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

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Manuscripts

Badger, Charles L. Journal, November 11, 1849-June 6, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the brig Triumph under the command of Captain Hiram Burt. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Has a list of the 4 passengers and 14 officers and crew on board. Information is recorded in a printed Seamen's Journal form and is kept in sea time with each day beginning at noon. Gives the latitude and longitude each day and concentrates primarily upon the weather. Made stops at Rio de Janeiro and Juan Fernandez Island.

Bailey, A. Journal, October 13, 1849-April 22, 1850, of a voyage from Portland, Maine to San Francisco, California in the bark Sarah Warren under the command of Captain Reuben Curtis. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 85/42 c. Contains lists of names of the passengers, officers, and crew of the vessel information and numerous strong complaints about the food and water, and descriptions of Valparaiso and San Francisco as well as some islands in the Pacific Ocean. Also has small sketches of Pacific islands as well as the harbor and city of Valparaiso.

Bailey, Benjamin. Journal, March 1-August 3, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Sweden under the command of Captain Jesse G. Cotting. G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut, Log 395. Contains a list of passengers giving their occupations, ages, and places of residence. Bailey was a 23 year old clerk from Boston. Also contains a list of the crew giving positions in the vessel and places of residence. There were 210 people in the vessel. Included among the passengers were members of the Mt. Washington Mining and Trading Company, Roxbury Sagamore Company, Traders & Mechanics Mining Company, Cheshire Company, an unnamed company of 25 from Cambridge, and some who were not members of any company.

Baker, Isaac W. Journal, August 13, 1849-January 11, 1850 of a voyage from Beverly, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark San Francisco under the, command of Captain Thomas Redmonds. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. The journal continues to November 8, 1850. The remainder of the volume contains a record of activities in the gold fields and his return home via the isthmian route. Baker included numerous illustrations in the journal. The forty members of the Beverly Joint Stock San Francisco Company were among the passengers. Their names are listed on the first page of the journal. Cargo included 63,000 feet of planed boards, 10,000 bricks, and provisions for two years.

Barker, Isaac. Journal, September 18, 1849-February 25, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Harriet Rockwell under the command of Captain S. Hawes. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 19366. Entries are very brief and are kept in a small pocket diary with three entries on each page. Made stops at St. Catherine's Island, where they spent several days in quarantine as did all vessels which stopped there, and at Valparaiso.

Barker, Pierce W. Journal, November 30, 1849-May 6, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Nestor under the command of Captain Nathan Pool. University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington. Barker was a 24 year old bachelor from Stratham, New Hampshire. Based upon a number of factors, this appears to be a copy of Barkers original journal, but there is no indication of who might have made the copy and when it was made. There journal ends 29 days before they arrived at San Francisco. Contains a list of officers giving name, rank, age, residence, and marital status; list of members of the M. U. C. Association of Salem, Massachusetts, who were among the passengers,giving name, residence, age, and marital status as well as names and ages of a few wives; list of other passengers giving name, residence, age, and marital status; and list of stewards and cooks. Also includes a record of the number of miles sailed each day. The total miles sailed was 20,296.

The Barometer. 1850. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Issues 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of a weekly manuscript paper "published" on board the ship Mary Waterman on a voyage to California in 1850. Issues contain letters to the editor, editorials, essays, poetry, riddles, etc. Issue number 8 contains excerpts from a diary kept on board the ship Edward Everett in 1849 in which mention is made of The Barometer and Gold Hunter's Log, the paper published on that vessel. Issue number 2 contains a long description of the celebration of George Washington's birthday on board the Mary Waterman.

Bartlett, Washington. Statement of a Pioneer of 1849, 1877. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, C-D 39. Recollections of his passage from Charleston, South Carolina to San Francisco, California in the ship Othello in 1849, impressions of San Francisco, and other later activities. Bartlett had decided to go to California and establish a printing business before the discovery of gold was officially announced and had shipped equipment there early in 1848. He was the publisher of the Journal of Commerce, which he established in February, 1850.

Beach, Joseph Perkins. Typed copy of excerpts from a Journal, 1849-1850. G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut. Beach was supercargo in the ship Apollo owned by Moses Y. Beach. The vessel made a voyage to San Francisco in 1849.

Beach, Joseph Perkins. Records, 1849. J. Porter Shaw Library, National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California. California Historical Society has a photocopy of the journal. Includes three volumes of a rough log, January 16-November 12, 1849 of the ship Apollo on a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California under the command of Captain Charles H. Coffin.

Bean, Hiram P. Journal, September 23, 1849-February 16, 1850, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Flavius under the command of Captain P. Jenkins. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 16531. Entries are very brief and are recorded in a small volume with three entries per page. Gives latitude and longitude nearly every day.

Bee, Albert Wilson. Journal, January 24-June 30, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the ship South Carolina under the command of Captain Joseph Hamilton. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Typescript copy.

Bell, John W. Journal, February 14-September 12, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the schooner Gager under the command of Captain William G. Bullions. New York Public Library, New York, New York. They stopped in Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, and Callao. Actually they returned to Montevideo for repairs after suffering damages and losing an anchor in the Strait of Magellan. Bell and some others considered leaving the vessel in Montevideo and traveling overland to the Pacific. He later noted they did not do that because the Indians and robbers in the land made such travel unsafe.

Bennett, J. H. Letter, February 24, 1849, to his parents written at sea on board the bark Oxford between New York, New York and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. This letter is kept with the journal of C. Cooledge and contains comments about the quality and quantity of food served to the steerage passengers. A bill of fare for a week is included. Bennett implies the same bill of fare was served throughout the voyage, but there is evidence in Cooledge's journal that there were some variations from the bill of fare.

Benton, Joseph Augustine. Journal, January 11-July 6, 1849 of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Edward Everett under the command of Captain Henry Smith. California State Library, Sacramento, California. The journal is continued to December 31, 1849. Benton was a recent graduate of the Yale Divinity School and began to practice the ministry upon his arrival in California. A list of the 151 members of the Boston and California Mining & Trading Joint Stock Company is included at the end of the first of two volumes. For each person Benton gives the name, mess number, marital status, occupation, residence, place of birth, place of education, religious affiliation, and next of kin to be notified.

Biggs, Abel R. Journal, February 5-September 17, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Keoka under the command of Captain James McGuire. J. Porter Shaw Library, National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California. Photocopy. Contains a list of passengers with their places of residence as well as a list of the eight members of the Patchogue Mining and Trading Company of which Biggs was a member.

Blackwood, Thomas. Journal, March-April. 1849, of part of the voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California of the ship Loo Choo under the command of Captain D. Cushman. Clark Memorial Library, Eastern Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Appears to have been a letter written in journal format on thin paper. Ink has bled through making reading difficult. Most entries are brief.

Booth, Anne (Willson). Journal, April 19-November 6, 1849, of a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland to San Francisco, California in the ship Andalusia under the command of Captain F. W. Willson. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 197. This is the only journal of a female discovered in the research for this work. Mrs. Booth appears to have been the niece of Captain Willson. She makes frequent references to her husband, who apparently resided in a different cabin of the vessel than she did. There were at least two companies on board, one of thirty men from Kentucky and one from York, Pennsylvania. The most noteworthy passenger appears to have been Reverend William Taylor, who had been sent to California as a missionary by the Methodist Church. Materials for a church for Rev. Taylor were included in the cargo.

Bowles, Isaac. Journal, April 19-October 15, 1849, of a voyage from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Mount Vernon under the command of Captain Joseph T. Atsatt. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 86. Brief excerpts from the journal and some background information about Bowles, the Mount Vernon, and the voyage were published by Lawrence B. Romaine in the Amateur Book Collector 5(March 1955): 5-7. The Mount Vernon had been a whaling vessel before this voyage and returned to the whaling fleet after it. All of the people on board appear to have been members of a joint stock company the name of which was not given in the journal.

Bradford, William. Journal, November 22, 1849-May 5, 1850, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the brig Reindeer under the command of Captain Levi L. Batchelder. California State Library, Sacramento, California. The entries are very short and consist primarily of matters relating to the weather, position of the vessel, direction sailed, and wind direction. There is a gap in entries between November 24 and December 7.

Brannan, John. Papers, 1839-1862, including fifteen letters to his wife Mary. F. Brannan during his voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to San Francisco, California in the bark Norwich under the command of Captain Anthony. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. It appears from the letters that Brannan had been a shipmaster prior to making this trip as a passenger. They left Philadelphia on or about April 23, 1849 but had to return to port (or at least appear to have done so at Brannan's insistence) because the deck load was not properly arranged for safety. Rather than throw that load overboard, they returned to Philadelphia and rearranged the load and sailed again on or about May 11. They made stops in Rio de Janeiro and Valparaiso. He noted in the first letter they had a total of 27 passengers. In one of the letters he reported the death of one passenger. They arrived in San Francisco some time after November 15. His letters contain some of the most vivid descriptions of sunrises and sunsets found during the research on the project.

Brown, Harry G. Journal, April 11-October 12, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Selma under the Command of Captain Orrin Sellow. G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut, Log 310. Includes lists of passengers and crew giving age, place of residence, and occupation or position in the vessel for each. Among the passengers were the 84 members of the Fremont Mining and Trading Company. Also includes a separate abstract containing the distance sailed and the latitude and longitude for each day.

Brown, Samuel W. Journal, April 15-November 2, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Selma under the command of Captain Orrin Sellow. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Brown was a physician from Hartford, Connecticut and was a member of the Fremont Mining and Trading Company. Parts of the journal are written as letters.

Brown, William A. Journal, February 22-August 29, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Regulus under the command of Captain Daniel Bradford. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 16957. Includes a note on the first page that he was on an "expedition to California in search of gold, that all absorbing topic, and want of mankind." Voyage actually started March 1. Stopped at Rio de Janeiro and Callao. Gives the latitude and longitude and the number of miles sailed each day. Does not give nearly as much information on the conflicts between the officers and members of the Bunker Hill Trading and Mining Association that Thomas Williams provides.

Burke, Martin J. San Francisco Police, 1887. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 322. Dictation recorded for H. H. Bancroft concerning his arrival in California via Cape Horn in 1850. Document deals exclusively with his vigilance committee and police work.

Butler, Thomas A. (Better say Thomas D. Kempton). Journal, April 2-September 15, 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 Library, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Includes lists of officers, cabin passengers, steerage passengers, and crew giving place of residence of each person. Both Butler and Kempton are listed as steerage passengers. Why both names appeared in the journal as is given above in unclear. There does not appear to be a change in handwriting anywhere in the journal.


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