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

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Manuscripts

Eddy, John E. Journal, April 13-August 9, 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, # 93/30 c. The journal starts when they are near Cape Horn and continues to their arrival in San Francisco. They stopped in Talcahuano because of the poor health of the captain and to obtain fresh supplies. The captain was taken on shore to attempt to recover his health. He told them he was leaving the ship in charge of the mate and Capt. Grinnell and to obey them as they would him. In spite of his poor health, Captain Littlefield returned to the ship when they departed. his poor health continued during the remainder of the voyage.

Edmonston, Charles N., Levi Augustus Maxcy, undated. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, # C-D 5200. Maxcy arrived in San Francisco at the end of 1849 in the bark Velasco with the Narragansett Trading and Mining Company of Providence, Rhode Island. The only information on the voyage is copied from Allen Taylor, Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Merced, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Toulumne, and Mariposa published in 1892 by Lewis Publishing Company.

Edmunds, Elawson. Letter, November 4, 1849 to his brother describing his "long and tegus voige" from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in an unnamed vessel. California Historical Society Library, San Francisco, California. Reports he was a member of the Eldorado Association, which broke up when they arrived or before then and that the same happened to all the companies which came to California. Also noted that "the officers tride to jew us out of our Rights" and that he would have been better off paying $125 for his passage rather than the $200 he paid for membership. Sold his share in the Association for $100.

Edwards, John Robert. Abstract journal, March 9-September 17, 1849, of a voyage from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in the bark Henry Harbeck under the command of Captain T. G. Merwin. California State Library, Sacramento, California. Provides only dates, latitude, longitude, wind direction, barometric pressure, and air and water temperatures.

Ewer, Ferdinand Cartwright. Journal, April 4-September 16, 1849 of a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California in the ship York under the command of Captain George N. Cheever. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California. The Journal continues to November 23 and contains information on activities in California. The York was owned by the Pacific Mining Company whose 38 members each paid $1000. The journal consists of five parts which may have been mailed home separately. Three clippings included in the journal provide information on the Company and a list of its members. There are many gaps between entries.


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