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

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Manuscripts

Caine, James F. Journal, February 28, 1849-January 27, 1850, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Belvidera under the command of Captain Samuel Barney. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley California, # 69/90 c. Photocopy of typescript copy of an original in the DeWitt Historical Society, Tompkins County, New York. Passengers were members of the Cayuga Joint Stock Company. Actual dates of the voyage were March 2-October 12, 1849. The remainder of the journal deals with his activities in California. They made one stop at Callao.

Callbreath, John C. Letters, 1849, to his family regarding his voyage from New London, Connecticut to San Francisco, California in the ship Mentor under the command of Captain J. M Howard. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # 79/93 c. Dates of the voyage were January 30-June 30, 1849. The letters contain very little information about the voyage but provide good descriptions of the situation in California.

Carder, James B. Journal, March 22-August 11, 1849, of a voyage from Warren, Rhode Island to San Francisco, California in the ship Hopewell under the command of Captain George Littlefield. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-F 79. The voyage actually started January 28. Journal begins off the coast of Brazil. Passengers included the members of the Providence Mining Company. Due to the illness of Captain Littlefield, the vessel was under the command of a Captain Grinnell for a period of time and the First Mate and a another captain who was among the passengers. Arrangements were made to leave Captain Littlefield in Talcahuano, but he decided to continue in the vessel.

Carpenter, Augustus D. Journal, February 14-December 15, 1849, of a voyage from Boston,' Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the brig Col. Taylor under the command of Captain C. J. Lovett. Society for California Pioneers, San Francisco, California. They actually arrived in San Francisco September 12, 1849. Most entries are quite short, some giving only their position. Longest entries are during the stop at Valparaiso.

Carson, William McKendree. Journal, February 1-March 19, 1849, of a portion of a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland to San Francisco, California in the ship Jane Parker under the command of Captain C. Jordan. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Negative photostat copy of a typescript. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California has a microfilm copy. The journal is kept in a small pocket diary and ends when they sailed from Rio de Janeiro.

Charles Herbert (Schooner). Miscellaneous accounts, bills, receipts, and other documents relating to outfitting the vessel for her voyage from Warren, Rhode Island to San Francisco, California in 1849-1850 under the command of Captain Caleb Carr, Jr. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-G 10. The vessel was owned by the Warren Mining and Trading Association. The documents provide useful information on the prices paid for material purchased for the voyage.

Chase, Moses. Papers, 1832-1949, including certificate of citizenship, ticket for voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Capitol, passport issued in 1849, list of passengers, crew and officers in the ship Capitol, deeds for land in California, and a newspaper clipping about Chase from the Oakland Tribune. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. The Sacramento History Center in Sacramento, California also has a ticket for the Capitol. For a time in 1849 individuals sailing to California were required to have a passport to enter San Francisco. The passports were issued by the governors of the passengers' home states.

Child, Maria M. (Eastman). Correspondence, 1849-1850. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-B 574. Includes letters from her sister, Sophia A. Eastman, concerning her voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the brig Colorado. The stopped at St. Catherines Island and at Valparaiso. Their stay at the latter port was longer than normal as they had to make repairs because of damage suffered in storms off Cape Horn. Her letters written after her arrival in San Francisco provide very good information on the quality of life there and are more valuable than those written during the voyage. The Colorado arrived in San Francisco on or about June 15, 1849.

Childs, Willard C. Journal, November 21, 1849-April 1, 1850, of a voyage from Natick, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Reindeer under the command of Captain John Lord. G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut. The journal is continued to May, 1851 and contains information on activities in California. Chittenden, H. W. Journal, January 15-July 19, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Croton under the command of Captain D. Soulliard. J. Porter Shaw Library, National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California. Journal is continued to October 22, but the entries are scattered. Chittenden sent his journal home with an acquaintance in October, 1849. Has a very good illustration of the custom house in Valparaiso. Made stops at St. Catherines Island and Valparaiso.

Christianson, C. H. Journal, March 24-September 26, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Linda under the command of Captain Christianson. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Negative photostat. Entries are very brief and devoted almost entirely to weather conditions, speed, course, and handling the sails.

Christy Family. Papers, 1846-1865. J. Porter Shaw Library, National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California. Contains a logbook or journal, November 6, 1849-March 15, 1850, of a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to San Francisco, California in the schooner General George Cadwalader under the command of Captain John Washington Salman. Most of the pages are covered with clippings. Also includes three pages of an original letter and a typescript of the entire letter of James Christy in which he describes his voyage in the schooner.

Clark, Addison S. 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 between New York and Rio de Janeiro and Captain George Easterbrook between Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Journal is continued to December 5, 1849 and contains information on activities in the mines. Has frequent gaps between entries. Following the last entry there is a good deal of information about the controversy between the first class passengers and Captain Tibbits in Rio de Janeiro, but nothing is said about that controversy in the body of the journal. Also contains a daily record of the latitude and longitude during the entire voyage and a list of 88 of the 98 passengers.

Coleman, George P. Journal, March 8-July 18, 1849, of a voyage from New Bedford, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Russell under the command of Captain Francis B. Folger. California Historical Society, San Francisco, California. Photocopy and a microfilm copy. Among the fifty-five passengers were the forty-seven members of the Nantucket Mining and Trading Company. A list of the members names and two poems are included in the journal.

Collins, S. Mortimer. Journal, January 25-August 28, 1849, of a voyage from New Bedford, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Magnolia under the command of Captain Benjamin Frank Simmons. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. # 73/131 c. Carbon typescript. This copy was prepared by Collins for his family in 1892. Location of original unknown but likely lost as Collins referred to its tattered condition in the 1892 typescript. The California State Library, Sacramento, California has a negative photostat copy of a handwritten transcript made by Collins in 1892. Contains information concerning the conflict between the passengers and the supercargo, Mr. Pope, and other officers about the living conditions on board not being what had been promised. Has a list of most of the 127 passengers with some indication of what became of many of them.

Cooledge, Cornelius. Journal, January 11-August 21, 1849, of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the bark Oxford under the command of Captain Suchet Mauran. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. Contains lists of officers and crew members with their positions and places of residence and lists of cabin and steerage passengers with places of residence of each. Stopped at Rio de Janeiro and Talcahuano.

Corneilson, John Henry. Journal, May 21-November 12, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Hannah Sprague under the command of Captain David F. Lansing. New York Public Library, New York, New York. Journal is continued to January 14, 1850 and contains information on activities in California. Corneilson left California January 15, 1850 for New York. He noted at the front of the journal that the vessel was bought, provisioned, and fitted out for the voyage by the New York Commercial and Mining Company and that he had paid $600 for his membership in the company. A list of the 31 members is included. Corneilson notes in the journal that there were upwards of 100 people on board, so there obviously were some passengers who were not members of the company which owned the vessel.

Cowley, Richard Brown. Journal, March 29-October 5, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Canton under the command of Captain N. Haynes. Huntington Library, San Marino, California, HM 26652. Most entries are brief and deal mostly with latitude and longitude, temperature, and other aspects of the weather. Two exceptions are the long description of the visit from King Neptune on May 3, 1849 and the celebration of the Fourth of July. In the latter he recorded the traditional thirteen national toasts and 53 other toasts with the names of those who offered them. Stopped at the Chatham Islands. Some of the passengers, including Cowley, were members of the Island City Mining and Trading Association.

Crary, Oliver B. Statement of Oliver B. Crary on Vigilance Committees in San Francisco. 1877. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 183. Dictation recorded for H. H. Bancroft regarding his trip to San Francisco in 1849 as captain of a vessel, his other voyages up to 1852, his command of steamers, and his activities in the 1856 Vigilance Committee. Very little said about the 1849 voyage.

Cross, William Berry. Journal, December 6, 1849-May 16. 1850 of a voyage from Salem, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship Crescent under the command of Captain John Madison. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Journal starts September 26, 1849 and includes some account of his preparations for the voyage and continues to September 10, 1850 with descriptions of his activities in California. The vessel was owned by the Salem Mechanics Trading & Mining Association of which Cross was a member. Contains a list of members with birthplaces, ages, occupations, and marital status of each member. Also contains lists of other passengers, officers, stewards, and seamen on board.

Cudworth, Abel. 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. Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco, California. Has a list of 45 passengers giving place of residence of each. Also has list of twelve officers and crew giving place of residence of each. Some entries are long and descriptive, and most entries are longer than usual.

Curry, W. B. List of officers and crew and passengers on board the ship George Washington on her voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in 1849 under the command of Captain John Holdridge. Positive photostat copy, California State Library, Sacramento California. Passengers were divided into saloon, second cabin, and steerage.


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