatory remarks about New Englanders.

Anonymous. Journal, December 28,1849-June 28, 1850 of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Plymouth under the command of Captain William Portland. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, 77/17 c. First entry is January 1, 1850 and is a summary of the first four days of the voyage. The author noted it was too rough to write earlier. This appears to be a copy of his original journal he sent home. It is written on loose sheets. In the first entry he lists the names of the other passengers in his cabin. That list includes a Mrs. Parsons of Lynn, who was traveling with her husband. They made one stop in Valparaiso, where they picked up fresh water and provisions and a Captain H. G. McComas of Baltimore, who had commanded an unnamed schooner until his illness forced him to leave the vessel. On May 6, 1850 the author noted that he thought another passenger was writing letters about the voyage to a paper, perhaps in Boston.

Anonymous. Journal, February 6-August 23, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California is the ship Robert Bowne under the command of Captain F. G. Cameron. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 519. Had 160 passengers on board, all of whom are listed giving their name, residence, occupation, and age. The list is divided into Shareholders (122), passengers (42), cooks etc. (7), stewards etc. (10), sailors (18), and officers (6). Has long and detailed descriptions of Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, and Lima but very little about the voyage. All of the voyage is in summary form.

Anonymous. Journal, March 4-November 1, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the brig Sea Eagle under the command of Captain Hammond. Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Anonymous. Journal, March 17-September 16, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in an unnamed bark. New Jersey Historical Society, Newark. Written in a small pocket diary with three days per page. Entries are very short and deal primarily with weather, direction sailed, speed, wind direction, etc.

Appelton, Horatio. Adventures of Horatio Appelton of Sonoma, California, 1874. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, C-E 65:11. Written for Hubert Howe Bancroft. Contains information about his voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Edward Everett and his experiences mining. The ship was owned by the 151 members of the Boston and California Mining and Trading Joint Stock Company.

Ark (Brig). List of officers, passengers, and crew of the brig Ark, which sailed from Newbury Port, Bound for San Francisco, October 31st, A. D. 1849. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. For each person gives the name and place of residence. There were three officers, a captain (Charles Marsh) and two mates; nine cabin passengers; 112 steerage passengers; and a crew of nine. Three of the passengers were female.


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